Oh the brainy possibilities…
So, you want to know more about me… I’m going to admit, I’m pretty flattered. And I’m glad you’re curious… but I hope you know exactly what you’re asking for because I’m long-winded and I love a captive audience, hehehe.
So, I’m Erika — the editor-in-chief and nerdylicious founder of this here webspace.
Nearly six years ago, I found myself living back at home a year after graduating college — a place I never thought I’d be again. I was confused, disoriented and felt like I was going through a quarter-life crisis. At that time, the recession hit the country badly, jobs weren’t available, and everything was uncertain. I was lost.
Where would I go? What would I do with my life? All of my original plans were out the window. And then… and then… one of my best friends sent me the link to take a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment and I’ve been in love with personality typing ever since.
Personality type systems not only fascinate me, but they have changed my life and have been a big part of me growing into self-acceptance and greater happiness.
I grew up being a big perfectionist and always feeling flawed and like things were wrong with me. I was sensitive and internalized a lot of other people’s reactions and words as blame and indications of my lack of worth.
When I first encountered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, all of that began to shift.
I saw myself differently — and began to realize those things that I thought were flaws could be perceived as strengths.
Even after that, as I went through ups and downs (and continue to do so), I find that personality type systems can help be very grounding tools in the storms of life.
Not only to help us deal with our own issues, but they can help to provide order to a world that seems chaotic (and I speak of both external and internal ones). They also can give comfort and a reminder that who we are is who we are meant to be — and that’s a message we don’t hear enough in the world.
So, after years of using these tools and realizing that my peers weren’t ever talking about it or using them, I realized I wanted to help more people to know about them and actually use them.
And that’s why I started this blog!
Let’s keep in touch
I can be reached at erika @ innerworldtravels.org
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