Having a multi disciplinary team with a variety of skill sets and experiences is becoming ever-increasingly important within medicine, but what about different personality types?
The Myers-Briggs personality test separates us all into 16 distinct personality types, all with their own characteristics, strengths and weaknesses - which personality type are you and how do you feel it helps you as a medical student and a future doctor? :)
I’m an INFJ and throughout my medical school application process I was told by teachers, family friends and often myself that I couldn’t get through medical school interviews as a naturally reserved introvert. What I thought was a barrier to me progressing through medical school has actually helped me feel comfortable taking a step back and listening to patients, which has enabled me to keep these interactions patient-centred!