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Myers-Briggs And Your Wallet
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a self-evaluation that aims to identify how you perceive and interact with the world around you. Once you’ve identified your personality type, you can begin to discover what drives your decision making. Your personality type can impact everything from decisions around your career, relationships, study habits, finance, and more.
While good money habits can be taught, your personality can affect your spending habits a lot more than you may have originally believed. Your Myers-Briggs type can reveal a lot about your spending, saving, and investing habits. This insight is also referred to as your “money personality” and it can predict whether or not you will set limits on a shopping spree or pick up the bill when dining out with friends.
For example, INFJ’s are known for being insightful, creative and vision-oriented. In order to feel like they are making responsible financial decisions, INFJ’s should write out to-do lists before any major financial decisions. They should also seek advice from a mentor and avoid budget burnout by celebrating small victories.
Your financial history and future plans reveal more than just a number in your bank account. These spending and saving habits also say a lot about who you are as a person. Discover what your personality type reveals about your finances with this graphic below. It can help you decide whether you need help budgeting or could use some investing advice. Keep reading to learn more.
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