Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I'm Changing My Answer

I think I'm an INFJ, not an INTJ.

The F stands for Feeling and the T stands for Thinking, and this letter seems to account for the things I didn't think were me in the INTJ personality. The last time I took the Myers-Briggs, it was several years ago and while I'm not sure if we ever really change types because we're hard-wired, I do think there are different stages of maturity within type, so it's probably possible to have slightly different readings over time. Or, maybe how I took the test then was how I wanted to be perceived. So I don't feel any less accurate by looking at the descriptions and selecting INFJ from the possibilities.

At any rate, I think the INFJ description fits me better.

"INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities.

It still has a lot of the same characteristics as INTJ, but with perhaps with a more sensitive, emotional side, and as much as I like to pretend I'm not, I actually am pretty sensitive.

Here is the full description:

I totally agree with the "intuitive"observation. Once, I was driving past a restaurant that Micah and I loved and for some unknown reason said to myself "I don't ever want to go there again." A week later I found out that something really bad had just happened there, and once I knew this I truly didn't ever want to go back.

So for the record, I've changed my answer.

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