The lovely Ms. Hazelwood posted this today, and I was so intrigued by the description of her personality type, that I had to check it out. Also, she is generally awesome and genuine, so if you’re not following her, check out her Tumblr. :)
I mentioned I’m an ENFP, right? I find it interesting that no matter what time in my life or which quiz I take, I come up an ENFP. (I feel a hell of a lot more introverted after graduate school.) According to Keirsey.com:
Like the other Idealists, Champions are rather rare, say three or…
I’ve seen this test on various places around the Internet for a while and have been meaning to take it. I was surprised by how accurate the description of my personality type is: INFJ.
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.
Writing, counseling, public service and even politics are areas where INFJs frequently find their niche.
It’s only been recently that I have realized I’m an introvert. I’ve always considered introverts to be quiet, shy people, and I wouldn’t consider myself quiet or shy. But I’m definitely someone who treasures her quiet, alone time and who is very thoughtful about each task she takes on. I always chalked this up to being an only child, to be honest. I just grew up that way. Working alone. Puzzling things out on my own. Learning to enjoy being independent.
In the more elaborate description of each trait, teaching is listed as a profession INFJs frequently find themselves in. I found it amusing that it was listed first. I also love that a Shakespeare quote is used to illustrate the fact that I’m a professional bullshit sensor.
Just a win all around.