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» What Kind of Type am I? - Myers Briggs, etc. from WebMetricsGuru
A couple of months ago I was at a party while visiting Napa Valley for XChange, speaking to a person I know about what her hobbies were - she said looking at people and putting them into categories out of... [Read More]


I am an ENFP, a little closer to the middle on the F, I have been known to logically approach a problem.

To answer John, my understanding is that extroverts draw energy from being around other people, while introverts draw energy from being alone. I think that you can be quite outgoing and be an introvert or you can be quiet and still be extroverted - though these traits more usually match up.

As for using personality typing in a business context. One of my college professors wrote a great book, Write Type, matching personality styles to their writing style. You can use a lot of the concepts he lays out in other contexts.

Good observation about social media. However, I find that popularity plays a role in likeability, so caution is in order.

And that is why I started my post by defining what recognition means to me -- it is other-related and self-aware. There is another instrument that I found helpful in compiling a more complete self assessment -- the Birkman Method, of which I blogged about a while back. In it, there is a built-in consideration for where you go when life bounces off you, under stress.

Also, something to be considered that my test was conducted as part of a professional assessment that went a bit deeper into questions. There are many available with a follow up by a coach.

I posted on this http://www.webmetricsguru.com/2007/11/what_kind_of_type_am_i_myers_b.html

- I guess the whole Twitter thing does help.

Here's the thing - I don't feel external classification systems like the Myers-Briggs Type indicator really are accurate enough because many of the questions don't really fit - at least I tried answering them - and I found at least 5 or 6 that I did not want to answer at all - I had no idea.

When I answered them, finally, it was more of a guess - but as I pointed out - the way people behave and they way they describe themselves, or view themselves, can be very different.

I think it would be more useful if a social network would be used to answer these questions about others in the network - at least - both sets of scores could be compared (the one you fill out about yourself vs. the one that 500 people fill out about you) then you can get some idea of the gap between who you are, and who people think you are.

That's just my take.

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