Saturday, July 12, 2008

I'm an INFJ (again!)

I just took the Jung/Enneagram Personality Test on Similar Minds.com, a website with enough personalilty tests to keep you busy for a long, long time. Much fun. The Jung/Enneagram Personality Test is supposed to give you Myers-Brigg results. I have taken the Myers-Brigg several times before, for several different employers, and was eager to see if I'd get the same results in a short test that only took me a few minutes to finish. I found out that I am – surprise, surprise — an INFJ! Yes, this is what I always come up with.

Here's how the Jung test scored me:

Introverted (I) 54.55% Extroverted (E) 45.45%
Intuitive (N) 69.44% Sensing (S) 30.56%
Feeling (F) 57.5% Thinking (T) 42.5%
Judging (J) 62.5% Perceiving (P) 37.5%

INFJ - "Author". Strong drive and enjoyment to help others. Complex personality. 1.5% of total population.
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Interesting that my personality type is only 1.5% of the total population. It confirms what I have always known: I am different from most other people. Or "weird," as my children would say.

The Enneagram portion of the test said that I scored as a Type 1: "Ones are idealistic and strive for perfection. Morals and ethics drive them. They live with an overbearing internal critic that never rests." Yep, sounds about right. My highest scores were in Perfectionism, Aggressiveness, Detachment, Helpfulness, and Image Awareness. Hmm... I wonder if it is possible to change one's personality, to boost some of the low scores and push some of the undesireable ones down?

2 comments:

  1. Had to go take the test, have done others, always the same INFP.

    But this one went further, Type 5 "you must be knowledgeable and independent to be happy".

    Highest scores were Detachment, Helpfulness, Perfectionism, Aggressiveness and Calmness, in that order! Interesting contradictions there! LOL

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  2. I'm an INTJ (or at least that's what I tested twice years ago)...that's a rare one too! I wonder how many of us creative people are. I didn't find out until the second test that I was in there with 1% of the population...it explained a lot..! :-)

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