For our assignment this week, we needed to take a Myers-Briggs test. You should do it too! Here is the link in case you want to try it: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
The results are in and I am a….
What is a ENFJ???
I was a bit disappointed that I was a giver not because I don’t like to give but because I was hoping to discover something exotic-ish, something different. I was hoping to gain this grand insight into who I am supposed to be. Instead, I’m a giver. I started reading the description and there it was… everything was pointing out what I do and don’t know, why I do it and why I don’t do it. From the description of ENFJ’s I read the following lines: ENFJs tend to define their life's direction and priorities according to other people's needs, and may not be aware of their own needs. It's natural to their personality type that they will tend to place other people's needs above their own, but they need to stay aware of their own needs so that they don't sacrifice themselves in their drive to help others.
If this is not me I don’t know who is. I have depended on other people’s lives, dreams, goals, approval (parents to acquaintances) or lack thereof to influence my life for such a long time that I am at a point where I’m a little disgruntled. I don’t even have a favorite ice cream-sad! Last week, I finally claimed my favorite color…Yellow! I usually like whatever comes my way. I have definitely recognized that this is a problem that will hinder me if I don’t stop and live for me or with purpose. The assignment for this week about Goalsearch was difficult for me because I am so scared to say what dreams I have because I have rarely asked myself that question and once you put it out there you can’t take it back. I even found myself dreaming to be a science teacher, what?? I don’t particularly care for science but imagine how many students I can help if I understood science better. The reading for this week in Komives talks about the importance of a leader understanding others but the best understanding comes from knowing yourself to better understand others. I hate hearing myself say I don’t know because most of the time I do know but I am frightened because what if I’m wrong(plus it is safe). This journey has really helped me to identify that I deserve to be happy, I control my own happiness and I need to learn how to live in the moment.