What I Learnt this Week about my Personality Type
So what kind of personality do you have?
In my last post (How well do you know your own personality?), I wrote about how I had fun with the online 16personalities test last year. Not only was it entertaining but it also helped me feel validated and encouraged as it was so accurate in its’ assessment. Today I want to elaborate on why it was really helpful and interesting to me when I retook the test this week (6 months after the first one).
What I learnt last year about my personality type:
- We seek harmony
- We are flexible, open-minded and passionate.
- Mediators are dedicated and hard-working.
- Mediators are hopelessly romantic, poetic and kind-hearted.
- Beware of withdrawing into hermit mode. (I definitely have a tendency to do that and stop contacting friends.)
- Gift for languages. (Maybe I need to take up a language again, I certainly loved languages at school.)
- Difficult to get to know. (It takes me ages to bond with people on the whole, apart from a special few who must be soul mates because as soon as I met them I felt like I had known them forever.)
Under the career section for my personality type it said this:
Yay, I seem to be heading in the right direction..at last!
Here is the interesting bit:
That small change had made me a different personality type!
I am now an Advocate!
All in all, I don’t mind whether I am categorised as a Mediator or and Advocate as they both ring true for me. However, as I have essentially ended up being an Advocate for people with Rheumatoid Disease, then that is perhaps what I have become! Also, advocates are apparently suited to writing and also art and music.
So I am still on the right lines ..yay again!
So, in the context of mental health, I am thinking that this 16personalities test could be very helpful for people with mild mental health issues. (Of course, if you have a more serious mental health condition this is probably not going to be right for you, and it is advisable to see a professional for help.)
For example, if you are experiencing slight anxiety or depression, then perhaps by knowing your personality type you may be able to make adjustments to your lifestyle, work or social life that could be more beneficial to you.
Also, an understanding of your personality weak and strong points may help by giving an insight into how you deal with life and provide you with some tools and pointers to help along the way. Encouraging your nearest and dearest to also take the test could help you to relate and understand one another better.
Sometimes other people’s behaviour can be baffling and seem insensitive, but if we can see that they are actually running on a different operating system, (their personality type), then perhaps we can be more accepting of their behaviour and differences.
Why not take the test?
Comment below on whether you found the test helpful and accurate.
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