25 August 2010

Who are you, really?

My Dear Friends,

I stumbled upon a personality quiz from Untypically Jia (and am apparently of the same personality type as she) and honestly, it's right on the money.  I know sometimes people, including myself, don't want to admit certain facets about themselves.  It's a hard lesson to learn when you're cast as "so-and-so personality", and they're actually right about it. 

I am apparently an ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging).

Here are some qualities that several websites mention:

  • ISFJs constantly take in information about people and situations and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occured. (happens to me all the time)
  • More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings. Many ISFJs learn to express themselves, and find outlets for their powerful emotions. (like blogging?)
  • The ISFJ has a difficult time saying "no" when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people's needs over their own. (guilty as charged)
  • ISFJs need positive feedback from others. In the absence of positive feedback, or in the face of criticism, the ISFJ gets discouraged, and may even become depressed. When down on themselves or under great stress, the ISFJ begins to imagine all of the things that might go critically wrong in their life. They have strong feelings of inadequacy, and become convinced that "everything is all wrong", or "I can't do anything right". (this is the one that was painful to admit)
  • Disorderly situations and constantly changing rules can cause them undue stress. (word)
  • ISFJs are extremely warm and demonstrative within the family circle--and often possessive of their loved ones, as well. (mine!  :p )
  • ISFJs have a few, close friends. They are extremely loyal to these, and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment's notice. (that's me)
  • Their intensity of feeling makes their intimate relationship their first priority in life. They seek monogamous, lifelong commitments, and can be depended upon to be faithful and loyal to their mates once they have made a commitment. (yep)
  • It's a common problem for ISFJ's to not express their feelings until pushed to some limit, after which they explode in anger and say things which they later feel they shouldn't have said. (my bad.)
  • Tend to spend a greater amount of their leisure time away from social gatherings and groups of people and instead focus on their own activities or those people closely connected to them. (me time)
  • ISFJs can become engrossed in TV reality shows with their personalities and storylines. (the only one i ever liked was "girls next door" - the original version)
Potential Careers for ISFJ:

* Interior Decorators
* Nurses / Physical Therapists
* Administrators and Managers
* Administrative Assistants
* Child Care / Early Childhood Development
* Social Work / Counselors
* Paralegals
* Clergy / Religious Workers
* Office Managers
* Shopkeepers
* Bookkeepers
* Home Economics
* Librarians
* Secretaries
* Dental Hygienists

Interestingly enough, I've tried on around eight of those above mentioned jobs before.   So....what's your personality type?

1 comment:

Traci66 said...

I took the quiz.