Have You Taken Myers-Briggs? ENTP?

myersWe all hate being thrown into a bucket, but I got into a great conversation with someone on Myers-Briggs. The results have never varied over the last decade, I'm an ENTP. Here's an excerpt:

ENTPs value their ability to use imagination and innovation to deal with problems. Trusting in their ingenuity to get them out of trouble, they often neglect to prepare sufficiently for any given situation. This characteristic, combined with their tendency to underestimate the time needed to complete a project, may cause the ENTP to become over-extended, and to work frequently beyond expected time limits. Complicating this situation is their predisposition to experiment with new solutions. This makes them eager to move on to the next challenge when things get boring. ENTPs become stressed when their improvisational abilities are ineffective and they will avoid circumstances where they might fail.

If stress continues, ENTPs become distracted and their “can do” attitude is threatened. Feelings of incompetence, ineptness, and inadequacy take over. They need to escape situations that are associated with anxiety is more prominent for the ENTP than for any other personality type. Doubtful of whether they will have what it takes to accomplish a task, they displace their fears onto situations they can elude. Panic, fear, and anxiety then block the expression of their creativity. Defensive phobic reactions cause the ENTP to circumvent achievement in other areas and prevent the success they strive on.

It's amazing (and frustrating) how accurate this definition applies to me. If you'd like to look up your personality, there are a lot of resources online. Myers Briggs can assist you in your relationships with other employees and clients, as well as provide insight into the areas you might need to concentrate on to be successful.


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    Doug, you’re also a Taurus, so you are a stable, conservative, home-loving individual who will always make a loyal friend or partner. I’ve also heard you like long walks on the beach at sunset.

    People tend to identify with parts of the personality tests that they can agree to accept. Even on the Myers-Briggs site, they mention that the results are invalid 15-47% of the time. I am very skeptical of these tests. I’ve even deliberately taken these tests incorrectly, and still had co-workers/employers feel that the results accurately represented my personality, (and attempted to act upon them.)

    Answer “Yes” to all the questions on the online Myers-Briggs test, and see if you can still identify with the results. (Ignore the letters and responses that you always get.)

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      Mr. Douglass, I would like to challenge you to consider taking the Myers Briggs in an appropriate, ethical environment. http://www.type-resources.com/ExploringYou/protostart.html
      You see, when it is administered appropriately, YOU get to decide based on the discovery of what all the preferences mean, what YOUR innate preference is. It is unethical, as the Myers Briggs is intended, to take the Assessment and then be defined by your reported type. When done ethically, YOU choose (self select), then you compare to the reported type, and then YOU evaluate the two to determine your BEST FIT TYPE. THEN…and only then, does the Myers Briggs fully get used to its’ fullest potential: helping you understand more about you, in order to better understand people. check out http://www.type-resources.com/ExploringYou/protostart.html an online version of the ethical way to discover yourself through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. It’s quite rewarding, when it is administered correctly. Cheers to a journey to wholeness…

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    I’m an INFP.
    No matter how often I take these tests (or which one of these tests I do) it always comes out the same. So I guess I’m stuck with it (and it fits too…)
    And I’m an Aries 🙂

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    That is wonderful. I am an ENTP+Aries too. I found the definitions for both has similarities and are true for me

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    Im ENTP lady, about to start a masters in Marketing & creativity in London. I have yet to position myself with regards to the job market. Any top of your mind advice for me Mr Karr ? 🙂

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      @yasminebennis:disqus about a decade ago I started blogging and it changed my life. Now the blog is a centerpiece of my own Agency (DK New Media). All of it started by sharing my findings and experience online with everyone… I slowly built authority and a name in the space that’s well-respected. I always try to be positive and share my personality as well (although I’ve settled down on God and politics) :). I think starting your own blog or asking to become a contributing author on one of your interest would be a great way to start.

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    This is amazingly odd! Ive just decided to create a blog 4 days ago ! Through it, I will discuss aspects of creativity in the Arts, Business and the daily life. I’d love your point of view once its ready ! Thank you for your prompt feedback !!

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