We each did the Myers Briggs personality test to help us figure out how we'd get along during months together.
The Myers Briggs is a standard test that groups all people's traits into one of sixteen personality types. Available at sites like this one, you simply answer a series of questions, and before your eyes appears a summary of your personality - the good and the bad. It also lists eerily accurate conjectures about your strengths, weaknesses, and even what celebrity character shares your personality type.
We stumbled upon on test by accident but soon we realized it might be a powerful tool for gaining insights into conflict resolution while living in close quarters. We are great friends - but let's face it, after months in a van and literally being tied together by a rope day after day, there are bound to be some heated moments. Could learning about one another's behavioural tendencies equip us with what we need to release tension when challenged with conflict?
So what have we learned? Well according to the results our personalities match with Samwise Gamgee (Daniel), Gordan Ramsay (Nick), and Morgan Freeman (Erik).
That makes for one strange road trip.
Hard to say whether we've gained much from this after all. But a fun group exercise nonetheless!
We are Daniel, David, Nick & Erik.
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