Tuesday, February 02, 2010


I’ll explain the title of this post in a minute, but first…

If nothing else, being a skier means I don’t get pissed off sitting in traffic for 90 minutes because we received 3” of new snow. Instead, I just sit there and think about how awesome the following morning’s ski is going to be. At least that’s what I did yesterday. And that anticipation allowed me to roll out of bed at 4:50 without a single thought of wanting to sleep in. I made it to Hyland where I skied for 1:22. As soon as I got in my car, I started hearing all these nasty traffic reports. That’s another great thing about getting up early to exercise – I miss the whole morning commute.

Today’s conditions reminded me of my "You Choose" post from last winter. The 2 photos in that post say it all.

MBTI = Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator
ISTJ = Introversion – Sensing – Thinking - Judging

Last week our department had an off-site meeting to discuss the results of the Meyers-Briggs personality assessment that we took. In addition to just explaining our 4-letter results, they gave us a bunch of bullet points that may explain our preferences. I thought it’d be interesting to share some of the ones that hit the closest to home for me;

You do not enter into activities impulsively, but once committed, you are hard to distract or discourage.

You assemble facts to support your evaluations and communicate the facts in an objective way.

You seek solutions to current problems from your past experiences and that of others.

You consider social obligations unimportant and leave them to others, you find telephone calls to be unwelcome interruptions, and you prefer to be alone when you do have to make phone calls, especially social calls.

You keep your feelings and interests to yourself and you are seen by others as hard to get to know because you process so much inside.

You would rather relate to a few significant others than be in a large group and you draw sharp distinctions between friends and acquaintances, and you need to trust people before sharing much about yourself.

You are grounded in reality and trust the facts, and you interpret things literally.

You are impatient listening to ideas if a practical use in not the end result.

You believe that logical analysis is best for decision making, you use hard data to make your decisions, and you focus on cause and effect.

You like to use questions to clarify ideas and zero in on discrepancies.

You are argumentative and skeptical.

You may enjoy the planning more than the doing.

You like established methods and procedures.

You develop detailed plans for the task at hand.

I could go on and on, but I think that’s already more than you wanted, or needed, to know.

Quote of the day;

“When you get down to it, it’s the people you get to meet. If I want to tell you the most about a person in the fewest words, I simply say, ‘He’s a runner.’” – Paul Fetscher


Julie said...

Hi Chad,
I have taken the Meyers-Briggs test for work as well and you are right it does make you think. I figured that anyone who skis would be in their happy world today...the snow is very pretty...it reminds me of sugar:) My son went skiing at Hyland a few years ago. In order to avoid someone when going down one of the larger hills he ended up cruising into some kind of medal box and ripped his thigh open! So now when I hear about Hyland that is what I always think of:) That and the three hour wait in the emergency room! Have a great day Chad:)

Beth said...

You have the perfect personality for a runner! Great that you got your skiing in and missed traffic. Double bonus!

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