What should you be when you grow up? What should I be when I grow up? When you come to a giant fork in the road, what is the right way to go?
I get emails from people asking how to get on their “right” path. Its an impossible question to attempt to answer for someone else, even if you know them intimately well. We all have our own dreams, talents and karma- and messing with that for you is none of my business!
While I do not thrive on being labeled or labeling people, I do think we all have our own personal “manner” of relating with life. Considering all the hats I wore (too many to list!) to arrive at what I do now in my feng shui’d life-styling, I can not imagine who or what could have predicted I would be doing this, yet a little constructive guidance might have been nice! For the purposes of career counselling and psychotherapy and self-development, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) test might help you shine a more objective light on your own style of relating to life, and where you may best thrive.
The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
“Perception involves all the ways of becoming aware of things, people, happenings, or ideas. Judgment involves all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills.”
I’m an ENFJ. Idealist Portrait of the Teacher. (do you guys agree?) Four people I super-admire are apparently (according to the Internet:)) ENFJ’s – Marin Luther King, Jr., Oprah , Jane Fonda and my favorite researcher of human potential, Abraham Maslow! Clearly, I have a very long way to go to 🙂
If you are interested in a comprehensive testing and analysis of your Myers-Briggs type, there are experts you can hire who will cover all the bases. THIS free Myers-Briggs test online takes about 3 minutes and can illuminate what you can not articulate about your strengths and potential directions. At the very least, its REALLY interesting. If you take the test, let me know if it resonates with you! xoxo Dana