(Note: I wrote this up last night, and had meant to post it at 11pm! So while it appears that I missed day #22, I didn’t really. Now I just gotta get today’s done earlier!)
Why do we do the things we do? Wouldn’t it be great to figure that out?
Yes, we all have ideas as too the reasons why, since we all read inspirational quotes, scripture, and other good books. We talk to enlightened friends, coaches, and other guides in our lives.
So we do have lots of insights into what we do & why, but have you dug as deep as you can go?
I’ve been doing some Myers-Briggs tests lately and they’ve been immensely helpful. It’s sort of funny reading criticism of their methodology, but honestly…reading criticisms of methods, programs, and systems is just like reading reviews of hotels and restaurants:
One person says it’s great & wonder.
The very next person says it’s the worst they they ever came across! lol
So you have to make your own assessments. And I like to say that “the proof is in the pudding.”
If it helps you, it helps you. Bottom line.
I think the BEST thing that’s helped me from reading up on Myers-Briggs (which was built upon the Carl Jung ideas of introverts, ambiverts, and extroverts) is knowing the category I fall under.
It’s sort of comforting to know that it’s not wrong to hate group work or big parties or mindless chatter that serves no purpose.
And it’s ok to prefer working one-on-one in a counselling role…and to want to be part of a higher purpose, yet also hate rules, expectations, and being locked into one way to do things!
I’d encourage you to seek out methodologies that “test” who you are. They can only HELP.
Have you done any tests like these? Do you find them useful?