Personality Types

posted January 8th, 2010 by Janet Graham - 2 Comments

I am an ESTJ according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.


My Total EQ is 98 according to the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory.


I am an Enneagram Type 8: The Challenger according to the Enneagram Institute.


I am Striving to be in Control according to my Striving Styles Self Assessment.


I am a Humour Type according to the CTI  Co-Active Leadership Program.


I am a Soul Type 5 according to New Equations.


My Style Statement is Genuine Gentle.


What does all of this mean to me?


I believe understanding my personality type and style from all of these various perspectives allows me to better understand my potential impact on the world. And to the extent I am able on any particular day in any particular circumstance to alter my approach to allow myself to more effectively achieve my objectives whatever they might be. And when I am unable to do so for whatever reason, to learn from the situation and enhance my understanding of myself and how I might alter my behaviour the next time. My motto in these circumstances: “Gentleness, not perfection.”


What about you? Do you agree with me that understanding your personality type can have a positive impact on your approach to the world?  


Please feel free to share your comments, thoughts, opinions etc.

Be Sociable, Share!
Posted in uncategorized

2 Responses to “Personality Types”

Comment from Phoebe
Time January 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Hi Janet,

Bottom line: You’re one of a kind and you’re wonderful.

Gentleness, not perfection is a great motto. The people I regard the highest show great grace. They don’t humiliate or belittle other people, even when given the opportunity to do so. These days I try to keep my gun in its holster too.

Comment from Dan Nixon
Time January 8, 2010 at 3:42 pm

From the Art of War (Sun Tzu, circa 600 B.C.)

“So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.

If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.

If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.”

Write a comment

You need to login to post comments!