July 12, 2018
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all of the fabulous people I am meeting because of BLOGGING. It has made me wonder what we have in common beyond BLOGGING. For some of us its a degenerative illness or a health issue, others its dogs, others it sharing life’s adventures or a positive attitude. It made me wonder if its true, DO BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER????
My husband is my best buddy and I think we are similar in ways that build a moral person (family-oriented, respectful, hard-working, faithful). When we got married we took a personality test called the Myers, Briggs. It helped us understand each other and our styles of living life at a deeper level. We definitely shared some characteristics but had others that were opposites. For example I was a Introvert-Feeler and my husband was a Extrovert-Thinker. We felt strongly that while our styles were different we complimented each other well and made a coherent strong whole as a couple. So, in this case it was more of a case of OPPOSITES ATTRACT.
Then, recently my daughter and I were at a Border’s Bookstore and bought a self-scoring personality test by Victor Serebriakoff for $3.99. We were both intrigued and thought it would be interesting to have our family take the assessment. I thought that the results could help us add another level of understanding about one another.
My results from the Personality Test by Victor Serebriarkoff were– Character: Average (In-between Introvert and Extrovert) Stability: Sympathetic Creativity: High-Average Creativity Strong-Mindedness: Shy, Warm-Hearted
After seeing my results, I realized that as I have matured my character has changed a bit. Previously I was a true introvert and now I am much more comfortable in my own skin and with people. So, the test results said my character now is Average which on this assessment means I interact with people in a way that is in-between a Introvert and a Extrovert.
The test results led me to question if the Myers-Briggs Personality Test would validate this same finding a mere 25 years later. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate a copy of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test but I did find a site that claims to offer the same guidelines and characteristics of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. So, I was intrigued to give the test a try. It took approximately 10 minutes and offered the following results —
The results of the 16 PERSONALITIES PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT did not concur that I interact with the world in a way that is in-between an Introvert and a Extrovert. However, the in-depth explanation of me seems to fit. And I do think that over time I have become much more of a extrovert in my comfort level with people.
So, since I’ve seen many CHALLENGES going around I want to put one out there. I would like to challenge each of you to click on the link above, take the personality assessment and see who you are. I would love to hear what your personality type it. Are we BIRDS OF A FEATHER? Or are we a sampling of the melting pot?