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I took one of those Psychology personality tests based on research done by Carl Jung, Katharine Briggs, and Isabel Briggs Myers.
Although as people, we’re able to be on either ends of the spectrum, depending on the situation and time, the results show what may come more naturally to us. They help you understand yourself as well as others. Sure, don’t base everything off of the results, but it’s informative nonetheless. I took an extra short version of the test. I followed the links on the result page to read a more detailed description of my personality type:

INFP – Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
(Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Intuition)

The Idealist

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.

INFPs, more than other iNtuitive Feeling types, are focused on making the world a better place for people. Their primary goal is to find out their meaning in life. What is their purpose? How can they best serve humanity in their lives? They are idealists and perfectionists, who drive themselves hard in their quest for achieving the goals they have identified for themselves

INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them, and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP’s value system, and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life. The goal at the end of the path is always the same – the INFP is driven to help people and make the world a better place.

Generally thoughtful and considerate, INFPs are good listeners and put people at ease. Although they may be reserved in expressing emotion, they have a very deep well of caring and are genuinely interested in understanding people. This sincerity is sensed by others, making the INFP a valued friend and confidante. An INFP can be quite warm with people he or she knows well.

INFPs do not like conflict, and go to great lengths to avoid it. If they must face it, they will always approach it from the perspective of their feelings. In conflict situations, INFPs place little importance on who is right and who is wrong. They focus on the way that the conflict makes them feel, and indeed don’t really care whether or not they’re right. They don’t want to feel badly. This trait sometimes makes them appear irrational and illogical in conflict situations. On the other hand, INFPs make very good mediators, and are typically good at solving other people’s conflicts, because they intuitively understand people’s perspectives and feelings, and genuinely want to help them.

INFPs are flexible and laid-back, until one of their values is violated. In the face of their value system being threatened, INFPs can become aggressive defenders, fighting passionately for their cause. When an INFP has adopted a project or job which they’re interested in, it usually becomes a “cause” for them. Although they are not detail-oriented individuals, they will cover every possible detail with determination and vigor when working for their “cause”.

When it comes to the mundane details of life maintenance, INFPs are typically completely unaware of such things. They might go for long periods without noticing a stain on the carpet, but carefully and meticulously brush a speck of dust off of their project booklet.

INFPs do not like to deal with hard facts and logic. Their focus on their feelings and the Human Condition makes it difficult for them to deal with impersonal judgment. They don’t understand or believe in the validity of impersonal judgment, which makes them naturally rather ineffective at using it. Most INFPs will avoid impersonal analysis, although some have developed this ability and are able to be quite logical. Under stress, it’s not uncommon for INFPs to mis-use hard logic in the heat of anger, throwing out fact after (often inaccurate) fact in an emotional outburst.

INFPs have very high standards and are perfectionists. Consequently, they are usually hard on themselves, and don’t give themselves enough credit. INFPs may have problems working on a project in a group, because their standards are likely to be higher than other members’ of the group. In group situations, they may have a “control” problem. The INFP needs to work on balancing their high ideals with the requirements of every day living. Without resolving this conflict, they will never be happy with themselves, and they may become confused and paralyzed about what to do with their lives.

INFPs are usually talented writers. They may be awkard and uncomfortable with expressing themselves verbally, but have a wonderful ability to define and express what they’re feeling on paper. INFPs also appear frequently in social service professions, such as counselling or teaching. They are at their best in situations where they’re working towards the public good, and in which they don’t need to use hard logic.

INFPs who function in their well-developed sides can accomplish great and wonderful things, which they will rarely give themselves credit for. Some of the great, humanistic catalysts in the world have been INFPs.

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Feeling
Auxiliary: Extraverted Intuition
Tertiary: Introverted Sensing
Inferior: Extraverted Thinking

Take the test. Look for your personality type and read up on it.

 

Close your eyes and lay your head down
Clear your head of the past, present, and future
Allow for the serenity of the quiet night to take over

Alas, you feel the drowsy feeling wash over
Heavy eyelids flutter to a close
Say hello to the dreamland of your mind

The last word-everyone wants to have it.
No one wants the conversation to end on them–
Not until they’re done, that is.

Oh, it’s too late. The last word has been said.
It’s not over ’till I say it is!
The cycle continues.

Sigh, let it end.
It’s gone on so long already.
No, not until I get the last word!

Exhaustion sets in.
Why is this still going on?
Must this continue?

Numb the mind
Dull the tears
Stop the heart
No more pain

Wear the smile
Keep going
Silence the thoughts
They’re not real

Why are you hiding?
What are you afraid of?
Where will it stop?
When will you learn?

Stop.

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have

As a human, I’m flawed and in this society there is this incessant drive to be ‘perfect’.
Well, I don’t want to be perfect; I don’t believe it exists in human form.
We are meant to make mistakes, to learn, and to grow. Perfection means none of that.
What we should be doing is wanting to become better, not perfect.
What would I want to change so that I may be better?

Honestly, there are numerous habits that I wish I didn’t have. Procrastination, I think though, would take the cake for being the one thing I’d want to get rid of. It leads to a stem of not-so-good situations and circumstances. As if life is not complicated as it is.

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