I’m not weird, I’m an intuitive personality type. What Does That Mean? What Does it Mean to be intuitive in Life, Business, and Relationships?
An intuitive personality type may be beneficial when building a personal brand and starting a business. Knowing your personality type can help you in making decisions. Your personality is part of your story and should come through in your content and messaging. The more you know about yourself, the stronger your brand will be, which will make your marketing efforts easier.
Jessica Butts is a therapist, speaker, coach, and author. She helps female entrepreneurs with an intuitive personality type to find their strengths. Her most recent book is “Don’t Do Stuff You Suck At”.
Using the Myers-Briggs personality assessment and her own Front Seat Method, Jessica dives into personality strengths and weaknesses so that her clients can be unapologetically themselves and only do the tasks that produce effective results for their time.
Jessica is also the author of “Be Unapologetically Who You Are: A Journal From Jessica Butts”.
The Power of Personalities
Myers Briggs and the Front Seat Life Method
I am an INTJ personality on the Myers-Briggs personality scale. Read more to learn what that means!
An INTJ Intuitive Personality means:
I for Introverted.
That means I get energy from being alone, with only one or two people, and having quiet time compared to extroverts who find energy from being with other people.
Jessica’s Front Seat Method goes into more detail explaining that introverts can also find energy from being with other people, and extroverts do sometimes like to be alone or have quiet time.
N for Intuitive.
Only 25% of the population is intuitive. Intuitives think outside the box, feel like weirdos, and are unorthodox in their thinking. People with intuitive personalities are very into self-development, think a lot about the future, do not like the status quo and typically don’t function well in a 9 to 5 job, don’t like routine, and always need something to look forward to.
T for Thinking.
A thinker makes decisions from the head and is very logical, which is excellent in business. Only 25% of the female population are thinkers. Very few people. In life, and business a more logical decision-maker.
J for Judging.
Organized, decisive decision-makers, typically on time, have a plan for their future and can get very headstrong with their plans.
Jessica’s goal is to get everyone back to who they innately are. Environmental factors, the way we were parented, and experiences cause us to change over time. The more people show up as the personality type, they were born with the happy they will be, the more successful they will be, the more money they will make, and the more things will flow.
The more unapologetically we are who are, the better life is. But it does take courage.
As an INTJ I am kind of a nutty professor. I like projects and researching. As an intuitive, I am more interested in things and concepts where an INFJ is more like a therapist.
The Intuitive Personality Type
Intuitives are weird. We are outside the box. How can someone with an intuitive personality type fit in and feel better about themselves?
Seventy-five percent of the world are S’s. When learning this fact, it’s mind-boggling as an intuitive personality type to realize that you aren’t weird and there is nothing wrong with you. Intuitives are experiential learners. They are often not very scholastic, who are often labeled as learning challenged because we learn differently. Everything in school is set up for S’s, and N’s don’t learn the same.
Intuitives learn by doing. They want to engage with things and touch things. They are very hands-on.
Humans are very egocentric. We need to learn about how God designed us, how we were born, and start our businesses and relationships based on how we learn, and who we are.
Don’t Do Stuff You Suck At
Being well-rounded is not practical. Certain cultures believe that is how we are supposed to be, but it isn’t possible to achieve.
Not everyone can do everything and do everything perfectly. So why do we try to do things we suck at.
We need to start accepting ourselves as who we are and not try to be everything.
People are designed to be good at two specific things. Good at details and data or creative, outside-the-box, futuristic, personal development types of things.
Think of the front seat and back seat analogy. When we are doing things that we aren’t good at because we weren’t meant to be doing them, it’s like we are in the back seat drunk. It isn’t bragging. It’s about doing the things you are good at and not wasting your time, money, or energy to do those things.
When people try to do things that they aren’t good at, it’s like everyone in the car falls asleep and the baby in the back seat wakes up. The baby is equal to a reptilian brain. The reptilian brain in times of stress either flights or flees. As an introvert, the baby gets loud and bossy, and angry. In this situation, an extrovert will flee. They will want to be in bed and hiding and not be able to show up.
When we try to do things that we aren’t good with, we lose energy, we aren’t in the flow, and it feels like walking through mud or pushing a boulder up a hill. The result is depression and not wanting to get out of bed.
Our front seats are where we were born and what we are meant to be.
The First Step is Awareness
We don’t need to try to change ourselves, just recognize what we are good at and what we are not good at. Hire out the rest and contribute to the economy.
It is destructive to try to be well-rounded.
Mindset Work is Great But We Need Action
The 3 S’s of Taking Action
When we try to do everything, it doesn’t work. And when you sit around thinking positive thoughts, but don’t put action into play, you aren’t going to accomplish anything. Action is necessary!
Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart.
Everyone gets to be who they are, they just have to understand who they are. Don’t let your life dictate, determine who you are, and take action.
Necessary Action to Let Go of Control
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel is an incredible resource for this topic. Victor writes that there is always a stimulus. Our personal freedom comes between that stimulus and our response.
We have to realize what we don’t have control over. There is no control over other people, but we can control our reactions to them.
“Codependent No More, How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” by Melodie Beattie is another book that can change one’s life by helping them realize what they have control over and have no control over. When people’s lives feel out of control, they try to control other things and problems can arise in life and relationships.
Learning your own personality type, learning how to self-soothe and take care of yourself, then being in healthy relationships, results in true freedom.
Recognize your strengths and weaknesses, then take control to take action to do the work needed to discover your personality to adjust your life accordingly to make an impact on the rest of the world.
Self-learning is very powerful and is a lifelong journey of self-exploration.
Jessica’s methodology always starts with who are you, where are you going, and how are you going to get there. You have to have the foundation before you can move forward or everything will crumble. Don’t jump ahead before you build the foundation.
Don’t try to get everyone to like you. Your brand is who you are and how you differentiate yourself. You aren’t meant to work with everyone and if people don’t like you, it’s OK as long as you are being true to yourself. If people don’t like you, they aren’t a good fit and they’ll save you so much time and frustration because they aren’t your ideal audience and who you’re meant to work with!
The more authentic you are, the more you will attract your ideal audience and repel those you aren’t meant to work with.
Also, learn about the Enneagram and how using it as a personality test can influence the success of your life and business.
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Personality quiz: https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/