3 Apr 2010

This Is Me!

What is it with personality tests? I can never get enough of them. Perhaps it is a way for me to understand myself better. Plus it's always so interesting. When the opportunity to find out about my personality comes by, I take it. This time around, the quiz has given me the comfort, (if that's the right word) that I am not the only one who goes through life's episodes this way. And somehow, that makes me feel better. It's not something I can explain, unfortunately, it just does. The (♪) indicates I agree with the statement.

Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging (INFJs)

*value personal integrity and "being true to yourself" ♪

*are on a lifelong search for a unique identity and meaning; spirituality is important to us ♪

*can be hard to get to know, depending on the other person (reciprocity) ♪

*are sometimes seen by others as cold and hard on the outside ♪

*can be difficult to "peg"; sometimes INFJs may not even recognise fellow members of their own type ♪

*may find it easier to express their deepest feelings and sentiments non-verbally or in writing ♪

*abhor evil or injustice, especially that directed towards the innocent or helpless ♪

*are sometimes looked upon by others as naive, mostly due to our idealism ♪

*can be quite gullible; many INFJs build up a protective armour over the years to protect against this and being "used" by others ♪

*enjoy thoughtful discussion but dislike arguing for argument's sake, as this often degenerates into ugly conflict (half a ♪)

*are bookworms, love bookstores and libraries ♪

*are affiliative; get stressed and cannot survive for extended periods without company ♪

*rarely get into conflict, but when it erupts, can be very bitter ♪

*aren't terribly career-minded (well I don't have grand ambitions of having my own company or being the boss, so half a ♪)

*love personality tests and other self-improvement tools ♪

*love quotes/quotations and are often "philosophers" or "theologists"

*need to confide in others and express opinions and feelings about others: Fe-ing (Feeling extraverted)

*are "Directors" who give advice, though usually more subtly than most other Directors.

*are interested in ESP, paranormal, "new age," or psychic experiences (half a ♪)

*"Mute withdrawal is a major INFJ defense." ♪

*often have "oceanic" memories where details are recalled through intuitive leaps and thought association

At Work

INFJs tend to be devoted to what they believe in and seek work where their needs, values, and ideals can be deeply engaged. They move on the wave of their inspirations and are determined to see that their values are worked out in their lives. (True)

INFJs prefer occupations that focus on the big picture, involve conceptual awareness, and lead to a better understanding of the spiritual, emotional, or future needs of people. They want their work to have impact and meaning and for it to bring them admiration and respect. (True)

At Relationships

For INFJs, "still waters run deep." They tend to become attracted to someone special and prefer this one deep relationship over many superficial ones. (True)

They may not openly demonstrate, or even verbalize, their intense feelings. (True) INFJs often have an ideal standard of what love is. They hold to their ideal and are disappointed when, inevitably, their relationship and/or their mate reveals flaws.

INFJs, when scorned, take it personally and retreat inward. They may obsess about the relationship and their role in its failure. (True) INFJs may blame themselves and experience a period of mourning. If they do not marshall their resources, externalize their feelings, and take risks to move on, they may experience a long period of self-examination.

The test is based on the Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typological approach to personality. If you want to find out or re-evaluate how personality type, check it out here.

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