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How to Run According to Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

July 23, 2019

How to Run According to Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

I love a good personality test, and none is more classic than the Myers-Briggs. I also love the idea of customizing your run training (or any endurance sport training) to best match your personality—I think that’s the only way you actually start doing the training with any real regularity and enjoyment. For me, as an introvert, I tend to prefer solo running, though I will occasionally sneak in a run with awesome friends. It was a total blast thinking through the different ways run training could be shifted to nurture each specific personality type over on MapMyRun. My specific type comes in around ISTJ (though it’s changed over the years), and for me, the advice I wrote (without thinking of myself in particular) was: “You love having a training plan to follow, as long as it has mostly solo runs in areas you’re familiar with. Routine is what makes you feel like you’re living your best running life, not exotic locales or ‘fun’ workouts. The most consistent way to get a run in is to do it first thing in the morning.” And yep, I relate to that hardcore. (I refrained from retaking the test until I wrote out the different options, so that I wouldn’t try to make my four-letter type my exact favorite style of running.)

Click to read, and let me know if your type suits your running style, or if it makes you want to change things up!: Your Ideal Running Style, According to Your Myers-Briggs Type

Your Ideal Running Style, According to Your Myers-Briggs Type

 

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