Know Your Type: Understanding the Myers Briggs®
What's your type? So, loving your type. How easy is it for you to look in the mirror and find all the things you don't like about yourself? Right? Or you go out of a meeting and then you think about all the things you either did not say, that you should have said afterward, or the things that you said and it sounded like a convoluted mess? Anybody? Yes. So, that's kinda what we talking about is when we are not really in our center; when we're not 100% clear about who we are, and what we bring to the table, and what we don't bring to the table, then we feel we have to sometimes cover up for the stuff that we're not good at because there is that one person at work that will inevitably always wanna point out what we're not good at. And then we don't know what to say about it. Because then we feel like we are lacking, we are, you know, we are inadequate. And instead of, you know, somebody saying, hey, you are so good at this, you know, why don't you just stand up and tell us a little bit a...
bout what you do? They say, well, you can't really do that because last time you really failed at that. Why don't you do that? You know, and then you go, damn, you know, this promotion is never going to be happening because I'm just not in charge here. So, our type, or who we are is really a combination out of many, many, many different things. It's our experiences, it's our values. They're liberal values, they're conservative values, they are life beliefs as emotional quotient. You know, what you, you know your emotional intelligence that you bring to the table. There is general personality, you know, like when mom says, you have always been like this or, you came out that way. That's what we're referring to, no? And there's of course, culture; how we are, you know, what our cultural beliefs are. Environment, our skillset. And then there's our needs. What do we need to feel comfortable? What do we need to feel secure, to feel happy? And then our wants. Some people, and you know, this is sort of a really important factor that I think is often overlooked: not everybody wants that crazy career. Not everybody wants to get to multiple, six figures, or run a multimillion dollar business. There are people who want to, you know, have work that satisfies them, and just make enough income to support their lifestyle. And there's nothing wrong with that. So, in typology, and you know, we gonna be diving into Myers Briggs now; it is perfectly okay to establish that what that is for you, and no measure yourself against this crazy, competitive guy who wants the corner office, because you may not want that. That may not be for you. And, it is imperative when you're building your career, that you constantly re-evaluate that. What is that for you? Who are you, and who do you want to be? Do you want to stand on the stage with everybody applauding you and saying, wow, that is such an inspiration? Or, are you the person who's most comfortable in the background, behind the cameras, and say, as long as everything runs well, I am happy. So there is no good or bad. But the trick about the super skill is then to be able to tell the guy who needs to be in the spotlight that there can't be two that stand in the spotlight at the same time. That without you, making sure things are running in the background, that he would never be able to do what he's doing. So, people are taking in information in different ways. So I bet you know people that are just a geyser of information. It's like you put the 25 cents in and bam, it's an explosion of ideas, and there not coordinated, and they're talking out loud, that didn't think it through, and then there're people who need to, you know, think things through, step by step by step. And, you know, you can tell that they don't speak unless they have all the information.