365 DoW: Day Ten

12 April 2016

Today’s prompt: Decisions, decisions! How are you more likely to make an important decision—by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?

For today’s prompt, I decided to use my Myers Briggs Type Indicator to help me explain my reasoning—which should point very directly to which approach I take.  The Myers Briggs test is used to make sense of the different psychological types in our society.  The test is made up of 16 personality types.

Now, when it comes to making decisions, I tend to think them through before acting.  I like to weigh the pros and cons of the situation before making my final decision.  I thought it would be interesting to use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to back up my reasoning.

My Myers Briggs personality type is ESFJ—extroverted, sensing, feeling, judging.

ESJFs have strong practical skills and use their sensing and judging characteristics to gather detailed information about a situation before making decisions.  ESJFs like to make sure they have fully researched every option first.  According to the Myers Briggs test, ESFJs rely on past experiences, consider the impact their choices have on other people, incorporate logical evaluations, and tend to prolong decision-making.

This test actually does a pretty good job of helping to explain the way I make most decisions in my life.

Want to take the test for yourself? Here’s a really good one you can do: https://www.16personalities.com/

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