by Mia M.
Something I find so strange about humans is that it something we just are – something we just have – is actually something we’re constantly striving to find, to understand, to define. Our identity. Our sense of self.
Hello, you beautiful bundles of trouble!
Who are you? What makes you . . . you? What facets add up to form your personality? Do you even know? Can you define yourself – explain yourself?
Do you know what makes you tick?
Look . . . humans are weird. If you really think about it, what even are we? (And I don’t mean that in the existential crises attracting “are we real? Are we meaningful? Were we put here for a reason?” way – I mean just at a base level. It’s like 9am, can we not send me into a tailspin of dark thoughts and crippling pointlessness, please?) We’re just these weird, over-developed animals with a bunch of strange quirks and traits. These strange entities who each experience, think and process life differently.
Isn’t it both weird and slightly trippy to think about? If you picked anyone else in the world to live your life, nobody would experience it the same way. Not one single person would have the same thoughts, ideas, inspiration or kind-of-random and slightly worrying accompanying thought processes. What you enjoy, they might hate. What you grit your teeth and bear, they might revel in! We occupy the same space yet live in completely different worlds.
Anyways, none of this is the point. It’s actually a big waste of time that’s needlessly padded out the word-count, wasted precious moments of your life and made me longingly dream about watching some Adventure Time.
The point is personality. The thing that shapes our lives is who we are and how we interact with the world. So today’s post is going to be a two-fold thing. I’m going to be sharing with you who I am (because, when I eventually snap, won’t it be nice to have a psyche profile readily available?) and exploring how you can discover more about who you are. Let’s fucking do this.
Personality is what makes you you. Your personality is an accumulation of all the traits that form your distinct and personal character.
A lot of reasons. Here are my personal main ones:
So what personality test do I recommend to understand what’s going on in that weird and squishy brain of yours?
This personality quiz is longer and more in-depth than your average (it should take you around ten minutes to complete) and it gives you a really in-depth analysis of your personality type.
Fine, you nosy bastards – I shall tell you.
I actually flip-flop between two; ENTP and INTP. This makes a lot of sense if you know me (the E and I represent extroversion and introversion) because I go through periods of time when I’m very introverted and all I want to do is read and create shit and people are just an annoying barrier to me doing what I want to do . . . And then sometimes I’m a total social butterfly who wants to go to parties, go on holidays and do loads of fun things with loads of fun people. In both of these times, though, the rest of my personality is the exact same. (Hence, the NTP not changing.)
I am an analyst personality type.
So like basically I’m a bit of an asshole. Sounds about right.
These are, almost uncannily, spot on.
The real useful thing about knowing what your personality type is is that you can identify your strengths . . . and your flaws. I’m going to walk you through some of the findings available for my personality type; you really don’t have to waste your time reading them, but it’s just an example of the type of advice you get.
There’s an entire section for friendships and romantic relationships full of advice – and things about your personality type that you could probably improve on when dealing with others. Like a cheat code to make people like you more. Sounds good to me.
We all have our shortcomings – but it’s a hell of a lot easier to overcome them when someone points them all out for us, right?
I mean, literally yes to all of these. I is a flawed human, I have no shame.
However, just as important as finding the things that aren’t great about you, understanding what is fucking fantastic about yourself is key. You can build on these traits!
So, to conclude, I really highly recommend taking the Briggs Meyer personality test! It’s completely free, super interesting and a really good starting point to understanding yourself a little bit better. (And, if you read through all those screenshots, me.)
What did you think of this post guys? What’s your personality type? Have you tried this test before? Give it a go and tell me your results! Do you think the findings would be helpful to you? Did you learn anything about my personality type? Let me know your thoughts down below!
About Mia M.
I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.
tattoo lover, plant hoarder, DIY addict and overall stoner grandma