Harmony is a value that many people aspire to embody outside of the Personality Typology community. It is a nearly universal tenet of human society but in the form of Extraverted Feeling (Fe) it seems ironically to be a black sheep in the family of Jungian cognitive functions. I notice a lot of push-back from… Continue reading The Dissonance of Harmony
Finding both one’s Myers Briggs an Enneagram Types can be so bloody hard sometimes going by through the generic profiles and ambiguously worded online tests. My observation is that most of the descriptions of types are narratives of the behaviors (and sometimes thought patterns or values) that occur with the highest frequency in people of… Continue reading Finding Your Personality Type is Hard When Your Colors are Different
I’ve had the pleasure recently of typing a cluster of INFJ Creatives, and wow, can they be slippery! So, I thought I’d write about what characteristics show up differently in INFJ Creatives vs other INFJs, making them hard to pin down to their actual best fit type, and some pearls on seeing to the heart… Continue reading How Creatives Elude Type Determination
Today I’d like to examine misconceptions about some of the most misunderstood types in the Myers Briggs system - INFJs. There is a lot in here relating to mistyping patterns in general so don’t skip it if you aren’t considering INFJ as your type! It often comes up how “rare and wonderful” INFJs are... the… Continue reading Unicorns and other Mythical Creatures
Me: “So what types have you considered or narrowed down to?” Client: “Well, I test kind of all over the map. I’ve gotten INFP, INTP, Sometimes ISTP, once ISFP and a long time ago I got ENFP. I could be pretty much anything but a J type because I can’t get my sh*t together to… Continue reading How Can I be a J if my Car Looks Like This?!?!
In "Part 1: A Cautionary Tale" (linked in the comments below) I explored my concerns about Typology being used in hiring/firing/performance evaluation. If it isn’t the right tool for this job which so many social scientists seem to want to measure it by, then what is the point of finding one's type? The most valuable… Continue reading What is Briggs-Myers Typology Good for and What is it Not? Part 2
This week I listened to one of my favorite podcasts - The Hidden Brain and was saddened by it's disparagement of personality tests in the episode "The Sorting Hat". I won't deny that valid points were made about the dangers of using personality typology as criteria for hiring and firing or judging performance capacity either prospectively or… Continue reading What is Briggs-Myers Typology Good for and What is it Not? Part 1: A Cautionary Tale