This past week has been a busy one, to say the least. I attended the first of our weekly meetings for the 120th anniversary event that I have been helping to plan. I have never been part of planning such a large event, so it has been exciting to use my creative side. In one of the meetings, we walked through the venue (our industrial kitchen) to plan where each section of the party will be located. Since this party is also a way to showcase our remodeled kitchen and cancer clinic, we want to make sure the industrialized look is preserved!
On Thursday, our team participated in a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator discussion facilitated by a co-worker’s mother. This was very well-timed because I had been thinking about my leadership style and what it means to be a leader from our Learning Session on Monday. Prior to the discussion, we took the test and turned it in to be graded. The results of the test found that I am an ESFJ: Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. This result has changed from the last time I took the test where I was an ESTJ. Apparently, Monica Geller from FRIENDS is also an ESFJ, so I know it must be accurate 🙂 My type is described as “warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Wants harmony in their environment and works with determination to establish it. Likes to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. Loyal, follows through even in small matters. Notices what others need in their day-to-day lives and tries to provide it. Wants to be appreciated for who they are and what they contribute.”
I think my type is extremely accurate to who I am as a person. During our learning session, we discussed what it means to be a leader. One way to describe a leader is as someone who can articulate their “why” in life. My “why” in life is to provide high-quality, unbiased health care to underserved populations and I think my MBTI is an accurate reflection of this “why.”