What I Learned From MBTI

I was already familiar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test, however, it had been at least two years since I had seriously taken the test. Between now and two years ago, my personality has taken on a complete transformation, so I could say I have learned the metrics of personality measured in this test are fluid and ever-changing. Two years ago the indicators that I scored highly were Introversion, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving (INTP), and the indicators that I scored highly on now are Extroversion, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving (ENFP). Through testing, I discovered that two of my indicators had changed to reflect a different version of who I am now to who I was.

I learned that all these different variations of indicators can be thought of as the archetypes of personalities we all use to adapt to social environments. Adapting our social behavior allows us to take the least resistant path in communication and to make ourselves look good and decent. I have learned that my personality is becoming more persistent and unchanging even in changing social environment. I no longer have to rely or feel obligated to take a position people want me to take. I see this as a blessing and curse; some of the best people have started to enter my life but I have also made more unsatisfied acquaintances.

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