First of all, welcome and thank you for sharing your precious time with me! We are all as amazing and special as our super individual finger prints.
BUT – not totally…
Ok, if you’re reading on from my last article and you have taken the test, you should now have four letters which are your personality type.
Let’s take the easy route and start with the first letter…
You should have an E or an I
E = Extravert
I = Introvert
Here’s a really easy explanation – Extraverts experience the World EXTernally i.e. outside of their head; and Introverts experience the World INTernally i.e. inside of their head
At this stage, I feel duty-bound to stave off comments like…
“Introverts are shy”
“Extraverts are loud”
In our society we often mis-use these words and it can lead to a lot of confusion.
I personally am tired of having to remind my nearest and dearest that I am an Introvert as some of my other personality letters make me appear to be quite outgoing, gregarious and a bit of a diva!
My Sister on the other hand hates the bad press that Extraverts get around them being party animals, always up for anything etc. when she (an Extravert) loves nothing more than an evening on the sofa binge-watching a box set.
The difference being that if we both got a last minute invitation to a night out, she would be happy to go. I, on the other hand would start leafing through my “handy book of excuses”.
Starting to make sense?
Take a look at some of these definitions…
|Meaning||Prefers to remain isolated, or enjoys the company of a few close people||Outgoing and enjoys being around and talking to lots of people|
|How others see them||Self contained||Gregarious|
|How they speak||Think before speaking and sometimes struggle to say what they mean||Make sense of things by speaking them|
|How they energise||Recharge by solitude||Recharge by social interactions|
|How they prefer to spend time||Happy to spend more time alone||Likes to spend more time with family and friends|
|How they deal with change||Struggle more with change||Accept change easily|
|How they communicate||Will openly communicate with those they know and trust||Will openly communicate about themselves with anyone|
|Concentration||Can usually concentrate for long periods||Get distracted easily|
So – stand up and be proud of your FIRST LETTER
All the “I’s” say “I”
All the “E’s” say “E”
Most important of all, both I’s and E’s are all part of the rich “WE”
Sarah Terry is a School Counsellor and Author who works in Central England. Her interests include Counselling and Psychology, Personality Types, Jogging and Yoga and Meditation. Find out more here
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