Personalities

Happy February—our month to reset, and focus on restoring our body, mind and spirit!

In my 28 Days post I talked about my personality type—INFP.  Some of you asked me where you could take the test to find out more about what motivates, inspires, energizes and resonates with you.  The website is www.16personalities.com. They offer a free short version test which takes about 12 minutes to complete.  They also offer a complete version for $32.99 which offers a thorough explanation of what makes your specific personality tick and how such knowledge can help you in relationships at home and work.  I have done the complete profile for myself but initially I did the free version and will tell you that the free version offers a lot of helpful insight into your personality type. 

Knowing our personality characteristics really does help us maneuver through life and relationships.  Knowing myself to be an INFP helped me quickly realize why all the political rancor was so troublesome to me.  INFPs are “intuitive feelers” and we are easily hurt by the anger and discord of others.  We are also “fixers”—we want EVERYONE to be cared for and happy and it’s an impossible task in today’s contentious climate.

I think it would be great fun for everyone to take the test and then come back here and report on your results.  Our differences make us interesting plus we learn a lot from each other when we are not the same.  A good reminder for us all in these days of taking sides, demanding to be heard and “knowing” we are right.  Maybe, just maybe, this tool can help us see ourselves and each other with a little more clarity and grace.

Who’s in?  I can’t wait to hear about your results!

Here’s to the INFP, INFJ, INTJ, INTP, ENTJ, ENTP, ENFJ, ENFP, ISTJ, ISFJ, ESTJ, ESFJ, ISTP, ISFP, ESTP, ESFP,

Sharon