At work we are having our personalities dissected through the wonder of Myers-Briggs. It’s a way of finding out how your personality affects the way you work, and how you interact with others. Hmmm.
Anyway, it turns out that I am an ENTP, that is to say an Extroverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving type person. According to Wikipedia, this means I am:
ENTPs are frequently described as clever, cerebrally and verbally quick, enthusiastic, outgoing, innovative, and resourceful. ENTPs are motivated by a desire to understand the world they live in, and improve it. They are usually very accurate when sizing up a situation. They may have a perverse sense of humor [cool!] and sometimes play devil’s advocate, which can create misunderstandings with friends, coworkers, and family. However, ENTP’s are quite ingenious and are quite adept at directing relationships between means and ends. More so than other types, ENTPs can “think outside the box” and come up with fresh, unexpected solutions to difficult problems. However, they are less interested in generating detailed plans or following through than in generating ideas and possibilities. However, when the ENTP is used correctly on a team, they offer an incredible depth of understanding and a high degree of flexibility and problem solving ability. The ENTP regards a comment like “it can’t be done” as a personal challenge, and will spare no expense to discover a solution once properly motivated.
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There’s stuff about this on Palimpsest. I am almost the complete opposite to you: ISJP I think, Introverted Sensing Judging Perceiving. Which basically makes me the Little Hitler of any office, rule-bound, hates to delegate but dedicated. Thanks.
ENFP – we’re almost brothers 🙂
Unmanageable mavericks of the world, unite!
The Palimpsest thread mentioned by John Self is here – some interesting discussion in there.