I consider self-knowledge something very important and believe that any means used to achieve it is salutary. Apart from the observations I make at every moment regarding my behavior in the most diverse situations experienced by me, I have already tried to find it in astrology, which has been extremely useful for a certain period of time.
In addition, I have always been interested in personality theories until about some months ago when I met the Myers-Briggs Typology. It was like a snap in my perception and understanding and the withdrawal of more than a heavyweight from my back. I began to see my life, my way of thinking and feeling, besides my social relations with much more clarity.
Today I finished reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" a classic of English literature, written in the middle of the 20th century. It is a famous and acclaimed work, but I knew only superficially what it portrayed. But what does this have to do with my quest for self-knowledge and personality theories? It's that I was surprised to find out that two of the most remarkable characters I have ever seen in any form of art, whether literature, cinema, theater, Atticus and Scout Finch provoked in me an immediate identification with their behavior, their actions and feelings.
Many people who know the Myers-Briggs typology joke trying to define with which type some personalities (real and fictitious) would be identified. I have found that I really have characteristics in common with Atticus and Scout. Thankfully, this book came into my hands at a time when I was already prepared to enjoy it and learn from it. I can only say that I was moved and cried in the end, something that does not happen often.
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