In my last semester of college, our graduating class took the Myers-Brigg test, and we were put into senior design groups based on our results. This was to ensure we were working with different personalities. I don't put much stock into personality tests, but they do reveal some truths about who we are, how we behave, &c. Mines was ISFP.
Yesterday, at work, we took it again. This time to determine the personality makeup of our working group. My results, eight years later remained mostly unchanged: INFP. Introverted, intuitive, feeling, perceptive. That group of traits are summed up as a mediator. An ISFP is an adventurer. I can see how I am both.
Contrary to perception, I am highly introverted. The I in my traits was the strongest, at 71%. At many times i can seem standoffish or mean, and I realize that. I also know that many who don't know me well think I am highly extroverted. But engagement for me, and interaction, takes work. Lots of it. I love having time to be alone. Even though I prize it, interaction requires effort. It requires me leaving my comfort zone. And I know that when I step into that area, that's where all the magic happens. I've learned to engage and connect, and know that it's important to exert effort to show some extraversion. I've learned--and understand--that not everyone is like me.
This photo is of a quiet, empty path taken while hiking. I prefer moments and places like these. They feel like home.
What is your personality type?
Meu primeiro dia em Kuala Lumpur eu fui conhecer as famosas torres gêmeas lá de cima. Fui direto do aeroporto. Pra quem fica preocupado de não encontrar vaga, eu fiz o booking um mês antes pela internet, no site das torres http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my. O preço foi de 80 ringgits, que dá mais ou menos uns 70 reais ou 25 dolares australianos. As torres abrem de terça a domingo, das 9 am as 9 pm.
"Somewhere across the interstate / Exposure to the drug trade of emotions / And the tsunami and typhoon of feelings / Has made us all cops and robbers / Of what we keep in the cavities / In our chests" / on a unrelated (but still related) note, this is my favourite part of autumn, the yellow leaves, the rain and winds that cause the leaves to fall to the ground (is that why autumn is also called fall?) is this nature's way of compensating for the sun on its annual absence? Ah autumn, everyone's favourite season (as I type this sentence, I was wondering if there is ever anyone who doesn't like autumn?!)