0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.
I'm 27 and I took the test a loooong time ago and got ENFP and everyone said I wasn't an ENFP and all my friends say I'm a thinker but I feel like a feeler. Idk. I was told recently that I don't really know myself. I met an ESTJ and thought INFP because I feel like the total opposite of her but at the same time eerily similar. I have been hanging out in the INFP forum and I like it there, I feel like I relate to them really well. I just don't know though I also feel like ENTP would possibly fit better? Or maybe INTP? Not sure. But! I really want to know because I want to find my dual match. And I know I get along very well with ISTJ, ESTJ, I LOVE ESFJs, ENTPs, INTPs, INFPs, INFJs, ENFJs, ISFJs--I mean I like all the types so idk. I asked a counselor to type me professionally and I scored as ENTJ which I thought was strange and totally off base she also said the tests were not statistically valid. Whatever moving on...
1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
Gah. I thought I knew how to insert this photo but sadly I can't figure it out. So I will just tell you the photo is taken from the base of a light house in France called Phare de Gatteville at night as it stretches up to the night sky and disappears into the stars. My impression of this photo is that it reminds me of the story of the Tower of Babel which reached up to the heavens--of course at the time that story was written wasn't our perception of the universe geocentric and the heavens were very close to the planet. So I wonder how high that tower actually was or if there was a tower that inspired it at the very least and I wonder how they built that. I also wondered where this light house was and it turns out it's in Normandy and it's the third largest traditional lighthouse in the world. Cool.
2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?
Am I driving? I probably am, aren't I? While inwardly, I might be panicking and freaking out, heart racing with adrenaline, I fight through it to have my first thought which is to get everyone to safety and probably have to steer a shaking/fuming car off to a safe position from the road and make sure the hazard lights are on. As soon as everything is in a safe position--depending on what is actually wrong, further assessments will have to be made. Am I driving in a pinto? Will this thing blow up? Let's get everyone out of the vehicle if that is true. Okay, once we know we are safe and no one is bleeding etc., let's start fixing the car. Do I have a spare tire, wrench, and jack? If I do not have the equipment to fix this vehicle myself, I have AAA so I will call them, have them tow it to the nearest repair shop and then probably call a cab/uber to get to the concert. Problem solved. Btw, this has happened before and this is what I did.
3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?
Depends on the after party. Are there drugs and/or hookers? I would rather not be there. I will call a cab and go home. But, on the other hand, if I meet a hot guy, I will probably hit on said guy and talk with him quietly in the corner about current events or his hopes, dreams, aspirations what he thinks about current problems facing his profession, make out with him a little and then leave and never call him again. Or, if I find someone who will further my career ambitions, then I would definitely stay, schmooze, get contact information. If there aren't hot guys or career contacts to be made, I really should be getting home and going to bed.
4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?
If they are an acquaintance I would probably raise my eyebrow at him/her and say nothing and try to laugh it off while inwardly rolling my eyes with annoyance try to argue with them only if it is safe to do so. Depends on the friend and it depends on the issue. I have some friends I love to argue with because that is our relationship we get together and we argue until we're blue in the face and it's hilarious and fun and wild. With those friends I would argue and argue and argue until it escalates into some sort of mental gratification having expended all of our mental resources on all the arguments that go on both sides of the issue. These friends are ENTPs. lol. Other friends, I will correct more politely or argue with more gently. I believe in letting people know where I stand though--at least my friends anyway not acquaintances necessarily.
5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?
Depends on what it is. Is someone smoking while pregnant or is someone eating yogurt with a fork? Honestly, most things are none of my business even if they annoy me people have the right to do things the way they want to do them. On the other hand, if one of my friends does something that I think is really wrong or if someone is hurting someone or someone is in danger I step in and correct the situation as best as I am able. In general though, people can believe and be whatever/whoever they want.
6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?
My values: don't take advantage of people, protect people, help people, take care of the environment, prevent disease transmission, be a competent human being that tries to be of service to the community, accept people for who they are, be of service, value and acknowledge other people's feelings and ideas, allow everyone to contribute and to feel of service. Think before speaking (not always good at this one), accept the things you cannot change and have the courage to change the things you can (again, struggle with this one a lot), try to be true to yourself (whatever that means). Sometimes you have to do things you don't like but you have to do them anyway.
How did I come to these conclusions? Some I was born with others I developed through reading, thought and observation. I don't think they change I think the template was there from the beginning but they evolve over time and I become better at applying them in more complicated situations every day.
7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?
What distinguishes me from everyone else: I can get into long winded monologues, randomly teach people stuff I think is interesting or exciting, I am super passionate, and I can have some pretty provocative opinions that I like to say to diffuse tension but that could, in some situations, make me very unpopular. I also am willing to sound like an idiot to divert emotional tensions or help take the heat off of other people.
If I could change one thing about myself it would be that I would really love to be like an ENTJ or ESTJ and just be able to work everyday and make a lot of money. I hate that I sometimes get sucked into ideas and side tracked into exploring questions that have no practical application which is so much fun but it annoys me when I am not getting my work done or performing as well as I know I can. I often procrastinate or do other things instead of doing what I am supposed to do all the time and the dumb thing is I know how to succeed I just don't want to do it all the time. Also, my emotions tend to take over and hit me hard with nightmares when I find myself in a meaningless and dull existence doing the same things over and over again. I am often racked with guilt about not living up to my potential and regret about not performing up to snuff. I am very sensitive to the problems with ambition and any hint of exploitation so while ideally I would do work to get promoted in a huge multinational corporation like an ENTJ or something, I seriously hate the idea of selling my soul so I often feel torn between my desire for money and my need for freedom from enslavement/oppression. I have been learning how and where I can compromise and still feel authentic and free.
8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
I don't really know what this is or what it means. Does it mean like when you're drinking absinthe and you really want to do parkour? Been there, done that won't do it again. Or does it mean like when you piece things together and come to a definitive conclusion like: I think Bailey is addicted to crack so we probably shouldn't invite her to our party because she might rob us or bring crack to our party. I trust that.
9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
Energizing activities: stimulating conversation, planning, arguing, learning, exploring, reading, attending lectures--anything that get my creative and analytical juices flowing.
Draining activities: sitting quietly with people talking about who died recently, eating boring food in a cramped cellar with people who aren't interested in ideas or willing to talk about anything too provocative. Anything that involves me presenting a positive image of myself to others and selling myself is tough, exhausting, and cumbersome. I definitely need to mentally prepare for these situations and that is why I would never be a salesperson.
10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why
Depends on who I'm around. Around my friends I try not to repress anything. I am just myself and I like it and its fun. At work, I try to repress anything negative--try not to gossip, spread rumors, complain, or say anything mean about anyone. I always say how much I love where I work and the people I work with and try to make that perfectly clear that I am not out to get anyone and love where I work. I do this because I don't want to be fired. lol.