I’m never sure how I feel about these personality tests. There were so many questions that I felt I could answer multiple ways. The fact that I’m introverted is pretty spot on, however. Here’s what an INFJ personality is:
INFJs, making up an estimated 1% of all people, are the most rare type (males even more so). They are introspective, caring, sensitive, gentle and complex people that strive for peace and derive satisfaction from helping others. INFJs are highly intuitive, empathetic and dedicated listeners. These traits tend to act as a “tell me what’s wrong” sign on their forehead, hence the nicknames Confidant, Counselor or Empath. INFJs are intensely private and deeply committed to their beliefs.
I am rare! And I completely agree with all of the nice stuff (heh), and I’m sure I would be deeply committed to my beliefs…if only I could figure out what those are. The thing is, I am a deeply private person, but with people that I trust and consider to be close friends, I think I transform into a much more extroverted personality. Oh, and the whole “striving for peace” thing–it doesn’t really take into account the fact that I’m quick to anger (I blame my red hair) and I can swear a blue streak. But again, I tend to flare up most readily with people that I’m close to (which is unfair to them). I guess I do strive for peace in a theoretical sense and when strangers are involved, but let’s just say that when I have my cranky pants on and feel that I have been treated unfairly, I can be a bit, um, confrontational. It’s something I’m working on.
Alright, that’s enough introspecting for one day!
Coming up on the blogging agenda: I would like to start my summer poetry challenge posting early because a) one of my poems is Dante’s Inferno and b) I won’t have the interwebs at home next week as we’re moving. So here’s my plan:
- Saturday through Monday: a total of 3 posts on The Inferno
- Post 1: Circle 1-5
- Post 2: the rest of Hell
- Post 3: translation-y items of interest
- Sometime next week: the other three poems will go up when I sneak away from packing/unpacking to drink copious amounts of caffeine and sit in a cafe with internet access
Speaking of coffee, it’s time for my daily dose…