Today's Question: What's your Myers-Briggs Personality Type? (Take the test if you don't know!) Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you believe in personality types? Has knowing your personality type helped you?
I love these type of things!
So I am an ISTJ - Introvert (44%), Sensing (38%), Thinking (12%), Judging (44%)
As I was telling my friend Rebekah about these things, she reminded me of the website she'd sent me earlier that gave a bunch of other fun facts regarding what those letters meant, and what were common personality traits among people of my letters. :)
The following is more for my benefit that yours so feel free to skip it! :)
Here are a few of the things I found amusing as I browsed the web last night.
- In the name of responsibility, these Introverts have acquired social grace, ease with words, and all of the appropriate interpersonal social skills demanded at any given moment. They can be so outgoing under clearly defined circumstances that they are sometimes mistaken for Extraverts. But make no mistake: as the most private of the sixteen types, these Introverts can don Extraverted clothing when the occasion warrants it without changing their essentially Introverted inner nature.
- While all Thinking females swim upstream in our society, this is particularly true for female ISTJs. The responsible, driven nature of this type, while admirable, flies in the face of traditionally "feminine" traits. Moreover, as traditionalists at hearts, ISTJ females are inwardly conflicted about trying to balance the conventional feminine roles -- mothering and nurturing -- with their objective, organized (TJ) nature. Male ISTJs, in contrast, are "naturals" in comforming with this type's attributes, so much so that ISTJ is often dubbed "the macho type" -- a label with which few women would feel comfortable (but which doesn't necessarily bother those ISTJ women.) This makes me laugh
- The ISTJ is not naturally in tune with their own feelings and the feelings of others. They may have difficulty picking up on emotional needs immediately, as they are presented. Being perfectionists themselves, they have a tendency to take other people's efforts for granted, like they take their own efforts for granted. They need to remember to pat people on the back once in a while. (yeaah)
- ISTJs are likely to be uncomfortable expressing affection and emotion to others. However, their strong sense of duty and the ability to see what needs to be done in any situation usually allows them to overcome their natural reservations, and they are usually quite supporting and caring individuals with the people that they love. Once the ISTJ realizes the emotional needs of those who are close to them, they put forth effort to meet those needs.
- They care deeply about those close to them, although they usually are not comfortable with expressing their love. The ISTJ is likely to express their affection through actions, rather than through words.
- But ISTJs do care -- and show it through their strong sense of responsibility. (Indeed, they would rather die than than be seen as irresponsible.) (Preach. Where's my shoe?)
- ISTJs have homes that are neat and they carry out their domestic activities with efficiency and dispatch. They like to eat breakfast at eight, lunch at noon, and dinner at six, no matter what. Holidays and other family affairs are extremely important, and become the focus of family life, no expense or inconvenience spared. ISTJs' homes and personal appearances tend to reflect their life preferences in general: traditional and probably somewhat austere. You can often spot an ISTJ's home from the outside: the yard is sparse -- the few bushes and plants are neat and orderly -- the house color is rather subdued, bikes and toys are put away, and the entire presentation can only be described as tasteful but reserved. A place for everything and everything in its place. (Right on!)
- Honor their commitments
- Take their relationship roles very seriously
- Usually able to communicate what's on their minds with precision
- Good listeners
- Extremely good (albeit conservative) with money (BWAhahahahahahahahahahaa)
- Able to take constructive criticism well
- Able to tolerate conflict situations without emotional upheaval (Yeppers)
- Able to dole out punishment or criticism when called for
- Tendency to believe that they're always right (What? This is a problem?)
- Tendency to get involved in "win-lose" conversations
- Not naturally in-tune with what others are feeling
- Their value for structure may seem rigid to others
- Not likely to give enough praise or affirmation to their loved ones
So that's me!
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