A New Perspective on Meyers Briggs

A New Perspective on Meyers Briggs

We recently had an interview with Cait Mckay, who specializes in Meyers Briggs assessments. If you missed the podcast, check it out here. Working for a corporate company, you do all sorts of assessments to determine your strengths and weaknesses. This translates into obsessing and overcompensating in areas you know are not your strengths.

During our interview with Cait Mckay, owner, and founder of Right to Be Relevant, she brought a new perspective to the Meyers Briggs that they don’t address very well in the corporate setting. Maybe the person isn’t the thing that needs to change; perhaps it’s the job. For years and years, I felt forced into a box that didn’t fit who I was. I enjoyed the journey, but maybe I would have found more value in another position.

Pros of an ISTJ

  • Dependable
  • Loyal
  • Practical
  • Matter of Fact
  • Logical
  • Organized
  • Quiet
  • Serious

Cons of an ISTJ

  • Stubborn
  • Insensitive 
  • Change Adverse
  • Judgemental
  • Know it alls

The good news is you can strengthen some of your weaknesses, so you aren’t seen as a giant jerk. If you know and ISTJ, you always know where you stand; although we have a strong personality, we are very loyal and logical. Below is a high-level view of what each trait means.

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If you’re interested in looking at other personality types, this is a great resource.

If you want to know more about your personality type, I suggest working with Cait McKay to take the Meyers Briggs assessment. She can help dive into the unique things that make you an essential part of any company and help you find the right job match. Remember to embrace your personality and celebrate who you are. Good luck on your journey to discover who you are meant to be.

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