People are different. Their goals are different. The way they do things is different.
If at any point you have tried to guess why someone does something in a particular way, you might want to take a deeper look at yourself. I first took the MBTI personality test long back and I tested as an INTP (logician). It was pretty spot on. A few years back, I was going through some changes so I took it again. I tested as an INFP (mediator) this time. The description blew my mind. For the first time, I felt like someone had finally understood me.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
I know enlightenment sounds heavy but bear with me. Once you understand the type of person you are, everything starts making sense to you. You stop giving yourself a hard time and instead start to work around the way you’re wired.
I have 3 friends with the same MBTI type (yes, I made some take this test!). The conversations we have are on another level - they get me. It might not work out for you, but it tells you that people are different. And internalizing this thought has been very beneficial for me. I hope it does the same for you and act as a growth moment.
Some related tests are Big Five, Four Colors, Enneagram, etc. but I’d recommend to start with MBTI first. If you’d like me to connect you with a freakishly similar person, reply with your MBTI type.
Until We Meet Again…