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The Myers-Briggs Personality Test &Your Money
Posted By Miranda On 02/18/2013 @ 7:15 am In Personal Finance | 6 Comments
Since I am married to a man with a Ph.D. in Psychology, I’ve taken a number of personality tests — just for fun. My husband normally has me take them (he takes them, t00) before he uses them as activities in the classes he teaches. One of the most famous personality tests is the Myers-Briggs test.
I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test more times than I can count, including once for an employer. Forbes recently published an article  from LearnVest about how financial planner Ray Linder uses the personality types from the Myers-Briggs to classify his clients into four different financial personality categories (there are 16 personality types in the Myers-Briggs test):
As with many personality tests, few of us fall into one easily defined category. Think about how you handle money, and try to determine where you fit. I find that I am a combination of Planner and Player. I do plan for the long term, but I love spending money right now, and enjoying it while we have it. My husband is mostly a Player, with some Pleaser thrown in.
When it comes to dealing with your partner, it can help to understand how you handle money, as well as how he or she handles money. As you disagree about money , realize that you can resolve differences through better understanding each other. Even if you don’t fall neatly into one personality category or another, it’s still possible to use these categories to figure out what you are most likely to do with your money, and how you relate to it.
If you are interested, you can take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for a fee from the “official” site, or you can find versions online that are free.
What do you think of money personality types? Where do you fit?
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