August 13, 2011

Now I Get Me!

I am at the Personality Type conference in San Francisco and just had a huge aha! moment. The session I attended, presented by Susan Blair of New Zealand, was on the topic of "if you can teach them, you can reach them". She asked, "what did you enjoy most when you were in school and what got you into trouble the most in school?"

I enjoyed thinking outside the box, questioning authority and getting my friends excited and engaged in breaking the rules. Guess what I also got in trouble for doing? Yes, all of that. This perfectly explains my personality type, ENFJ. It also explains why I had so many difficulties in jobs where my boss "set the rules and told me to follow them or else."

These affirmations actually brought tears to my eyes.