Friday, December 28, 2012

INFP Series - Part 1 - Trusting my gut.

Since I'm always talking about my personality, I thought it'd be interesting to investigate my INFP personality a little closer and talk about how it relates to me and my experiences.

If you've never taken a Meyers-Briggs personality test, this is a super short version of it that I've found to be surprisingly accurate. I'd love to hear what your personality type is and if you've ever done a more in-depth study on it! The "real" test is hundreds of questions long, if I remember right, so finding a short version that is accurate is great! Here's the other website that I'm using as a guide to spelling out exactly what my personality type is like. I'd like to go through it one paragraph at a time, so hopefully this won't be boring to anyone else.

Here goes!

As an INFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in primarily via your intuition.

I can really see how this is true in me. I spend so much time daydreaming it's ridiculous. Also if a situation particularly feels threatening or wrong, I can spend days or weeks mulling it over and devising ideas about how the situation should be. I guess you could say I'm an idealistic. I like to think that life operates according to a higher purpose and when things don't always add up to that, my internal monologue gets very frustrated.

According to Wikipedia, "intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference (aka: the process of deriving logical conclusions) and/or the use of reason". Which is not to say that I'm a highly illogical person. Lol. It's more that I tend to make decisions about things based on a gut reaction to a situation rather than on a logically thought out position on something. "Hard" decisions, for me, are generally ones that I've let my head get too much in control of. Once I let my gut decide, it's pretty much a split-second thing.

1 comment:

  1. Just a week ago I was thinking about this test! I took it back in high school for a psychology class but now can't remember what I got. I may still have the paper saved in my old files but it's in a format I can't open anymore go figure.

    But I took the test you linked to and got ISFJ. From what little I've looked at the results so far it sounds fairly accurate, I guess. I'll be delving more into it in the futre. Thanks for that link! I was trying to find a link to a place I could take it online. :)

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