Personality Types – What is your style?
We all have strengths and weaknesses. By learning more about your own personality, and about other Personality Types, you can come to a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.
Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Sure you do. I have come to love my car choices throughout the years. I feel like as I evolved personally and professionally so I have my car choices and my personality styles.
The Doer (ESTP) – This is someone who is friendly, adaptable, action-oriented. ‘Doers’ are focused on immediate results. Living in the here-and-now, they are risk-takers who live fast-paced lifestyles.
When I started my first professional career with a local pharmaceutical company, I decided to buy a Jeep Wrangler. This is definitely a definition of the ‘doer’. I took my Jeep to the mountains of North Carolina while shopping for a house. The realtor took me to this new community on top of the hill. Needless to say, I had to walk as the car was rolling backward (I didn’t know how to use the 4×4 system) 🙂
For several years, I took the car on long-distance trips to the beach to the mountains. It was a ride to remember…
The Inspirer (ENFP) – This is someone who is enthusiastic, idealistic and creative. Able to do almost anything that interests them. Great people skills. They need to live life in accordance with their inner values. Excited by new ideas, but bored with details. Open-minded and flexible, with a broad range of interests and abilities.
My next purchase (while I still have my Jeep) was a Buell Blast motorcycle. I wanted to get a Ninja Kawasaki but it was too big for me so the Buell Blast was the best option on the market. I rode the bike to work and to the beach. I remember my long-distance trips with my friends following me with their cars. Getting gas? 1 dollar! That’s right. You could go for miles and miles and by the time you needed gas…it was only 1 dollar!!!
I can still hear my friends laughing at the 1 dollar gas bill.
The Executive (ENTJ) –These types are driven people to lead. Assertive and outspoken. This type of personality style has an excellent ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. Intelligent and well-informed, they usually excel in public speaking. They value knowledge and competence and usually have little patience with inefficiency and disorganization.
Although I cannot relate to this type of personality as a whole, I can say that the Mazda 6 fits the bill. My next purchase was a car for success. To move up the ladder. I got rid of the Jeep for a more modern, stylish car. It sure felt important. The car was comfortable with its own personality.
I love Mazda. I would not change it for anything except, well, when I went to a car show and noticed a new Mazda car soon to be released, which brings me to the next personality style.
The Protector (INFJ) – This is quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned about their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. well-respected for their perseverance in doing the right thing.
So now, after less than 2 years, I decided to trade-in my Mazda 6 for a Mazda CX7. An SUV that has me thinking BIG. This was the first crossover car (sports SUV) on the market with a feel like a sedan. And I just felt like getting one. The car needed to be ordered from Japan as it was not ready yet for sell. So after several months of patiently waiting for the arrival in the country, I fell in love with my SUV.
Did I mention the Midlife crisis? Midlife crisis is a term first coined by Elliott Jaques referring to a critical phase in human development during the forties to the early sixties, based on the character of change points, or periods of transition.
By the time I was about to hit my 40s, I had the midlife crisis. I wanted to move to another country and start a fresh life.
The Performer (ESFP) – This type of person makes things fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. People-oriented and fun-loving.
My next car fits the bill of the performer. A muscle car, loved by many. A car that can turn heads and it is the center of attention.
A picture speaks louder than words…
The Artist (ISFP) – Do not like conflict and not likely to do things which may generate conflict. Loyal and faithful. Extremely well-developed senses, and aesthetic appreciation for beauty. not interested in leading or controlling others. Flexible, open-minded. Likely to be original and creative.
I believe the MINI fits these descriptions and in part, it fits my idea of living in an open-minded society. I did not buy the car for myself. It was a gift to my beloved partner for several years now. I didn’t like the MINI or any small car but after driving it for several months, I would love to have one for myself.
The Mechanic (ISTP) – Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Excellent skills with mechanical things. Risk-takers who they live for the moment. Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports. Not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Detached analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems.
I could not have said it any better. The mechanic fits the next period of my life. I am spending time now working in creating and/or working on innovative ideas to improve my life and others. Using technology to advance without restricting freedom and choice.
The Camaro – best muscle car for the price!
I am a car lover.
In 2015, I acquired a used Toyota Aygo. This is by far one of the smallest cars I have ever owned. It is compact, and for European standards, this is just another common car that fits anywhere you go (parking is a problem around town).
When I moved to Germany, I decided to buy myself a new car and the winner was…Mazda Cx-3
I love Mazda!!!
This car has it all. From Leather heating seats to heated steering wheels, a nice dashboard, bose sound system, comfort package, heated windows, and the new smart “SKYACTIV” technology. I would definitely recommend this SUV. It is similar to my CX-7 but with newer gadgets.
Another favorite car of mine is the Mini Cooper. I bought a used car while in Germany. Eventually, I sold it after I acquired my CX-3.
What is your personality style and how it has affected your career and life choices?
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