Magnificent Package

The hosts take a personality test, or in Brian’s case, a lack of personality test.  It should surprise absolutely no one to hear that they spend more time critiquing each other’s answers than they do thinking about their own.  They also discuss plans for the weekend, Brian gets roped into a day of errands with Jameson and what the two have in common with a couple who’s been married for 30 years.  Here’s a hint, everything.

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Magnificent Package

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  1. I enjoyed this episode and the Myers Briggs test. We had to do it at work and then review the results, so I still have the one page summary for each of the types. I’ll dig it out and get the summaries for each of your types to you guys in some form.

    • Thanks man. Never had to take this a work, but took it in a religion class in High School. We found our personality types and then analyzed the best way to pray to fit our personality. Apparently my best way is not at all.

  2. I’ve had to take this test a few times for my past jobs. We always used to laugh as it basically asks a few questions a bunch of times and looks for consistency. At least that is how my previous job used to grade it.

    I took the test again as I was curious and am a ENFJ. Also, did you click on the link below to give you more detail as here is the beginning of what mine said:

    ENFJs are the benevolent ‘pedagogues’ of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. But it’s usually not meant as manipulation — ENFJs generally believe in their dreams, and see themselves as helpers and enablers, which they usually are.

    ENFJs are global learners. They see the big picture. The ENFJs focus is expansive. Some can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously. Many ENFJs have tremendous entrepreneurial ability.

      • Well, in the “Potential Areas for Growth” section for ISFJ of my materials it says…

        “If ISFJs do not find a place where they can use their gifts and be appreciated for their contributions, they usually feel frustrated and may…Feel unappreciated, resentful – complain a lot.”

        Close enough?

  3. INTJ. According to this, I’m kind of like Brian only more introverted (true), more judgmental (not sure about this), and less sympathetic (probably). Brian – I’m the guy you should introduce to any potential dates to make yourself look better.

    • Gotta admit, the discription is scary accurate. Well, with the exception of this part:

      “…they’re likely to have beautifully furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior decorators.”

      Why don’t they just say gay? That’s clearly what they’re going for. I also love how at the bottom of the page there is an ad for depression medication. Yikes, talk about knowing your auduence!

  4. My complaint with the Meyers-Briggs has been that the questions don’t take into account the type of situation you’re in. I did a test years ago that was based on the M-B but also measured stressful vs. non-stressful situations.

    I am an ENFP when I am not under stress and an ENFJ when I am under stress. At any given point, I am a moderate P or J. But every time I take the test, I score 100% on the N. I’ve never answered a single question on the sensory side.

    • I agree, situation counts for a lot, which is what Jameson was going on about. While we never took this test at our previous employer, she and I attended a seminar where we learned our leadership styles and compared them to an animal. I was an Owl. Of course Jameson can’t just fit into one category so she had to create some mythical creature with the head of a lion and the ass of a peacock, or something ridiculous like that.

  5. Also, meant to put this in the show notes, but I will be headlining a show this Friday, August 31, at the Casablanca Resort and Casino in festive Mesquite Nevada. It’s only an hour away (and about 100 years back in time), so you should probably come.

    I’m trying to get Jameson to take the road trip with me, but she’s resistant. Something about, “It’ll be a cold day in hell before I waste a Friday night in Mesquite.” Whatever, her loss.

  6. Also, for those of us that have taken this or a version of it for a job. How many of you have put down different answers? I have to admit that there are a few questions I answer differently if it is for the workplace but then again as Jameson did mention some of us do act differently in the workplace than the rest of our lives.

    • I personally think using this for more than entertainment is a waste of time. In the clas I mentioned above we were told that once we learn the personalities of our employees we can better communicate with them. Sounds like a collossal waste of time to me. There’s a bunch of them and only one of me. Isn’t it much more time effective for them to learn about me and adapt? I got fired…

  7. ENFJs are externally focused, introspective, altruistic, positive and have excellent people skills. They place utmost importance on helping others grow. They are warm and have a natural desire to be supportive and encouraging. Being charismatic and possessing excellent language skills, they do well in leadership roles. ENFJs strive to enhance the lives of their human brethren.
    Yep, that’s me.

    They understand and care about people, and have a special talent for bringing out the best in others. – So, i’m gonna go ahead and take credit for how great you are on our show, Brian.

    Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. – like how I turn a Brian activity or errand, into a Jameson one? or often suggest ideas that you think are yours?

    Love it!

  8. See my results below…

    I too am ENFJ. My third ‘bullet’ is exactly the same as Brian.

    Extravert(22%) iNtuitive(12%) iNtuitive Feeling(38%) Judging(11%)
    •You have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (22%)
    •You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
    •You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)
    •You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

    Can hardly wait to see what the wife’s results are.

    • Way more “Jameson’s” out there than I would like to admit.

      (Waiting for the reply where she yells at me and says she’s “One of a kind.”)

  9. INTJ Introvert(56%) iNtuitive(25%) iNtuitive Thinking(50%) Judging(22%)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTJ
    INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion “Does it work?” to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake … INTJs are known as the “Systems Builders” of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait of combining imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause; both perfectionism and disregard for authority come into play. Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ’s Achilles heel … This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals … Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense.
    —Marina Margaret Heiss[12]

    This sounds like good news for the system I’m trying to build at work, and bad news for my wife.

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