Office Personalities
By Sara Gardner
March 14th, 2019 |
Scene + Heard

Spring tends to be a time of reflection, renewal and rediscovery.

We decided to take advantage of the sentiment and in an informal exercise, our team all took the abbreviated Myers-Briggs personality test via 16 Personalities to see where each of us lands. Interestingly, almost everybody in the office got completely different personality types!

Read on to discover more about each of us.

Margaux is an ENFJ-A Protagonist – extroverted, intuitive, feeling, judging and assertive.

I feel super inspired to be in the company of Obama (one of the celebrities with the same personality type) and while I aspire to greatness – I more so define my own greatness by the way I can help make others find their path to reach their own excellence, business goals and personal dreams – I feel more like the proverbial back-up singer.

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These are the girls I looked up to growing up with parents of the 60’s.

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Maybe if they were shaken and stirred with a Florence Nightingale and Amelia Earhart you’d get me on the a much tinier scale.

Mark is an ENTP-A Debater.

Armed with a powerful intellect and vivid imagination, Debaters can overcome or outmaneuver obstacles that seem unbeatable to most. ENTPs enjoy the mental exercise found in questioning the prevailing mode of thought, making them irreplaceable in reworking existing systems or shaking things up and pushing them in clever new directions. Debater personalities love to brainstorm and think big. They only make up about three percent of the population, which is just right, as it lets them create original ideas, then step back to let more numerous and fastidious personalities handle the logistics of implementation and maintenance.

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Proud to share a personality type with the incomparable Celine Dion.

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I’m perpetually curious and love to dive deep into new frontiers. Here I am analyzing and extract made from my patented Echinacea GreenEnvy by Biocogent Labs.

Jamie is an INFJ Advocate.

Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact. Advocates tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.

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Advocate personalities often need time alone to decompress. I love the way Casper brought their products to life in an innovative and interactive way and allows visitors to recharge.

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Advocates are seen as positive people who thrive in environments where they can share their creativity and insight. I love accounts like Bumble Bizz that post inspiring quotes that always encourage just that.

Sara is an ENFJ-A Protagonist.

Protagonists are genuine, caring people who talk the talk and walk the walk, and nothing makes them happier than leading the charge, uniting and motivating their team with infectious enthusiasm. I feel like the description of my personality type was pretty spot-on, particularly in regards to the intuitive and empathetic nature, and sometimes being over-analytical. Some like-minded ENFJ peers are Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and the fictional Elizabeth Bennet (from Pride & Prejudice) so I’m definitely in good company!

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“Go Forth” exemplifies the take-charge + get-it-done attitude that comes along with having an ENFJ personality. This definitely is a motto for me in many ways.

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Powerful female leaders throughout history are a major source of inspiration to me. I’ve been lucky enough to hear Gloria Steinem speak twice, and the way she’s able to rally and unite through her words and actions is something that I aspire to do, and definitely speaks to the altruistic influence that ENFJ’s have. (From left: Gloria Steinem, Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) and Betty Friedan.)

Alexis is an ENFP Campaigner.

The Campaigner personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but Campaigners are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.

Completely accurate – I live my life through imagination and humor. #jokes

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Aneesha is an ISFJ Defender.

The ISFJ personality type is quite unique, as many of their qualities defy the definition of their individual traits. Though possessing the Feeling (F) trait, ISFJs have excellent analytical abilities; though Introverted (I), they have well-developed people skills and robust social relationships; and though they are a Judging (J) type, ISFJs are often receptive to change and new ideas. As with so many things, people with the ISFJ personality type are more than the sum of their parts, and it is the way they use these strengths that defines who they are.

ISFJs are true altruists, meeting kindness with kindness-in-excess and engaging the work and people they believe in with enthusiasm and generosity.

I definitely think this personality type describes me – I feel like I’m a mix of everything.

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I find this photo inspirational because it makes me think about my personality and characteristics in a “big picture” way.

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This photo inspires me because it illustrates how I often balance between my emotional side and my logical side depending on the situation.

Michelle is an ESFJ-A Consul.

Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. – Deborah Day

People who share the Consul personality type are, for lack of a better word, popular – which makes sense, given that it is also a very common personality type, making up twelve percent of the population. In high school, Consuls are the cheerleaders and the quarterbacks, setting the tone, taking the spotlight and leading their teams forward to victory and fame. Later in life, Consuls continue to enjoy supporting their friends and loved ones, organizing social gatherings and doing their best to make sure everyone is happy.

I wouldn’t necessarily characterize myself as a cheerleader, but I do love to throw a party – themes and costumes are a must, of course. Halloween is my holy day.

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Sonia is an ESTP-A Explorer.

Explorers possess a self-reliant mix of enthusiasm, quick thinking, and ingenuity that can lead to impressive personal and professional accomplishments. Comfortable with uncertainty and minimally concerned with preparation, these personality types simply adapt and overcome as events present themselves. Explorers’ flexibility helps them make snap decisions in the moment, and they’re unlikely to dwell on the future or the past. They aren’t obsessed with precise detail (unless they’re really in the zone, in which case they can muster a level of precision and focus that would make a seasoned engineer blush).

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Opals: Complex, mysterious, subtle, delicate yet resilient. A gem that surprises and delights at every glance.

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Minimal artists create linear drawings that contain just one singular line. I draw inspiration from these drawings as they symbolize a nonlinear journey that takes unexpected twists and turns, yet in the end, the final result can be beautiful even if you didn’t think your journey or “line” would take you there.

Myung is an INFP Mediator.

Mediator INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediator INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

Mediators you may know are William Shakespeare, Björk, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Collages are always interesting to me because it really brings my imagination to fly. It makes me look at everyday objects in a different perspective. According to the test, I’m intuitive and focuses on hidden meanings, open-minded and curious which I think coincides perfectly with why I enjoy collages.

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Also, particularly these two collages spoke strongly about my trait of enjoying solitude, seeking harmony, compassion and bringing optimism and resilient attitude in hardships.

Gavin is an ITSJ Logistician.

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty… it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein. – George Washington

The Logistician personality type is thought to be the most abundant, making up around 13% of the population. Their defining characteristics of integrity, practical logic and tireless dedication to duty make Logisticians a vital core to many families, as well as organizations that uphold traditions, rules and standards, such as law offices, regulatory bodies and military. People with the Logistician personality type enjoy taking responsibility for their actions, and take pride in the work they do – when working towards a goal, Logisticians hold back none of their time and energy completing each relevant task with accuracy and patience.

I should have joined the military!

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The lake in Prospect Park is where I go to get recharged and take a breath.