- Why Include a Personality Test?
- In both Grad School and College most students take a detailed personality test known as the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. This test helps the students discover their strengths and potential career path.
Both times that I took the Myers-Briggs test the results came up as a very strong ENFP.
The Following explains what that means:
“ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception) is an abbreviation used in the publications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to refer to one of sixteen personality types. The MBTI assessment was developed from the work of prominent psychiatrist Carl G. Jung in his book Psychological Types. Jung proposed a psychological typology based on the theories of cognitive functions that he developed through his clinical observations. From Jung’s work, others developed psychological typologies. Jungian personality assessments include the MBTI assessment, developed by Isabel Briggs Myersand Katharine Cook Briggs, and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, developed by David Keirsey.
ENFPs are outgoing, creative, with the key skill of perceiving complicated patterns and information and assimilating it quickly. They are flexible, highly adaptable workers. They are driven by a keen devotion to their ideals and a strong drive to help others. Less developed are their patience for routine tasks, and projection of a serious, committed image. The least extroverted of the extrovert types, ENFP need significant time alone to center themselves and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. Keirsey referred to ENFPs as Champions, one of the four types belonging to the temperament he called the Idealists. ENFP are very rare accounting for less than 2% of the population“