Everyone these days is talking about introverts and extroverts. Susan’s Cain’s TED talk, The Power of introverts, got everyone wondering what they really are, and it’s at the point where discussion of where you sit on the spectrum is used in job interviews, as well as how to choose travel partners.
That’s why we were impressed when a Worldette emailed us to say she mixed aptitude testing with soul searching on a recent trip to California (where better to do this?) at the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation. Their research and testing not only identifies certain strengths and potential abilities, but also can pinpoint weaknesses that can be used to fortify your power punch of who you are as a person.
What’s the big deal though? Does it really matter to know whether you’re shy or outgoing?
The study of aptitude and personality types is much deeper, we’ve recently discovered. You can be greatly empowered by taking a simple series of tests and questions that enable you to understand the reasons behind why you do what you do and who you work best with. It can even gather suggestions on types of jobs or experiences that best complement your goals and aspirations. It’s pretty revealing.
So for once, this might be a trip where you learn more about yourself than other people and cultures. And you know what? This might be the start of your biggest journey yet.
Not up for spending quite that much on inner discovery? Take a 10 minute online test based on the Jung and Myers-Briggs indicators.
What’s your personality type?