In 2017 I took that 16 personalities test that gives you that series of letters to attach to your identity. I remember I even paid the $19 or whatever it was to purchase the in-depth analysis of my personality.
The thought at the time was that the more I know about myself the more I can become.
The problem, however, is that these personality tests only give us that one thing – knowledge.
Knowledge doesn’t change anything, it just means we understand something we didn’t understand before.
Don’t get me wrong, knowledge is great, but without action, execution, change, it doesn’t mean anything.
A month ago I went through a seminar in hopes to make some changes to my life. We took a different personality test. This one gave you elements to associate yourself with instead of titles or letters or colors or numbers. Woo!
What’s crazy, though, is that I was able to not only learn something but assess how making new decisions and changes over that week-long seminar affected my results. I took that test again yesterday, and something changed.
I went from being “strong” in one to two areas and “weak” in the other three a month ago, to being fairly consistent across the board on this recent assessment. Not only that, my “weakest” result a month ago is now my “strongest”. That was shocking to me.
It was something real and tangible. The changes I’d made to my life and the way I live it have had a noticeable effect.
That’s the point of taking a personality test. It gives you clarity on where you are. From there, you get to decide on where you’re headed, make conscious decisions, and take action.
Or maybe you’re a fire, or water, or metal?
Whatever your result isn’t the point. The point is what you do about it.
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