Now, the fun part: as mentioned above, understanding your personality type can yield all kinds of benefits, from better personal and working relationships, to giving you the foresight to better respond to certain situations from a place of centredness, as opposed to reactivity.
A firm understanding of personality types enables you to get a feel for people’s triggers, and what makes them tick, so you’ll be better at avoiding conflict and better-equipped to recruit and collaborate with people on whatever cause or project you’re working on.
In a professional environment, you can see how useful this could be. But even on a personal level, when it comes to gaining a better understanding of yourself, the benefits are almost endless. By developing your self-awareness, you’ll be more tuned-in to the coping strategies you can employ to tackle stressful situations.
Not only that, but by taking the time to understand your personality a little better, you’re also actively developing your emotional maturity, which helps you gain a clearer picture of your triggers and how you might respond to those triggers in future.
It’s also a brilliant exercise in fostering empathy – if you’re able to get an idea for the type of person someone is, and where they’re coming from in terms of their life experience, then you’re better placed to put yourself in their shoes and see things from their perspective.
No matter whether you’re dealing with your boss, a colleague, your family or friends, or even yourself – learning more about your personality type is a useful way to help you navigate those often murky emotional waters a little more clearly.