A Personal Approach
I think we need to take unique approach to self improvement and goal setting based on our personality type and perhaps other factors.
I know this insight is nothing brilliant or new and may seem like common sense, but I’m realizing how profound it is!
I’ve been familiar for the enneagram for a long time now and I’ve been familiar with in depth Jung/MBTI for about a year now. I saw these as tools in understanding who I am and understanding why I’m the way I am and how I fit into the world. Though I’ve always been very interested in self improvement and goal setting, I’ve never thought much about using my understanding of personality as a way to accomplish this.
Sometimes in my goal setting I seem to hit a wall. Could this be that I’m not taking a personal approach that plays to my personal strengths and constructively develops areas that I fall short in? Sometimes I research goal setting or a goal I want to accomplish and the approach ends up not being very in line with my personality or there’s something missing and I end up moving away from it. It dawned on me that it would be much more productive to create my own constructive approach to goal setting. Often the goals I set are in line with my vision and the vision is in line with who I am (though I can also use my understanding of personality theories to improve this aspect too), but the process I use to get there isn’t always in line.
I can see how this will be really useful in Jung and my Jungian understanding of my MBTI code which is INFJ.
In playing to my strengths, it seems like a good idea use my 4 non-shadow functions and focus especially on my first two functions. (I know I can already use Ni to envision a good approach for me.)
I also have some enneagram ideas too.
I have lots of ideas on this and I’d like to use personality more constructively too. I’m going to explore this goal/idea and come up with a plan and write more later.
(PS, I posted this on my 43 things account but I really want to share this idea with the world and I figure i'll have more followers/more support here.)