Do You Know How Others See You?

When I was a kid, I used to think of all of the superpowers it would be cool to have. Of course there were some that seemed more awesome than others: the ability to fly, laser vision, super strength. But when I was a preteen, I started to think of how great it would be to have telepathy. I could see immediately what anyone thought of me!

Needless to say, I know better now that I am a little older and wiser. I wouldn’t want to know every thought that goes through the mind of the people around me, it would drive me crazy! But that doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be some benefit to a little awareness. Especially when it comes to bettering yourself, or even your professional position.

The question is: do you know how others see you?

Your Personality Type

In psychology, there is a prevalent theory rooted mostly in the research of Carl Jung. It is in a system of archetypes and their place in who we are. These traits make up an overall personality, based around sixteen different categories that are built on four core elements: introversion, extroversion, feeling and intuition. This is known as the Myer’s-Briggs Type indicator.


Establishing what personality type you might have is a great way to see your strengths and weaknesses. By figuring this out, you can work towards slowly improving yourself and how you behave in certain situations. Not only is this important insight into how others see you, but more importantly it will give you a more objective view of yourself.

Adapting To Situations

Different events take a different angle in presenting yourself. For example, when you are in a business meeting, you will act much more differently than if you were at a party. But your response in either situation will dictate how others view you, and how they respond to you on both a subconscious and conscious level.

When you understand how your basic personality is laid out, you should know in what areas you will need to focus more heavily on presentation. We are not all immediately able to project ourselves in certain scenarios in ways we would wish to. Not everyone is cool under pressure when speaking to their boss, or charming when addressing a new acquaintance. It just takes a little more concentration and work to adapt and so help dictate how others view you.

Other Tools

How To Fascinate

There are a lot of programs out there, and tests especially, that promise to help you improve how others see you. Many are unreliable, and others are just a glorified copy of the Meyers-Briggs.

One that I have found is both unique and beneficial is the test from How To Fascinate. It is still based around the same concept and research. However, they have narrowed it down to a professionally specific program, and go a step further. They provide full steps customized based on your personality to help you increase your professional standing.


Knowing what your personality type happens to be is the first step in improving your life. It also offers a peek into how others see you, how you present yourself in every day situations, and where you are not as strong as you might like to be.

Meyers-Briggs is a scientifically proven psychological tool, and it has helped many people since its creation in the 1940’s. Let it help you, as well.

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