I scored an ESFP on Mytype Personality. “People-oriented and fun-loving, they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. Living for the moment, they love new experiences. They dislike theory and impersonal analysis. Interested in serving others. Likely to be the center of attention in social situations. Well-developed common sense and practical ability.” Much of this I agree with, I like being around people and strive to help others, a path that has led me to tutoring and also on my goal of becoming a doctor. As for the rest, I do prefer having things explained to me in a way that I understand and can apply else where not just memorizing useless formulas, and I would also agree that I make practical decisions and have good common sense.
As a biology major I think this makes sense. Biology is much more hands on a practical, you can relate it easily to things around you. The department is very laid back and not quite as calculating as other science departments and professors like my advisor Dr. Stephenson is very outgoing and loves what he does. As a tutor I have had all types, from very extroverted to very introverted students and I always try and play to their comfort level. I may not make introverted students read out loud or explain things as much if they are uncomfortable where as extroverts I may have completely tell me everything they know about a topic and see if it clicks for them.