I see advertisements and articles online that try to educate those who have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® as to which type is your best partner. I know that curiosity plays a part in people wanting to know if their partner or potential partner is the ‘right’ one.
Having taken the Myers-Briggs® from a certified practitioner and had it properly debriefed, you will know that it is about how you communicate knowing that each of the sixteen personality types take in and respond to information in their own unique way. If knowing these differences in type you choose to not accept them, then your relationship is not going to run smoothly. The beauty of knowing personality type is that it gives you the tools to communicate effectively with others.
The beauty of life is that we are all unique, with our own gifts. Even with the same letters describing our personality type, we will not be exactly the same or react the same way in times of stress. Type is not perfect, but it is a starting point in understanding ourselves and those close to us, whether it be in the home or workplace.
There are no bad types. Each brings their own strengths and weaknesses to their environment. Any type can do any job although some may be more comfortable in the job than others. Time and time again I have seen the value in Boards or management teams with a diversity of type. You can’t choose team members by type but by understanding type, you can make the most of communication and decision-making.
This works with partners as well. By understanding type and having a willingness to acknowledge your differences, you can be ‘meant for each other’.
Enjoy the journey!
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