Why MBTI is Your Next Step to Self-Success

Posted by Erin Bourn on Apr 25, 2022 1:21:38 PM

Have you ever wished someone could sit you down and give you some type of miracle-thing that helps you make successful choices with your life- relationship and career-wise?? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test is capable of taking the place of that very miracle-thing, by giving you legit info on your personality to help you make decisions for the better! 

Knowing Your MBTI Can Make You More Successful in Life- and Here’s Why:

The MBTI test takes the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung and makes it useful in people's lives. What does that mean? This test is a tool that recognizes your personality and can help guide you to success based on your needs and wants as a person.


What actually is MBTI though?

In the MBTI test, there are basic preferences, categorized into four dichotomies. There are 16 different personality types that you could identify with. In order to find out about yours, take this test! To learn about personality combinations, see the images below :)

As for a breakdown of the MBTI letter groups- you could be one of each dichotomy listed below: 

Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion- to prefer “outer world” socializing (E) or Introversion- to prefer “inner world” personal time (I).

Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing- looking at the facts (S) or Intuition- looking at the big picture (N).

Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to look at logic and consistency or at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking -using your head (T) or Feeling- using your heart (F).

Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided, or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging- being “type A” (J) or Perceiving- being “type B” (P).

Read below to see why knowing your MBTI letters will make a difference in your life!!!


MBTI can help you turn your weaknesses into strengths

Once you “know your type”, you can then improve your struggle spots. Your letters indicate what your weaknesses are through the traits you don't possess. You can use this information to strengthen your weaknesses. For example, using the “E-I” dichotomy- if you are an “E”, you may need to work on skills that involve thinking intrinsically. Your opposite “I” dichotomy will likely excel in that skill, which may lead you to need an “I”’s insight to help you find tools to self-improve. OR you may seek an “E”’s insight to better understand how to persevere past the weakness you both share.

Regardless, to further your skill-strengthening, you can find mentors based on your letters. Like the example above,  by knowing your letters, you can seek out those who share, or complement (are opposite to) your type to improve on your weaknesses. (Complementary example: INFP- ESTJ)

MBTI can positively affect your career path

The MBTI test has data that supports successful career types based on your personality type.

Your letters can help you better understand your interests and hobbies, which can then help you find a career that will make you happy! (Click here for examples).

Your letters can help you figure out which major(s) you have the best potential of succeeding in. Similar to a career, your letters can guide you in what you may wish to study in higher education courses. (Click here to see more).

Your letters may recommend something that you may have never considered. However, based upon your personality, you may find suggestions that you wind up being wildly successful at! Identify professional fields that are compatible with your Myers-Briggs personality type here!! 

MBTI can improve relationships of all types 

MBTI can help you understand how to utilize your personality to benefit your personal interactions.

Your letters can help you keep in mind your strengths and weaknesses when interacting with others. I.e.: If you identify as an “E”, you get your energy from being around other people. That being said, you lack an “I”- which means you may need to work on “alone-time” in some way.  

Being aware of how your personality affects you socially can aid you in being proactive towards supporting the needs of yourself, and the people you interact with. If you are aware that you prefer verbally giving affirmations to loved ones, or find more excitement in going out rather than staying in-you can then work to facilitate more interactions with those you feel most comfortable with to optimize your interactions, and how people respond to you.

Click here for more on how MBTI affects relationships.

MBTI can make you better at taking care of yourself

Knowing your MBTI letters can help you find the best possible route to take care of yourself 

Psychology studies have found weaknesses and unhealthy tendencies for certain MBTI letter types. Knowing your tendencies can help you plan the best ways to treat yourself effectively. i.e. some extroverted types should have downtime to try and reset their mind so they don’t spread themselves thin.

Click here for examples of self-care for each type.

SO- basically you can feel a whole lot better if you know your letters

Point-blank, life is unpredictable. But by knowing your MBTI letters, you can better yourself and improve your adaptability to what life may throw at you. The MBTI test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses more clearly. Once you know those and how to handle those- you will be able to understand the best practices of self-care, social interactions, and career goals specific to you. It is important for self-discovery! Keep in mind that humans are complex creatures too, so sometimes if you retest, you may not get the same letters as you did the first time. 

Now that you know why MBTI is important for your self-discovery, if you haven’t already, go learn your letters, and learn more MBTI- FYI on Tik Tok!


Topics/Tags/Categories: Self Exploration, Career, Job Search

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