“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
It’s funny….. You go onto the Personality Match App “About” page and this quote from Henry David Thoreau immediately jumps out at you. Maybe it jumps out at me more than others as it probably couldn’t be more apt in my life right now.
Recently single, starting a new business after leaving my (incredibly stable) PR career, visa issues, family issues, health issues. Blah. Blah. Blah. I could list a hell of a lot more but I don’t want to bore you. I guess my point here is that I find myself learning a lot more about who I really am whilst so many things in my life are in limbo as opposed to when it’s all smooth sailing.
The Personality Match App
I normally turn apps away when they request a review as I find them so similar without any real sense of innovation, but there was something about the Personality Match App at this point in my life that compelled me to test it out and reveal my findings.
It’s all really simple – you answer a series of multiple choice questions that cover a variety of subjects from the way you like to spend your weeknights to what your opinion is on the certain ways people organise their closets. They recommend you go with your gut when answering each question without trying to over-analyse anything too much – and I couldn’t agree more. It’s one of those tests a reassuring teacher would say there are “no right or wrong” answers to, so there’s no point dwelling on it.
The whole thing takes about a few minutes or so.
One of the other reasons I’m writing about the Personality Match App is because my results were incredibly accurate…. And I mean INCREDIBLY. Every intricate detail had me nodding in agreement.
The “Type Explorer” assessment is based on the 16 personality types developed by Isabel Briggs Meyers and Katherine Cook Briggs which was built on the work by Carl Jung in the early 1900s.
Tests that draw on this theory sort people into 16 different categories which are organized by four pairs of opposite types. In addition to the insights provided by each individual pair, the 4-letter type as a whole can provide additional information when the specific combination of types is taken into consideration.
You can learn all about them here on the Personality Match website.
What Did I Learn About Myself?
Sometimes it’s not so much about being educated as it is being re-educated. There was nothing revolutionary about my ENFP – The Champion (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling perceiving) personality that I didn’t already know. No penny dropped and no lightbulb went off. What I did take away from it all is that there are so many great traits of mine that I have probably let slip because of something, someone, some….. Moment and that have somehow had an impact on not only who I am but also who I want to be. It was so nice to scroll down and read all of the things that made me “me” listed on one page.
So, What Now?
Good question. On the app you can invite friends to try it out and share it and compare each other’s personality. You can also match with people who have a similar personality to you as well (isn’t that what most of us are looking for anyway?)
Other than that you can take it all in, go away and do all the things that make you YOU!