You’ve probably come across the concept of personality profiling…there’s plenty out there. Yesterday (day three on the NLP Master Practitioner Course) we completed our Myers Briggs Type Indicator. The MBTI was constructed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. It is based on a theory proposed by Carl Jung who had speculated that there are four principal psychological functions by which humans experience the world – sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking – and that one of these four functions is dominant for a person most of the time.
The goal of knowing about personality type is to understand and appreciate differences between people. As all types are equal, there is no best type.
There are 16 different types….unless you’re ‘slightly awkward’ like me and 50/50 on one of the functions, which then gives you a couple of options to choose from.
So my type is depicted as XNTJ – which simply puts means:
- that I can be equally introverted as I am extroverted (X
- Intuitor rather than Sensor (N)
- Thinker rather than Feeler (T)
- Judger rather than Perceiver (J)
Now for the fun part, deciding whether an INTJ or ENTJ seems closer to my personality and what better way to debate than through the power of cartoons!!
Now on the course we used The Simpsons….so would you say I’m more Krusty the Clown…..
Or Mr. Burns?! I think I know which one resonates with me more strongly….ENTJ.
I’m not a Simpsons fan, so I began to investigate alternatives. There’s comparisons of Disney Princesses, Star Wars Characters, and so many more. Mr. Ray from Finding Nemo is my favourite ENTJ so far!
As a qualified DISC profiling facilitator, I understand the benefits of understanding your personality and behaviour type. I have seen it achieve amazing benefits for both individuals and teams alike. And it is certainly something that I will be advocating in the ‘Become Your Own Masterpiece’ workshops and programmes.