The Power Of Knowing Who You Are – Personality Testing And How It Impacts On Your Money

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I love personality tests – I think they’re fascinating! I’ve done loads of them, including the “sorting-hat” questions (Griffindor – obvs) on the Harry Potter fan-site and the “Which Disney Princess are you” (Belle) – I love them!

Anyway, being serious, a good personality test can reveal so much about how we navigate life the best, and I think the true power in them is using our natural gifts and talents to align us onto the right path in life. Too often our frustrations stem from not working with our natural talents and how we like to work/manage money/live life.

Once you know what you’re naturally best at, you can then work to your “Zone of Genius” (thank you Gay Hendricks*!) rather than “push water up a hill”.

So here is a list of some of my favourite ones for you to try out yourself.

The Myers-Briggs Test

If you’ve done the Myers-Briggs test created by two amazing women, Isabel Briggs Myers, and her mother, Katharine Briggs, then you’ll know that it’s made up of 4 letters, each explaining how you do a different aspect of life.

You are given your combination of letters after filling out an extensive questionnaire. It’s best not to overthink and just answer! Mine is INFJ in case you were wondering.

This is what each area means:

Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).

Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).

Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).

Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).

You can do a free version here, but the actual original paid-for test can be found here.

The Sacred Money Archetypes® by Kendall Summerhawk

I love love love the money archetypes – so much so that I become a certified coach! Out of everything I’ve done, I feel this most represents who I am, and I have learnt so much about myself through doing it.

There are 8 money archetypes, and we are made up of varying degrees of all of them. The top 3 however are the ones that have the MOST impact on how we manage life. I believe that they can change with time, especially as life circumstances change, or when we shed layers of the metophorical “onion” that come from outside influences.

You can take the test on my website for free, and you’ll receive a breakdown of all 8, then a sequence of emails that explain your top archetype in more detail. My top 3 are: Maverick, Ruler and Accumulator.

The Feminine Archetypes by Cheryl Douglas

Recently we had the wonderful Cheryl come in to talk about her Feminine Archetypes. She says that these archetypes form the basis of our personality, and like the other tests, explain our motivations and why we do the things that we do.

You can take a listen to her interview on anchor. but it is also available on spotify and apple podcasts, as well a few others, just look for “The Money Medicine Clinic Podcast”.

And if you want to take her test, the link is here to do it. My archetype is Warrioress.

One of Many Powertypes™ by Dr Joanna Martin

So far we’ve spoken about PERS|ONALITY testing, but this one is a little different. The powertypes are a way in which we can learn to interact with the world and can each be utilised at will, depending on what a situation calls for, rather than being one or the other as a basis of who we are.

There are 5 of them – Lover, Warrioress, Mother, Queen and Sorceress. How we show up in the world is a reflection of how much we are utilising each of these powertypes. For example, someone with a well balanced exppression of Queen, is someone who has healthy boundaries, makes confident decisions, and can say “no” without guilt. She knows who she is and her value in the world. An over-expressed Queen is a tyrant – burning out her team, bitching at her family and dictating what happens around her. An underexpressed Queen is a doormat, undecisive and feels guilt whenever she does anything for herself.

If we can learn what each of these powertypes feels like within ourselves, we can then enhance our day-to-day life and bring our best self every time. They also reflect stages in the menstrual cycle as well which is fascinating from an energy management perspective!

If you would like to learn more about the powertypes, then why not attend this 2-day event FOR FREE on 19th-20th September 2020? Dr Jo puts on incredible events, and it will be well worth you going. You’ll learn so much about yourself in these two days.

Talent Dynamics by Roger Hamilton

And finally, I now come to Talent Dynamics. This test fuses Eastern and Western philosophies to produce a combination that explains where your strengths lie. After filling out the questionnaire, you’re sent a detailed report of your main type and your two sub-types. This helps you to see what you’re good at and where you could outsource what you’re not good at.

My main type is creator, and my subtypes are Mechanic and Star – sums me up pretty well I think!

Sadly it does cost money, but it is a good test to do! Pro tip – find someone who has access to discount codes and freebies! There are plenty of people who can share these, you just have to ask around!

Final Thoughts

I think a good personality test can enhance your life and enable you to navigate through it with ease and flow. It really impacts on how you manage money, because as Kendall says, “how we do money is how we do everything”. Finding out more about yourself can only be a good thing! Work to your strengths and your world will change in all aspects, not just financial.

See what you can find out about yourself by filling a few of them out – there’s literally a wealth of information to tap into that’s hidden beneath the surface.

And if you ever want to chat about your money archetypes and how they are impacting you, book a 15-minute strategy session with me so we can unpick it!

Until next time,

 

 

 

 

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