Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What's Your Personality?

This writing prompt is from Blogtember, even though I'm not really doing all of them, just the ones I find interesting...and technically it's the one from yesterday. It's all about psychology and personality. I absolutley love psychology. They were my favorite classes in college, especially the abnormal psychology ones. It's fascinating to me. 

The prompt was to take the Myers-Briggs personality test and write about the results. Well, I've taken it before, and I've always been surprised at how accurate the results are. At least they are for me. What about you? Have you found them to be pretty accurate?

ISTJ is what my personality type is according to this test. Almost everything I read about this type is pretty much spot-on. Here are some of the things I've read about ISTJ's:

"ISTJs are quiet and reserved individuals who are interested in security and peaceful living. They have a strongly-felt internal sense of duty, which lends them a serious air and the motivation to follow through on tasks. Organized and methodical in their approach, they can generally succeed at any task which they undertake."

"ISTJs are very loyal, faithful, and dependable. They place great importance on honesty and integrity."

"ISTJs are likely to be uncomfortable expressing affection and emotion to others. However, their strong sense of duty and the ability to see what needs to be done in any situation usually allows them to overcome their natural reservations, and they are usually quite supporting and caring individuals with the people that they love."

"ISTJs usually have a great sense of space and function, and artistic appreciation. They are acutely aware of their senses, and want to be in surroundings which fit their need for structure, order, and beauty."  
"They rely on their past experience to guide them, and are most comfortable in familiar surroundings."
"They are usually more enthusiastic about sharing factual information than exploring abstract concepts or unproven ideas."
"They are practical and no-nonsense, and rarely call attention to themselves."
"Resoundingly logical and can be stubborn once they've decided on the best course of action."
"They usually like things done their way. Often the "proper" course of action is self-evident to the ISTJ, who may have little patience with unconventional approaches."

All of these quotes describe me very well. I am reserved, people probably think I am a bit stuck up at first, but that is far from the truth. I am very dependable and loyal with a huge sense of duty. I always have to follow the rules. I hate being late for anything. I have a very hard time expressing my feelings out loud, but that doesn't mean I don't have strong feelings. I am stubborn, especially when I think my way is the "right" way to do something (just ask my husband about that one!). I have a very strong sense of right and wrong. I am always very aware of other people's feelings and I have a fantastic memory for detail.

I did read something about speculation on Sheldon Cooper's (from the Big Bang Theory) personality type and how they believe that ISTJ would be accurate for him.  The funny thing is I was just telling my husband the other day that sometimes he reminds me of myself. Sadly, I am not nearly as smart as he is. 

Some other fictional characters that can be classified as an ISTJ personality type:
  • Bruce Wayne (Batman)
  • Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Puddleglum (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Adrian Monk (Monk)
  • Dana Scully (X-Files)

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  1. I love how you shared the fictional characters with that have the same personality type - I may have to check into the test. It's been a long time since I've taken one. I'm pretty sure several years ago, I was an ISFJ. I wonder though if it's changed at all!


    1. Thanks! You should take it again to see if it's changed, mine was slightly different than the first time I took it years ago. :)



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