09/05/2017 | 56 Minutes
This week’s guest: Josh Wright – An extroverted, intuitive, feeling and prospecting kind of guy who’s 65% turbulent. He’s a true free spirit, often the life of the party, and a fiercely independent person who craves creativity and freedom. But it’s that freedom and independence that may come back to haunt him later on. He took the 16 personalities test, and now he’s ticked.
Here’s a link to the 16 Personalities Test - You’re going to want to take this, and then comment on our Instagram Post and tell us what personality you are. It’s scary - but a good kind.
ASSERTIVE VS TURBULENT
Assertive (-A) individuals are self-assured, even-tempered and resistant to stress. They refuse to worry too much and do not push themselves too hard when it comes to achieving goals. Similarly, they are unlikely to spend much time thinking about their past actions or choices – according to Assertive types, what’s done is done and there is little point in analyzing it. Not surprisingly, people with this trait report more satisfaction with their lives and they also feel more confident in their abilities to handle challenging and unexpected situations.
In contrast, individuals with Turbulent (-T) identity are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They experience a wide range of emotions and tend to be success-driven, perfectionistic and eager to improve. They are also more willing to change jobs if they feel stuck in their current one and to spend time thinking about the direction in which their life is going.
However, while the Assertive variant may seem more positive on the surface, that is not always the case – for instance, Turbulent individuals perform better in certain roles as they push themselves to achieve superior results, while Assertive ones do not care about the outcome that much. Always feeling the need to do more, to have more, and to be more, Turbulent types often forget how exhausting that can be to both themselves and the people around them – but it is entirely possible that this desire to always push themselves just a little further helps many Turbulent types to achieve what they seek to achieve.
LIB'S BREAKDOWN: CONSUL (ESFJ – A)
BEN'S BREAKDOWN: CONSUL (ESFJ – T)
JOSH'S BREAKDOWN: CAMPAIGNER (ENFP – T)
CONSUL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
(S) Strong Practical Skills
(S) Strong Sense of Duty
(S) Very Loyal
(S) Sensitive & Warm
(S) Good at Connecting with Others
(W) Worried about Their Social Status
(W) Reluctant to Innovate or Improvise
(W) Vulnerable to Criticism
(W) Often Too Needs
(W) Too Selfless
CAMPAIGNER STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
(S) Energetic & Enthusiastic
(S) Excellent Communicators
(S) Know How to Relax
(S) Very Popular & Friendly
(W) Poor Practical Skills
(W) Find it Difficult to Focus
(W) Overthink Things
(W) Get Stressed Easily
(W) Highly Emotional
(W) Independent to a Fault
Episode transcript coming soon.