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Playing To Your Strengths With The MBTI Test

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Knowing and understanding your personality type can help in lots of areas of life.  Everything from choosing a job to saving money.  What type are you?

The MBTI, or Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is not one of those Buzzfeed quizzes that tells you which Disney Princess you are.  This test is science-based and has been in use since the 1940’s.

There are no right or wrong answers.  The answers just indicate your preferences, how you perceive the world around you, and how you make decisions.  There is some bleed over between types.  Maybe you’re an extrovert in one on one situations but more introverted when faced with large groups.

There are sixteen personality types on the MBTI scale.  The results don’t limit you.  Just because you’re an introvert doesn’t mean you can’t overcome those tendencies when there is a good reason.  You just may need more down time to recover from a lot of interaction.  Or a drink to lubricate your interactions.

The test can uncover your strengths and weaknesses.  If you are an introvert, a job in retail is probably not a good fit.  You would be more suited to something behind the scenes where dealing with the public is kept to a minimum.

If you’re unhappy in your career field, take the test and see what may suit you better.  The more information you have about yourself and how you relate to the world, the better choices you will be able to make.

And tell us in the comments which Disney Princess you are according to Buzzfeed. I’m Princess Jasmine!

Show Notes

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Candice Elliott - Senior Editor
Candice Elliott is a substantial contributor to Listen Money Matters. She has been a personal finance writer since 2013 and has written extensively on student loan debt, investing, and credit. She has successfully navigated these areas in her own life and knows how to help others do the same. Candice has answered thousands of questions from the LMM community and spent countless hours doing research for hundreds of personal finance articles. She happily calls New Orleans, Louisiana home-the most fun city in the world.

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