By G. P Avants
I teach a high school course called, “Media Communications”. It is a class that allows students to get skills to apply for business or start their own to online venture. Not everyone is college bound. There are so many great careers that require little or no college courses. So, I am excited to give my students tools to give them a better shot at a career they love.
One of the first things I do is to have my students write a personal bio. I give them a series of questions that form the basis of a larger story. Then they take a series of online career, job skills, and personality tests. I am always curious how students respond to what they may or may not have known about themselves. A good many of them are learning for the first time what personality type they are, what kind of careers are best for them, and how they interact with other personalities. It really helps me to better steer my students in a direction their education should go. It gives my students validation that they have chosen the right career or in many cases they now have found a purpose for why they are in school in the first place. Talk about something to warm your heart because my job just becomes a whole lot easier.
So, now that a few of us creatives have decided to join forces, I was curious what these characters personalities were. So we all took the 16 Personalities test. It really proved useful especially for the four of us who do our Neekology 101 podcast. It helped us to understand our strengths, weaknesses, and how we all complement each other on the team. Since we also have an editor, an intern and a business advisor we had them take the test. Wow! It showed me that God sent us the right people for the potential right jobs.
As a disclaimer this is not the be-all, end-all test of a person. It does however give you a picture and a place to start a conversation or point a person in a direction. Oh, what am I thinking, would you like to take the test, too? Here it is. I hope it helps. Tell us what you found.
Take the Test:
For you creative people here are some ideas to try out.
If you a writer like I am, consider taking the test as one of your characters. I did this for two of my characters and it was very insightful plus it gave me instant character development tool.
Take your favorite band or a person from history. See what you get. I thought about the Beatles and why they created such a variety and depth to their music. I came up with this:
Am I accurate?
Remember personalities are complicated like the people who have them. Doesn’t that make life interesting to know who the people on your life are like?
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This is a really cool post. I love taking personality tests for my characters (and myself). I’m an INTJ.
That test is pretty cool. Though it is just a snap shot it can feel pretty accurate. I had my kids in school take the test so they had a better idea what their strengths & weaknesses are. Did you find some insightful things?
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It was more like, “Ok, good, I’m not crazy.” It was reassuring for the moment, and it helped me realize how out-of-tune I am with my feelings. I like the enneagram more than MBTI, though. I like how the enneagram is more focused on motivations and why we do certain things. It felt like less of a box, I guess.