Have you heard of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)? It’s a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how you perceive the world and make decisions. It’s a tool to help you understand yourself better. Some MBTI sites provide career recommendations based on 16 personality types. Some sites even suggest the personality type that would make a good romantic match for you.
Recently, each team member in our team retook the MBTI test. By understanding each team member’s personality traits, we can better work together as a team. One team member shared an interesting table, which associates each personality type with a Star Wars Character. It was clever and fun.
I have taken the Meyer’s Briggs test three times in the past 15 years. I have noticed that certain personality traits of mine have changed over time; some have stayed the same.
15 years ago: ENTJ (Leia)
5 years ago: INFJ (Obi Wan)
Now: INTJ (Palpadine)
Ok, this is depressing. Not only did I go through a gender transformation without knowing it, but I also went over to the dark side. Oh well, so I am on the dark side. At least I’m the emperor. LOL!
On a serious note, I noticed that I have changed with my jobs and age. At my current stage in life, I prefer a slower pace with time for contemplation; time to think things through. I would also rather observe than be the center of attention. This is certainly the trait of inwardly focused: Introversion “I”. My current job requires me to be strategic and I have been making an intentional effort to train myself to think strategically. That has been reflected in Thinking, “T”, rather than in “Feeling”, F.
N (Intuition) and J (Judging) personality types have stayed consistent for me in the past 15 years. “N” refers to how I prefer to process information. I am open-minded and notice the big picture and see how everything connects. “J” refers to how I prefer to live my outer life. I am a planner that prefers step-by-step details and have respect for deadlines.
It’s interesting to know how I have not changed or changed over time. I have become more self-aware in how I think and work.
Have you taken Myers-Briggs test before? If you have taken it in the past, have you changed over time? Maybe it’s time to take it again. Which Star Wars’ character are you?