Today I want to start a discussion on personality tests! From using the free test through 16personalities (Myers Briggs based), I have found out that my personality type is ISTJ or the Logistician. This makes a lot of sense to me, but I know folks are surprised when they find that I am an introvert.
Being an introvert doesn't mean that I am unable to connect with others effectively, it means that I need quiet and solitude time to recharge to function optimally. I saw this clearly when I attended YMLS in 2019 and after a full day of presentation and roundtables discussions, we went back to our hotel and had about an hour between the networking events. While some of my colleagues chose this time to continue to meet in small groups, I used this time to go back to my hotel room and recharge as socializing personally tires me out.
A quick note, personality tests and such should not be about putting yourself in a specific box or defining you as a person - it is about understanding and leveraging your strengths and own unique skills to be successful in your way! If you ARE looking to discuss stereotypes in Engineering, I recommend the following thread started by @Christopher Seigel : https://collaborate.asce.org/careerbydesign/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=48f78a2a-5562-434c-8154-6da1a8c94c45&CommunityKey=78ae5b12-b515-4f9b-803f-739cb4239b86&tab=digestviewer#bm48f78a2a-5562-434c-8154-6da1a8c94c45
What personality or other similar tests have you taken? What was your outcome? Did you find it accurate? How have these tests helped (or not helped) you?
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Emergenetics.https://www.emergenetics.com/take-a-profile/I found it more insightful than other personality tests when it comes to working with team members on a project. Yes, I found it very accurate. See my report below. I have an easier time understanding how team members approach a problem.
Hi Ms. Schroeder,I loved these when I was first learning about them. I am borderline INTP and ISTJ, depending in on my environment, I noticed that personality will change to reflect on the environment. The only consistent characteristics are the "I" and the "T" and I don't really know what that means so. I don't know how companies really build teams with these. It would interesting to see AI assembled teams based off of personality tests.