Understanding Myers Briggs
This personality assessment evaluates a person along four continuums: Introversion-Extroversion, Intuiting-Sensing, Thinking-Feeling, and Judging-Perceiving. To better ensure that I was not deluding myself, I also had my wife take the assessment on my behalf--and thankfully we arrived at very similar results.
In words, I am an ENTJ. I exhibit:
- A slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion
- A moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing
- A marginal / no preference of Thinking over Feeling
- A distinctive preference of Judging over Perceiving
According to David Keirsey and Wende Feller, here are some things to know about ENTJs:
- Their communication strength is inspiration.
- Their management strengths are selling innovative ideas, empowering others, and making the tough decisions.
- They prefer to solve problems by discovering an overarching intellectual theory that works for others and then strategize how to sell it.
- They want applause for performing impossible intellectual backflips, but scheduled promotions, atta-boys for making nice, and empty warmth annoy them.