Feb 24 -- My good friend, Pat Dines, runs Mary.com. We often discuss the merits and pitfalls of personality profiling. He set me and my girlfriend up with a Myers Briggs test. I'm an ENFP. She's an ESTP. Here's his analysis of the results... - Mark Brooks (Picture from Prague Charles Bridge)
Key: Extrovert/Introvert, Sensing/iNtuitive, Thinking/Feeling, Perceiving/Judging. "This looks very good. Irena is borderline S/N and you are an N but a weak N so I don't see a conflict there. You're more extroverted than she is which is good. Guys have problems with women who are more extroverted than they are. You're mid point TF and she is a slight T which is good for you. Women tend to be "F" types by nature (60%). Also, F men get along well with T women because it creates a balance between the sexes. F men are more sensitive to women's needs! You're both slight P's so that bodes well for spontaneity in your relationship which is good because business tends to force you to the "J" side of things so when you're together it will be fun. The two "p's" will help take the edge off. (you're both in business so when you're playing, you'll enjoy the relaxation that another P brings to the party). I'd give the match five stars. The only slight problem you may have is in understanding each other's thinking process. She may be more practical than you because she doesn't have the intuitive edge that you have. But, I think if you both communicate well with each other and explain why you think the way you do, it will be a good balance. The SN scale can be deadly if you're more than 40% apart. You're only 13% apart so you may actually complement each other. You'll just have to be a little patient with the time she takes to reason things out, and she may actually help you make sure that your intuitiveness didn't make a faulty jump."
Mark Brooks: So, what are your thoughts on the merits and pitfalls of personality profiling?