Let’s take a personality test…


…Because it’s not like I have anything better to do on a Friday night. That really speaks volumes. I should have left it there and jut gone to find something to do that involved talking… To people. Too late now. It’s all over. If someone suggests something to me on Facebook, I have a horrible habit of being like: “*le sigh* Do I have to? …. No… Well… If you insist.. Okay then, I’ll do it.” Today’s little moment of curiosity was after a friend was talking about being some kind of wizard after being classed as an INFJ.

The test was Yes or No answers to about a hundred thousand questions (*72*); it felt like it took hours, nay, months to complete (*5 minutes*) and was spookily accurate like my laptop/the internet was looking into my soul… And with the state of internet security and the potential for adverts beaming straight into your head from train windows, the idea doesn’t seem that preposterous at all.

Without any further delay, I put my hands proudly in the air (at the side of the room, obviously) and scream “I AM A PROUD AND 44% introverted INTJ!” Me and JFK… We are in the INTJ club. Yeah.. Suck on that extroverts. INTJ:

Introvert(44%) iNtuitive(38%) Thinking(25%) Judging(1%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (25%)
You have marginal or no preference of Judging over Perceiving (1%)

And now, I am going to paste  the INTJ profile because I could not be bothered to summarise. Lying down sideways doesn’t really help motivation or mobility to do things.

To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of “definiteness”, of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise — and INTJs can have several — they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don’t know.

INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion “Does it work?” to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

INTJs are known as the “Systems Builders” of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play, as INTJs can be unsparing of both themselves and the others on the project. Anyone considered to be “slacking,” including superiors, will lose their respect — and will generally be made aware of this; INTJs have also been known to take it upon themselves to implement critical decisions without consulting their supervisors or co-workers. On the other hand, they do tend to be scrupulous and even-handed about recognizing the individual contributions that have gone into a project, and have a gift for seizing opportunities which others might not even notice.

In the broadest terms, what INTJs “do” tends to be what they “know”. Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering, but they can be found wherever a combination of intellect and incisiveness are required (e.g., law, some areas of academia). INTJs can rise to management positions when they are willing to invest time in marketing their abilities as well as enhancing them, and (whether for the sake of ambition or the desire for privacy) many also find it useful to learn to simulate some degree of surface conformism in order to mask their inherent unconventionality.

Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ’s Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete’, paralleling that of many Fs — only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to “work at” a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.

I don’t think the profile fits me perfectly but it is bloomin’ close on most aspects.

I was going to write about work but all that copy pasting has tired out my poor monkey fists so I am just going to continue lying on my side pretending to be a cat. Life would be at least 73% better if I was a cat.

As a random unrelated note.. Or maybe sort of related. I promised an honourable mention to Fisher Price for having an uncanny knack for working out what I am trying to type. I get lazy sometimes and just smash random keys close to the letter I am trying to go for. It often ends up with about 20 extra letters and not even a vague resemblance to the word I was actually trying to write. Today’s example:

Moi: IA WMESD EARLFKNTRYIGN TOE AERRITE
FP: You are trying to write?

He is obviously a wizard…

Well, Someone has to be the Ron Weasley of my friendship group… Or the Ginny…

 

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