Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's Your Work Style?


In my former life I was an educator. My favorite part of my job was to analyze my students--how they learned best, what they were learning, how to reach every one of them. If I had a student struggling, you can bet I was dissecting them to see what the hold up in the learning process was. My style and approach was sometimes different than my colleagues, but I got the job done. I took learning styles/theories classes and read countless studies and books on the subject. I even presented the subject to my fellow educators on the topic.

Now that I'm working as a writer and editor/reader/book doc, I can't help but apply these same principles and knowledge in working with authors and editors. And I'm always on the lookout for new tests and analysis. Try this work test and see what suits you in your work style. It may help in writing or knowing what direction to go.

My results were INTJ. Here is what it said about me:

INTJ, INTP, ENTJ and ENTP:

“NT” or Intuitive Thinking Type—The Analyzers
You are an analytical type—a rational knowledge-seeker. You perceive information primarily with your intuition but heavily depend upon logic for making your decisions.

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Obviously, it is a general overview (covering several types of the Myers-Briggs,) but it gives you a direction to take. Let me know what your results were!

5 comments:

~michelle pendergrass said...

I'm an INTJ as well. ;)

Do you know how rare we are?

Judy said...

I'm an ISFJ. :-)

Crystal Laine Miller said...

That's why I like and understand you! (LOL, just a part of it.)

We ARE rare gems. I know two other writers who are also INTJs. It's a weird club. We can all analyze each other!

So how does this translate in our own writing? I haven't figured that part out.

eileen said...

I'm borderline E and I (hmmm, funny, considering your nickname for me)NFJ. Mostly I'd be ENFJ. I dislike details and go by my gut most of the time.

Lisa Harman said...

I'm an INTJ as well. I see that I'm in good company!