I’m a dreamer.
And now I have test results that prove it.
This past weekend I took a in-depth personality test. A 200+ questionnaire that measured my personality, my strengths, my brain hemisphere function. And with a great deal of accuracy my life was laid out in color pictures and graphs.
The results? My Meyers-Briggs says I’m an INFP (Introverted/iNtuition/Feeling/Perceiving). I’ve taken the Meyers-Briggs test before and have been categorized an INFJ. I think that at any given time [considering my mood, the situation, etc] I could be either. However, as I said there was a great deal of accuracy in the results. I’m right brain dominant, learn easiest by doing.
I’m in a personality group that makes up only 2% of the general population (Shawn who is an INTJ is in only 1%). According to their stats, I’m less extroverted than the general INFP population – 5% (me) compared to 25% (general INFP’s). I’m also heavier in feeling than the general INFP population (74% compared to 66%).
I share this with you not to bore you with numbers you don’t care about but because I find it interesting. Things in my personality that I’d see glimmer, I now see on “paper” and the link forms of “oh, that’s why I spend my drive home day dreaming” or “oh, that’s why I get nervous and want to get sick when I’m forced to meet new people”.
God wrote all of this into my DNA. From being comfortable in small, intimate groups to day dreaming.
I’ve noticed myself start to analyze my thoughts and actions now in light of these results. I wonder at other people’s personalities and wish I had this insight to them.
One of the interesting things is in the results it gives you names of people that fall into your personality group. I think I’m in some good company with people like J.R.R. Tolkien, Helen Keller, King David, the Apostles Luke & John, and Mary the mother of Jesus.
It also gives fictional characters. Some of these make me laugh and smile with characters like E.T., Calvin from the Calvin & Hobbs cartoon strip, Luke Skywalker, and Fox Mulder from X-Files.
I’d recommend this test. And if you’re married I recommend both you and your spouse taking it. For me understanding the nitty-gritty of how Shawn is wired helps me in day-to-day interactions with him. I think it’s worth the $30 in all honesty.