…. yes indeedy. What makes our world go round is personality With a capital “P”.
Myer-Briggs Personality Indicator or as usually expressed MBPI is an amazing tool in helping to understand this. This personality, we are all born with. We cannot change it, nor is it genetically inherited. – As far as I can ascertain?
I had assumed, until learning of MBPI, that personality was a product of environment. Certainly assumed, that was true in my case. Once I had learned about MBPI, much of it began to make sense and many of my earlier assumptions ….. went out that ol’ window!
I would urge anyone who does not know their MBPI, to take the test to discover who you really are. I’ve found internet sites that offer the test for free. Personality Pathways I feel sure that even if the test is taken more than once; you will still find the same person, looking back at you.
Once you have determined your personality, then you have to understand how to understand yourself. There are four preferences each with a dichotomy or opposite. Once the test is taken you will see your result expressed as a 4 letter expression. If the reader’s result is ISTJ? It would not be surprising. Since, 21.9% of the population in Canada is this type. In the U.S. A. you would represent 17%, of the population.
While there are four preferences each with a dichotomy the letter indicates which side of that dichotomy is based.
For example, the first preference is whether your personality is introverted or extroverted. Which means the personality of 21.9% of canadians is, also.
I know that when I first heard about this, it took a little understanding, by me, of introvert and extrovert. The instructor posed this question,” One night in a party, someone gets up and starts dancing on a table”. Is this person an extrovert, or an introvert?
The answer, for me, was a little surprising. In that, if the person was an extrovert they would be pulling others up on the table to join in. It’s where each person draws their power and recharges their batteries.So, the dancer on the table is an introvert. Simply put. An introvert needs solitary down time to recharge; while an extrovert will need the company of others for this. Before any one jumps to conclusion about introverts being reclusive. My understanding is that, it is not necessarily the case. I’m certainly not qualified to teach this stuff …. there’s plenty of resource on internet for those who wish to understand more.
I would say, that there is plenty of room for people, within each Myer-Briggs personality type. Even so, each type has a similar view of the world and relates to it in their way. ….. duh, otherwise we would not be types?
The point to be made here, has not really been made. It requires some thought from me, to complete the muse. Though my point is; along the lines of the demographics of types and how an effect on society is ….. “inevitable Mr. Smith“. – just stole the line from the movie, cos? I like the line!