This thread discusses the use of personality type testing when assigning team roles and positions. Rather than hijack the thread, here is a simple poll to find out how CD users classify.
Take the quick (<10 minute) test here, then post your results - or if you already know your type, go ahead and put it in the poll.
Though I am INTP, I don’t believe I was always that way. Perhaps the fact that so many in FRC are INTP or because INTP works well for FRC is the reason I was sort of molded into this personality trait. Especially since outside of robotics stuff, I hang out with engineers and engineering students.
Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve seen Myers-Briggs typology pop up.
While I have some amount of skepticism for the 16 categories they sort people into (specifically the general claim that peoples’ types are somehow fixed, and the cute titles they give all the types), it’s very interesting to note changes in the ratios from one side or another-- the last time I took one of these, I self-assessed to much more introverted and “thinking” than I did when I just retook it, which is what I would have said if you asked me. It’s interesting to note some pseudo-objective “proof” that I’m more extraverted and weigh “feeling” more in my decisions than I used to.
Yeah, these do not seem to be the most accurate indicator of personality. For example, a weakness of mine was listed as:
The problem with being so fixated on what works is that ESTJs too often dismiss what might work better.
This is probably because I responded as agreeing to having a plan and continuing it. That said, I’m probably the biggest advocate of figuring out ALTERNATE ways to do things on my team, and iterating designs until you’ve implemented some of the pros of other ways to do a single action.
I’ve tested as INTP in the past and I consider that to be fairly accurate. People do change, though, as some of alluded to above. It’s always interesting stuff. I think it’s important to remember that one doesn’t necessarily fit perfectly into a category, with only 16 options it’s hard to truly classify as one. I’ve found it most often pretty close though.
For those of you familiar with the Enneagram personality system, I am generally considered a 2.