If I'm meeting you for the first time and we begin talking; I'm already trying to figure out who you are and how you think. Essentially, I'm deducing whether you're an introvert or extrovert, intuition or sensing, feeling or thinking, judging or perceiving on the Myers-Briggs scale. I believe it is essential to know who you are, in order to live to your God-given potential. Life is too short to play to your weaknesses, or try to work at them endlessly. I'm a proponent of playing to one's strengths & being confident in them.
It can be rather difficult for me to accept me for me. Too see that my strengths are my assets & stop wishing I was less of me and more of someone else. This is why understanding my core & others is so vital to everyday life. When I observe my girls, I take note of the ways they think, respond, order & verbalize their world. My Tayers is definitely an extrovert, while V is more introverted. Knowing this alone enables me to understand them and give them room to be who they were created to be.
My personality type is defined as ENFJ. Extroverted, I(N)tution, Feeling, Judging. I'm under the category of Idealist. An Idealist is anyone with the combination of N & F. My personal combination labels me as "Teacher." While Ben is an ISFJ, which puts him under the category of Guardian, due to the S & J in his profile. The other two categories are NT (Rationals) & SP (Artisans).
One trait characteristic of an NF, (specifically an ENFJ) is their love of personality tests. So, when someone says, "Wow Kamille, you know a lot about Myers-Briggs stuff," and Ben is around, he is sure to say, "And the thing about Kamille's Myers-Briggs type is her uncanny ability to identify others Myers-Briggs (& interest in them).'"
If you've never taken a test to see where you fall, you will find the link for one below. Go and take the test, come back and comment with your results. If you have any questions, let me know. Knowing you is key in knowing how to extend hospitality, which allows you to give yourself more grace & others as well.
Info on the test:
- Don't overthink it.
- If you are spending over five seconds on a question, move on & come back
- If you don't understand a word, move on & come back
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