3) The Enneagram test is popular in both business and spiritual circles. Its origins are the most fuzzy and least research
As a career counselor, I always tell my clients that there are four factors that determine their happiness in their next job or occupation: Skills, Interests, Personality, and Values. If one of them is out of sync, then they will probably eventually feel like a car running out of gas.
MBTI or Meyers-Briggs Personality Theory started in the early 1900's and evolved through the years into a self-analyzing tool that in some circles is cult-like. Originally started as a means to understand one's affinities and abilities in the their career, it still has yet to reach its potential in the workforce.
Dear Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Do you remember the day we met? Our first date was magical: I opened up to you like I had never done with anyone before. In return, you opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world. We had so much in common back then. Sadly, as the months passed, we started to grow apart.
When it comes to accuracy, if you put a horoscope on one end and a heart monitor on the other, the MBTI falls about halfway in between.
As with movie stars, we personally connect with some candidates more than others, and the ones we connect with have the advantage. If the election turns on how much voters can relate to a candidate, then it's Obama's to lose.
Given that I think about Myers Briggs Type theory every day, it's perhaps no surprise to my faithful readers that I sometimes ponder the MBTI types of fictional people. Let's assess the extended Dunphy clan of TV's Modern Family.
Those of us in committed relationships have decidedly experienced the sense of being in a crucible as we work to understand and negotiate differences between our partners and ourselves.
What's an ENFJ? Me, for one. We are always searching. This urge can help us to make a positive impact on the world, and it can also make us crazy and ineffectual.