Why I like knowing about personality types
I understand myself better, and I know why I am the way that I am.
I’m an ISTJ. Because I know about my personality type, I know that I’m not defective because it’s hard for me to express my emotions to other people. It’s who I am, it’s not something that’s emotionally wrong with me. I have emotions, I just don’t express them like some of my extroverted friends.
I know why I never got along with certain people. It’s because their personality type clashed with mine. It’s not because I’m a mean, awful person, it’s just the way we were made.
I know that when I date, I want someone that’s the opposite of me. Opposites attract. Not in interests, values, and lifestyles, but when it comes to personality. If I dated someone with the same, or similar personality as mine, we’d butt heads and eventually get irritated with each other. I know that I want an ESFP or ESTP. Because our strengths and weaknesses will combine perfectly to make a great team. Even when it comes to friendships, I get along with ESFPs and ESTPs more because we don’t butt heads like I would with an ISTP like me.
If I know what my friends’ personality types are, I can read about it and understand why they are the way they are, and how the express their feelings. And why certain people are really open or really reserved. Just because someone might not express affection for me, doesn’t mean they don’t like me, it’s just not in their personality to express that all the time.
By studying up on my personality type, I know where my weaknesses are that I probably wouldn’t recognize on my own, and I can work on them and make myself a better person.
Because I know about my personality, I know what careers would fit best for me, and which ones I would probably hate.
That’s why I like knowing about my personality type, and the personality types of my good friends, and potential boyfriend/husband.