I took this test a while ago and I lied. I wanted to be more outgoing. I push myself all the time to do things that make me uncomfortable and I never have wanted to be labeled as shy or introverted. “I’m an EXTROVERT.” That’s what I would have said if you asked me. Yet, being out in the open like that is exhausting for someone like me and I don’t enjoy it.
What I do enjoy is time alone and working intensely on a project without interuptions. I am very sensitive to a fault (according to some) at times. Though it is with that same sensitivity that I empathize and connect with others. It feeds the creative side as well. I trust my intuition, it’s rarely wrong. My ideas often lead to ways to help other people shine, but I don’t like to be in the limelight and like to refer to myself as the man behind the curtain. I’m the wizard. I love to create and advise. That’s what I’m good at. I make you look and feel good.
So about this test…
When I first took the test I answered the questions the way I wanted to answer them. I got my E for Extrovert and I was delighted. Woot!
Recently I came back to this and retook the test carefully deciding my answers within my heart. Not what I wanted to be but I answered from my very core. There it was, the word I dreaded more than anything. Introverted. I can be outgoing when I want to be but I really enjoy quiet time alone.
It’s time to embrace it. I’m not fooling anybody, least of all myself.
If you’re curious to see what you are, TAKE THE TEST – You can stop reading at this point…. the rest is for my benefit. keeping it for reference. Go take the test. You can come back and tell me your results.
|Your Type is
- moderately expressed introvert
- slightly expressed intuitive personality
- distinctively expressed feeling personality
- slightly expressed judging personality
- Social worker
Counselors (INFJ) have an exceptionally strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others, and find great personal fulfillment interacting with people, nurturing their personal development, guiding them to realize their human potential. Although they are happy working at jobs (such as writing) that require solitude and close attention, Counselors do quite well with individuals or groups of people, provided that the personal interactions are not superficial, and that they find some quiet, private time every now and then to recharge their batteries. Counselors are both kind and positive in their handling of others; they are great listeners and seem naturally interested in helping people with their personal problems. Not usually visible leaders, Counselors prefer to work intensely with those close to them, especially on a one-to-one basis, quietly exerting their influence behind the scenes. More
INFJ Profile: http://typelogic.com/infj.html
Beneath the quiet exterior, INFJs hold deep convictions about the weightier matters of life. Those who are activists — INFJs gravitate toward such a role — are there for the cause, not for personal glory or political power.
INFJs are champions of the oppressed and downtrodden. They often are found in the wake of an emergency, rescuing those who are in acute distress. INFJs may fantasize about getting revenge on those who victimize the defenseless. The concept of ‘poetic justice’ is appealing to the INFJ.
“There’s something rotten in Denmark.” Accurately suspicious about others’ motives, 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. More
Writing, counseling, public service and even politics are areas where INFJs frequently find their niche.
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