May 15, 2012

What's your personality?

Have you ever taken the official Jung Personality Test?

Did you know there are SIXTEEN different types of personalities in the world?

I had to take it for my public speaking class and write a paper on it. I remember taking this test in my high school Psychology class and being one of the very few introverts... I'm happy to say I still am an introvert through and through! 


Officially, I am an INFP.
"Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving"
aka "The Idealist"

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What exactly does that mean? Well, let's break this down in bullet points...

Positives...
A perfectionist devoted to pursuing the ideal and living up to it
Main goal is to find my purpose in life
Only happy when there is purpose behind a paycheck
More focused on how I feel about things rather than logic
Driven to make the world a better place 
Puts heart and soul into every project
Flexible and laid-back
Creative thinkers- tend to be good writers
Gentle and quiet with a charming sense of humor
Good at listening and helping solve other people's problems
Will fight and defend personal values with passion
INFP's take up approximately 1% of the population

Negatives...
Can come across as reserved, especially in new situations
Difficult to get to know and tends to be overlooked by others
Doesn't do well in conflict- waits until it works itself out
Doesn't like to deal with hard facts/logic
Don't give myself enough credit
Can develop a "control" problem
Doesn't work well in groups- would rather just do it myself and avoid mistakes
Can be awkward expressing myself verbally
Does not like deadlines, but needs them to turn in what is "good enough"
Becomes embarrassed when the center of attention
Quite disorganized

Famous INFP's
William Shakespeare
Helen Keller
Dick Clark
Jackie O.
Neil Diamond
Julia Roberts
John F. Kennedy
Lisa Kudrow
Fred Savage


My favorite description I came across was,
"They may not take a direct path, 
but somehow they reach their dreams."

It's pretty crazy how closely this profile defines me!
I encourage you to take the test and see what personality profile you are...
it's only 72 questions and takes about 10 minutes. 

I'd love to hear your results in the comments!
What did you learn about yourself?

28 comments:

  1. I got INTJ or the "Mastermind". I think I can deal with that lol.

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  2. I've got the INTP. Got even more useful information here- http://www.personalitypage.com/INTP.html , after doing the test :)
    Thank you so much for sharing ^^

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  3. Thanks for sharing, I got ENFJ (Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging)

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  4. I got ISFP . Feeling 100%....hmmm, who coulda saw that coming?
    I swear I can physically feel it when my kids kill a spider.

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  5. I had the exact same results. I kind of love my personality but it sucks to be mis read as aloof,self centered,or rude by others.I just enjoy alone time and I have the tendency to be awkward in groups. Wish I could change that.

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  6. You're in great company! I ended up being an ENFJ. It apparently means that I'm a: slightly expressed extravert; moderately expressed intuitive; slightly expressed feeling; moderately expressed judging. I need to read up on myself...

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  7. I got ESFJ: Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging :)

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  8. I got INFJ (Idealist: Counselor) -- Introverted iNtuiting Feeling Judging

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  9. I am an INFP too! I feel like INFP's tend to be drawn to each other. My best friend in high school was one too and my fiancé is as well!

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  10. I had to take this test last week when writing my final psychology paper. We had to analyze our personality from three different theories with Jung being one of them. I'm an ISFJ!

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  11. INFJ - Idealist, a.k.a "the protector"
    100% introverted (in real life - not in my online life, lol)
    12% intuitive
    25% feeling
    22% judging

    I agree with my results for the most part - I tend to act on my feelings and emotions.

    Thanks for this info! It was fun!

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  12. I took the test from the book a couple years ago. I'm and ENFP. "The Champion" is what they call it in the book. Supposedly ENFP only mae-up about 2% of the world. Makes me feel special. =P I think I have become less extroverted as I've grown up, though. This is my favorite tid-bit I've found about my personality (And so true!): "ENFPs have what some call a "silly switch." They can be intellectual, serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip that switch and become CAPTAIN WILDCHILD, the scourge of the swimming pool, ticklers par excellence. Som etimes they may even appear intoxicated when the "switch" is flipped. "
    Morgan
    toughlaces.blogspot.com
    PS sorry for such a long comment!

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  13. ENTP (Inventor)

    I'm officially crazy, but it was fun doing this :)

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  14. Thanks for posting! Here were my results:
    ISFJ
    very expressed introvert
    slightly expressed sensing personality
    slightly expressed feeling personality
    moderately expressed judging personality

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  15. ESFJ!
    Rachel McAdams is a famous one....I'll take it ;)

    xo

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  16. I've done this MANY times and always have scored as ENFJ (it's also NO SURPRISE that TBS Lindsey scored the same).

    However, today I scored INFJ>
    slightly expressed introvert
    slightly expressed intuitive personality
    moderately expressed feeling personality
    slightly expressed judging personality

    Wow. My judging self has gone down. It used to be at like 98%, and now I'm at 1%. Crazy stuff there!!

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  17. I love these tests. I've done this before and scored the same today. I am INTJ.

    Introverted 67%
    Intuitive 38%
    Thinking 50%
    Judging 1%

    I am now slightly less introverted than before.

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  18. I took this recently in class but I don't remember my score. I can tell you that I am defiantly a introvert, a feeler and perceiving :)

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  19. I am a ISFJ and I completely agree with my results. Its crazy I was just looking for a test just like this.

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  20. I'm the same as you!

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  21. ISFJ also! Crazy accurate actually...I work in social work!

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  22. I must admit I rushed through the test and got "INTJ" mastermind. As I started reading the descriptions out loud to my partner we realised that whilst a lot of the description sounded like me, the majority of it sounded more like him.. so I got him to take the test and what do you know, he was an "INTJ" too! After he'd completed the test I decided to take mine again as I felt like that description didn't entirely sum me up, and the next time I took it I got "ENTJ" (as in 1 point extroverted) haha! As I read out the description Ben was like "I don't know why you're so surprised, I think you're more of an extrovert than you care to realise" lol. I had no idea! In the end I think I'm a mix between the two.. sitting on the border of being introverted/extroverted and as intuitive, thinker and judgemental as my partner. :P

    Great test girl, so thanks for showing me! xx

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  23. No wonder I like your blog… I'm an INFP also! ;D

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  24. I took that test a while back. I am an ISFP. I couldn't agree more with the description even though I would want to deny one or another fact. Ha ha..

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  25. I'm an INFP too. I've taken it before and sometimes I've scored INFJ but for the last few years it's been consistently INFP. As I was reading your positives and negatives I knew it was me to a T.

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