LIVE BOLD & BLOOM: “What Is Your Personality Type?”

It was no surprise to see I’m an ‘Idealist’… 🐬

“Knowing your personality type helps you understand yourself, your interests, your motivations, and your relationships. Although your personality type doesn’t completely define who you are, it helps you have much more awareness about yourself and gives you tools for making important decisions in your life.”

~Barrie Davenport @ Live Bold & Bloom

 

Take the quiz here:

https://liveboldandbloom.com/01/self-improvement/quiz-what-is-your-personality-type

 

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BARRIE DAVENPORT: “Sensing Vs. Intuition: How Do You Perceive Your World?”

I once managed a resort that provided courses in Myers-Briggs studies to better understand employees and guests. I loved that and learned a lot about people. (I’m an INFP) 🙂

If you have taken a Myers-Briggs personality test, you know that there are dominant personality traits all people have, while other traits are more subdued.

The Myers-Briggs type indicator has four personality dichotomies that comprise one’s personality. Your personality type is often reflected as a series of four letters.

The four dichotomies include:

Your favorite world: Do you tend to focus on the outer world or more on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).

Information Gathering: Do you focus on the basic information you take in with your senses, or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).

Decision-Making: When making decisions, do you prefer to first use logic and consistency or first consider people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).

Structure Preference: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

The letters for these four dichotomies can combine in 16 different ways, depending on your personality type. For example, I’m an INFJ (introvert, intuitive, feeling, judging).

In this post, I’m going to focus on Sensing vs. Intuition — whether you prefer to collect and process new information either through your five senses or in more, imaginative and abstract ways.

  • Personality Traits: Sensing Vs. Intuition

Everyone uses Sensing and Intuition to process information. One of them is likely more natural for you, and you are more comfortable using it, while the other may be a bit more uncomfortable, but you still it on a daily basis.

It is more common to have a Sensing personality trait than an Intuitive one, as almost 75% of people identify themselves as being Sensors. When it comes to Sensing vs. Intuition, do you know which preference you have?

Carl Jung was the first to develop a theory that everyone has a psychological type. The two different functions he believed humans use in their lives were how people perceive information and how they make decisions.

He believed that there were two opposite ways of functioning within these boundaries. According to Jung, each psychological trait is on a spectrum, meaning that everyone uses these function at varying amounts, and each person develops an order of preference for the functions.

Jung believed one’s dominant function was so powerful that it took over any other personality types that person had.

There are eight sensing personality types and 8 intuitive types.

The sensing personality types include:

ISTJ- Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging (the assessor)

These people are quiet and serious. They often become successful because they are thorough, responsible, and dependable.

ISTJs are also practical, matter-of-fact, and realistic with their ideas. They use logic to make decisions and work toward their goals without becoming easily distracted.

ISTJs appreciate organization and value loyalty and traditions.

ISFJ- Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging (the guardian)

ISFJ’s are quiet, cordial, responsible, and dedicated. They consistently meet their deadlines and produce accurate and thorough work.

They are loyal people who are able to remember specific details about people who they find to be important. They thrive in a neat and harmonious environment.

ISTP- Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving (the expert)

ISTPs are logical, tolerant, and flexible. They love to be efficient in their work and get through all of the unnecessary information to find exactly what they need.

They do not like to waste time or deal with things that will not help them reach their ultimate goal.

They are quiet observers but act quickly to find solutions to problems that may come up. They love to figure out how things work, especially when it comes to cause and effect.

ISFP- Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving (the creator)

ISFPs are quiet, nice, and sensitive. They tend to live in the moment and only pay attention to what is going on around them.

ISFPs prefer to work in their own space and at their own pace. They are committed to their values and their loved ones.

ISFPs are uncomfortable with disagreements and conflicts and do their best to avoid these situations.

ESTP- Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving (the convincer)

ESTPs are flexible and tolerant and take a sensible approach to achieve immediate results.

They are not interested in theories or concepts, rather they prefer to use facts to be proactive in solving problems.

ESTFs tend to live in the here and now and may act spontaneously to enjoy the moments they have with other people.

In fact, people with this personality type often try to get other people to be spontaneous along with them.

ESFP- Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving (the entertainer)

ESFPs are outgoing and accepting of other people. They do not discriminate and they see everyone as an equal.

They easily adapt to new people and environments. ESFPs have a great love for life and material comforts.

They love to have fun while working in teams or groups and they often bring a realistic approach to any project. ESFPs learn best by trying new things with other people.

ESFJ- Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging (the advocate)

This person is warm-hearted, diligent, and cooperative. They appreciate living in harmony and work very hard to establish this environment.

They also believe that all people are equal and do not discriminate against people who are different from them in any way.

ESFJs prefer to work in groups and get multiple perspectives in order to finish tasks accurately and efficiently.

They follow through with all of their promises and want to be appreciated for their contributions. ESFJs are also attuned to the needs of other people and try to meet those needs.

ESTJ- Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging (the supervisor)

ESTJs are practical, realistic, and tell it like it is. They can make decisions quickly, implement their plans, and achieve results efficiently.

They can clearly define their logical standards and expect others to systematically follow them. They are great leaders and are often in supervisor or captain positions in their careers.

The intuition personality types include:

INFJ- Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging (the best friend)

INFJ personality types look for the meaning and connection in their ideas, relationships, and even their material possessions.

They want to be able to understand what motivates people. They are very committed to their values and create a clear vision for working toward the common good.

INFJs are great people to confide in because they will listen and try to help others find solutions to their problems.

INTJ– Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging (the planner)

INTJs are able to come up with innovative ideas and they love to figure out how they can implement these ideas.

They are able to easily pick up on patterns with external events and come up with long-range explanations.

INTJs are skeptical and independent and maintain high standards of competence and performance.

INFP- Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving (the idealist)

INFPs are strategic and loyal to what they believe in. They want to live their lives parallel with their values and are accepting of other people unless their values are being threatened.

They have a sense of curiosity and they can come up with possibilities of solutions to problems quickly. They want to understand people and to help others fulfill their potential.

INTP– Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving (the engineer)

INTPs look for logical explanations for problems and analyze the things that they are interested in.

They think in a theoretical way, which makes them more interested in ideas than in socializing.

INTPs are quiet and contained, but they are flexible and adapt easily to new situations. They are able to pay strict attention to the problem at hand if it piques their interest.

ENFP– Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving (the supporter)

ENFPs are enthusiastic and imaginative and they love to improvise. They enjoy exploring the different possibilities in life and they are able to connect events and information very quickly.

While they do enjoy receiving affirmation from others, ENFPs are confident in their work and they often give appreciation and support to other people when they see a job well done.

ENTP– Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perceiving (the inventor)

ENTPs are able to think on their feet and they’re very smart, vigilant, and outspoken. They are quick to use their resources to solve new and difficult problems.

They think about new possibilities and are then able to analyze their ideas in a strategic way. ENTPs are good at reading other people and are quick to jump from one task to another.

ENTJ– Extraversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judging (the chief)

These decisive leaders tell it how it is. They are quick to point out illogical or inefficient procedures and policies and develop new comprehensive systems to solve problems within an organization.

ENTJs enjoy long-term planning, goal setting, and the consistent pursuit of knowledge. They are both well-informed and well-read and love passing their knowledge onto other people.

ENFJ– Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging (the instructor)

ENFJs are warm, sociable, empathetic people who hold a high level of responsibility. They are often mentors and easily pick up on the needs and motivations of other people.

They are able to see the potential in everyone. This group often initiates individual and group growth, which makes them great group facilitators.

ENFJs are responsive to both praise and criticism.

Why do you need to know your personality type?

There are several reasons why it is important to know and understand your personality type. First, it will help you realize that other people are not necessarily wrong, they are just different.

If you are the sensing type and someone you work with is more intuitive, you may be interested in only the facts of a case, while your partner is more interested in the patterns and possibilities. If you know this, you will be more equipped to work with this person.

Knowing your personality type will also help you manage your daily routine better. When you understand what you need in order to do your best work, you can structure your days in a specific way to maximize your success.

You will also be able to manage your energy better. If you can recognize what makes you thrive and what exhausts you, you can plan ahead of time so your energy is available to you when you really need it.

This can certainly impact your life because you can make sure that you have the energy that you need when you are at work and you can set aside some quiet time after work to recharge if that is what your mind and body want.

When it comes to Sensing vs. Intuition, these criteria represent the method by which people perceive information. Knowing this about yourself will help you pinpoint your most effective learning style.

Intuitive Personality

If you favor intuition, it means you pay the most attention to the meaning and patterns of messages that you receive.

Intuitive people prefer to learn by working a problem through in their head instead of engaging in a hands-on experience.

Intuitive people are always interested in learning new things and looking for possibilities that have not yet been uncovered. These people think more about the future than the past and they like to work with abstract theories.

People who are intuitive remember past events as a general idea of what something was like rather than the facts and details of the event.

  • Mainly believes information he/she receives from the imaginative world
  • Visionary and future-oriented
  • Perceives things based on their understanding of the world
  • Focused on meanings
  • Often more interested in the future than the present
  • Described as being “creative” 

Sensing Personality

According to the Myers Briggs test, you may lean more toward the Sensing personality if you often pay attention to physical reality — what you see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

People in this category are more concerned with things that are authentic, present, current, and true.

Sensing people often notice facts and recall details that they think are important. They like to use practical ideas, and they are able to learn the best when they can see how to use what they are learning.

This means that hands-on experiences make a larger impact than words or lectures.

  • Relies on concrete, true information
  • Focused on the present and past
  • Mainly believes information that he/she receives from the external world
  • Hands-on learners
  • Often described as “practical” and “literal”
  • Neither the Sensing nor the Intuitive preference is better than the other.

Both types have strengths and weakness, and both are necessary for society to function optimally.

We need the visionaries and idealists, and we need those whose feet are firmly planted on the ground.

Understanding whether or not you lean more toward a sensing or intuitive preference will help you better understand yourself and make decisions and choices that support your natural type.

Do you think you are more of a sensing person or do you lean more toward intuition? You can find out more by visiting the Myers-Briggs site and taking a personality assessment:

https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/home.htm?bhcp=1

 

 

~via LiveBoldAndBloom.com

SYEDA FARAH NOOR: “What Does The Last Digit Of Your Birth Year Reveal About Your Personality?”

The birth year reveals a lot about your personality, and this is something that occurs in cycles of ten years each.

All that you need to do is follow the below explanation and find out the last number and know what it has in store for you.

So, if your date of birth is 7-09-1984, then all that you need to do is pick the last number, which is 4.

Now, go ahead and find out what the number tells about your personality.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1951, 61, 71, 81, 91, 01, 11, etc…

If your last digit is ‘1’, then you are the type of person who seems to be extremely competitive. You are a person who likes to win at any given cost. As an individual, you seem to be driven and ambitious. When it is all about your dreams, you seem to be a warrior. On the other hand, you are not the kind of person who would give up quickly on anything, and you would fight until your last breath.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1952, 62, 72, 82, 92, 02, 12, etc…

If your last digit is ‘2’, then you are said to be the individual who seems to have a dual personality. As a person, you are someone who has a different character for people you love and a completely different one for those whom you don’t like. As a person, you seem to strictly distinguish the people in your life and those who are not even close to you.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1953, 63, 73, 83, 93, 03, 13, etc…

If your last digit is ‘3’, then you are an individual who has a multi-dimensional personality. As a person, you seem to see life from different perspectives. You tend to conclude things based on different opinions. It can be either yours or your opponents’ opinion.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1954, 64, 74, 84, 94, 04, 14, etc…

If your last digit is ‘4’, then you are the individual who seems to be aware of all the happenings around you. Just like the four directions which summarize all of the possibilities, you are said to be an individual who appears to have a personality which is understanding of what are other’s needs. As a person, you know what drives you, or what stops you. Apart from all this, your thoughts are believed to be your most significant assets.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1955, 65, 75, 85, 95, 05, 15, etc…

If your last digit is ‘5’, then you are the type of person who seems to express all the variations of humanity and life indeed. Your personality is said to include the five essential components of life, which are fire, water, earth, heart, and air. This forms the core of existence. As a person, you have a whole personality that is capable of attaining success and becoming anything and everything that you choose.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1956, 66, 76, 86, 96, 06, 16, etc…

If your last digit is ‘6’, then you are the type of person who loves to immerse yourself with the darker side of life. As a person, you have a part of your personality that thrives for darkness. This is not something that is bad. But as a person, you have the capability of destroying anyone who seems to threaten or dare you or your loved one.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1957, 67, 77, 87, 97, 07, 17, etc…

If your last digit is ‘7’, then you are a person who has a personality which is mysterious. As a person, you are someone who seems to be charming, bright, and exceptionally smooth. On the other hand, you are the kind of person who appears to be great at hiding secrets behind your innocent smile. Remember that you are the type of mysterious soul that people keep talking about.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1958, 68, 78, 88, 98, 08, 18, etc…

If your last digit is ‘8’, then you are the type of person who seems to have broad, thoughtful ideas. You have the capacity of dealing with new thoughts and ideas all the time. As a person, you are someone who prefers a meaningful conversation of ideas, and you prefer being close to your loved ones than anyone else.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1959, 69, 79, 89, 99, 09, 19, etc…

If your last digit is ‘9’, then you are the type of person who seems to be extremely detail-oriented. You seem to be meticulous in your approach when you do things that are not your cup of tea. As a person, you are a perfectionist who seems to keep looking for that ideal thing. You tend to move towards excellence in almost everything that you do.

If You Were Born In The Year That Ends With 1950, 60, 70, 80, 90, 00, 2010, etc…

If your last digit is ‘0’, then you are the type of person who seems to be highly adaptable and smart. You know how to be discreet while making decisions. As an individual, you can do everything and yet manage to hide your true nature like a chameleon. There are very few who know the real side of yours. On the other hand, you also have a charismatic personality, which seems to be quite intriguing and mysterious as well.

 

 

~via BoldSky.com

DAILY VIBES: “5 Signs You Are An Extremely Strong Yet Highly Sensitive Person”

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When we think of people with great strength of character who are able to come through difficult circumstances often seemingly unfazed, we don’t generally think of those same people being very sensitive as well.  It can and does occur though, that some incredibly strong people and personalities are also some of the most sensitive.

The two traits are not mutually exclusive, as society might have us think.  Below are 5 signs you just might be one of these rare people yourself.

1. You find yourself overwhelmed at times.

The world is wild and sometimes scary place, and life slows down for no one.  You may sometimes feel overcome by the rush and weight of it all, but you never give up.  You’re sensitive enough to feel those feelings deeply but strong enough not to be halted by them.  You know better than anyone that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

2. You call it like it is.

Your sensitivity allows you to be attuned to the details and hard truths of reality, and whether it’s the behavior of a friend or some small injustice that may go unnoticed by others, you aren’t afraid to bring it to the forefront of attention.  You’re in touch with the feelings of others, as most sensitive people are, but you don’t sugarcoat or gloss over things that need to be addressed.

3. You’re only interested in real romantic connections.

You’ve got a lot going on inside of you and you’re not interested in spending 5 dates talking about weather and local sports or favorite bands.  You want something honest and real from your partner and you’re not afraid to wait it out a little longer in order to get that.  You don’t like to be alone, but you know what your company is worth and you won’t settle for less.

4. You have standards for yourself and others.

You’re sensitive enough to know when something isn’t quite right but you’re also strong enough to know you shouldn’t take that crap lying down.  You wouldn’t expect anything from others that you don’t expect from yourself, so when something is unacceptable, it’s important to you to let the proper people know so that the situation can be remedied.  Basically you don’t take any bullshit and you don’t allow yourself to dish it out, either.

5. You are an excellent listener.

Your natural sensitivity gives you a unique talent for listening and being compassionate to the troubles of others, while your strength helps to make you a great shoulder to cry on in times of need.  Your presence is kind and warm but also firm and reassuring.  You’re able to empathize and sit through the pain with a friend, but you’re also there to help them stand back up and keep on moving forward.  This is why anyone who gets to call you a friend should consider themselves lucky.

 

 

~via DailyVibes.org (courtesy of LifeCoachCode.com)

SPIRITUAL UNITE: “Are You a Pink Aura Person? This Is What It Means”

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What is a pink aura and what does it mean to have this aura as your dominant colour?  Aura colours surround a person and often reflects their personality, emotions and their future destiny.

So what does it mean when you have a pink aura?

Most often this aura is displayed as a secondary colour, so if you have a pink aura, then it signifies that you have a balanced heart centre.  You are someone who expresses unconditional love, you are compassionate, and you listen very well.

When you have this aura displayed as a life colour, then you are showing your loving purpose, and it is coming true.  However, when you have this aura shown as a secondary colour, this means you are going through an energy transition and integration that will help your purpose.

If you have pink as your primary aura colour which is the rarest; then you have mastered unconditional love.  Which is the truest form of love which connects everyone together.

This aura is also reflected when you are in a relationship with your twin flame; this aura shines directly from a balanced heart chakra.

What about pink aura people and their characteristics?

Pink Aura people are kind, compassionate, selfless and loving souls.  They also like being loved; they like to hang around friends and family at every opportunity.  They are the ones who are always hosting family events and always very generous with their time.  They are very healthy people and will look after their bodies with proper nutrition and exercise.

Pink Aura people tend to be romantic when they have found the one and will stay faithful, loyal and loving for the rest of their lives.

Pink Aura people are natural healers, and they are sensitive and selfless, they are also psychically very powerful.  They are creative and have a lot of imagination.  Because of that creativity, a pink aura person will make a great writer of novels, poetry or even song lyrics.

The pink aura person does not like poverty, conflicts or injustice.  They are always striving to make the world a better place, so they make personal sacrifices to make this happen.

The pink aura individual expects high standards from people because they are strong willed and highly disciplined themselves.  They have high morals and values, and they never deviate from it.  Because of their honest nature, they are valued as an employee and also make a great employer because of their fairness.

 

 

~via SpiritualUnite.com