Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Personality Type

So in class today for "Professional Development", which is the dumbest class ever, we had to take the famous "Myers Briggs Personality Assessment" test. My letters were "INFP." Apparently only 5% of women have this type so I'm special! I'm not, however, sure if its a good special or a bad special. I'll let you decide. The reason I thought this thing was blog worthy is because it hit me "nail on the head." I really thought it was going to be another BORING lecture that wasted time at 8 am when I could be sleeping or better yet staying up later to study. It turns out this was perfect!!! I STRONGLY suggest that you and your spouse or significant other take these test individually from each other and see how you are different. Since we have to do a lot of group work in Vet. school they taught us how the different types should communicate with each other. Here are my results......

"Introverted Feeling with Extroverted Intuition:"


-"People with INFP preferences have an inner core of values that guides their interactions and decisions.

-They want to be involved in work that contributes to both their own growth and inner development and those of others to have a purpose beyond their paycheck.

-They make a priority of clarifying their values and living in congruence with them.

- INFP's recognize and honor the emotional and psychological needs of others, even when others may not have recognized or expressed their own needs.

-INFP's Characteristics:

-make decisions based on their values of self understanding, individuality, and growth

-live by moral commitments to what they believe in is crucial

-sensitive, concerned, and caring

-idealistic and loyal to their ideas

-curious about ideas and quick to see connections and meanings


-have Long-range vision

-fascinated be opportunities to explore the complexities of human personality

-work in burst of energy and are capable of great concentration and output when fully engaged

-faithful in fulfilling obligations related to people, work, or ideas to which they are committed

-have difficulty performing routine work that has little meaning for them

How other's may see them:

-find structures and rules confining and prefer to work autonomously

-adaptable and flexible until something violates their inner values (then they stop adapting)

-expression of value judgements can emerge with an intensity that is surprising to others

-reserved and selective about sharing their most deeply held values and feelings

-value relationships based on depth, authenticity, true connection, and mutual growth

-sensitive, introspective, and complex

-original and individual

-sometimes difficult to understand


Potential areas for growth:

-life circumstances do not support INFPs in development and expression of their intuitive and feeling preferences

-may not have reliable ways to take in information and may fail to notice the realities of situations

-make decisions based solely on personal values and find it difficult to translate their values into action

-they may not take time for the inner valuing process by which they make their best decisions, instead of going from one exciting possibility to another and achieving little

-do not find a place where they can use their gifts and be appreciated for their contributions, they usually feel frustrated

-have difficulty expressing themselves verbally

-withdraw from people and situations

-not give enough information to others, especially about important values

-give less attention to their non preferred thinking and sensing parts

-become easily discouraged about the contrast between their ideals and accomplishments

-reject logical reasoning even in situations that require it, asserting the supremacy of their internal viewpoint

-be impractical and have difficulty estimating their resources required to reach a desired goal

-under stress they may begin seriously doubting their own competence and that of others, becoming overly critical and judgmental.

YIKES, whew that was a lot!!

It really hit home when he said my type was the kind to go to the grocery store with a list to cross off, but when they get to the store they find other things that they want and after they put the item in their buggy they write it on the list JUST TO CROSS IT OFF!! hahahaha. i just did that the night before at Wal-Mart...you can ask Kim. haha.

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