Everyone always tells you “just be yourself”, but that requires you to know yourself and that sometimes is a challenge. Knowing yourself well has a number of benefits like knowing what you want, what you are comfortable with and what you are good at and what you are not so good at. Based on those insights we can make better choices and stay true to ourselves. And that, in turn, will give us more direction and make us happier in life. So, let’s get to know ourselves a bit better!
So, if you’re not really sure who you are and/or struggle to describe your personality, there are certain ways you can find out. We’ll get to that soon. Let’s start by talking about some of the things that make us who we are.
I think this is one of the most important factors of what makes up our personality: our values. Values are the qualities, the traits and the concepts we value most. For example, you can value freedom, respect, kindness and/or positivity. There are thousands of values you can have and we all have a set of our own. Our values are impacted by lots of things, for instance by our surroundings. The things you were raised with (“say thank you” or “wash your hands”) and the things that became important to us because of our experiences (helping someone in need if someone ever helped you out when you were in trouble).
What are some of your most important values? Anything that comes to mind is good. There’s no right or wrong answer.
Introvert vs. Extrovert
The short version:
The main difference between these two is that extroverts enjoy the company of others and are energized by being surrounded by other people. They are easily bored alone and always look for new, exciting things to do. Introverts, however, love to be alone. They also love to be in the company of close friends and family, but their energy is easily drained by social gatherings. They are much more comfortable relaxing by themselves.
You can also be somewhere in the middle. In that case, you’d be an ambivert.
There’s obviously way more factors that make up your personality, but you don’t necessarily need to know what a personality is made of in order to know and understand yourself better. If you learn what your values are, you can stay true to yourself and make sure you don’t cross your own boundaries. And if you know if you are an introvert, extrovert or ambivert you can use that knowledge to distribute your energy and focus on what you’re good at and feel energized by.
Now, Let’s Find out your personality type
Get to know yourself and find out your personality type through the 16 Personalities test. It gives you a very clear and thorough description of your personality type and it will definitely give you a lot of insights about yourself. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to do!
I’d love to know your results! Mine was “the protagonist” or ENFJ. Did you recognize yourself in your results?
With much love,