Monday, February 08, 2010

Stress and Work

Today I started a series of webinars offered through work by our insurance on minimizing stress. I will be keeping a journal of "stressful moments" during my day and I also had a few assignments. The first was to take the Myers Briggs test. As always I am an INFJ. One of the INFJ key traits is that we tend to over analyze ourselves and every situation in our world. Needless to say, I love taking tests that analyze why I do the things I do. In this case, the workbook has several tips on what tends to stress this personality type out and what to do to minimize my stress. Oddly enough, over analyzing things is something I should be avoiding.

Hmmm....does this mean I should stop taking personality tests?

If you want to know what the Myers-Briggs test is or it means to be an INFJ you can go to the following websites:
INFJ Wikipedia page -
Myers Briggs Wikipedia page -

My other assignment was to do some deep breathing exercises. Unfortunately, I kept getting distracted by my email when I tried to do these at work. I have done them effectively at yoga class so I know I can.....away from the office anyway.


Degolar said...

I'm an INTJ, but I have always found this sight to be incredibly accurate. It's written from a first person perspective, and sometimes it's spooky just how much it sounds like something I would have written myself.

A Librarian said...

I am always amazed by how much this description feels like me even though I don't usually believe in the quick answers.