Personal Introduction

Hey everyone! I hope that everyone is having a great first week of classes and that everything is going smoothly. My name is Josiah Frost, I’m a junior but this is only my second semester at NC State. I transferred from Wake Tech Community College after getting an associate of Arts LAST spring. I’m majoring in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration. The end goal is to work at a money management firm like Fidelity, Charles Schwab, or another money management firm. I have been working at one of my family friends’ ice cream stores since I was 16. I have always had a fascination with the way that money works. I have also met with a few professionals who are in this field and everything that they have said has caught my eye and made me even more interested in this type of work. I have been working since I was 16 at an ice cream store in North Raleigh. I think that started working when I was that young allowed for me to gain a motivation that might not have developed had I spent my time in other ventures. In my short time there I was allowed to manage a store for a few months before a permanent manager was found, I also was moved into a role that allowed me to have more freedom as to when I would work during the day.

            I would say I have a neutral relationship with writing. I don’t love writing, and there have been times when it’s the last thing I would ever want to do, but I wouldn’t say it’s because I am a bad writer. I think a big part of my relationship with writing is, honestly, like anything else, if I’m not interested or engaged in what I’m writing about my writing can be dry, and then I’m not proud of it. This then leads me into being frustrated because I like to do my best on everything and when I feel like I can do better I want to redo it until I’m sure I’ve done my best. I do think, however, that I am able to express myself most clearly through writing and that through writing I can often draw most clearly what I am thinking or feeling. I try not to rely on my emotion to write too much because I think that it can get messy relatively quickly; so, I try to think through what I want to communicate before I jump off into writing. Another way that I am able to “express my creativity” is through sports. I have loved sports since I was a kid, and that love hasn’t faded as I’ve grown up. It doesn’t really matter what sport I’m playing; I just love finding new ways to play the games I have loved. Even when I’m just talking about sports with some friends, I like to find new areas that haven’t been covered in our conversations.

            My MBTI type was an ISTJ. I think that it did an alright job, I’ve taken so many of these tests that I almost knew what was going to happen before I submitted it. My results come in one of four ways: ISTJ, INTJ, ESTJ, or ENTJ. I can be either an introvert or an extrovert at any given moment, it all depends on who is around and, in all honesty, how much energy I have already expended that day. If I haven’t really done anything then any interaction, I get I’ll be an extrovert. If I’ve been busy, then I’m more likely to lay low and let others carry the conversation; but if no one will then I am always happy to jump in and contribute to get it started back up. MY goals for this class are simple, I want to earn an A, which I think everyone wants. I also want to take the opportunities that are presented to learn more about how to communicate effectively in a business setting. I’m also looking forward to building connections with some professionals in the fields that I want to work in.

3 Replies to “Personal Introduction”

  1. Hi Josiah. I can definitely relate to your feelings about your Myers Briggs personality test results. I am an INFJ and although I do find that to be fairly accurate for me there are times when I exemplify more extroverted personality traits rather than introverted. I think that is the beauty of the personality tests though, is that you can get some accurate descriptors but you can also discover things on your own based on your results.
    I am also interested in the way money works but am not very knowledgeable yet. I am trying to read more about and get more involved in the stock market, so I admire people who are studying finance and economics.

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  2. Hi there, Josiah, it was great to meet you! I am also a recent transfer student to NC State! I totally understand how you feel about writing. It is often difficult to make my writing interesting if I am not totally interested in the topic or assignment I have to write for. I do think that your strategy of planning your writing before jumping in is a great idea, I do that too! My results on the MBTI test also vary, but mine is in between INFJ and ISTJ. I wonder if there are some of the personalities that are super similar and it is only a couple of questions that completely change the results. I am also looking to make more connections in the field that I am going into, I hope you meet some interesting professionals! Thanks for sharing!

    -Lauren

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  3. Hi, Josiah! For a moment there, I thought I was reading my own blog post! I graduated from Wake Technical Community college last May, starting my NCSU journey last year in the fall. I have my Associates in Arts as well, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. I would say that I am an extrovert when I feel stuck inside all day; on the other hand, I am an introvert most days when I have work or a substantial amount of school work. I hope you find something interesting in this course that motivates you to write more!
    Thank you for sharing your story and I look forward to working with you!

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