How well do you really know yourself? If somebody were to ask you right now, what your best qualities and greatest strengths are, would you be able to answer?
While the phrase “taking time out to find yourself” may conjure up images of free-spirited hippies on the beaches of Goa in the 1960’s, it should not be a luxury afforded only to the young, or to the incredibly wealthy. Imagine how much easier our lives would be, if we really understood who we are, and why we do the things we do. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that we would be happier, have better relationships, and more meaningful careers.
Personal development is a big part of my journey to become a Holistic Health Coach with IIN and last week we were introduced to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This is a questionnaire that aims to identify our characteristics based on our preferences. You can find out more about it here, or you can take a version of it here.
Me, I’m an ISFJ
Some characteristics of people with ISFJ personality types are;
- Reliable, stable and down-to-earth
- Enjoys order and structure
- Dislikes conflict and confrontation
- Kind, warm-hearted and considerate
- Likes concrete information
- Very aware of other people’s feelings
But the best part for me was the discovery that ISFJ types do well in healthcare professions, particularly counselling and coaching!! It confirms to me again, that I am exactly where I am meant to be, and that finally, I am on the right path. Why did I not hear about this years ago?