Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Of Personalities and Temperaments

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a training where we took a Myers Briggs personality test. I’ve done that a couple of times in the past and have already known I was an “E” as in extroverted (why else would I choose to blog rather than write on a paper journal?!) but forgot the rest.

Well, now I’m reminded: I’m an ENTJ.

E means Extroverted. No surprise there! Though this doesn’t mean that I need to always be around people…I still long for “alone” times, moments when I can be my own person and not have to worry about the needs or cares of others, moments when I can just spend time with myself and my thoughts.

N means iNtuitive, that is someone who sees the forest and not just the trees. I know the value of details…as long as they lead to a bigger picture, or a valid point. The material we were given also says it is someone who tends to “work in bursts of energy powered by enthusiasm with slack periods in between.” Hah! That sounds exactly like me.

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T means Thinking. I do get accused of analyzing things too much. Although the material says Thinking people tend to “hurt people’s feelings without knowing,” I would like to think that my extroverted nature balances this off with an awareness of people’s reactions and feelings. I may fumble a bit with diplomacy…but not for lack of trying!

J means Judging—but not the way people use the term! Judging types are people who tend to be satisfied only once a decision or judgment is made. It also says that Judging types tend to “decide things too quickly”...and with the number of “ooops” I have committed in my life, I guess that’s very true!

On the whole it might sound pretty intimidating but I wonder, really, if this is the true me…I wonder too if, aside from the “E,” the NTJ are only because I‘m an E?? That is, could the rest of my personality be because I am externally motivated? Maybe I do have a alter ego! What I do know is that if I’ve no responsibilities, I could be a really good bum, one who might actually make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for spending the longest number of hours watching TV…a professional couch potato! Oh, wow, that may sound pathetic so I’m really thankful I have friends who will make sure this won’t happen…sigh!

What’s yours? Check your personality type out!

10 comments:

niceheart said...

Took the test, and my results were the opposite of yours, except for the J.

I have always been an introvert, but I do blog, don't I? :) I find that I can express my feelings and opinions better in writing than verbally.

Gypsy said...

Oh so you're an "I"! One aspect why an E like me would blog rather than write in a journal is because I need the interaction...whichever way you look at it, blogging is great for any personality type! :)

Swipe said...

Well, I found out about personality type in college and learned that I am an INTP and I blog. According to some stuff I read, I's have a lot of introspection going on so my blogging is basically my introspection typed up.

Anonymous said...

im an INFJ : -) jen

Gypsy said...

Hi Jen and Swipe, this is interesting! Yes I can see the reason why I's blog...I wonder about the other E's like me and their reasons for blogging. Hmm...

Abaniko said...

The way I visualize you, you're an ENTJ. Tama pala ako. :D

Me? I'm more of an ESTP. Interesting test, huh?

Gypsy said...

Hi Abaniko, so you twigged that I am an ENTJ? ESTP ka nga. Hehehe..

Lazarus said...

Mine is INTP.

Gypsy said...

Hi Lazarus, interesting to know that a lot of the bloggers are I's! You can check out www.personalitytype.com to see an exhaustive portrait of an INTP. I found mine about 85% true. :)

Gypsy said...

Hi Lazarus, interesting to know that a lot of the bloggers are I's! You can check out www.personalitytype.com to see an exhaustive portrait of an INTP. I found mine about 85% true. :)