Then I met them.
I'm glad I read all that first. It enabled me to understand how to communicate with them on a level that was most effective for both of us. We got to that level a lot quicker than just having to figure it out through conversation. It also gave me some awesome insight into how and why they do what they do.
I've decided to share some of my test results. Hopefully, it's not too much information for you, but it may answer some questions about who I am and why I do what I do. It also may give you an advantage if we ever work together.
Clifton Strengthfinders from Gallup is a great start: https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com
Joey's Top Five Strenghfinders Results:
The short interpretation of this is, "Joey is particularly good at creating and thinking about ideas, the future, and planning how to get there." It started early, check out my Visioneer blog and you'll read about that.
I joined an entrepreneurial community recently that is led by my good friend Adam Anderson. It's called Whole Life Entrepreneurship and you can find it here: http://wlemission.com/
If you've ever met Adam, you'll know he's quite the entrepreneur. Nevertheless, one of his vlogs mentioned knowing what your values are. I'm convinced that the values we hold in common provide more strength to our relationships than compatible personalities.
Joey's most important values (as of 2019-08) are:
I'm not really thrilled with the accuracy of the MB tests but I'll include it anyway. Apparently, they can vary with the intent and mindset when you take the test.
Here's mine. The particular site that gave me that test put me as both INTP and ISTP with the same score.
"You have a strong sense of the hidden principles that govern how the world works. You are interested in theoretical models and explanations, and when other people put forward their own theories you put them to the test to find out how true or robust they are. You enjoy solving difficult intellectual problems and seek to understand the real truth behind any situation, even when it involves several complex factors."
"You have both a logical and a practical mind and therefore enjoy solving tangible problems. You are very interested in how things work, and may have a tendency to take things apart if you don't know how they work. You may also enjoy using your craftmanslike skills to fix things that are broken, or doing investigative work, collecting facts and clues to find out the truth of what has happened."
Your personality type: "Dynamic Thinker"
"Assertive and outspoken - they are driven to lead. Excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel at public speaking. They value knowledge and competence and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization."
Yet another MB test put me here:
The Truity website said this about ENTJ:
"ENTJs are strategic leaders, motivated to organize change. They are quick to see inefficiency and conceptualize new solutions, and enjoy developing long-range plans to accomplish their vision. They excel at logical reasoning and are usually articulate and quick-witted. ENTJs are analytical and objective, and like bringing order to the world around them. When there are flaws in a system, the ENTJ sees them, and enjoys the process of discovering and implementing a better way. ENTJs are assertive and enjoy taking charge; they see their role as that of leader and manager, organizing people and processes to achieve their goals."
Well, yeah, that's me. If the results were radically different, I'd probably discount it.
If you are curious about your own personality, click over to this website and take the tests for yourself.