Monday, September 9: Take this short personality test and respond to your results. (at the end, find the detailed profile of your personality account - click "click to view" under "You" and "self awareness and personal growth." You can even google your type and find more info on it!)
I've never done one of these types of tests before so the results were pretty interesting...and somewhat right on...
Turns out I'm ---Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
I had to do some research and googling to better understand what this means...
I am for sure an introvert-- The common modern perception is that introverts tend to be more reserved and less outspoken in groups. They often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, using computers, hiking and fishing. An introvert is likely to enjoy time spent alone and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people, though he or she may enjoy interactions with close friends. Trust is usually an issue of significance: a virtue of utmost importance to introverts is choosing a worthy companion. They prefer to concentrate on a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before they participate, especially observed in developing children and adolescents. They are more analytical before speaking.Introverts are easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation from social gatherings and engagement, introversion having even been defined by some in terms of a preference for a quiet, more minimally stimulating environment.
People with ISFJ personality types tend to have the following characteristics:
- Reliable, stable and down-to-earth
- Enjoys order and structure
- Dislikes conflict and confrontation
- Kind, warm-hearted and considerate
- Likes concrete information
- Very aware of other people’s feelings
- Has a great memory for detail
"As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Effusive expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss".
--- I have to agree and if you spoke to the few people that are close to me, I've only become this way over the last few years...
ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments. But they usually keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked. And when asked, they don't mince words. Truth wins out over tact.
---SO TRUE! I've experienced a lot of this over the last few months...I will definitely keep quiet but once that door is open I will speak my mind...
While ISFJs are good at understanding the emotions, they often struggle to express their own feelings. Rather than share their feelings, they may bottle them up, sometimes to the point that negative feelings toward other people can result. When dealing with life struggles such as illness or the death of a loved one, they may keep quiet about what they are experiencing in order to avoid burdening others with their troubles.
---I'm quiet and keep my feelings to myself especially in re-guards to serious situations...