Take this short personality test and respond to your test results.
You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (12%)
You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)
“They are extremely loyal to [friends], and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment’s notice […]”
One thing that I’ve only learned recently is…I sometimes get too involved in other people’s social problems. I don’t know why, but if someone is being mistreated, I take it upon myself to bring justice to the table…but sometimes my will clouds my judgement. This has happened to me more than once in life. Had I taken this personality test earlier in life, I would have kindly said “I’m sorry this is happening to you. I hope it turns out well” in those situations, and made a graceful exit without getting involved.
“And although they’re hurt by being treated like doormats, they are often unwilling to toot their own horns about their accomplishments because they feel that although they deserve more credit than they’re getting, it’s somehow wrong to want any sort of reward for doing work (which is supposed to be a virtue in itself).”
I blame my mother (and grandmother) for this. They always said “Don’t sing your own praises. It looks much more gracious if others sing your praises for you. When you sing your own praises you sound boastful, and there’s no uglier thing than a boastful person.” Although it came from a good place and it worked in their small town, it doesn’t work in corporate or bureaucratic America where we’re expected to sing our praises in job interviews, resumes, curriculum vitae and other documents of the like. Maybe when I’m in my 30s I’ll be able to toot my own horn. Maybe.
“One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven’t known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. For instance, an ISFJ child may be reproved for “sulking,” the actual cause of which is a combination of physical illness plus misguided “good manners.” An adult ISFJ may drive a (later ashamed) friend or SO into a fit of temper over the ISFJ’s unexplained moodiness, only afterwards to explain about a death in the family they “didn’t want to burden anyone with.”
THIS. This right here HAS to be the root of many an argument between my husband and I. I have trouble verbally articulating my feelings. Writing them down? I can write a novel (oh hai blog!). It’s a trait my father, brother and I all share. Luckily, my husband is the complete opposite and has no problem telling you exactly what’s bothering him. It’s something I’m working on, but it’s against my nature.
I guess they say that your 20s are when you learn about who you are. Jenni’s Blogtember prompt couldn’t have come at a better time, as my 20s are coming to an end.
Have you taken the personality quiz? Did you learn anything about yourself?
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