I first heard of the Myer Briggs personality types years ago when I was doing a work related course. It was one of the few things about the course that I found interesting and enjoyable. I was on the course because my supervisor said I had to be, no other reason.
There we were, an assorted group of people from TransAdelaide where I was working at the time, clerical people, mechanics, management types and a handful of us cleaners feeling rather out of our depth.
I had always considered myself an introvert but it was interesting to learn that there are many different types of introverts and I was quite surprised to discover that several people who I had considered quite outgoing were introverts in some situations. It also helped me to understand why I had trouble getting along with some management types who were always thinking of the “Big Picture”.
Today out of curiousity I took an online test wondering if the results would be the same. They were and I think that the things I’ve done in my life bear out the accuracy of the results.
After I left TransAdelaide (now Adelaide Metro) I decided I’d enjoy working in hospitality. I got a job as a housekeeper in an Adelaide apartment hotel and when we moved to Tasmania in 2002 I found a similar job in Hobart. Later I became a volunteer at a community radio station and now I volunteer as an office assistant and cleaner at a church in my town.
This is me.