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...
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
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
John F. Kennedy
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?