Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm just sayin'... I'm an ISTJ

So I've taken Meyers-Briggs and Jung type personality tests several times in the past and I'm usually someone disappointed with the results. My last MB test indicated I was slightly more introverted then extroverted which didn't make sense to me. I talk A LOT! I was the kids always getting in trouble in school for talking and spent many hours in detention for being so chatty. Even now as an adult I am still accused of talking to much. So how is it possible that I'm an introvert?

Assuming that last test must have been defective I recently retook the test: Results: ISTJ... still more introverted! Seriously? I talk a lot but I don't say much (meaning I may talk a lot but I don't share much or reveal much). I also have a high need for time to myself. I know a lot of people who hate to be alone, that's not me. Luckily, my fiance also has a need for a lot of alone time, so we don't get offended when the other needs some alone time. That being said, I've always considered myself to be a pretty social person. I prefer small close-knit groups to larger groups and it can take me a bit of time to warm up to new people, but once I'm comfortable around them I tend to come out of my shell a bit.

I've never been one to share my thoughts or emotions (as a matter of fact, I tend to try to avoid all contact with my emotions). Maybe I have this vision of introverts being hermits who live in caves and don't have any friends and never come out. That is certainly not me. I'm quite the contrary. I LOVE staying busy, exploring new places, learning new things, and yes, I enjoy doing a lot of this by myself. Maybe that's the introvert in me.

Maybe if I changed my vision of introverts I would actually see myself and embrace my ISTJ nature.

Have you ever taken a MB or Jung personality test? What type are you. Do you agree with the results? Leave me a comment!

1 comment:

gugiebug83 said...

Mine says extroverted. You are anything but introverted. Yet it does take you a little while to warm to new comers :) But that's not a bad thing. You don't want to tell everyone your life story :)

I forget what the others exactly mean but it's scary how like it I was.