Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stress Head

One of my supervisors posted this link on her Facebook that brings you to a page with all of these "Stress Heads" that basically describe things that typically stress you out based on your MBTI personality type. I'm an INFP (Introverted, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving) and this was my Stress Head:

These are pretty dead-on, and it's funny that this popped up on my news feed this morning because I've been feeling pretty stressed and overwhelmed this week. Working at two college campuses all week long, I experience a lot of these stressors (either directly or indirectly) on a pretty regular basis (besides routine - there's no such thing as routine when you're working with college students!). 

I have a lot of responsibilities on my plate and it's really important for me that I don't let anyone down. I just want to give 100% to everything I'm committed to in order to make everything run at 100%. Exhausting myself by doing this makes all of these other stressors almost unbearable, but I'm trying my best to work through it. It's all part of the role of graduate student - half-full-time student, half-professional - to be overworked and stressed all the time. It's tough, but it's part of the road to success!

This website also has a list of MBTI personality type word clouds that described the strengths of each type. So to end on a more positive note, I thought I'd share my strengths along with my stressors!

Don't these heads remind you of Figure it Out? Or am I making myself sound old...

Do you know your MBTI type? What is it?
What are your MBTI strengths and stressors?