Friday some friends and I were discussing the Myers-Briggs test. When I first took this personality test years ago I was INTJ, but in 2010 my results said I was ENTJ. I was curious to see if the 2010 test results held up or if anything else had changed, so I retook the test.
I’m still an ENTJ. This time I saved the numbers.
Extravert(11%) iNtuitive(62%) Thinking(25%) Judging(33%)
Explaining the different personality types is always a challenge, but the article What’s Your Animal Personality Type? actually makes it fun by matching your score with an animal. The ENTJ is the Lion.
Independent and logical thinkers who are also persuasive leaders, ENTJs are business-minded and ambitious. They refuse to allow any subjective emotion to enter into their decision-making process, and as a result they can be seen as callous and cold. But these fierce individuals tend to be highly effective, successful, and incredibly powerful. They are truly the kings of the proverbial jungle.
That ENTJ description doesn’t exactly ring true to me. I actually think I am more like the INTJ Octopus.
INTJs are independent types, wildly intelligent and creative — but rather un-interested in what anyone else is doing. They are often considered the most independent of all the personality types, and they work best when given freedom. They are acutely aware of their own intelligence, as well as what they don’t know, and their passion often lies in conceptualizing ideas and processing complex theories.
Maybe I’m somewhere in between.
Me and a real lion. Chiang Mai, Thailand 2009.
How about you? What is your Myers-Briggs type and animal?