Friday, November 8, 2013


For some strange reason, I always feel the need to write a blog post before I go back to New York to visit with my family. Maybe it is my subconscious thinking I might not make it out alive this time, so I have to leave my last will and testament in the form of a blog entry. I really have nothing interesting to write about today, I just feel the need to write something... anything. So I'm going to tell you all about my Myers-Briggs Personality Type test results. Apparently I'm considered an ENFP.

Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception, those are the traits that I possess. It is kind of uncanny how this test is about 75% accurate and that most people fall into the 16 personality types. I'd like to argue with it because 16 personality types are not very many and to fit nearly 7 billion people into that seems absurd, but I fell in the 75% pretty dead on.

According to the Myers-Briggs test "ENFPs are initiators of change, keenly perceptive of possibilities. They energize and stimulate others through their contagious enthusiasm. They prefer the start-up phase of a project or relationship, and are tireless in the pursuit of new-found interests. ENFPs are able to anticipate the needs of others and to offer them needed help and appreciation. They bring zest, joy, liveliness, and fun to all aspects of their lives. They are at their best in fluid situations that allow them to express their creativity and use their charisma. They tend to idealize people, and can be disappointed when reality fails to fulfill their expectations. They are easily frustrated if a project requires a great deal of follow-up or attention to detail."

The Kiersey description of my personality type: "ENFP's delight in novelty. They are optimistic, enthusiastic, and vivacious, craving expressions of strong emotion. With a dramatic flair, they share their experiences with others, hoping to reveal some universal truth or win others over in support of a cause. Attuned to possibilities, ENFP's scan their environment, probing the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. This sensitivity sometimes conflicts with their intense drive for personal authenticity. Spontaneous and personable, they attract others to their company. ENFP's are full of energy and can spend great amounts of time discussing ideas and possibilities with others. They always look to find meanings in the world, and are more likely to be the champion of causes rather than of individuals. Living fully in this way is extremely important to them and it is their nature. Champions observe all that is going on around them and are quick to bring peace to any unpleasant interaction. They are not afraid to speak up and defend what they think is right and correct, just, or fair."

I hate reading these types of things. After reading this, I sit and wonder if I react a certain way because this has told me I would react that way or if I make my own decisions and I am not confined by what is expected of my personality type. I suppose I'll never know. 

It was a fun test to take and to read what your personality is considered, check it out, let me know if you fall in the 75% and if you think I am an ENFP.

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