I recently had the opportunity to again take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Assessment.
It had been a number of years since I had taken the test and it was certainly interesting to see the results.
All in all, I was not surprised with the results. The report confirmed that I was an extrovert. It confirmed that I notice and trust facts. I make decisions using logical, objective analysis. I tend to be organized and orderly and that when all facts are present I can make a decision relatively quickly.
I am results-oriented and am comfortable focusing on the bottom line. Never were truer words spoken. This personality characteristic has also been confirmed within my StrengthsFinder 2.0 Report. My top theme is Achiever. I love to work hard and be productive.
I am now spending time trying to understand how my strong personality and drive impacts others – particularly our staff. For example, I readily show enthusiasm for the subject at hand. I am learning to understand this trait can overwhelm and override others. This can also lead to an employee not speaking their mind on a particular subject in which they truly have something valuable to add.
A common statement that I generally utter at least a few times per week is “Let’s keep the ball moving forward!” I’m adamant about providing continuous and measurable value for our clients. I also need to be aware that sometimes my way of moving ahead may be wrong for the particular situation. There are often many different paths to get to the same goal – and just because an employee chooses a different path doesn’t mean its wrong.
The last page of the report put a smile on my face. The “prayer” for my personality type was as follows: Lord, help me to not try to run EVERYTHING, but if You need something, just ask.