The first quarter of the year has come and gone. Have you achieved all you set out to achieve? Are you on track? Did you set any goals in the first place? At the beginning of each year, most people are focused on setting goals for the next year. Almost everyone is busy writing down the various things they want to achieve. But what if you don’t know? What if you’re completely lost and you have no idea what it is you really actually want to do? How do you set any goals when you don’t even know where you’re going or what it is you want out of life? This can be one of the most frustrating things to experience because you feel as though you are just wasting away, floating through life.
I understand this feeling because I went through it for the longest time. I’m happy to say though, that I now have a nice light at the end of the tunnel. I strongly believe that people who are in that situation are there because they may not really know themselves. This of course is not the only reason but I believe it is one of the main reasons. I can’t really stress the importance of knowing and accepting yourself in life. Not only when it comes to goal setting, but in all aspects of life.
How does one get to know themselves you may ask? Well, for me at least, the Myers Briggs Test/16 Personalities test really helped. A lot. That and a lot of prayer! With me it’s not like I didn’t know myself, I did. But the tests really helped me realise that I wasn’t weird, just unique. I mean at 0.8% of the population, I think I’m pretty unique indeed!
I’m not saying this test is the gospel truth, but it was freakishly accurate for me. I was just like wow, wow, wow the whole time I was reading the results. It felt like someone had been studying me my whole life and then giving me a report back on their observations. I believe that when you’re sure of who you are and confident in who you are, the battle of what you want to do with your life is half won.
Back to the test. I promise you, if you answer the questions honestly (how you really are and not how you want to be or how you think you should be), you will be shocked at how accurate and spot on the results are. The results of the test are then broken down into the introduction to your personality type, strengths and weaknesses, emotions, romantic relationships, friendships, parenthood, career paths, work place habits and the conclusion.
It is such a relief to realise you’re actually not crazy and that your behaviour can most probably just be put down to your personality type. For example, I’ve always known that I’m a very complex person and this test has just confirmed that.
You can take the test here.
My personality type is grouped under “Analysts” and I am an Architect – INTJ-A. Read more about it here.
Do let me know what you think about it, how accurate it was for you and what new things you discovered about yourself. Or perhaps you feel the whole thing is a big old load of codswallop? 😁. Just remember to be as honest as you can when answering the questions for the best results.