I have recently been quite interested in the idea of Personality Types and how your ingrained preferences can dictate just about every outcome in your life.
The most famous personality test is called the Myers Briggs test and it groups you into one of 14 distinct personality types and using this information it can predict / give advice about everything from most suitable jobs, suited partners and what hobbies you will probably enjoy
For me it has been a scary revelation. I am what is known as an INTJ personality type which is the rarest in the land making up only 1 pct of the general population. Whats interesting about INTJ's though is our over representation on the internet when it comes to financial blogs and blogs about early retirement. The INTJ is known as the "mastermind" and we like to find efficiencies and systems and then exploit them (in a good way) to our benefit. Certainly important for shipbrokers and charterers i would have thought.
Anyway - INTJ's make up approximately 38 percent of all financial bloggers accross ideas such as finance, realestate and retiring early. A massive over representation which is is interesting to me anyway.
But no word on whether INTJ makes a perfect Shipbroker - if there is such a thing, I actually think E type personalities are more likely to make better day to day shipbrokers as they are more social. But like most things there is room for everyone. As is said being efficient and finding holes in certain markets has certainly worked well for me.
Here is a simple 5 minute test..
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