1) What aspect of your personality made you unsure of your type?
I cannot discern whether my dominant function is Fi or Si.
2) What do you yearn for in life? Why?
I feel like what I want in life is to live in a world that only exists in fantasy. I daydream a lot about magic, pirate ships, etc. When I come back to reality though, half of me wants excitement and the other half just wants to do something worthwhile. Sadly I'm pretty lazy and usually just settle (or am I afraid of change? I have no idea).
3) Think about a time where you felt like you were at your finest. Tell us what made you feel that way.
When I was in high school, I was the president of drama club. I had a large group of friends (who I still have to this day) that loved each other fiercely and would rather stay in and bake cookies and watch True Blood than go out and drink. I put that group together. We were drama nerds and were unabashedly ourselves (we prided ourselves on how weird we were). We also included people that might not have somewhere else to go. Our senior year, we performed Sound of Music, and we all got cast (I was the Mother Superior, and my best friend since first grade was Maria, so it was really emotional). I think this is when I was at my finest. I wasn't always outgoing (mostly just with my friends and people who I thought might need it), but I knew who I was, and I thought I could be anything I wanted to be (it changed from archaeologist one week to teacher the next). I think this was a time when I was the truest to myself, and I believed in myself.
4) What makes you feel inferior?
I feel inferior for a few reasons: a) I'm not really good at my job; it involves a lot of common sense, and I feel like most people could do it, but I don't think I am utilizing my abilities. There's a lot of interaction and moments when I shouldn't be awkward. But I am anyway, and I'm sometimes pretty bad at remembering directions. b) My weight-I've always been self conscious. c) My intelligence-I used to think I was smart, then I met my boyfriend who is a genius, and I realized I'm not that special.
5) What tends to weigh on your decisions? (Do you think about people, pro-cons, how you feel about it, etc.)
I'd say that I think about how I feel about it and other people. I'm known to pick apart my emotional reactions to things to see what the underlying meaning is. I do the same with other people (though I just assume I know how they feel).
6) When working on a project what is normally your emphasis? Do you like to have control of the outcome?
It depends; if it's a group project, I just do what I'm told. If it's something that is significant to me or that I am interested in, I'll try to emphasize a point that maybe no one has touched on (I wrote an essay once about Mary Bennett as the hero of Pride and Prejudice). I honestly usually don't care much about the outcome after I'm finished.
7) Describe us a time where you had a lot of fun. How is your memory of it?
This is tricky because I romanticize the past. The one time that comes to mind that I remember pretty vividly (certain moments that is) is my tenth birthday (maybe eleventh) just because I was excited the whole day, and everyone I loved was there. Maybe I don't remember as many details as I thought.
8) When you want to learn something new, what feels more natural for you? (Are you more prone to be hands on, to theorize, to memorize, etc)
It depends. If it's something work related, then I'd rather just do it, so hopefully it will stick in my memory. Usually what I WANT to learn though involves books and Google (I'm a fan of mythology and Myers Briggs and Lord Byron). Something has to really grab me for me to retain it.
9) How organized do you to think of yourself as?
I'm so unorganized. I'm incredibly messy. Sometimes I tell myself I should clean, but I rarely do. I have to either get up and be in the mood for it, or be stressed and have the need to distract myself (I spent a lot of college washing dishes in my kitchen).
10) How do you judge new ideas? You try to understand the principles behind it to see if they make sense or do you look for information that supports it?
I'd say a bit of both. I'll research something then get distracted by something else (I'm not too great at focusing-again unless it really really grabs my attention). The way that I rationalize things or understand things is often through a personal filter if that makes any sense, particularly if whatever I'm trying to understand involves emotions.
11) You find harmony by making sure everyone is doing fine and belonging to a given group or by making sure that you follow what you believe and being yourself?
So this is kind of tricky. I want more than anything to be true to myself, but I feel stuck in a lot of ways (work, apartment, etc). And so I've recently started really focusing on my friends and how they're following their dreams, on making sure that they're well and trying to counsel them when they're not.
12) Are you the kind that thinks before speaking or do you speak before thinking? Do you prefer one-on-one communication or group discussions?
Sometimes I'll just start talking, and it turns out to not make much sense. I don't really think before I speak unless it's something serious. I prefer one-on-one discussions 100%.
13) Do you jump into action right away or do you like to know where are you jumping before leaping? Does action speaks more than words?
I'd say I'm a fairly cautious person. I have bad anxiety, so I worry about most things. Words are incredibly important to me, and they're my biggest tool when it comes to helping people. So, while I believe actions are important, to me, words are generally what I rely on.
14) It's Saturday. You're at home, and your favorite show is about to start. Your friends call you for a night out. What will you do?
Make up a reason as to why I can't go. Then try to slightly fulfill it, so I'm not lying. (Example: say I'm having a date night with my boyfriend, but get my boyfriend to agree to staying in and ordering pizza).
15) How do you act when you're stressed out?
Sometimes I'm pretty bitchy. I get defensive and start arguments. However, other times I shut down and retreat. Or I'll get really zealous about organizing my life through lists.
16) What makes you dislike the personalities of some people?
I really don't like when people are inconsiderate, or rather, when they don't do what I would do. Which sounds horrible, but-for example-I'm not going to tell you something that I know is just going to uselessly hurt your feelings. I get it-no one wants to feel lesser than. But when you don't return the favor and go out of your way to belittle me, I get annoyed.
17) Is there anything you really like talking about with other people?
Myers Briggs. Greek mythology. Occasionally gossip (but then sometimes that's accompanied by guilt which makes it less fun). Emotions. Not necessarily mine, but my friends come to me a lot with problems or for pep talks.
18) What kind of things do pay the least attention to in your life
I forget deadlines a lot (though that's changed a bit since moving in with my boyfriend as he's more or less an innovative genius who forgets to feed himself). I don't pay attention much to conversations about coding, video games, music theory, and math (very specific, but they pop up a lot).
19) How do your friends perceive you? What is wrong about their perception? ? What would your friends never say about your personality ?
My friends perceive me as kind and always willing to listen. Admittedly, my closest friends fall under the umbrella of my family. I'm incredibly protective of them and want to help them as much as I can. However, people that I might not be as close to, I listen to with more of an objective interest. I'm not as affected emotionally by other people as they think I am. It has to be an issue that's close to my heart, or I person that I deeply care about.
20) You got a whole day to do whatever you like. What kind of activities do you feel like doing?
I would probably read and bake. I would go hike and imagine I was somewhere fantastical. There would also likely be a lot of food involved, and I think I'd probably be alone.