These days I put a lot of effort into learning more about myself and why I do things. This knowledge will hopefully help me break out of patterns that don’t bring me the long term desires that I believe will make me happy. Over the years I’ve taken different types of personality tests and I find them useful as a way to look at who I am at that moment. The most famous test is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (or test). So what are my results?
78% – Introverted
38% – Intuitive
12% – Feeling
11% – Judging
The percentages mean how much you are into one of these characteristics.
This makes me an INFJ, which apparently is a little rare to quote just one section:
“INFJs place great importance on having things orderly and systematic in their outer world. They put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done, and constantly define and re-define the priorities in their lives. On the other hand, INFJs operate within themselves on an intuitive basis which is entirely spontaneous. They know things intuitively, without being able to pinpoint why, and without detailed knowledge of the subject at hand. They are usually right, and they usually know it. Consequently, INFJs put a tremendous amount of faith into their instincts and intuitions.”
This is something of a conflict between the inner and outer worlds, and may result in the INFJ not being as organized as other Judging types tend to be. Or we may see some signs of disarray in an otherwise orderly tendency, such as a consistently messy desk. ”
So it seems I’m in conflict with myself which is something I can definitely relate to. I recommend you give it a try and let me know your personality type. A good friend thought I might be an ‘INFP which I actually appreciate if I’m seen that way.