Birds of a feather flock together


Mandi Monroe

For an experiment, I had everyone on the Stampede newspaper staff take the Myers-Briggs personality test. I was hoping to see how the different personalities worked together, when to my surprise, they all came out with the same personality.

They are the ENxx (xx meaning either preference) type who is the kind of visionary category or, keyword, journalist. Funny how a bunch of people who naturally are journalists would all find their way to the elective newspaper.

It makes one wonder if other kids who are drawn to other elective classes have similar personalities. Do all drama kids have an ESFP personality that makes them naturally jump up to perform for everyone?

Maybe all the ISFP’s find themselves in the advanced art electives. Does the ISTP’s clamor to fill the science classes to understand the way things in life work?

Does the personality type actually matter when it comes to a person’s interest in life? Is the group you hang out with after school hours connected by more than what you do, maybe more of how and why you do it? When it comes to your assigned personality type, does it really affect your life choices?

Whether it does or not, it is always fun to figure out who you are most like in a book, television show or maybe a very developed movie. Even if you do not believe in putting people in a box, who can resist being able to say they are a Spock kind of guy?

 So whether you put stock in the theory or not, test out if people working toward common goals are at all similar in their Myers Briggs type. It actually is a lot of fun and hey, if you are lucky you could get an awesome new nickname.

There are plenty of free tests online to take to discover your type, and on the facing page there is a handy list to guide you to which sites are the best.

While you are at it, have your friends take it with you and see if birds of a feather really do flock together.