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What Your Personality Type Can Tell You About Your Spending Habits

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Before I get started I want to warn you right off the bat my friend:

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This post is a little more “woo woo” than posts with other productivity and money saving tools I share like StayFocusd to block yourself from Facebook stalking all day and Qapital to top-up your savings.

Instead, this pos is about addressing what’s going on inside of your head so you can better understand the reason behind your feelings, actions, strengths, and weaknesses surrounding productivity and $$$.

Because if you feel like you’re:

  • Stuck
  • Dissatisfied
  • Struggling in the money department
  • Not living up to some arbitrary standard set by you or the people around you
  • Failing to make the career moves/strides you believe you should be making

There’s a reason for the madness.

And self-awareness is important (shout out to Gary V for this nugget of truth.)

Here’s how I know this:

I took a free version of the Myer’s Briggs personality test on the 16personalities.com website and it’s pretty much the bomb. I wrote about it in much more detail here.

It breaks down everyone into 16 personality types and asks you questions in a short test to figure out where you fit on the map.

Believe me, I was hiiiiiighly skeptical about this whole personality quiz thing at first.

I consider myself a realist.

I believe in tangible things.

So, a personality test that asks a few questions and pegs you into a group seems slightly very suspect.

(Plus, a lot of people think personality tests are made up mumbo jumbo.)

But, the personality profile I got at the end of the test sounded exactly like me.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe it’s a perfect science and neither should you.

Taking Advantage of Your Personality Test

I use my personality test results to help understand what makes me tick and the reasons behind things I’ve done in the past, things I do now, strengths and weaknesses.

For example, I worked in management when I had full-time office-y jobs.

I despised managing people with a passion.

Honestly, despise is not even a strong enough word to use. And I couldn’t figure out why I was “qualified” enough to get the jobs and then hated them.

(I use qualified in quotes because what really is being qualified these days?)

Anyway, I found out from the test that disliking management isn’t uncommon for those with my personality type.

We prefer to work alone.

Boom!

EYE OPENING ya’ll.

Besides your personality giving you career insight, it can give you an indicator of why you manage money the way you do.

More on that in a second.

First, take your personality test for here.

It will take you a few minutes tops.

On the site, each personality profile breaks down the strengths and weaknesses. Plus, the emotions, relationships, friendships, parenthood, career paths, and workplace habits of each type.

If you’ve already taken the test and know your type, don’t go anywhere just yet.

Check out the next link, too.

How You Personality Relates to Money

For the money aspect (because you know, I talk money), I found this awesome post from LearnVest.com:

What Your Personality Type Means for Money

It details how each type manages money which is super interesting.

Like there are certain personality types that may be more impulsive with money and others that are more likely to spend money on themselves “because they deserve it”.

*Raises hand*

Before I go off the rails with this whole woo woo thing, I’ll sign off.

If you get cool results from your personality test, share below!

 

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Taylor K. Gordon is a writer and money blogger. She writes on how to live your best life without going broke.

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