“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.” – Erich Fromm
Your personality defines everything you do, think and how you react to certain situations. Your personality is also one factor that distinguishes you from another human being. We all have different personality types and it may surprise you that you can benefit more from understanding your personality type from others.
We’ve rounded up 3 important reasons why knowing your personality type can contribute to your journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance.
- It explains why you’re different from another person.
There are a lot of people who get depressed if they don’t react or respond the same way as the majority of the population. Some even think that this is a sure sign that their “crazy” or “abnormal”. But you reacting differently to a given situation does not mean you’re wrong, but it actually is a reflection of your personality. If you would rather stay at home on a Saturday night than go socializing – that is perfectly fine; that’s a part of your personality.
- You can manage your activities better.
Being a morning person, for example, is all part of your personality type. Having an understanding of where you are most productive can help you manage your day to day activities better. If your creative mind kicks in with some afternoon tea, then you can do all menial chores in the morning so you can have the afternoon as your creative window. Understanding where your personality thrives best can have a huge impact in your work and in your daily overall mood.
- You are able to recognize when something is not right.
That feeling of having a disturbance in the Force can very well be applied in your life as well. When something doesn’t feel right within you or something is clearly making you unhappy or tired, you can trace it’s root cause if you have an understanding of your personality type. Take for example if your personality type if leaning towards someone who is introverted, after a whole day of speaking or spearheading meetings you will generally feel abnormally exhausted. If you’re not aware that introverts need to re-charge you may begin to assume that you are unhappy with work or you are being abused at work. All of these unnecessary thoughts can contribute to your sadness, when all the while all you really needed was a break.
These are just some of the many reasons why knowing your Personality Type can hugely benefit your personal growth. In as much as you want others to accept and understand you, you must first begin with yourself. If you’re curious to know your Personality Type, check out this quick and FREE Personality Type Quiz at Higher Awareness.