9th of an 11 part series
We do a lot of personality assessments on the staff where I work. No matter how you look at it, I am what Myers-Briggs calls an ENFP. Among other things, I’m described as extremely intuitive and perceptive, energetic, future-oriented and creative.
If you look at lists of possible careers someone with my personality type would gravitate toward, “writer” always shows up. I recently took a look at a roster of “celebrity ENFPs” and noticed that most of them were writers and other creatives, including my personal hero Walt Disney (I also found it interesting that several third world dictators shared my personality type, but that’s for another post).
At the start of the year I made a commitment to write daily. Whether it’s in the form of a blog post, a journal entry or some clever (at least in my own mind) tweet or status update, I’m absolutely committed to taking the thoughts that are endlessly rattling around in my head and shaping them into something that might be comprehensible.
Of course I have a dream of writing a great screenplay or book or some other work fit for publishing. But more than anything I write because I must.
It’s either that or have my head explode all over the room. I don’t think anyone wants that.
image courtesy of High Five to That.