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Monday, July 19, 2004
personality typing

this morning Jo and I took this meyer-briggs personality test for fun mostly. I haven't taken it since my high school psychology class and Jo had never taken it. Well, both our types were right on about us. It was truly unbeleivable. Even the relationship stuff was accurate. I am an INTJ (also this. These descriptions were so accurate that Jo was cracking up. It said "academia" was a common career path for INTJs. And then this quote describes me so perfectly it is uncanny: This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). and this also describes me very well: organizational structure and operational procedures are never arbitrary, never set in concrete, but are quite malleable and can be changed, improved, streamlined. In their drive for efficient action, Masterminds are the most open-minded of all the types. No idea is too far-fetched to be entertained-if it is useful. Masterminds are natural brainstormers, always open to new concepts and, in fact, aggressively seeking them. Jo tested as an INFJ- and as one of the rarest personality types "the counselor". And this describes Jo perfectly: INFJs are not easily led. These are the people that you can rarely fool any of the time. Though affable and sympathetic to most, INFJs are selective about their friends. Such a friendship is a symbiotic bond that transcends mere words. INFJs have a knack for fluency in language and facility in communication. In addition, nonverbal sensitivity enables the INFJ to know and be known by others intimately.Writing, counseling, public service and even politics are areas where INFJs frequently find their niche. And here Jo is described as: Counselors have strong empathic abilities and can become aware of another's emotions or intentions -- good or evil -- even before that person is conscious of them. This "mind-reading" can take the form of feeling the hidden distress or illnesses of others to an extent which is difficult for other types to comprehend and also as: This type has great depth of personality; they are themselves complicated, and can understand and deal with complex issues and people. What personality type are you? I just ran to the door because a ups truck pulled in. But, alas, it is for the people across the street. My lush stuff is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow...

posted by knit wit | 7/19/2004 10:42:00 AM

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