discover your identity
After reflecting on your past,
you got back behind the wheel
of your ship again
But your boat is still washed out
and floating around aimlessly
This all changes when you are put
to the test to show some personality
Maybe they hold the key
to free us from our misery
Maybe they have the answers
Maybe they can give us advice
Whenever we feel lost
it is tempting to ask others where to go
If they know what's best for them...
then they surely know
what's best for you too, right?
Their ships are in way better shape and they have a boatload of experience
We assume that others
know more than we do
But they can also point you
in the wrong direction
with all the best intentions
Advice from other people
can point you in the right direction
For them it is just uttering some words,
while you are putting yourself at risk
It's easy to tell someone what to do
when you don't have to bear
the consequences of a wrong decision.
This is because
they don't have skin in the game
They will not spent the same amount of time thinking about your life decisions as you
They do not know all factors at play
from financial burdens to past mistakes
from family ties and personal values
Other people cannot oversee
your situation and considerations
You cannot hand over the steering wheel
In all major life decisions
you are in charge
Your own mistakes are greater lessons
than someone telling you
where they went wrong
It feels like you're running on empty
you could use some fuel
Currently you've been dwelling
in this same spot for weeks
what good is a steering wheel anyway
Your engine is not even running
You take your hands off the wheel
and pull out your phone
Maybe a little shot of dopamine
will get your engine started again
Welcome to an endless stream
of other people's highlights —.—'
Surely they are not having
the same doubts
When you see former classmates their lives appear to be smooth sailing
Surely they are not having
the same doubts
They landed jobs, settled down
and some are raising children
Comparing yourself to others will lower your self-esteem and increase anxiety
Plus it is unfair
as people choose what they share and filter out imperfections
Following others impairs your own vision and creates shortsightedness On social media
you are comparing your reality
to a distorted reality
Behind the feed we worship,
might be a life of hardship
You need to face reality
You cannot follow others forever
Didn't you have a battery pack
in your backpack?
You decide to put your phone away
You can't remember what it is exactly...
As you reach into your backpack
your hand slides across a cold metal object
A friend gave it to you
when they noticed you got off track
You didn't believe it could guide you anywhere, but at this point you are willing to try whatever
Ha, you almost forgot you brought this compass
Every captain needs a compass
This compass will help put your personality into words and makes you understand where other people are coming from
What kind of person are you?
Do you go fast, cruising over the surface? Or do you go slow and dive deep? Your personality is unique
We’ll use the MBTI test to get an indication of your personality type.
The test is conducted at 16Personalities.com and takes about 12 minutes
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Finished the test?
The test gave you a personality type, indicated with five letters. Each letter stands for a personality element.
You should see each of these aspects as a two-sided scale with a ‘neutral’ in the middle.
E / I
This element shows
how you interact with the world
They tend to be action-oriented and become energized from group activities, fast-paced environments and being around other people. They tend to think out loud and work out ideas with others. Social interactions excite them and they enjoy being at the center of attention.
They tend to be thought-oriented and become energized from reflections, feeling and ideas. They recharge by spending time alone. In social interactions, they prefer deep, meaningful conversations with a slower pace for extended contemplation. They would rather observe than be the center of attention.
Introverts are inward-focused
Extraverts are outward-focused
S / N
The second element describe
how you see the world and process information:
E / I
They are down-to-earth and focus on the present or past. They pay attention to concrete facts and describe things in a concrete, literal way. They enjoy getting hands-on experience and gain a great deal of their information from their five senses.
They are very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They pay attention to the big picture, patterns and concepts. They like to describe things in a figurative, poetic way and prefer novelty over stability.
Intuitive people imagine how things could be
Sensing people focus on how things are
T / F
The third aspect describes
how you make decisions
S / N
They prioritize logic over emotions and value justice and fairness. Thinkers place a greater emphasis on facts and tend to be consistent, logical and impersonal when weighing up decisions. They can be described as reasonable and level-headed.
They like to consider the best in people and value harmony and forgiveness. Feelers take people and their emotions into account when weighing up decisions. They can be described as warm and empathetic.
Feelers base decisions on personal values
Thinkers base decisions on objective analyses
J / P
This element describes your approach to work and planning
T / F
They value clarity, predictability and structure. They make plans and prefer to have detailed step-by-step instructions. They believe that rules and deadlines should be respected.
They like a more flexible and spontaneous approach and don’t see rules and deadlines as fixed. They are usually good at improvising and making things up as they go. They enjoy surprises and new situations.
Perceivers prefer to leave options open
Judgers prefer to be organized
A / T
This element describes how confident you are
in your abilities and decisions
J / P
They refuse to worry too much and do not push themselves too hard when it comes to achieving goals.
They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and be success-driven, perfectionistic and eager to improve.
Turbulent individuals are self-conscious
and sensitive to stress
Assertive individuals are self-assured
and resistant to stress
The 16 types
NB: This fifth letter is not officially a part of the MBTI personality assessment
Combining the first four aspects results in 16 different personality types
About the Test
A / t
About the test
The MBTI is loosely based on concepts theorized by psychoanalysist Carl Jung, but has since been further developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers.
The validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has faced a lot of criticism. As it is a self-assessment, it could be that you get different results depending on your mood.
It is not used in psychosocial practice and many of the studies that endorse the MBTI test are unscientific, methodologically weak or funded in favor of the MBTI.
So, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is by no means a scientific analysis of your personality. Keep that in mind. But you can use it as a tool for reflection to put your personality into words.
How trustworthy are the results?
You now have a better understanding of your personality and can see why some people think so differently
You just finished your second mission
By aligning your tail
you know better where you are headed
Your path in life will be different
than anyone else's route
The compass gave you some more clues
about where you are coming from
But for now, discuss your personality with people close to you
Ask them: How would you describe my personality?
You can use the different elements of the MBTI personality test
In the next level you will finally
get your engine running again
Now we need to move in the right direction
Discover your identity