If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile or you happen to know me in real life, you might know that I’m an introvert. I’d venture to guess that many of my fellow bloggers would self-identify as introverts as well but did you know that being introverted or extroverted is only one facet of your personality? It’s true. According to the MBTI, there are actually four different classifications of your personality, Introversion or Extroversion, Intuition or Sensing, Thinking or Feeling, and Judging or Perceiving. (If any of that sounded like a different language to you, head over here for a more in-depth explanation. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.)
Now I’m one of those people who loves learning more about her personality and I could easily write a few dozen posts about my personality type specifically but today I want to narrow things down a little. Today I want to invite you and your spouse/significant other on a date brimming with personality. You guessed it, you’ll both be taking a personality quiz!
But, Elizabeth, what exactly can taking a personality quiz do for my marriage? I’m so glad you asked. While I’m obviously a person who thinks this kind of thing is loads of fun (weird, right?), I realize it might not be everyone’s cup of coffee. So here are three reasons I believe that this personality quiz date will benefit your marriage.
1. It will help you learn the “why” behind your spouse’s preferences.
Do you ever feel like having a date night that goes beyond just scratching the surface? This is the perfect idea for a time like that. Especially if your partner is a bit tight-lipped when it comes to the inner workings of their thoughts, this is a great way to open a dialogue between the two of you about your individual preferences. Understanding each other’s personalities better can help you realize that your spouse’s way of dealing with something isn’t wrong, it’s just different.
2. It can help you find the underlying causes of conflict in your relationship and help solve them.
When the husband and I were newlyweds, we were both pretty bad at handling conflict. Each of us had our own way of dealing with disagreements and we spent a lot of time misunderstanding each other’s motives. However, once we delved a little deeper into our personality types, we realized our ways of handling of conflict were textbook for our personality types! Understanding each other’s natural response to conflict has helped us find a middle ground and figure out boundaries we’re both comfortable with.
3. It will help you learn more about yourself and how you both function individually.
Learning more about your personality will help you learn how to thrive. I’m always of the opinion that the more you know about yourself the better. Each personality type has its own unique strengths and weaknesses and learning about yours can help you understand what’s upsetting you and what makes you happy.
Have I convinced you yet?
Great!!! I’ve included a worksheet to go along with this date idea that will help you iron out some of the strengths and weaknesses of your personality type and discuss how they relate to your marriage.
Grab your free printables below (don’t forget you need to be signed up for my newsletter to have access) and head over to this site to take your personality quiz.
IT’S YOUR TURN:
Do you already know your Myers Briggs personality type? Share it in the comments section below. And don’t forget to pin this post for future use!!