After answering the 72 questions my personality type was identified as being ENFJ which is short for Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling and Judging. Surprisingly, only2-5% of the population has this type according to Wikipedia.
Traits of ENFJ – Teachers
This personality type is classified as Teacher by some which doesn’t mean one should be a teacher, but rather serve as a mentor in some role. Common traits are:
- Have strong interpersonal skills
- Draws conclusions quickly
- Unusually sensitive to criticism
- Intensively optimistic
- Puts needs and desires of others above own
- May avoid conflict at all costs to keep peace
- Openly communicative, fun-loving and transparent
- Excellent planners
Well known people who are thought to be of the same personality type are: Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama just among US presidents. In other fields: Ross Perot, Dennis Hopper and Pete Sampras to name a few.
Careers suggested for this personality type include counseling, education, psychology, physician, social work,science, computer programming, management, and politics.
My Analysis of Results
Nearly all of the traits sound like me with one exception. I am not conflict avoidant (not that I seek it out). I am able to proactively tell people information or opinions they don’t want to hear. Otherwise, I have to say the shoe fits.
A personality test would be helpful to high school students trying to figure out what career to pursue. Have you ever taken a personality test? If yes, did it match you?