My Sister asked me 2 weeks ago what my MB Trait is and I didn’t know what to tell her and I’m not even sure if it stays over time or changes. I think the last time I took this test was back in college, almost 9 years ago. So I took it once more and I ended with
Let me break down the results that I got and let’s see whether it fits of what I think my personality is.
TYPE: Turbulent Protagonist
Strategy: Social Engagement
Extraverted individuals prefer group activities and get energized by social interaction. They tend to be more enthusiastic and more easily excited than introverts.
Extraverts are interested in engaging with their environment, and they feed off the responses of the people and events around them. They enjoy pushing limits and seeing what the world can do. Extraverted personality types lean toward taking the initiative and relying on the world around them for validation.While all of this is noble and often admired in society, it can also become unbridled. Extraverts may put too much value in their engagement with those around them. Being with others can be so important to these personalities that they often find it difficult if they’re stuck alone. Boredom comes too easily. This can lead them to do things simply for excitement rather than thinking through more subtle but important considerations. Becoming the center of attention – at any cost – might be too appealing.
However, when they suitably address these challenges, Extraverts are forces to be reckoned with. People with this personality trait tend to advance projects important to them quickly, whether personal or professional. They often choose to lead when given a chance – and can be dynamic in that role. Their outgoing energy can be vital to a social gathering, and their liveliness can be contagious. And there always remains a sense that people are important to them.
Yes to engaging with my environment but I’m not that extrovert and have little confidence to strike up a conversation with someone I barely know. And I agree, I find it unappealing to be alone. I’ll get bored easily. But no, I don’t like being the center of attention. I love being around people but I don’t want to be the center of it. I even dreaded walking down the aisle during my wedding. I didn’t like the idea that all eyes would fall on me.
Intuitive individuals are very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They prefer novelty over stability and focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.
People with the Intuitive trait prefer to exercise their imaginations as they seek new ideas and possibilities. They live their day-to-day lives just like any other personality type. But while that’s happening, their minds tend to point inward while at the same time gently focusing somewhere beyond the horizon. Their lives are ones of questioning, wondering, and connecting the dots in the “bigger picture,” and they love the theoretical. They often ask, “What if?” and ponder the possibilities the future might hold.
But Intuitive people aren’t always the most practical, preferring instead to give things deeper meaning. There may be a long wait as these personality types allow their imaginations free rein. They may also leap in too quickly to more complex matters. An entire theory can come together in moments, leaving others confused. In either case, they can appear out of touch to the Observant individuals in their lives. For some Intuitive folk, there may be some truth to this observation.
That said, when there’s a need for innovation or a different perspective, people with Intuitive personality types can usually step up and provide a new direction. Practicality can sometimes be overrated, especially when a situation calls for serious change and “coloring outside the lines.” This is where Intuitive people shine. They bring interesting dimensions to life beyond everyday ideas – and take those who decide to go along with them.
Okay, so I love how my personality is described here and I absolutely agree. I live on What ifs and my days are run by daydreaming and imaginary situations and alternate worlds. I love my creative side.
Feeling individuals are sensitive and emotionally expressive. They are more empathic and less competitive than Thinking types, and focus on social harmony and cooperation.
People with the Feeling (F) trait follow their hearts and emotions – sometimes without even realizing it. They may show it to different degrees and in different ways, but however they do it, Feeling personality types tend to be caring, compassionate, and warm. These concerned people can be highly protective of those they care about – whether that is their immediate family or remote populations in need.
However, people with the Feeling personality trait often find they become excessive in their concern for others. They may easily burn out – or cause others to – when they become too involved. These emotionally aware individuals can become depressed if they feel they haven’t been as selfless in life as they imagine they should be, or if those they have helped seem to fall down regardless.
Feeling personality types’ concern for others typically affects all their endeavors. This can be practical and close, as with family, friends, and colleagues. Or it can be broader, as with world peace, ending hunger, and giving the disadvantaged a boost.
But this reliance on feelings doesn’t mean there is no logic – theirs is just a different logic. They see that emotions can’t simply be waved away, so feelings and the welfare of others shape their lives more than stark facts and cold objectivity. Weighing things this way makes these personalities valuable to have around when the big question is, “Who does this help?
I’d like to believe that I am. My concern for other human beings is beyond the standard, I’ve noticed this. Sometimes I wonder why a certain individual isn’t doing this or why is she like this or that. But I’ve come to realize that, how I am is not a standard and is even beyond the norm. Even in day to day activities as simple as asking your colleague if she has food so you can buy together, some people are oblivious to this simple act of reaching out.
Judging individuals are decisive, thorough and highly organized. They value clarity, predictability and closure, preferring structure and planning to spontaneity.
People with the Judging (J) personality trait feel most comfortable when the course ahead is well-marked. They would rather come up with five backup plans than deal with events as they come. Preferring to consider their options ahead of time, personality types with this trait prefer clarity and closure, sticking with the plan rather than going with the flow.
The downside is, if they take this too far, those with the Judging trait sometimes come across as rigid. However, most are not unreasonably stubborn. It’s important to remember their need for structure always is a preference and reality often calls on them to respond in unforeseen ways. Too many surprises in a row can leave these personality types frustrated and stressed. When this happens, they can still be relied on to develop a plan (and a contingency plan), but however well they handle the unexpected, they rarely enjoy it.
Whether a life goal or a response to an emergency, people with the Judging personality trait can develop a clear and actionable plan. Judging individuals tend to have a strong work ethic, putting their duties and responsibilities above everything else. To them, rules, laws, and standards are the key to success. They can be too dependent on these measures, whether applied to themselves or others. But the intent is almost always one of fairness and results.
Ha! This I’m halfhearted. Oftentimes, I’d like to break the rules and if it’s about laws, i’m not by-the-book type but I’m also the type to organize and plan outings or meet ups or travels in general. But yes, if I do have a plan and someone deviates from it, I get frustrated. Haha.
Turbulent individuals are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and to be success-driven, perfectionistic and eager to improve.
Turbulent individuals are success-driven, perfectionistic, and eager to improve. They are always trying to counterbalance their self-doubts by achieving more. Just as they push themselves to become better, they’re as likely to push their projects or efforts in the same direction. Turbulent personality types tend to notice little problems and often do something about them before they become larger ones.
86% of those with the Turbulent Identity say that comparing themselves to others usually results in a negative feeling, compared to 58% of those with the Assertive Identity.
There are potential downsides to all this attention and achievement. Always feeling the need to do more, to have more, and to be more, Turbulent individuals can also get caught up in endless thoughts of criticisms, slights, or regrets. This can either bog them down or motivate them to do better.
Stress may have a bad reputation, but Turbulent types around the world show just how powerful a motivator it can be. A fear of stagnation can bring about great change. Turbulent individuals beautifully cover both. When these personalities balance their worries and concerns with positive action, they’re likely to prove themselves to be of great value.
This is so true. I criticize myself so often and the drive to be better everyday is there but when I start to compare myself to others, I easily doubt my abilities. I have certain ideals and standards and if I don’t live up to it, I am easily discouraged.
Diplomats tend to be warm, caring, and generous individuals, shining in diplomacy and counselling. Their perceptive abilities seemingly go deeper than the traditional senses – it’s as if they have a full set of tuning forks in their hearts that can resonate with people’s emotional states, and this empathetic sensitivity creates deep connections with others.
Diplomats’ people skills nurture friendship and healing with pure, genuine empathy. Causing distress feels to them like wounding their own psyche, so they prefer to gently nudge loved ones and strangers alike in a positive direction. These personality types envision a prismatic, kind world. Diplomats’ open hearts make them vulnerable when others aren’t as considerate, though they wouldn’t have it any other way. Someone must trust first, and they will almost always be the volunteer.
Diplomats embrace travel as readily as anyone – they like exploring other cultures and people’s colorful ways. These personality types are creatively inclined, often practicing artistic expression in diverse forms, and see magical beauty where others see the hum-drum of daily life.