Why should you care about your personality? In what ways can knowing the ins and outs of your true self benefit you?

Every day it seems we’re encouraged online to ‘take this test’, ‘read this article’, or to be ‘in touch with yourself’. Here’s three reasons why you should care about your personality type.

1. You can have a deeper understanding of your relationships.

A better understanding of your own personality allows you the ability to better connect with certain personalities in your life, including potential disconnects between your personality and your peers’.

For example, if you value intuitiveness, you likely will connect well with others who share the tendency to make decisions with their gut. Conversely, if you receive your energy from others, you may struggle with an introvert’s need to recharge on their own time.

2. You can give yourself permission to be the ‘true you’.

Many people grow frustrated at their inabilities to operate in the same way as others. However, appreciating all of your traits can show you how powerful your true self can be, in your own individual way.

For example, perhaps your unwillingness to be surrounded by larger groups of friends bothers you. Instead, reach the understanding that you are simply introverted rather than extroverted and try having just one or two friends over instead of ten.

3. You can establish the situations in which you will thrive.

Knowing your true personality types can help you judge in which scenarios you’ll excel and in which ones may require a different type of effort. Wouldn’t life be a little bit easier and more enjoyable if you made decisions based on your ability to both love something and perform well? Say you are someone who is very judgement-based, meaning you value the facts and logic of a situation. Be aware that a scenario that requires you to see someone else’s emotional perspective may require you to be open-minded and contemplative.

Example: If you are someone who is very judgement-based, meaning you value the facts and logic of a situation, you may struggle in a scenario that requires you to see someone else’s emotional perspective.