daily prompt: sixteen tons + personality types

A day late daily prompt, but better late than never.  Plus, I wanted to share an enlightening exercise re: personality types (and how they relate to career choices).

Daily Prompt: Sixteen Tons – How do you feel about your job? Do you spring out of bed, looking forward to work? Or, is your job a soul-destroying monotony of pure drudgery, or somewhere in between?

A few months ago, I made one of the hardest decisions in my life.  To quit my job.

I recently posted about being a guest contributor where I wrote about my journey to new beginnings and how this decision has lead to priceless enrichment.

This brings me to my next related topic: personality types.  I am a true believer in experimenting and trying things out for yourself.  You never know until you try.  However, I also believe that certain personality traits, either blatantly or subliminally, help or hinder success, enjoyment, efficiency, etc.

Chris over at 61 Musings posted about personality tests that you can take to determine your personality type.  I opted for the free test.  Results classified me as an INTJ (Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging), although it did say I showed “moderate” preference for each characteristic (33% preference of introversion over extraversion, 38% preference of intuition over sensing, 25% preference of thinking over feeling, and 33% preference of judging over perceiving).  As a side note, I took a similar test a few months ago and at that time, I was classified as an INTP.  Interesting.  Chris also provides links to another site that creates those wonderful heads full of characteristics and stressors for each type.  Here are the heads for my type:



16 thoughts on “daily prompt: sixteen tons + personality types

  1. Quit your job, eh? Good for you! Well, as long as it was a good change. A few months ago I took that test and found that I’m an INTJ also. Introvert definitely fits.


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  3. I was also tested an INTJ, but I think it shows more of where you are at the moment of testing; my husband overall is not like his test results, but it described entirely the him these last few months, I mean, he’s not an introvert, he has just been on leave career wise.


    • Hi fellow INTJ! Yes, I totally agree with the results being accurate for that particular moment in time. There may be consistent similarities, but depending on the moment, there may also be differences. Thanks for the insight!


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