Emotions are part of life for everyone; regardless of their type, everyone uses Thinking for some decisions and Feeling for others.
We often hear that feelers are inherently more emotional than thinking types and most of the time people will see someone who’s emotional and instantly type them as a “Feeler.” But, don't confuse feeling with emotion. Everyone has emotions about the decisions they make, they just have a different starting point in making those decisions. So please don’t ever call a Thinking type cold. They do have emotions; they just have a different way of showing them!
Here we are at Myth 8 - why do I relate more to some people than others!
Now here's another interesting one...
It shouldn’t be taken as an absolute, but it can help explain some of the frustrations we may have when working with others, particularly if we don’t appreciate why these differences occur.
Have you ever received differing results when you have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) multiple times? It’s actually quite common.
Yes, people can worry about this. But don’t, it isn’t about boxing you in at all!
Feeling good about the future is important for our happiness. We all need goals to motivate us and these need to be challenging enough to excite us, but also achievable. If we try to attempt the impossible this brings unnecessary stress.
Choosing ambitious but realistic goals gives our lives direction and brings a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when we achieve them.
So, have you decided you ‘can’t’ do something because of your type? Or is it more likely ‘won’t’!?
A reminder to employers that the Government’s new rule of six does not apply to the workplace.
All Introverts are shy and all shy people are Introverts.
It’s a common misconception though, and one that Introverts can find frustrating!
When it comes to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Framework, the term Introvert relates to how you gain energy or recharge your energy levels when you are drained.
Introverts are energised by having time alone to reflect after a busy day of interacting with others and may ‘pass’ on an invitation to socialise after work, preferring a quiet evening in with a good book to recharge. But this can be misinterpreted as shyness.
It will tell me what job to apply for.
Now this is an interesting one.
It’s not absolutely true, but it’s a great place to start!
Knowing your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality type will give you an indication of the sorts of work environments and tasks that are likely to be most satisfying for you.
Putting capability aside, we can all do any job, and work in ways that don’t match our natural preferences, but this can be very draining.
September is self-care awareness month and once again our good friends at Action for Happiness have provided us with some daily tips. So, what’s it all about.