Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Recently, I have been very interested in self-actualization. I am at the point in my life where I think I have myself all figured out, but then the next day I have no idea who I am or what I want out of life.

This is why I was so pleased to be introduced to the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. This is a 72 question test created by the famous psychologists, Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs-Myers. The test gives you a full explanation and a 4-letter typing formula of who you are and what your personality means. I have never found any personality test to be more accurate, and I've taken many...

So what were my results? ... I am an ESFP personality type.

ESFP Strengths

These qualities are all so me. The test provides a guideline of who I am. It allows me to see concrete examples of how I can improve and what I can be proud of.

Another part of the ESFP personality I would like to highlight is dating and relationships:

  • "People with this personality type live completely in the present, squeezing everything out of every moment and approaching their relationships from the same perspective. For instance, ESFPs often enjoy dating someone without thinking about the next steps or long-term plans."
  • "Overall, ESFPs are very enthusiastic, direct, and affectionate partners. Their relationships are likely to be based on simple, pure, down-to-earth love and focus on small everyday pleasures. Being very social and easy-going, ESFPs will bring a lot of energy and freshness into their relationships."
  • Preferred partners: ISFJ and ISTJ types, as their Introversion (I) and Judging (J) traits counterbalance ESFPs’ Extraversion (E) and Prospecting (P) traits.
Once again all too true! Hopefully I will find someone to balance me perfectly. In the meantime I am content with myself and am completely happy being immersed in the present moment :)

Some famous ESFP's are: 
John F. Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Beyonce, and Cameron Diez  
Some fictional ESFP characters (from my favorite shows) are: 
Rachel (from Friends) & Serena van der Woodsen (from Gossip Girl)

I recommend taking the test yourself to see what you get: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp.

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