Weak Provider

I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test a few times in my life. And each time, I’m all, uh-huh that’s not surprising. It’s so not surprising that other people can look at my anonymous results and know it’s me. I am who I am through and through. Alternatively I am stubborn and routine oriented. Toe May Toe, Toe Mah Toe.

According to the BBC I am a Provider. I think I’m probably a weak Provider, with the hearts vs heads section not being so clear cut.

My personality type has softened (stop laughing, it has so); pre-kids I was a strong Supervisor.

Supervisors like to make plans, organise people and get things done efficiently. Supervisors like jobs where the goals are clearly defined and there are proven work methods in place.

Supervisors use logic to solve problems and believe in being open and direct in their communications with others. They prefer to work and socialise with like-minded people.

In situations where they can’t use their talents or are unappreciated, Supervisors may reject the opinions of others and insist they are right. Under extreme stress, Supervisors may feel cut off from the people around them and lose confidence in their own ability to cope.

Because they like to take charge and organise activities, others may find Supervisors too bossy.

The things that haven’t changed and I cannot imagine an existence where they would: I’m a planner (not spontaneous), I like facts (versus ideas) and I’m an extrovert. The heads versus hearts section has changed. Not surprising, kids will do that to you.

What are you? Have you always been this way?

Hat tip: Taking What is Left

2 smart people left their mark:

  1. Halimah, 14. July 2008, 16:07

    I am “Nurturer” dammit. I was hoping to rate as “Mastermind”!

  2. Pamela, 14. July 2008, 20:22

    Nurturer. But on some of the questions I could have chosen another answer. It’s pretty much me, though.

    What is this Hat Tip business? Just curious. Even though I’m a nurturer.

    Pamelas last blog post..some things to think about, part deux

    I hat tip people that I get post ideas from … so, I got the post idea from your site and didn’t want you not to get credit. My husband gave me the phrase. I wanted to be transparent that my posts don’t always stem from original content.