What's Your Type?

What’s Your Personality Type?

Working effectively as a team is important for any workplace, but especially for an ad agency. We rely on each other for guidance, morale, collaboration and even friendship. Teamwork creates a positive environment for everyone and plays an important role in the success of a project.

To improve communication, you have to take the time to get to know your team. By taking a personality test and sharing the results with your coworkers, you can find out how you best interact with different personality types. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is the most widely used tool for determining personality types in the world, and the results are surprisingly accurate.

Ask everyone in your office to quickly take this survey and share the results with each other. Are the majority of you introverts, or extroverts? Who are focused on the big picture, and who’s more concerned with minute details? Knowing how to handle different temperaments can save a lot of time, create understanding, and avoid potential stress. Plus, the test is kind of fun to take. 😉

You have to answer 70 questions, and it takes roughly ten minutes to complete. Your answers will place you in one of four temperaments: artisan, guardian, idealist or rational. These have four subcategories, which will determine your personality type.

I was a healer (INFP), in the Idealist temperament.

Here’s what I learned:

“INFPs are sensitive, caring, and compassionate, and are deeply concerned with the personal growth of themselves and others. Individualistic and nonjudgmental, INFPs believe that each person must find their own path. They enjoy spending time exploring their own ideas and values and are gently encouraging to others to do the same. INFPs are creative and often artistic; they enjoy finding new outlets for self-expression.”

– adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information
– patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details
– keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well to most others
– because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone
– follow their heart, not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling
– they have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion
– [The healer] might go for long periods without noticing a stain on the carpet, but carefully and meticulously brush a speck of dust off of their project booklet. (YES.)
– Their aptitude for foreign languages is unmatched. (I love learning languages. Weird.)

Famous INFPs: Kurt Cobain, Princess Diana, and Audrey Hepburn.

After you find out your personality type, I recommend reading more about your profile online. There’s a lot of websites out there that provide even more interesting information.
So what personality type are you? Let me know if it was accurate, or not! Check your personality, here!

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