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what personality type are YOU?

Recently I went to this site and took their personality test. Interesting stuff, and neat that it's both a short test and thorough in analysis.

Here's what they say about my personality type, currently ENFP. Though it makes me somewhat uncomfortable, I think it's mostly true:

Dominant Extraverted Intuition

Words, ideas and possibilities spew effortlessly from them. Words are their best friends. They dance around ideas, the more, the merrier. Imaginative, spontaneous, original and enthusiastic, they have a knack for seeing other possibilities, other dreams and options. The world is never as it is but as it could be, as if it were but an artists sketch begging for colour. They initiate change and often are prone to trespassing a few known boundaries to take themselves and others where no one has been before. The status quo tends to lack inspiration.

When inspired, they are fearless and tireless. Their energy will know no limits unless red tape takes over. Routine drags them down. Their faith in possibilities and belief in the benefit of change often inspire others to follow. They are challenging, ingenious and innovative. They will give their best to what appears to be an impossible challenge, a place unknown to man or beast.

They use metaphors, stories, images and analogies to make their point.They love theories and often shape their own. They see patterns emerging. Keen improvisers, they are rarely caught off guard, there is always something up their sleeve. The sky is the only limit.

They are sometimes entertainers, artists or otherwise engaged in public demonstrations that allow their ideas to bloom. Their greatest difficulty is not in initiating projects but in choosing among so many possibilities, setting realistic boundaries, establishing priorities, and correctly assessing resources.

What do they say about you?




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Mar. 19th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
That is pretty amusing! Here's what it says about me:

Dominant Introverted Sensing

Dependable, reliable and trustworthy, they like to belong to solid organisations that are reasonable in their ambitions and loyal to their employees. They feel useful when their roles and responsibilities are clearly established and they can monitor their activities and productivity in tangible ways. They tend to be rather modest, traditional and conventional, to like sensible clothing, to be thrifty, careful and wise with both money and possessions.

Once they accept a project, they will see it to the end. They manage their time well and are realistic about how much time and resources will be needed.

They tend to like to stay in one neighbourhood, often choosing to live close to where they were themselves raised. They are often involved with volunteer organisations and have a developed sense of citizenship and accountability. When they purchase something, it is after careful consideration; rarely will they buy something without having a known need or use for it. They may keep possessions for a lifetime and treasure those that were given to them.

They tend to have a good memory for specific facts that are necessary in their day-to-day life at work and at home. They accumulate facts and details to orient themselves, relying on repeated experiences that have been proven trustworthy. A fact once experienced may be the product of circumstance and happenstance; it is not in and of itself reliable. When an introverted sensing type hears an idea, they rummage through reams of archived facts to find an experience that provides information for the relevance and realism of an idea. When an introverted sensing type utters, "It's never been done!" they are saying that no information about the relevance or usefulness of the idea is available to them. They tend to shy away from surprises and what is perceived as unnecessary change.

I think the only thing missing on mine is my creativity - although, I've always had lots of conflicting stuff like that. On the career aptitude tests where you have 2 wedges of a circle and you should work wherever they overlap, I always had an hourglass. ^^
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Sure, you'd have to take the full battery of the test to find all the details. Neat, you're the same personality type as one of my best friends!
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Mar. 19th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Interesting: That used to be my personality type up until a few years ago!

Sure, I'd love to see your comments for my second-pass revision.
Mar. 19th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
This is a very well-established personality test (the Myers-Briggs) and a personal favorite of mine. Someone has come up with a saying for what each acronym means. For example, for an ENFP, it would be "Everyday, New Fantastic Possibilities!" On the other hand, mine, INTP, is "It's Not Theoretically Possible". Works for me.

Or try this:
Asking the Myers-Briggs type if the water is half-full or half-empty:
ENFP -- Whooeee! Water fight!
ENFP - Hey!!! I bet if we got a Bunch of these glasses we could make a waterslide! Or maybe a pool! Oh wait, we could freeze this water and make an ice sculpture! Or we could...

INTP -- Well, it seems just a little more than half full--assuming that it is water...
INTP - What? (Looks up in bewilderment after being distracted from his mathematical theory book)

INTJ -- Yes, that glass will be the flivvium container.
INTJ - How can you say it's half-full? It's half-empty! I refuse to listen to your reasoning!

and more @ http://www.geocities.com/lifexplore/humor.htm

Mar. 19th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
I love those acronyms!

Say, is it typical for one's personality type to shift over time? Mine used to be INTJ as a young'un, then ENTJ, then a few others until reaching ENFP now.
Mar. 19th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
I always tell people I'm an introvert who can fake extrovert. I have to say, there's a lot of me in this description (my type was INTP), although I'm a little more hot under the collar than levelheaded. But then again, I can be quite cool under pressure.

Dominant Introverted Thinking

Rodin's Thinker is introverted. Here these thinkers ponder the apparent chaos of the world in order to extract from it the universal truths and principles that can be counted on. These principles, once extracted, will provide the logical structure on which to build strategies.

They have a finely nuanced ability to analyse situations, find root causes and foresee consequences. They distrust action taken too quickly without the necessary investigation. They are usually levelheaded, objective, impersonal yet intensely involved in problem solving. They are fiercely independent, seeking input and comments from a chosen few. When reporting to others, they need to establish credibility first: their own and that of the person they are reporting to. If the gap in knowledge and expertise is too great and their own proficiency dismissed, belittled or ignored, they will lose interest and motivation.

They are less interested in running the world as they are in understanding it. They are curious and capable of explaining complex political, economic or technological problems, taking great pleasure in explaining all the factors and intricacies. They are rigorous with their thoughts and analysis, choosing the exact words that convey precisely what is meant. They may spend a lot of time defining words, concepts and systems in order to define a problematic solution.

They are armchair detectives, scientists and philosophers, spending most of their time in quiet reflection to ponder truth, and solve mysteries. They may tend to neglect social requirements and responsibilities, finding many relationships to be too superficial to be of much interest.
Mar. 19th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
I used to "fake extravert" when I was younger, then for a while my "E" traded places back and forth with "I," and now I'm pretty solidly extraverted.

Neat analysis.
Mar. 20th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm the same type as you, however I can waffle between intraverted and extraverted, depending on where I've spent most of my time.
I need balance between the two to feel truly "well".

KU has a great supervisor training program that uses this in one of the workshops. We had a lot of fun with it.
Mar. 20th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Neat. Hey, sista! *g*
Mar. 26th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
I'm XSFJ (X = E in summer and I in winter)
this test defines that as Dominant Extraverted Feeling
Feeling types seek continuity through harmonious relationships and collective values. They excel at picking up on the tone of a situation and acting accordingly, adding warmth to a cool setting or turning sour into sweet. They will naturally seek to know what people do well, what they enjoy, where and how they work, and understand what they need in order to make the appropriate connections with other people. They weave and strengthen the collective fabric of social conventions and interactions. (See Star - social networker)

Let an extraverted feeling type know that you are in need of an accountant and they will most likely give you several names. They seem to have an infinite number of acquaintances from all walks of life and are always on the lookout for people in need and those who can help out. Inclusiveness is important and they are particularly sensitive to those who are excluded.

Harmony comes from good, supportive relationships and upholding collective values. They are always focused on the other person, feeling a glow when those around them are happy, and troubled when something is amiss. They are natural cheerleaders, often expressing support, gratitude, and encouragement, and heaping praise onto those they appreciate. They take note of what is being done and what needs doing, offering their help and assistance wherever necessary.

As team players and project leaders, they have a gift for rallying their players, focusing on what is being done right and each member's strengths. They are loyal and they expect loyalty. They carry conversations well, finding common ground with their speaker. They tend to find the correct and gracious way to respond in any given situation, no matter how tense or uncomfortable it is.

It is well to note that extraverted feeling types will uphold a wide range of values, simply because shared values are what create harmony. Some will profess the importance of tough-minded logic, justice and scholarly debate because their environments have these shared values. They tend to adopt the collective values of those they love and 'belong to'.
Mar. 26th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Gosh, that sounds just a little like you *G*

Interesting how this quiz nails people so well. It's useful to help undersand people, too.
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