You probably know what your basic personality type is, and possibly your Myers-Briggs designation. How about your organizational personality type? A friend of mine linked to this article from Facebook the other day.
Its author explains why some creative people have trouble getting things done. She says there are four organizational personality types: fantastical, structural, analytical, and environmental, but that most ‘how to get organized’ books are written by one of those four types (guess which, lol) for the type they’re in. After all, that’s what they understand.
Curious about your organizational personality profile? Click here for a fifteen question quiz. Then see if you fit the profile.
I took the quiz and was surprised (not very) to find I was structural, which somehow doesn’t keep me from having piles of stuff on my desk. Here’s part of the structural personality profile:
Once you find something that works, you tend to stick to it without considering whether your systems could be streamlined. Or there may be something else that could work wonderfully for you, but you’re not likely to look for it.
Oh my. Yes, that’s me. In many cases I know there’s something better out there but the learning curve is so steep that I feel I’m better off sticking with what works. Sigh. Guess I should branch out a little more!
Take the quiz! Come back and tell me what your organizational personality type is…and whether you agree.