MB can be very fun. I was first introduced to MB through my friend Meadow when I worked at Above Rubies.
Thursday evenings after I was finished with work I would often go to a young adult Bible study with her. We had quite a drive, and so a lot of time to either have great conversations - or loads of awkward silence.
Thankfully we normally had great conversations as we both enjoyed discussing interesting topics.
At the time she was completely enthralled with MB, as it was helping her understand her INTJ boyfriend better. I was kinda not too enthused about doing a personality test (I don't like being put in a box) but took the test and tried to make myself well acquainted with the details so we could have our conversations.
It was actually pretty neat to hear how MB was helping her understand her boyfriends a lot better. I don't know how many of you have the privilege of knowing INTJ's - but if you do, you will understand that they aren't always as easy to comprehend as they would want you to think ;) Complex minds, but make great friends once you know them.
I actually learned a lot about my friend, too, during this time.
She is an INFP, I am ENTJ. Those two types are very different - but understanding some things about the other really opened up potential knowing each other better.
|Decently accurate ;)|
Yes, at first I was hesitant. I didn't want to be put into a box. I still don't - I don't identify as ENTJ. But it is a great place to start understanding another person.
I have introduced MB to countless other friends since then. Some of my friends have told me that MB just isn't for them. Many have told me that it helped their relationships tremendously, and encouraged deeper conversations.
I normally don't bring MB up when I meet new people. But I have had new people bring it up to me - it's always great being able to talk to a perfect strange as if you are inside the other person's mind (a good side of their mind, not the scary parts ;p)
Also, I secretly like to type people when I see them. "She looks like a hidden introvert, even though she is so outgoing. Nerd - book worm. Talking about how she feels about the book. Definitely an NF. Brash, to the point - she must be an INFJ." (I was right, because later she brought it up and said she was so)
It's still hard to type people exactly. But just trying helps me be in the other person's perspective better. Which is great for so many things....
I can know better how to have a great conversation with out it becoming boring, or worse yet tensing into an argument.
and thus opportunity for both of us to grow.
rather than harshly judging. I can also better know how to judge someone else...
It took me a long time to like Pinterest... until I realized you could find tons of MB pins. Funny ones. Stupid ones with advice that should be discarded. Ones with good advice. And more!!!
One of the barriers I try to overcome in MB is liking the types I'm not supposed to get a long with. Funny thing? A couple of my best friends are actually types I should not get a long with ;)
I really enjoy funny MB posts - it can be fun to get together with other friends and compare what our types would do.
So, what do you think about Myers Briggs? What is your type? Also - make sure to return next week to read my post on Why I Hate Meyer's Briggs - the serious post ;)