In episode 7 Dale and Kyle dive into why it’s so important for us to understand our strengths and weaknesses when running our own business.
Over the episode we go through 3 different useful tests.
- Strength’s Finder 2.0
- Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies
- Myers Briggs
1. Strengths Finder 2.0 is a test that tells you your top 5 strengths. It’s backed by 50 years of research and study. This is a great one for building a business that aligns with your strengths.
Kyle’s 5 strengths were Command, Restorative, Analytical, Relator and Ideation.
2. Gretchen Rubin’s Habit Tendencies quiz is a great one for working out how you might best form habits. It’s also useful to know the other types so that you can help your clients in the way that best motivated them.
Both Kyle and Dale are Questioners.
3. The final test we talk about in this episode is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Myers-Briggs gives you four letters which equals one of 16 personality types.
In this episode Kyle takes us through the test live. There’s no endless multiple choice questions here, instead he goes through each letter and gets you to pick based on which characteristics sound most like you.
Here are the letters again as a reference:
E (Extroverted) or I (Introverted)
This is all about where you get your energy from. E’s get their energy from being around people. I’s get their energy from some quality alone time.
N (Intuition) or S (Sensing)
This one is about how you process data and the world around you. S’s are very practical, they like facts and figures. N’s tend to be more big picture focused, they stay out of the details.
F (Feeling) or T (Thinking)
This one is all about how you make decisions. F’s tend to take other people feelings into account and try to keep all parties happy. T’s are very logical and tend to tell the truth, even when it hurts.
J (Judging) or P (Perceiving)
The last letter is how you show up in day to day life. J’s are always on time and like to have things planned out ahead of time. P’s go with the flow, they struggle to set deadlines for themselves and will instead work hard at the last minute.
Check out more info on each letter in the Myers-Briggs link below or have a listen to the podcast again.
Dale did the test with us on the show and discovered he was an ENFJ. Kyle has completed the test before and identifies most with INFJ.