Personality Assessments

My Personality Assessment – I/D/S

I have found that I am an innovator when it comes to change.  Flexibility is key and change is good, being stagnant is not that appealing. I appreciate change and the possibilities that could occur…or be learned from. Rocking the boat, learning a new technique, stepping out in uncertainty, exploring new roads, smiling at a stranger, doing something different from the old cliche “that’s how it’s always been done” and asking why instead of just complying, going to see a movie on a school night, starting a book club or a favorite activity group, trying a new dish at a new restaurant, talking to a stranger about Jesus…yes, change is good. Innovate, Innovate, Innovate.

As for the value of self-awareness for me personally, the graphs taught me that I have some “C’ characteristics, but I really am an “I/D/S” at various times and feel that this is a good blend. I love organization!!!   Professionally speaking, I can incorporate all personality aspects when needed and when applicable because of education and training.

My Meyers-Briggs Assessment – ESFJ

Portrait of an ESFJ – The Caregiver

ESFJs are people persons – they love people. They are warmly interested in others. They use their Sensing and Judging characteristics to gather specific, detailed information about others, and turn this information into supportive judgments. They have a special skill at bringing out the best in others. They are extremely good at reading others, and understanding their point of view. The ESFJ’s desire for everything to be pleasant makes them highly supportive of others. People like to be around ESFJs, because the ESFJ has a special gift of invariably making people feel good about themselves.

The ESFJ takes their responsibilities very seriously and are very dependable. They value security and stability, and have a strong focus on the details of life. They see before others do what needs to be done, and do whatever it takes to make sure that it gets done. They enjoy these types of tasks, and are extremely good at them.

ESFJs are warm and energetic. They are hurt by indifference and don’t understand unkindness. They are very giving people, who get a lot of their personal satisfaction from the happiness of others. They want to be appreciated for who they are, and what they give. They’re very sensitive to others, and freely give practical care. ESFJs are such caring individuals, that they sometimes have a hard time seeing or accepting a difficult truth about someone they care about. With Extraverted Feeling dominating their personality, ESFJs are good at reading other people.

ESFJs have a strong value system that is ethical and centered around genuine goodness. They are most likely be the kindest, most generous souls who will gladly give you the shirt off of their back without a second thought. The selfless quality of their personality type is genuine and pure. The ESFJ believes in the integrity and they’re usually quite popular and good with people. ESFJs are most comfortable with structured environments. They enjoy creating order and structure, and are very good at tasks which require these kinds of skills.

ESFJs respect and believe in the laws and rules of authority, and believe that others should do so as well. They’re traditional, and prefer to do things in the established way, rather than venturing into unchartered territory. Their need for security drives their ready acceptance and adherence to the policies of the established system. ESFJs are warm, sympathetic, helpful, cooperative, tactful, down-to-earth, practical, thorough, consistent, organized, enthusiastic, and energetic. They enjoy tradition and security, and seek stable lives for them and the people around them.