Renée 🐝 Cormier

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Look Mom, I’m Darth Vader!

Look Mom, I’m Darth Vader!

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Your Personality Type is: ESTJ


Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging



You are: Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to
implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done,
focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care
of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically
follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their


People like you: Henry Ford, Bill O'Reilly, Tom Clancy, Martha Stewart,
Dr. Phill, Hillary Clinton



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Last week I met with two wonderful, intelligent gentlemen I met through beBee, Don Kerr and Kevin Pashuk. Don is an extravert like me and Kevin is a rather gentle and quiet soul. We got to talking about our personality types. Like Don, I could never remember the results of any Myers Briggs test I ever took. All I ever remembered was that I am a definite extravert. Fast forward a few days later to Graham Edwards’ post about speaking up. In his post, Graham suggested everyone go online to do a quick and free Myers Briggs test. Needless to say, I suddenly felt compelled to see what I was all about (like I didn’t already know).

Here are the results of my test:

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My sister is certified to administer Myers Briggs tests and insists that most people don’t really know how to interpret them. They actually go much deeper than just providing you with the above information. Nevertheless, this does give a rather accurate account of my general disposition. I sent the screen shot to my husband who tends to be a bit critical of my practical side (it interferes with his frivolity). He emailed me back to tell me I had the same personality type as Darth Vader! He Googled ESTJ and that’s what came up. It’s bad enough that Martha Stewart and Hillary Clinton are on that list (two ball busters), but Darth Vader, too? How cold and evil am I?

As I look deeper into the list, I see  men who are certainly known for being intelligent and successful. What's wrong with Henry Ford, Bill O'Reilly or Tom Clancy? Dr. Phil has a sense of humour, and even though his show doesn’t interest me, I did catch enough of it in the early days to know that I like his no bull shit demeanor. Go figure. I tend to tell it like it is and I hate when people try to screw with me. I also can’t tolerate people who make lame excuses for their shortcomings. If I were a shrink, I’d probably have a really hard time with the “unconditional positive regard” thing that they are all supposed to give you. I’d be just like him, telling people they are NOT okay!

How come women who won’t put up with crap from people are ball busters and the same type of men are just men?

We have some strange notion that women are supposed to be doormats who never question the motives of others. We also tend to believe that women can’t be soft and strong at the same time. I am strong and determined, but I’d like to think that I am not overbearing. I am also very warm, loving and affectionate. Anyone who knows me would be able to tell you that. I also have a ton of compassion, but here’s where my practical side kicks in. A certain relative, who I will not name, has been enabled to the point of being disabled in her life. She finished high school several years ago and was never encouraged to do anything with her life. In her entire life she was never pushed to finish anything she started. The result is that she is an unemployed, uneducated frustrated perfectionist who has decided to opt out of trying anything for fear of failure; and everyone but me accepts this from her. I was told I have no compassion. Horse shit, I say! In my mind, the more compassionate thing would be to encourage her to try to be successful. The selfish and easy thing is to enable her by affirming that she is weak and incapable of doing more.

When you enable people you keep them needing you, and that, to me, is the cruelest thing you could ever do to another soul.

I want my children to be independent and self-sufficient. Sometimes it means having to hand out a little tough love, but you know what? They are all going forward with their lives. Even my son who lives with a disability sets goals and regularly achieves them. I have never said anything to my children to make them believe they had intellectual, emotional or physical limits. I always encouraged them to try, even when I was afraid they’d fail. We all need someone who believes in us, who is a cheerleader for our goals and dreams; someone who will tell us that we are going to be okay. We also need someone to give us a kick in the ass now and then. I guess that’s part of what ESTJs do.

Note: 'Extravert' is the spelling used as the standard in psychology. 'Extrovert' is the bastardized English version which is now acceptable in modern language.

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Renée 🐝 Cormier

1 year ago #32

Javier 🐝 CR

1 year ago #31

Ken Boddie

1 year ago #30

I missed this one first time round, Renée Vader? I trust you stop short of cutting off your son's arm with a lightsaber? I've done quite a few character tests (or were they character assassinations?) over the years, and have often found them interesting, but more often entertaining. I found that I rarely fall into one category but usually fall across two or even more.  You might find this old post that I did some time ago quite entertaining, based on Florence Littauer's “Four Temperaments”, particularly if you were a “Modern Family” fan: 

Unfortunately all the illustrative pictures I had in there (stolen from the Modern Family show) got lost in the transition from the old to the new beBee.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #29

That's a very good way of looking at things. Thanks, Rick. BTW, you see Obama as an extreme narcissist? Trump, definitely, but Obama?

CityVP Manjit

6 years ago #28

I agree with Carl Jung when one of the first things he made clear in his book psychological types is not to make the types itself the cornerstone of his work, and he described this acute focus solely on types as a "childish parlour game".

David Navarro López

6 years ago #27

Done the test: ESTJ. I see many congruences related to my own opinion of myself. Had fun doing it. Thank you for sharing. Fortunately, human nature is much more complex than a computer program can solve. I say fortunately, because otherwise, life could be very boring.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #26

By the way, Paul, I think you will like this post, too. How to Speak Your Mind and Not Piss People Off

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #25

So is Phillip Hubbell. Apparently, we are quite compatible! That makes good business. :)

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #24

Ha! You make me laugh, Kevin!

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #23

Thanks, Paul!

Kevin Pashuk

6 years ago #22

The only thing that bothers me here is how they managed to get Darth Vader to sit down and fill out the survey.... Surely his answers would be 'forced' don't you think?

Harvey Lloyd

6 years ago #21

Your opening line that you met Kevin Pashuk had to produce a story of some sort. I have enjoyed the Myers Briggs concept as a communication understanding tool. I took administrative staff and handed each objects you would find in wal mart and asked them to come up with a marketing scheme and advertisement. They had to present the advertising to the team. We were able to use this exercise to show folks how their personality guided their understanding of how to communicate to others. Mostly we had fun in understanding how our Myers-Briggs affects our communications. A lens that we see the world through. One of my favorite pass times is to watch I's and E's coexist in environments. The E is getting charged up in the social gathering and you can watch the low battery signal draw closer in the I. Airports are the best to watch. Most I's have lost it before they get through security. Funny stuff Darth Vader:) I am INTJ, may the force be with you. I share this designation with Stalin, Marx and Martin Luther. I'm figuring therapy will be a constant.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #20

#4 #17 #16 #20 #15 #13 #11 Here's something funny. I went to a different website to do the free test. This one was longer and I thought for sure I would have a different result because I am not too thrilled with the notion of being considered a ball buster, but geeze, I got the same result! ESTJ! What a riot! Here's the other site:

Pascal Derrien

6 years ago #19

I am glad you clarified this extro/extra thing for me at the end of the article :-) I am hybrid and complex apparently whatever this does mean :-) H2O

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #18

Yes, you'd probably damage me for life, Randy! I'd be wondering who my father is.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #17

Thanks for the comment, David. Yes, I've always been a fan of encouraging people to be the best they can be. On another note, it is widely believed that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, but that's not quite true. It is actually a Canadian invention. Edison was a brilliant business man (no pun intended). He actually perfected and marketed the original design that changed the way we live.

Randy Keho

6 years ago #16

I refuse to allow myself to be defined by any test that is designed to screw with my head. It's screwed up enough. I don't care to know the particulars. Ren\u00e9e Cormier By the way, I'm LMAO. For your next presentation, why don't you wear a Darth Vader mask and try to get your message across without pissing anybody off (a reference to your previous post). I'd make a poor shrink, too, wouldn't I?

Jim Murray

6 years ago #15

Good Post, Ren\u00e9e Cormier I'd take one of those tests but would be afraid of tilting the machine.

Jim Murray

6 years ago #14

Good Post, Ren\u00e9e Cormier. I take one of those tests but would be afraid of tilting the machine.

David B. Grinberg

6 years ago #13

Thanks for the interesting and insightful analysis Ren\u00e9e Cormier. I likewise took that test about a decade ago as part of a leadership development course. Moreover, I likewise don't remember my type. Anyhow, I commend you on the approach of positive reinforcement, being positively expectant, while at the same time giving a "kick in the ass" to those who might need it to move forward and reach their full potential. I'm reminded of that saying: those of never fall, never climb. Failing is an inevitable aspect of life. However, when you hit a big accomplishment or major success, that's often what people remember most. For example, most people don't dwell on the hundreds of times Thomas Edison failed before the one time he got it right with the light bulb. I think our successes are usually considered more than our failures. But, to paraphrase another saying: those who never try will never know what might have been. And no one wants to look back at their life in hindsight wondering what might have been if only they tried and persisted. Thanks again for the good buzz!

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #12

Funny! You are too sweet to be Spock!

Kevin Pashuk

6 years ago #11

Thanks for tagging me Renée. I'm an ISTJ. According to the website I share this personality type with Spock from Star Trek. Hmnnn... I don't know how I feel about that. Wait! I don't (feel).

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #10

I just might. You'd better be careful!

don kerr

6 years ago #9

Once I get on the plane to AZ tomorrow I think this will improve;) "If today's PQ score (63) is an accurate reflection, it indicates a moderate and average level of Positive Intelligence. The bad news is that you are clearly in the net-negative PQ vortex, meaning you are wasting a good deal of your vital energy and resources just to fight your Saboteurs, rather than creating the life that you want. The good news is that you can begin to see a dramatic shift in how you feel about your life and work, and what you get accomplished, in as little as 21 days of focusing on raising your PQ."

Graham🐝 Edwards

6 years ago #8

This was a wonderful read Ren\u00e9e Cormier... or should I say Ms Vader. I'm and INTP... does this mean you will try to use your ESTJ force on me ?

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #7

My score today is 75. I'm a Sage at the tipping point, apparently. I will do it a few times to see what happens.

don kerr

6 years ago #6

I'm good with that.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #5

Oops! That was your old profile. Now you are Qui-Gon Jin.. :)

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #4

Ha! Apparently you are the same as Padme Amidala. I think I'm actually going to have to watch Star Wars. I am likely the only person in the world who never has.

don kerr

6 years ago #3

Ren\u00e9e Cormier You might also be interested in running your PQ profile

don kerr

6 years ago #2

Ren\u00e9e Cormier This is so interesting and perhaps no coincident because after our conversation I did exactly what you did. I was attending a conference where I thought this type of profiling might arise so thought I should be prepared. As it turns out, my profile was exactly what it was years ago with one exception. I used to be (had to look it up in some ancient files) ENFJ. I apparently have dropped some of my judging characteristics and am now ENFP (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving) in the company of Mark Twain, Walt Disney, Umberto Eco, Robin Williams, and Salman Rushdie. That's pretty good company.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

6 years ago #1

Don Kerr, you are all mentioned in this piece. You are my inspiration! :)

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