Letters to My Kids

The One with the Personality

I took it again. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
Freshman year at SAU all of us spineless Core 100 students were strapped to our chairs and forced to look intuitively into our lives while answering hundreds of questions by filling in hundreds of bubbles for hours on end.
Ok, so maybe it wasn’t that torturous.
In fact, I secretly enjoy taking quizzes or evaluations that give freakishly accurate insight into my life.
Which is probably why I was so easily swayed into this quiz on facebook.
I avoid most all applications on the book of faces, but I could not resist.
With only 60ish 2-option questions, it took about a tenth of the time to complete as the “official” test did freshman year, but the results were exactly the same.
I am an ESFJ.
Anyone actually know what that means?
I am Extroverted.
Sensitive.
Feeling.
Judging.
Anyone actually know what that means?

Here’s what Mr. Briggs and Mrs. Myers (via facebook) have to say about me:
You are warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. You want harmony in your environment, and work with determination to establish it. You like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. You are loyal and follow through even in small matters. You notice what others need in their day-by-day lives and try to provide it. You want to be appreciated for who you are and for what you contribute. Famous people with your ESFJ personality include: Bill Clinton, Sally Field, Danny Glover, Terry Bradshaw, Mary Tyler Moore and Nancy Kerrigan.

The “official” characteristics associated with my personality type is quite similar:
Warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious, born cooperators, active committee members. Need harmony and may be good at creating it. Always doing something nice for someone. Work best with encouragement and praise. Main interest is in things that directly and visibly affect people’s lives.

What do you think?
Accurate?
Off-base?
Nail on the head?

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