catalyst challenge, day 1: personality type

Monday, February 7, 2022

Relaxing Music for the month: Awakening: Liquid Mind (12:11) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4558Ml1RuQ


Personality Type Explorer Assessment

To understand the basics of the Personality Type Assessment, watch this video:

The four different categories are:

  • Extraverted (E) or Introverted (I): Do you get your energy from other people, or from your own internal world?
  • Sensing (S) or Intuitive (N): Do you focus on the present and what you can see, or the future and what you can imagine?
  • Thinking (T) or Feeling (F): Do you make decisions based on logic, or on values and people?
  • Judging (J) or Perceiving (P): Do you prefer things structured and organized, or flexible and spontaneous?

Now, set aside 8-10 minutes to take this online personality assessment; be as honest as possible as you answer the questions:

One you complete the personality type assessment, you will end up with one of these sixteen codes: INFP, INFJ, ENFJ, ENFP, INTJ, ENTJ, ENTP, INTP, ESFJ, ESFP, ISFJ, ISFP, ESTJ, ESTP, ISTJ, ISTP (for this particular test, you can ignore the letter after the dash).  There are no wrong or right answers…it’s just who you are.  You will also be provided a documents/report that outlines various aspects of your personality, including strengths and weaknesses, career paths, and workplace habits.

Here’s the list of descriptions for each four-letter type: https://www.16personalities.com/personality-types

As you read the descriptions, write down your “Four-letter Code” and FIVE (5) words/phrases from the description that seem to fit you best. Also, you’ll find a list of words/characteristics for each four-letter code in this handout: personality types characteristics (short list), 3-17-18

For further exploration, check out these web sites:

Have fun!


Bill’s Results

  • Four-letter code: ENFP “The Champions”
  • Characteristics: authentic, values-driven, passionate, energetic, independent, creative, introspective
  • Most interesting:
    • ENFPs are people-centered creators with a focus on possibilities and a contagious enthusiasm for new ideas, people and activities. Energetic, warm, and passionate, ENFPs love to help other people explore their creative potential. ENFPs tend to be curious about others and preoccupied with discovering the deeper meaning in people and ideas. ENFPs want to explore the possibilities for themselves and other people, and approach their work with vision and inspiration. ENFPs are easily bored by details and repetition and seek out situations that offer an escape from the mundane. The ideal job for an ENFP allows them to follow their inspiration, satisfy their curiosity, and develop solutions that benefit people in innovative and original ways.

Catalyst Challenge Worksheet

Here’s the link to download:

If you have any questions/comments/thoughts, feel free to contact me at whjohnso@uncg.edu.


 

4 thoughts on “catalyst challenge, day 1: personality type

  1. Hi Bill:

    INFP: Mediator
    Characteristics: loyal, sensitive, inspirational, flexible, easygoing, complex, individualistic, non-judgmental, compassionate, gentle, introspective

    These are the ones that stood out to me.

    Melanie

    • Hey Melanie! Thanks for sharing your personality type results! No need to post to the blog, although I plan to post your results! I can’t wait to see your character resume at the end of the Challenge. I hope all is well!

  2. Hello, Bill! I hope you’re well. I’m a Defender – ISFJ-A. I’ve completed the “skeleton” version of my character resume, and I’ll be filling it in as we go. I’m glad you came up with this because, sometimes, I just need a form of “accountability.” Have a great week! – Lucky

    • Hey Lucky! Thanks for sharing! After the Training in December, I decided it was time to share this with the world! I’m glad you created a skeleton of the character resume…I actually created the worksheet to be used as a skeleton, but knowing you, my version didn’t have enough “flair.” I look forward to seeing your finished product at the end! Hope all is well on your end!

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