You are scrolling through your favourite social media site and your friend shares their Buzzfeed quiz results of their 2020 relationship status and their assigned Hogwart’s House based on food choices. Your curiosity spikes and you decide to complete both, only to find out that you will start a serious relationship and were assigned Slytherin. At least those were my results… Meanwhile, Brit and I got married in July 2019 and always wanted to be a Ravenclaw. Those quizzes may not always be the most accurate (although fun) but I am quite impressed with my free Myers Briggs personality and Enneagram test results.
I decided to complete two personality tests based on Myers Briggs and the Enneagram for two reasons. Firstly, to get insights on how my personality can impact my day-to-day life. Secondly, to see if the results would be somewhat similar to each other.
I encourage you to complete the free Myers Briggs test and free Enneagram test to better understand how your personality can impact your way of life or find jobs tailored to who you are. Let me know what you find using our comments section below!
Myers Briggs Personality
Breaking down Myers Briggs results (INFJ-T / Advocate)
Introverted: preferring smaller social events and more sensitive to external stimulation.
Intuitive: Open-minded and curious, especially about possible outcomes.
Feeling: Full of empathy and emotionally driven.
Judging: Thoroughness and structure when completing tasks.
Turbulent: striving for perfection but more sensitive to stressful environments.
According to 16personalities, “The Advocate personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population.” An Advocate’s priority is helping other people which is very true about me. In fact, Brit often tells me I need to first think about myself more often. I will catch myself helping others so much that I create more stress or work than what I can handle.
INFJ - Strengths
Advocates’ strengths include creativity, insightful, inspiring, decisive, determined and altruistic. One strength that stands out to me is ‘inspiring’ as I have been told by many peers that I bring warmth and comfort to my conversations. This allows others to be more attentive and feel more at ease, especially when discussing a sensitive topic. Another significant strength is determination. I have grown up with the pressure to perform in school, work and sports. Not just from family but friends and significant others as well. My brain has been tweaked to always try my hardest and aim for the stars. Although, it sometimes leads to greater disappointment if I land on the clouds, having my family and friends around me have helped me keep my head up.
INFJ - Weaknesses
Common weaknesses of Advocates include sensitivity, being private, perfectionistic, always needing a cause and can burn out easily. As you may notice, some of these weaknesses have already been mentioned. I do burn out easily as I often take on more than I can handle at once, which sometimes happens due to my perfectionist desire. Additionally, I am often private with my emotions. It is usually obvious when I have jolts of sadness, anger or disappointment, but I am very hesitant to talk about them. This is something that I have been working on for years with limited success so far. But with the support of my lovely wife and commencing this blog, I am trying new ways to express my emotions. My goal is to not only reduce stress but to face my fears of disappointing others.
INFJ - Parenthood
One of the coolest things I learned is how my future in parenthood may be impacted by being an Advocate. Advocates want to raise their children in being independent and all-around good people. This is something I can relate to as I feel I was raised like this. Politeness and manners were two things I was NEVER allowed to mess with. Always say please and thank you, and be grateful for everything I had. Additionally, I was taught to be self-sufficient at a young age so that my parents could go to work and not be worried about me starving. I sure hope I can pass that on to my future child(ren).
INFJ - Summary
Overall, I would say my results of being an Advocate (INFJ-T) is satisfyingly accurate. I found it quite intriguing to read a little deeper into what it all means.
If you want to see the full report, you can check it out here.
Breaking down Enneagram results
So we learned that the Myers Briggs test by 16personalities was relatively accurate. Focusing on the top three types of the Enneagram test, let’s see how they relate.
Type 3 / The Achiever
I mentioned earlier that I always try to aim for the stars being the hopeful perfectionist. The Achiever strives for greatness and is conscious of how they are perceived by others. With success being a significant driver in my life, I am really not surprised this came up as a 99% match and my primary Enneagram type.
Type 2 / The Giver
The need to be liked and be helpful to others. This one is definitely a common trend in both of these tests. If I can find a way to make a difference in someone’s life, it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. The Giver in me will always stand out.
Type 4 / The Individualist
Living my life based on my own dreams and taking my own path to get there. Along that path, emotional experiences will take over and influence my decisions. As mentioned in the Myers Briggs results, emotions play a big role in my day-to-day life. I can’t say I am not surprised about this one either!
I am definitely satisfied with the results that have come from both the free Myers Briggs test and the free Enneagram test. What has taken me several years to try and understand who I am, both of these tests were able to figure it out in a matter of 10 minutes.
Keep in mind both of these were free tests and do have paid versions for additional insights.
If you feel the same way as me or even surprised by your results, don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below or contact us directly!
Chat soon, peeps!