As part of a training course I’m on at work, we were encouraged to take the Myers-Briggs personality test. I’d never done it before so I was really curious to see what my results would be. Turns out I’m an ESTJ.

ESTJ: Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their plans.

Yep, that sounds about right. I was one of only a couple clear extroverts in the room, and my “J” rating was probably the highest as well. (That’s the one where you prefer to have the world structured and scheduled rather than all loosey-goosey and play-it-by-ear.) I had some good conversations with others who were very different and we talked about how we could work together more productively in the future. Very useful.

And if you’re wondering, he hasn’t taken the test but I predict Mr Snook is probably INTP.

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