This morning there was no Aqua-gym because they are still painting the area around the pool. Hopefully the painting will be done soon, it’s been about a week already. I’ve been trying to swim laps but I’m either really out of shape or it’s because of the cold I had that makes it difficult for me to breathe.
In the afternoon, we had this seminar planned for the partners about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality inventory. It’s not really a personality test but helps to identify the your personality type. I remember taking the test sometime in high school when one our teachers thought it would be a good idea so that we could have some sort of indication of what would be a good profession for our personality. The results are in four parts:
E (Extraversion) or I (Introversion)
S (Sensing) or N (iNtuition)
T (Thinking) or F (Feeling)
J (Judging) or P (Perceiving)
Interestingly, my indicator has changed from the time I took it in high school. So it is possible to change or more like “adapt” to your chosen career.
The speaker introduced us to this book called “Do What You Are” for people who are at some sort of crossroads and need help figuring out their next career. I’ll have to take a closer look into it someday but when I glanced through it briefly, “pharmacist” was listed in my personality type.
I think we all learned a little bit about ourselves although the speaker did not seem to cater her talk to non-business professionals. She focused mainly on business or financial careers like being investment bankers, CEOs, etc and not quite on what the partners are interested in. But overall, it was an interesting seminar. I’m sure you could find an online version of the MBTI to take to find out your personality type.
Afterwards some of us headed over to the Dover hawker center for a snack, some of us tried a banana prata for the first time. The bananas (those yellow circular pieces) were very sweet and although we thought it strange that it came with curry, but it actually made it taste really good with the curry. They have other sweet flavors too like strawberry and chocolate. They’re usually filled with salty or starchy things like potatoes, onion, cheese, etc. They were only S$1.80 each, pretty good deal for an afternoon snack.
I ended up back at INSEAD afterwards in the library to do some drug research. There are quite a few drugs they have here that I’ve never heard of which aren’t approved in the US. I know I’m going to have a huge spreadsheet with lots of new drugs.