When I was in college I took a Myers Briggs personality test. I discovered I was what they call an “ENFJ”, in MB Speak. The group of friends I took the test with immediately said, “That’s you, lud!” Yes indeed. I’m an ENFJ through and through.
Fred Wilson wrote a piece on his blog today about personality tests and shared his “type”, which inspired me to share mine here.
Among other things, here’s the lowdown on an ENFJ, per Myers & Briggs. A person with this personality type is:
“Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.”
That description pretty well nails who I am, and what I’m about. I connect with all types of people (no wonder in other pysch parlance “attachment” is important to me), I try to find the good in everyone, and encourage others to be the best they can be. I want to inspire and lead to this end.
That’s what this blog’s about. That’s what I’m about.
You might ask, “Why should I care about my personality type?” Well, understanding yourself is one of the most important things you can do to set and pursue your goals. What’s more, it’s one of the fundamental building blocks of living a happy life. And this blog is part of what makes me happy and fulfilled.
So for all y’all who plug into Half Full, All GOOD? Thanks for helping me realize my dream. It’s what any ENFJ would aspire to.