To start my independent learning on happiness I decided to take a personality test. I took a free personality test on a website called 16personalities. My results came out ENFP; extrovert, intuitive, feeling, and perception. The thing that initially grabbed my attention after the test was that it proves how someone can change over time. A few years ago I took a similar test and my results were ESFJ, extrovert, sensing, feeling, judging. Even though I do not feel like I have changed all that much experiences I have had and new knowledge have changed me, as humans we really are constantly growing and changing.
A little explanation about ENFP is that it is called the “campaigner.” Summing up my personality description in three words are independent, energetic, and compassionate. All things that prove very important in my happiness as an individual and in my future career. I am a very independent person. I like knowing that I am capable of accomplishing daunting tasks by myself, I also enjoy looking at a challenge and knowing that I can move forward and come up with a solution. Independence is something I think is extremely important in a classroom since I will be responsible for the safety and knowledge of a classroom full of students. It is also important to be energetic, bringing excitement to the classroom and to others in your personal life helps inspire others. But of the three words compassionate is what I feel is the most important. A large majority of my happiness stems from caring about others, whether they are family, friends, or students. I have a great sense of pride knowing that I am sympathetic and loving toward others and having other individuals feel comfortable and loved by me. Not only does this help me in my personal life, but it helps me excel in my life as a student and future educator.
I think this personality test was a great step in my independent learning to find what makes me happy. Some people may not feel the same, but I enjoy looking at some of my personality traits and seeing how they affect my life, both personally and professionally. Even if you do not feel like these are accurate or affect your life they are still fun! If this is something you’re interested I took my personality test at 16personalities.com