I am an odd character. I’ll leave it up to you to determine just how and to what extent. But there are just a lot of facets about who I am that I never realized where connected to my actual personality and/or brain wiring. In college I took a personality test to take out of the four types. I found out I am a Choleric/Melancholic, and that explained a bit of my tenancies.
More recently I took one the Myers Brigg personality tests (a few times to be sure, haha), and found out that I am an ENTJ. That was a little deflating! All that I could see was the negatives of my type. And then the list of fictional people in my type, wow, let’s just say I wasn’t proud. (I’ll get to the positive soon, I promise.)
I had my husband take the test and he is an ESTJ (“The Executive”), which is like the nicer version of my personality type and the negatives were more “well, this could be negative in some way but mostly these are also positives.” And that was more deflating. But the results were very accurate.
None of this was news to me, I know who I am, and I know I can be a bit sharp around the edges and I have to work on certain attributes to function well in society (Its not as bad as it sounds, haha).
After researching and looking into more and more of the way people with my Myer’s Brigg type handle different aspects in life it explained so much about me and connected the oddities about myself that I didn’t even know were entwined.
I feel insecure announcing my personality to be honest, its really not one people would hope for. But I do it in good faith and as an example that we really shouldn’t be ashamed of who we are because God creates us intentionally. I did not have a choice in how my brain was created, but I DO have a choice in how I behave, and that is what really matters.
Understanding how my tendencies are not strange at all for my personality (even down to parenting, homeschooling, housework and clothing style!) has given me confidence. I know better what to avoid in my relationships some of how to grow the positive attributes and not to be ashamed of “The Commander” God created me to be.
I will elaborate more on being a Spirit filled Myers Brig personality. I believe being a Christian has a big impact on how my personality effects my behavior, and I am very grateful for that!
Finding my Myers Brigg personality has been a bittersweet blessing. I will get into more specifics in my next two posts on the topic, but will keep it short for now. I leave you with the suggestion to take it yourself! Here is the link, don’t feel obligated to share your results, but I’d love to know if it is a help to you as well!