Myers-Briggs, Enneagrams, Big Five, Gap Strengths – there are lots of personality tests out there used by companies for a variety of purposes. I’ve always been leery of the tests because they can become self-fulfilling limits on people’s potential. I’ve had clients say “I’m an Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging” as if daring me to change them.
Barbara Arney, our faculty development director, has a different, more constructive view. She sees the tests as starting points – both for the person being typed and for those he or she works with on a daily basis. She makes a good case.
I apologize for the video being a little blurry. Her message, however, is very clear.