Who Are You? {Personalities, Part 1}

I hesitated to write this post.

I hesitated because I knew it could easily become an entire book instead of just a short blog post. But I’ve limited myself to just a few hundred words, so hopefully you’ll stick around to the end to see what happens.

Ever since I was about twelve years old, I’ve been fascinated by psychology and personality types. I discovered the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator around that same time, and it’s safe to say I was hooked. Since then, I’ve read countless articles, several books, and talked to as many people as possible about personality types. Basically, I’m a self-made psychologist. I’ll be available for autographs later. #humble

It’s fascinating to read a simple framework for personality, and through it learn a huge amount about yourself. Understanding how you work, what makes you tick, and what that means moving forward is one of the best things you can do for yourself, I’ve found.

It sounds counterintuitive, but learning about myself has allowed me to understand and extend grace to others better than I could before.

So now the question is, how do you learn about yourself?

- Take a personality quiz. Here's my favorite to determine your Myers-Briggs Personality Type: (MBTI 1)

- Read up. (There are countless websites about personality types. I’ll be mentioning a few of my favorites in future posts, so stay tuned!)

- Write it out. (This is how I work best. Once I find information that I think is applicable, I journal about it and figure out how it applies to me.)

- Talk it out. (This may be how YOU work best! If you’re a verbal processor, which is something else I’ll talk about soon, this may be the perfect way to learn and internalize the information you read.)

- READ THE BLOG! I'll be writing quite a bit about the tips, tricks, and resources I've found helpful.

Check back on Monday for a post about the Myers Briggs personality type system made simple!

Do you know your personality type? Let me know in the comments!