Arguably, one of the best personality tests devised was created by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. It’s based on the theory that humans experience the world using four psychological functions. Sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. And that one of these sensations is dominant for each person in the world. The Myers-Briggs type indicator is actually used by firms worldwide during the hiring process.
You can use your personality type to find out which career suits you, how to work better in a team, and actually how to plan your perfect day. You know we’re big believers that armed with the perfect planner, you can do anything, but what if you’ve been trying to plan your day all wrong based on the kind of person you are? Grab your Getting Stuff Done planner, your Master Plan, or your Goals 2019 Diary. It’s time to plan your perfect day…
INTROVERSION, INTUITION, THINKING & JUDGING
If you’re an INTJ, you’re strategic. You probably won’t know many people like you, because just 0.8% of the population is an INTJ personality type. Everything is a strategy for you, you’re ambitious, private, curious, and imaginative. Your strengths lie in the fact that you have a quick and strategic mind, and the self-confidence to back yourself. Success for you will rely on your ability to work independently.
If you’ve been struggling so far, it’s because your personality type is not good at taking direction. You’re actually pretty hard to manage, which means you’ll often end up in a role where you manage others. Or, more likely, starting something up on your own. To plan your perfect day, you need to accept your weaknesses. You can create a killer plan for the day, but you’ll need to interact with your team and manage yourself, as well as others.
Try to have a softer approach with your co-workers and team and see how that changes your day. You love to have a nice lined notebook like the Make It Happen notebook to write down all your to-dos and tick them off, so grab one and create a realistic list of your to-dos before you start getting to work.
INTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, THINKING AND PERCEPTIVE
Like INTJ, you are Introverted, Intuitive and Thoughtful. You are also Perceptive, which makes you a quiet and brilliant thinker. You are most likely studious and academic, and you love finding solutions to problems and patterns in the world around you. Your success depends on your ability to use your strengths, all the time. You are eccentric but insanely logical.
The right plan for your day allows you time, space, and creative freedom. You are a problem solver by nature, and this can lead you to getting distracted, but if you simply plug your headphones in and plow through your day, you’ll find it will be more productive than ever. For you, “good enough” is never good enough, you want perfection and live primarily inside your own mind. Your strength of preferring your own company can also be a weakness, so try to push yourself out of that mindset and allow yourself to ask for the advice of others. You might find it leads to a pretty perfect day.
EXTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, THINKING AND JUDGING
ENTJ’s make great leaders. They are Extraverted, Intuitive, Thoughtful and Judgemental. These qualities make you great at leading others, you are charismatic and confident and own the projects you do. You push yourself and everyone around you to the next level, don’t accept anything less than perfection and often find it difficult to relate to other personality types. You are self-confident and efficient, and you don’t care if you are liked or not, as long as you achieve what you set out to.
While you succeed in managing others, it might not always work that way in work (or in life). Because of your personality, your perfect day allows you to fire on all cylinders, but you do need to take a step back. When you want something, you want it now, so learn to defer things on your to-do list and give yourself time and space. Look after yourself, treat yourself to the things that you want and success will come.
EXTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, THINKING AND PERCEIVING
Like ENTJ, you too make a great leader, but you thrive in situations where you can both challenge the way things are done and show your own knowledge. The problem you face is in getting to the leadership roles. You usually start off strong, but your opinionated ways can make climbing the ladder hard, that’s fine, instead, you need to choose your battles. You have a quick mind and you’re often more original and eccentric than those around you.
Ok, so there’s one thing standing in the way of your perfect day and that is your inability to focus, and you need to work on that if you want to have a perfect day. If you want to follow the path to your own personal success, you need to work on your time management and productivity levels. Start with the Pomodoro technique, a timed technique that will keep you on track, and use it in combination with a planner like the Goals 2019 Diary.
INTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, FEELING AND JUDGING
If you’re an INFJ, you are more likely to have a strong moral compass and strive to do what is right at all times. You will probably be pursuing ventures in helping others and try to do as much volunteering or charity work as you can. You are quiet in many situations but will fight for what you believe in passionately. You have a talent for empathizing with others and will always know the right things to say, which makes you a great friend and a great diffuser of conflicts.
To plan the perfect day, play on your strengths. Find new ways to challenge the causes you care about, you are creative, passionate, and kind-hearted. Use your strengths to your advantage, but beware of your weaknesses. You are likely more sensitive than most, so find taking criticism tough, you are also more likely to burn out and seek ‘perfection’ in your personal life. Plan your perfect day by going outside of your normal to-dos and giving yourself a big goal to work towards. Use the Goals 2019 Diary to think in the future and decide on one big scary goal to tick off for yourself.
INTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, FEELING AND PERCEIVING
Being an INFP, you know you are always seeking to see the good in others. You are an optimistic ray of sunshine, unwilling to believe that the world is a bad place. You are guided by your principles and tend to be more creative, and poetic. You likely enjoy expressing yourself through art and language, which makes you open-minded and very creative. You love looking for hidden meaning in the world around you.
Your weaknesses might lie in some of your strengths though, being too idealistic can make it hard to find the perfect definition of success, you might take things too personally and you will find it hard to be as kind to yourself as you are to others. That means you should really track your self-care and start giving back to yourself. Kindness will open doors for you and allow you to focus on being successful, the Getting Stuff Done planner is the perfect addition to your daily plan.
EXTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, FEELING AND JUDGING
If you’re this personality type, you are a natural born leader. You find it easy to step up and lead others in times of crisis, and probably excel at Escape Rooms. You’re a team player, reliable, and empathetic, which makes you a great and passionate leader. However, you need to watch out, you can be too selfless, push others too hard, and be overly idealistic if you’re not careful. Your main weakness is your self-esteem, which fluctuates. When you do something, you simply aren’t sure it’s good enough and you ask for criticism because of insecurity. When you fail to do something, your self-esteem plummets.
For you, a successful day comes from helping someone, being helpful, solving problems, and using your skills to build something up. Freelancing on the side could be a great way to make sure every day is perfect. You are caring and empathetic, understanding that others have different personality types and learning to use those personality types to make things happen. Plan to work as part of a team and get some insights from other people and you’ll be able to have a successful day.
EXTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, FEELING AND PERCEIVING
If you’re an ENFP, you do not kneel to society’s rules. You believe in enjoying life, enjoying yourself and you’re a true free spirit. You have plenty of friends, plenty of acquaintances and plenty of time for others. You’re more likely to be interested in spirituality and mysticism than others, but this also means that you are more likely to become frustrated following the rules of a 9-5. If you’ve found yourself quitting a lot, now you know why.
Your energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humor are what set you apart. Because you’re such a free thinker, you find it difficult to set plans in motion and to focus on them. Which means you need to focus on putting plans forward, start with the Getting Stuff Done planner and give yourself a strict daily schedule for your self-care and daily plans. You’ll see a huge difference.
INTROVERTED, SENSING, THINKING, AND JUDGING
If you have this personality type, you get joy from the work that you do and enjoy taking responsibility for your work, your actions, ad the things that you do. You don’t make assumptions, preferring instead to observe what’s going on around you, which makes you a great strategist. You are honest, responsible, and direct, and this makes you great in positions of leadership. However, you can be stubborn and insensitive at times and prefer to do things ‘by the book’ than try new and creative ways to do things.
This is great if you find the path that changes your weaknesses into strengths. Your productivity levels are often through the roof and you will work hard to get any task complete, but this can often lead to taking on too many responsibilities, so in order to be successful, learn to delegate your work to other team members and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Use a diary like the Goals 2019 Diary to plan your day by the hour and stop yourself from losing track of your top tasks.
INTROVERTED, SENSING, FEELING, AND JUDGING
As an ISFJ, you are very analytical and warm towards others. You are very eager to please, so when given a task you will go above and beyond to exceed it and make others around you happy. Your biggest challenge is in getting your talents and your work noticed. To be successful, you need to grow some confidence and learn how to stand up for yourself. You’ll know you are an ISFJ if you’re excellent at giving gifts and remembering facts about others. It’s important for you to be caring and considerate at all times. You are conscientious and you’ll protect others before yourself.
Being an ISFJ, you are supportive, imaginative, loyal and hard-working, but you’re also humble, shy, and take things way too personally. You need to stop fading into the background and speak up about the good that you’ve done, your aversion to conflict and eagerness to help is great – but it won’t help you get ahead in work or in life. To plan your perfect day, you need to start pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and learning to be confident in your abilities and who you are. This means scheduling in some after work activities that will help you feel more confident, try things that you never would have ordinarily and get ahead of your perfect day.
EXTROVERTED, SENSING, THINKING AND JUDGING
Being an ESTJ means that you understand right and wrong. People often value you for your advice and guidance, and you get joy from organizing events and leading others. You are dedicated and strong-willed, an excellent organizer and like to create order. However, you can also be uncomfortable in unconventional situations, judgmental, and find it difficult to relax, because of your desire to perform and high-energy attitude to work.
You’re the one who burns both ends of the candle, staying late, and working when nobody else is. You follow rules and will be able to create your own success by finding a place that allows you to manage others. You take pleasure in organizing others, which means your plan for the day needs to include some strong organization. If you don’t get to do that at work, find a volunteer role or freelance on the side to allow yourself to truly get organized.
EXTROVERTED, SENSING, FEELING AND JUDGING
As an ESFJ, you’ve probably found yourself to be popular with others. You might not know why, but this is because you are social, able to judge the world around you well, and sensitive and empathetic. It’s a good combination of traits to have because it makes you a people person. You aren’t analytical, so you don’t enjoy discussions on theories, politics, or data. You are the life and soul of the party and enjoy enjoying your ‘best years’, no matter how old you are.
You are a practical, not analytical person, with a strong sense of duty. This can make you a little nervous about change, and also make you vulnerable to criticism. Your perfect day will allow you to strike a balance between working in a team and doing your duties, and striking out alone and doing something for you. You need to start learning to stand on your own two feet and be confident enough to take criticism, this is the only way you will develop and grow in the future.
INTROVERTED, SENSING, THINKING AND PERCEIVING
As an ISTP, you love to work with your hands. You tend to pick up lots of projects and enjoy getting your hands dirty, taking things apart and putting them back together just to see how they work. You explore ideas by learning how something works, nothing is too ‘hard’ for you to grasp and you get energy from challenging yourself. You are a creative and practical person, and great to have around in a crisis, but you can also be scared to commit to one thing and enjoy taking risks.
Your career is probably the hardest to pin down, you might have tried a lot of things and become easily bored. You are a problem-solver by nature, and eventually, all problems become ‘too easy’ for you. If you want to be truly successful, you need to create a roadmap for your success and stick to it. Forget your fear of commitment, and plan out the next five or ten years. This will help you see where you need to go and what you need to do, even if you want to do the opposite.
INTROVERTED, SENSING, FEELING AND PERCEIVING
ISFP personalities are drawn towards artistic pursuits. You have an eye for design and love to plan aesthetics. You are happy with who you are and explore new, creative things as often as you possibly can, which makes you a true rarity in the world. You are seriously imaginative and sensitive, and this will help you get ahead in the world. You just need to find the right place for someone like you, and a rigid, corporate office will not cut it unless they are looking for someone with the creative freedom to turn things around.
Your perfect daily plan will differ from day to day. You enjoy working in a feel where you can experiment constantly, you are probably a natural artist or musician, and no day should be the same. But you do need to plan out self-care and give yourself realistic targets to ensure you follow some kind of schedule. You’re a very free spirit, so giving yourself a few top to-dos to get done and following your own path is a great way to plan your day.
EXTROVERTED, SENSING, THINKING AND PERCEIVING
ESTP’s are almost always suited for roles where they work for themselves. As an ESTP you are the perfect personality to become an entrepreneur, looking for ways to change and shape the world around you and being ballsy enough to go out there and get it. You are bold, rational and practical. What you lack, though, is structure, and sometimes your ideas and innovative nature can lead you into bad decisions because you haven’t thought them through properly.
You need to plan your day to get things done. You have armfuls of social intelligence, meaning that you can predict trends and come up with strategies for success easily, you prefer action to thought but you will need someone analytical by your side to make sure you’re following the right structure with your big ideas. Plan your day around those big leaps you want to make and get a second opinion about the quality of your work to be sure you’re on the right track.
EXTROVERTED, SENSING, FEELING AND PERCEIVING
This personality type is more likely to be an actor, singer, or dancer. You love to be on a stage, with people watching you, and get energy from showing your talents to a crowd. You love the spotlight, which is not at all a negative thing because you love to entertain others. You are bold and original and daring, but you often fail to make long-term plans and can find yourself easily bored and unfocused.
You are excellent in mirroring body language and absorbing the mood of the crowd around you, your personal and professional success will come from working with others and allowing yourself to be the person who helps others develop. This means that your perfect plan for the day involves lots of people and teamwork. If you don’t get much of that at work, this is the perfect time to enroll in a team activity. See how your productivity grows when you surround yourself with other like-minded people.
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