Dear Entrepreneur, Please Stop Taking Personality Tests

Have you ever wondered why entrepreneurs love personality tests?

  • Meyers Briggs (MBTI)
  • DiSC
  • Enneagram
  • StrenghtsFinder

…if you’re an entrepreneur, I’m willing to bet that you have taken at least one, if not ALL of these tests…and likely even a few that I haven’t listed.

Why is that?

Seriously…why do entrepreneurs love personality tests so much?

I have a theory.

I believe it’s because we all suffer from the same disease, and that disease is called: imposter syndrome.

Imposter Syndrome and the Entrepreneur

You’ve likely experienced imposter syndrome, even if you don’t know it by name.

Imposter syndrome is that nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach that one day you’re going to be exposed as a “fraud”…that one day everyone will realize you don’t know what you’re doing, and that any success you have achieved was just luck, or worse, underserved.

Imposter syndrome is a lie, but it’s a lie most successful entrepreneurs (myself, included) tell themselves.

And it’s no wonder.

Between the normal ups and downs of the Entrepreneurial Lifecycle, founders also have to deal with constant changes that come from running a business.

You know the feeling…

The minute you start to think you finally have it figured out…WHAM!!!

…everything changes.

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