All the little pieces of your character forms your personality. People interact with you according to your personality. Are you introverted, extroverted, do you see the big picture, do the details matter, are you a neat freak or do you belong on the TV show Hoarders?
Knowing yourself is important. But knowing those around you is powerful!
For those in preparedness, it should be part of every preparedness plan to learn and know each other’s personality type. Knowing your family members or group member’s personality will help the group know how to interact or deal with that person.
For instance, does your personality type tell others that you are a perfectionist? That might be good in getting the details down for a plan, but actually implementing the plan might drive the other members in the group crazy when they can’t get everything down just perfectly.
Or are you an extrovert, the life of the party? You might always want to laugh and have a good time, but that might become a problem during a time when you need to “run silent” or during a serious situation.
Although you can go pay a small fortune for a personality test, the internet has personality tests that are just as good and provides “on-target” information regarding your personality.
One test that I recommend is the Jung Typology Test from Humanmetrics.com. The site’s test description reads,
“The first letters of the different combinations of the four criteria denote
personality type formula. For example:
ISTJ – Introvert Sensing Thinking Judging
Upon completing the Jung Typology Test™ you will obtain your type formula,
the strength of each of the preferences and the description of your type. It may
help you to identify your lifestyle both in general, and with respect to specific
areas of activity.”
You can take this test here – http://www.humanmetrics.com/hr/JTypesResult.aspx
After you take it, you’ll get to view the profile page for your personality type.
For families and/or groups, it would be a good idea to print out those profile pages. You will definitely gain insight and “see” the other members in your group on those written pages.
The website has other types of tests you can take for free too.
FYI – Over the years, your personality may change. Mine has!
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