I am an INFP

on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The truth is that I have been hiiting the gym and in the last week, my stamina has risen. For example, when I re-started I could only do 1 km on the rowing machine. I now got it up to 4 km. I used to do 5 km regularly before my long lapse from the gym and that is my target this week. Anyway, I am so tired. I decided to take the easy way out and post the result of my personality test. Seems accurate enough.

You Are An INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.
You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.

At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak


Famous INFPs:
Homer
Virgil
Mary, mother of Jesus
St. John, the beloved disciple
St. Luke; physician, disciple, author
William Shakespeare, bard of Avon
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Evangeline)
A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)
Helen Keller, deaf and blind author
Carl Rogers, reflective psychologist, counselor
Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)
Dick Clark (American Bandstand)
Donna Reed, actor (It's a Wonderful Life)
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis
Neil Diamond, vocalist
Tom Brokaw, news anchor
James Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small)
Annie Dillard (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek)
James Taylor, vocalist
Julia Roberts, actor (Conspiracy Theory, Pretty Woman)
Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap)
Terri Gross (PBS's "Fresh Air")
Amy Tan (author of The Joy-Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife)
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Lisa Kudrow ("Phoebe" of Friends)
Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years")

22 comments:

...Kat said...

congratulations!

and what am I
INTJ

from wiki
INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake... INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play... Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel... This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals... Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. - Marina Margaret Heiss, University of Virginia

...Kat said...

lol

is all this stuff the world's new Astrology ....putting us all in little compartments :->?

we are all a whole lot more complicated than any questionnaire reveals

Open Grove Claudia said...

Hey - I'm a INTJ like Kat. At least that was true the last fourteen times I took the test, but who knows?

I find FP's to be very judgmental people. It's like they have an idea of how things should be and when they aren't it's a bad thing. But I haven't notices that about you. I wonder if maybe the blog test isn't perfect....

I'd love you no matter what! ;)

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

There really are times when I wished they'd castrated me.
Or hung me.
But then I look at William Hung--there's hope!

Ivan

tsduff said...

Ha ha - now I KNOW all those famous people didn't take this test...

Okay, I'm off to take my own.

And, I'm inspired by your back-to-the-gym. Maybe I'll take my gym bag, which I actually packed last week, and GO BACK.

Diesel said...

Mary the mother of Jesus, huh? It's nice to see that they can analyze someone's personality from like 3 verses in the Bible. "And Mary cherished these things in her heart because she was an INFP."

leslie said...

I'm an INFJ and famous people who also were the same are:

GEOFFREY CHAUCER
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
MOHANDAS GANDHI
JOHANN VON GOETHE
CARL JUNG
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

I should be honoured to be amongst them.

Claire said...

I am an INFJ. I think I took this test (a longer version -Meyers-Briggs) in college. I don't think I changed much. Is that bad?

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

kat,
I fully agree. These tests provide a guide but I think only we ourselves can decide on how accurate it is in describing us. They can be useful in helping us identify our weak areas so that we can look into it. If the test begins to dictate our behavior than it will have become the new Astrology. I note with interest that kat is ruthless!

claudia,
I'm sure the test is not perfect. But thanks for the unconditional love.

ivan,
Before I married, I thought of Mick Jagger (ugly) and his wife (hot) and thought....perhaps there's hope. Know what you mean ;)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

ts,
I wonder what Attila the Hun would be. Yes, using the same technology that turns our old black and white movies into color or have Natalie Cole sing with her father, we are now able to have dead people take the personality test. Its called black magic.....also known as literary license!

diesel,
You noticed that about Mary, huh? I embarassingly have to confess when I saw the name Homer on the list, the first thing I thought was "O great, I have the same personality as Homer Simpson." Only later I realised it refered to the old Greek philosopher and writer.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

leslie,
I'd be curious about the infamous people in our personality types. For example, who gets to be in the same group as Hitler.

Claire,
Wow, everyone who commented and did the test so far are either INTJ or INFJ. So you are in good company. I'll have to look up what "J" means. I don't think we change subtantially as we age except we either mellow or get cranky. ;)

thethinker said...

I am ISTP. The Mechanic.

Famous people -- Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise (unfortunately), Charles Bronson, James Dean

eastcoastdweller said...

The squirrel is buffing up his furry muscles. Clueless drivers better beware.

Josie said...

LGS, well for goodness sake, I am also an INFP. What a hoot! You and I are alike, Mr. Squirrel.

Odat said...

Hey LGS, Congrats on your progress at the gym!!!!

I'm The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. And you do break a lot of hearts.

At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused

CS said...

Evry time I take this (it's a short version of a counselling pyshc test called the Myers-Briggs), I get a different answer. Apparently I am right on the border on most dimensions. Call me Everywoman.

And good luck on the rowing goal!

...Kat said...

YES LSG :-)

I AM Ruthless but you could tell that already.... that I know no Ruths!

patterns of ink said...

I'll have to give this a try.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

thethinker,
Well, ISTP does agree with your pseudonym, "thethinker". A complex but practical (perhaps logical) personality. Your strong points are my weak ones.

ecd,
Thanks for the encouragement. "Furry muscles", hahaha.

josie,
well, I've always felt at home at Josie's. Must have been a reason, fellow INFP.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

odat,
"The Inspirer" seems to suit you well cause you do inspire people. Also, "You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!" Had to laugh when I consider how "colorful" your avatar is.

cs,
I guess in your profession, being Everywoman is a great advantage as you are able to emphatise with everyone. Thanks for the encouragement on the rowing. I aim to reach 5 km. Not aiming high.

kat,
Ruth-less? Oooo, bad pun! Q: What do you call an Irishman with a spade? A: Doug. Q: What do you call an Irishman without a spade? A: Douglas. More bad pun jokes.

Tom,
Join the party!

Molly said...

Looks like you're in good company!

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