Getting To Know Personality Types in the Office

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Author’s Note: I’m obsessed with personality tests. Seriously. I love them and can spend hours taking them and will religiously mull over how accurate or inaccurate the result is. I thought it would be interesting to have everyone in the office take the 16 Personalities test to see just how different or alike we are and thankfully, they all agreed to take it.

At the moment, Bloguettes is composed of ten employees and eight interns. Because we’re a startup, we all work closely together and like any other office, we all have different personalities and work styles.

To see just how similar or different we all are, we took the 16 Personalities test and each got our results. Some people thoroughly agreed and could not stop talking about how ‘scary accurate’ the resulting descriptions were, while some others thought the test results were okay and found bits and pieces that matched themselves.

Although the test is fun to talk about and see what each other’s answers were, we really took these tests as a way to better see what one another was like and how they functioned in the workplace. We asked everyone to share their answers and when reading other people’s responses, to focus on their strengths/weaknesses and their workplace habits just to get a feel for how they work best in the office. We wanted to show everyone’s views on the test, but that would have been one longggggg post, so we asked a few people to really highlight their thoughts.

Something to remember though, just because people may have the same type, doesn’t mean they’re exactly the same. Each test result gives a different percentage to show how much of one characteristic they’re like. We also didn’t include the A (assertive) or T (turbulent) at the end of each result, so just we could give a general idea.

 

Take a peek at the list below to see each member of our staff & their corresponding personality results:

  1. 1

    Lorena (co-founder): ENFJ

  2. 2

    Sakura (co-founder): ENFJ

  3. 3

    Nina (marketing): INTJ

  4. 4

    Amy (creative): ENFP

  5. 5

    Rudé (events): ISFJ

  6. 6

    Avi (executive assistant): INTJ

  7. 7

    Allison (executive assistant): ENFJ

  8. 8

    Shanna (editorial): INFJ

  9. 9

    Bailey (video): ISFJ

  10. 10

    Karlie (video): ENFJ

We talked to a few people from the staff and asked them what they thought about the test:

 

What was your personality result?

ENFJ “The Protagonist”

According to the test, what are some of your strengths and weaknesses? Do you agree?

Strengths

  • Tolerant and reliable
  • Charismatic
  • Altruistic
  • Natural leader

Weaknesses

  • Overly idealistic
  • Too selfless and sensitive
  • Fluctuating self-esteem
  • Struggle to make tough decisions

I would say I agree with all of the strengths & weaknesses, except for one! I definitely have always played a leader role, but for some reason at times I struggle to make tough decisions because I think of all parties involved and their feelings. I also do overpromise and can spread myself thin at times, so that’s definitely something I am currently working on. The only one that I don’t really agree with is that I’m too sensitive- I feel as though I’m sensitive towards other people’s feelings, but as far as myself taking things to heart that doesn’t happen too often.

Workplace Habits: What are some things you agree and disagree with?
I definitely agree with the fact that I thrive in many diverse roles at any level of seniority- that’s why I am a workaholic in whatever I do! I also try to do my best at managing my teams and to point out the strengths & weaknesses of my team members to get any tasks done! I’ve learned to delegate more work as well to be more productive, but that was something I’ve learned these past two years (it wasn’t easy!).

Career Path: Based on what you read about your career path, was the description accurate? In what ways do you agree or disagree?
I couldn’t have agreed more with the description of my Career Path. I always knew that I needed a social atmosphere in my career field and I love working towards a goal with a team. They also had described my ideal career field to be in teaching, counseling, and advising, which technically is what Bloguettes does! I also love problem solving in a stressful situation- totally on point!

Who are some people with the same personality type as you?
Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Ben Affleck, Sean Connery

Overall, what did you think of the test and your results?
I couldn’t have agreed more with my test results! I definitely have my strengths, but my weaknesses as well and the results pointed them out perfectly clear.

Pick 2-3 quotes from the test that you think REALLY describes you as a person:

  • “They find it natural and easy to communicate with others, especially in person, and their intuitive trait helps people with the ENFJ personality type to reach every mind, be it through facts and logic, or raw emotion.”
  • “ENFJs are vulnerable to another snare. They have a tremendous capacity for reflecting on and analyzing their own feelings, but if they get too caught up in another person’s plight, they can develop a sort of emotional hypochondria, seeing other people’s problems in themselves, trying to fix something in themselves that isn’t wrong.”

ENFJs take a great deal of pride & joy in guiding others to work together to improve themselves & their community.

 

What was your personality result?

INTJ “The Architect”

According to the test, what are some of your strengths and weaknesses? Do you agree?

Strengths

  • Quick, imaginative and strategic mind
  • Independent and decisive
  • Hard-working and determined
  • High self-confidence

Weaknesses

  • Overly analytical
  • Judgmental

I completely agree with my strengths and weaknesses! I have an overly analytical mind and with that comes strategy, and allows me to make decisions confidently without reassurance from others. On the other hand being overly analytical is sometimes viewed as a weakness. It can sometimes be a huge time waster!

Workplace Habits: What are some things you agree and disagree with?

It mentions in the test that, “INTJS want to be able to tackle intellectually interesting work with minimal outside interference, no more, no less.”. This quote could not be more true! I work best in complete silence with no distractions to be able to perform at my best! Another area I agree with is, “INTJs love embracing challenges and their consequent responsibilities, and their perfectionism and determination usually mean that the work comes out clean and effective.” As far as work goes I have to be in an environment where I am constantly challenged or I get bored. I like being able to learn and tackle a project or challenge and know I did it well.  Something I do disagree with is, “Active teamwork is not ideal for people with the INTJ personality type.” I do actually in fact love working with a team!

Career Path: Based on what you read about your career path, was the description accurate? In what ways do you agree or disagree?

I think my career path description was accurate being that it mentioned, “INTJs demand progress and evolution, new challenges and theories, and they often accomplish this by pushing into more active strategic positions. While they don’t care for the spotlight, INTJs do enjoy controlling their ideas.” Like the text mentions I thrive off of hard work and progression! I don’t necessarily need to be in the spotlight to feel as though I have done well in what I am doing! Self-satisfaction is enough for me! It’s fun to try new challenges and tackle them well and hope that one day it will lead to something greater!

Who are some people with the same personality type as you?

Katnis Everdean (The Hunger Games), Augustus Caesar, Thomas Jefferson

Pick 2-3 quotes from the test that you think REALLY describes you as a person:

  • “INTJs are often given the title of bookworm.”
  • “At times it will seem that INTJs are bent on deconstructing and rebuilding every idea and system they come into contact with, employing a sense of perfectionism and even morality to this work.”
  • “People with the INTJ personality type are imaginative yet decisive, ambitious yet private, amazingly curious, but they do not squander their energy.”

Overall, what did you think of the test and your results?

I love this test! I think that anyone who takes this test will be pleasantly surprised how accurate it can get!

INTJs demand progress & evolution. They often accomplish this by pushing into more active strategic positions.

 

What was your personality result?

ENFP “The Campaigner”

According to the test, what are some of your strengths and weaknesses? Do you agree? 

Strengths

  • Observant
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic

Weaknesses

  • Find it difficult to focus
  • Overthink & stress out easily
  • Highly emotional

I definitely agree with my strengths. I’m very observant, great at reading people, and situations, and have a great intuition. I also love brainstorming and chatting up new ideas with friends and other creatives. I also think my weaknesses are true. I have a lot of crazy idea that can sometimes get in the way because I’m always thinking about what I’m going to do next. But I think I’m organized enough to act like my own assembly line and try to find the most efficient & systematic way to get things done.

Workplace Habits: What are some things you agree and disagree with?

The test said, “There are two basic things that ENFPs seek most in the workplace: The chance to explore new ideas, and the chance to conduct that exploration alongside other people who share their excitement,” and also said, “To a certain extent though, some direct management is often necessary, as ENFPs are notorious for letting their attention slip from one project to the next before they’ve dotted their I’s and crossed their T’s.” I agree with both statements. I love being able to run with my ideas, but I also need a little direction because sometimes I get too excited and can hop from one idea to the next!

Career Path: Based on what you read about your career path, was the description accurate? In what ways do you agree or disagree?

The test said that it’s sometimes difficult for ENFPs for choose a career, not because they lack commitment, but simply because there are so many options out there. I agree 100%! There are just so many different things that excite me and that I could see myself doing. The test also mentioned that repetition, predictability, and boredom can be the worst enemy of ENFPs and I agree. I like a challenge and having a job that pushes me creatively.

Who are some people with the same personality type as you?

Drew Barrymore, Robin Williams, Quentin Tarantino, Piper Chapman from Orange Is The New Black, Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games

Pick 2-3 quotes from the test that you think REALLY describes you as a person:

  • “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive.” -Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • “ENFPs will spend a lot of time exploring social relationships, feelings and ideas before they find something that really rings true. But when they finally do find their place in the world, their imagination, empathy and courage are likely to produce incredible results.”
  • “ENFPs believe that there are no irrelevant actions, that every shift in sentiment, every move and every idea is part of something bigger.”

Overall, what did you think of the test and your results?

I loved it, I tried to answer as honest as possible and I think that my results were spot on. I thought it was so interesting reading all of the different topics that pertain to my personality, and also find it so interesting that how each aspect of your personality correlates with others.

Have you taken the 16 Personalities test? We’d love to see which one of the 16 results you are and see if you match with any of our team members! Drop us a comment below with your personality results and let us know how accurate you thought your results were!