So those of you who have at least looked around the Internet have probably heard of Meyers-Briggs personality types. For those of you needing a refresher or overview, they're basically sixteen different psychological types that people can be categorized into, and they depend on four different factors (descriptions from the Meyers & Briggs Foundation website):
- Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own inner world? This is called Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I).
- Information: Do you prefer to focus on the basic information you take in or do you prefer to interpret and add meaning? This is called Sensing (S) or Intuition (N).
- Decisions: When making decisions, do you prefer to first look at logic and consistency or first look at the people and special circumstances? This is called Thinking (T) or Feeling (F).
- Structure: In dealing with the outside world, do you prefer to get things decided or do you prefer to stay open to new information and options? This is called Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
Identifying by a Meyers-Briggs type is wildly popular around the Internet. I took a test, being the bandwagoner that I am, and came up with the result of INFJ.
INFJs are private, preferring one-on-one friendships to crowds, and often quiet about their own feelings. They are often thoughtful, artistic, and wise, and prefer to operate behind the scenes. They are great listeners, and have a strong desire to help others realize their true potential.I don't think I've ever identified so strongly with the results of a personality test. Everything in here describes me perfectly, and to be honest, it's almost disconcerting. There's also an interesting page on TV Tropes that lists fictional characters with certain Meyers-Briggs types.
Ooh, a chance to compare myself to fictional characters? Count me in. This is the scatter-brained, GIF-filled result of that little personality exploration - enjoy!
(Props to Cait and Morning for doing Meyers-Briggs posts first; this post would never have existed if not for the idea. Check their posts/blogs out and give them some much-deserved love!)
'Whatever comes,' she said, 'cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.'I am not nearly this angelic. But I really liked Sara, and A Little Princess was one of the first classics I ever read and enjoyed. Sara's personality is more like the one I wish I had.