Myers-Briggs Personality Traits

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An Essay Exploring the Myers-Briggs Personality Traits
According to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, my personality is ENFJ. Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Oprah Winfrey are a few people who share my personality. According to Truity Psychometrics, ENFJs comprise 3% of the world’s population. In the entire world, there are only 16 personality types according to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. There are over seven billion people walking around on this planet. Everyone is one of these 16 personalities. There are four categories within which I am one of two types. I will admit I was a little skeptical when I read this. I began to research what that meant and the skepticism started to fade.
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This was the one that I was the least surprised by. I am all about feelings and emotions of those around me; as well as my own feelings. In 16 Personalities, NERIS Analytics Limited wrote, “Feeling individuals are sensitive and emotionally expressive. They are more empathic and less competitive than Thinking types, and focus on social harmony and cooperation.” This couldn’t be truer for me. I am very sensitive and emotional. My empathy for others is always running overtime. This is something I wish I could change about myself. I have made many bad decisions because of my emotions. I have learned that I need to not make quick decisions. I have made decisions, that I regret, when I am running high on joy/anger/sad/hurt/scared feelings. In I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You: The Real Meaning Behind the 16 Personality Types, Pearman and Albritton wrote, “Feeling types have enormous energy associated with the awareness of accepting and being accepted. They tend to communicate respect through acceptance.” (114) I hate this about myself! I hate that I feel that I need that little nod of approval from those I am interacting with. If I do not get that approval, it tends effects my decisions. That is where my emotions come back into play and control me. I would sign up for five years of underwater basket weaving IF the person selling it made that connection with me. I do not think that emotions should make any

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