MBTI is it Flawed?

before I begin my epic blog of information and impact, I would like to introduce myself and one of my biggest interests: PERSONALITY TESTS

I find them fascinating and revealing. Since discovering the Myers Briggs test, I have begun to profile people shamelessly. I took the full test last summer and my result was ENTJ. the Executive. what a delightful title to endow myself with. I did not hesitate to inform everyone I came into contact with that

1. this is a very useful tool

2. It is my second bible

Since the beginning of September I have been undergoing abnormal amounts of anxiety and stress. Living in these conditions for months at a time has caused me to really evaluate my strengths, weaknesses, values, and passions. Last week I took a long form personality diagnosis, just for fun, and was surprised by the results. It was several hundred questions so I couldn’t easily pick out the leading ones.

I pondered for a moment. I know that this year I have undergone several changes, but they weren’t significant…. Merely mild changes in my preferences, a decrease in organization, etc. I decided to retake the test.

Oh what shock and horror came upon me, when I realized I had changed. I was appalled and disgusted. Of my own free volition, I retook the test. It was the same result. I went to a new website and took the test again… and again, the same result. Curse my honesty!

with that, I conclude several things

1. beware of your shadow self! the self that compensates when all else fails

2. stress brings out who you really are, not who you want to be

3. these tests have stupid questions

so without further ado I give thee…


About gonnagotaghana

I am 21 years old, I am studying economics (and maybe something else) at the university of Calgary. I am going to Ghana to work on the AVC team with EWB. I like Ginger Beef
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1 Response to MBTI is it Flawed?

  1. Jessica says:

    Great food for thought – “stress brings out who you really are, not who you want to be.”

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