A Dash of “J” to Keep the Stress Away

In a world full of chaos, being more organized could make your life a little easier. If you find yourself rustling through mounds of paper to find what you need, or not having flexibility in your schedule – this story is for you.

Myers Briggs is a personality type indicator and an adaptation of the theory of psychological types produced by Carl Gustav Jung. There are four different categories with two options for each, totaling in 16 different personality types. The last letter in someone’s Myers Briggs score indicates a “lifestyle preference.” A Judger, for example, prefers a more organized lifestyle and a Perceiver is more of a go-with-the-flow type person.

What are the attributes of a J – Judger – on the Myers Briggs scale?

  • Decision Maker;
  • Organized and Structured; uses planners, color coding, agendas, outlines;
  • Firm; loves deadlines;
  • In Control; a group project manager; leadership roles

If not a Judger, you’re most likely a P – Perceiver. P attributes include:

  • Flexible and Spontaneous; not much structure;
  • Explorer; actively seeks new information;
  • Open-minded; open to new ideas and concepts;
  • Inquiring; asks good questions.

It is important to note that neither of these – Judger or Perceiver – is bad; they’re simply different. It can be important, however, to take on some of the attributes of both personalities in order to make you a more well-rounded person. If you are a Perceiver, having some sort of structure and organization in life can really help.

On the other hand, if you are a Judger, it is important to be open-minded and have some flexibility in the schedule that you’ve already thought out and pre-planned. Having a working knowledge of both sides of personality coin will help you be more successful because you know how to work more effectively with more people.

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One Comment to “A Dash of “J” to Keep the Stress Away”

  1. thecommvoice says:

    All about that J, bout that J, bout that J…

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