What's your sign?
Do you believe in horoscopes? That the time and date of when you were born immediately files you into a specific personality category in our society?
You'd be surprised by the number of people who do!
Although more commonly associated with the female population (it's impossible not to pick up a women's magazine that doesn't have a monthly section dedicated to it) evidence suggests over 90% of adults know their zodiac sign and that well over half of that number agree that their signs’ character descriptions are a good fit. But what if there was a more scientific assessment of what makes you - well, you?
As a true Aquarius myself; I'm not embarrassed to say I'm part of the large percentage of people who know and correlate with their given sign. However, after hearing a very positive review about something called "The 16 Personalities Test" on a podcast during my morning commute, I decided I had to give it a try.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or more commonly known as “The 16 Personalities Test”, is a 93-question assessment that asks you to answer questions on a scale of strongly agree to strongly disagree. It then reviews your answers, calculates a result, and sorts you into a scientific category based on the responses you've shared. It even gives insight into how your result can succeed in their day-to-day life situations (e.g. career, friendship, parenting, etc.) This test is so popular that it is even used in company atmospheres for evaluating, hiring, and placing staff into areas that better fit their given results.
I found out I was an ENFP-T: A Diplomat Campaigner:
It was like I was reading something that had been read back to me my entire life! All the things I had heard were "So representative of an Aquarius" were simply now scientifically "So representative of me" - and not only when it came to my strengths, but my weaknesses as well. It showed settings and situations where my personality type strived as well as descriptive guidance for improvement in the places where I struggled.
If you have the time and interest, I recommended setting aside 15 minutes aside to give the test a try. It's a free and entertaining way to see yourself differently than you may have before - good, bad, and ugly, bullet-pointed and sorted. Most importantly, it's a fun way to perform something we all forget to do - recognize some positive traits and practiceself-love and self-maintenance.
Give it a try!