let’s talk personality types. introverted? extroverted? unsure-troverted? if you know you myers-briggs type, share it!
i have always been very interested in taking the myers-briggs test and knowing what my personality type is. am i introverted? extroverted? i had no idea. in choir growing up i frequently had solos at concerts and i loved doing them but after i finished the concert i was so drained and just wanted to avoid all the compliments from people. i had no idea why. i can strike up a conversation with pretty much everyone about something and am willing to engage in conversation…but i would rather stay home and watch movies than go to a party full of people. so who am i? introvert or extrovert? well, i didn’t take the actual myers–briggs test but i did take this free similar test, that bailey recommended, to find out.
i am an INFJ.
Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
so…what the heck does that even mean? well…
the four letters describe four aspects of our personality
- how we receive our energy – from within ourselves (introverted) or from others (extroverted)
- how we take in information – do we use our five senses (sensing) or do we rely on our instincts (intuitive)
- how we tend to make decisions – based only on logic (thinking) or our own value system (feeling)
- how we deal with our environment – organized, scheduled, structured (judging) or flexible, diverse, casual (perceiving)
INFJ is known to be about 1% of the population, making it the rarest personality type.
cool huh? now i know that i’m not the only one that has strong feelings that i trust and make decisions off of.
i know that the things i was feeling and trying (very poorly) to explain to people about myself aren’t “weird”.
it explains my feelings with my career and goals in life. that i want to be well know but not for the fame or money, but so i can reach more people and help and inspire them.
it explains why i can connect with almost everyone i meet, but still am on the hunt for “the perfect BFF” who is authentic and has the same qualities and interests as me (which i need to not focus on and enjoy who i do meet).
it explains why i love spending quality time with people, but then need to retreat into my space and recharge.
it explains why if i stretch myself in too many directions and spend too much energy on outward things, i feel so stressed and sick and my body takes a toll.
it explains why i really hate pushy sales people and why i hate being a pushy salesperson when i worked retail.
it explains why i really hate any sort of criticism of myself (i’m working on it).
it explains why i am a perfectionist.
i have always known these things about myself just never knew a way to describe it. and i’ve rarely found people that are the same as me! now i’m going to make EVERYONE i know take this test and then i’ll be able to understand them more fully! honestly, i’m way too excited about this test guys…haha
and now i leave you with this link to 31 INFJ #problems from buzzfeed. its hilarious and so true!
now take the test and tell me your personality type! let’s get to know one another!