Why Everyone Should Take the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

Kaci Nguyen | Liberty DECA
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When colleges ask me to write about my identity, I blank.

I search deep within my soul for answers that should be blatantly obvious, yet aren’t. It’s easy to think you’ve got yourself figured out, but when you are asked to write about or even talk about who you are in an essay or interview, you realize you actually don’t.

If you ever find yourself in an existential crisis desperately searching for self-identity like I did, my suggestion is to take the Myers-Briggs personality test.

The Myers-Briggs personality test is an enlightening test that pinpoints who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, potential career paths, and more. Using your answers to a series of questions, the test determines whether you’re extraverted or introverted, whether you use sensing or intuition, whether you think or feel, and whether you judge or perceive. Your personality type is determined by the combination of these factors.

By taking the test, you’ll come into a self-realization of whether you’re the “Commander,” a self-born leader who is driven and strong-willed, or maybe the “Advocate,” a creative and insightful person always getting to the heart of the matter.

Whichever personality type you have and depending on which site you use to take the test, you’ll be able to gain insight into the career choices that best suit you, your strengths and weaknesses, and personality traits. It’s a great way to learn about yourself and what makes you tick.

As scary as it sounds to have this one program understand you more than your closest peers do or even you do, it’s completely worth the time.

So, the next time you come face to face with those notorious identity questions in the form of a college essay, officer application, or job interview, use the results from this test to guide you in crafting a well-articulated answer and you may get the spot you so much coveted.

This article was written by Liberty DECA member, Kaci Nguyen. You can follow Kaci on Twitter @kaci_nguyen.

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