Ok, I know there are tons of these “personality” tests online. . . and most people probably don’t need to answer dozens of questions to find out that they’re awkward, indecisive or an extrovert. I LOVE these types of things though. I am someone who is always analyzing myself and my actions- curious about my place in the word, how others see me and how I can become a better, more well-rounded person. So I recently found a link to 16 Personalities (based on the Myers Briggs system) and I dug in. Sure 16 sounds like a reasonable number of categories, but when you think of the entire population of the planet, I think it’s a bit limiting. Most people probably span 2, 3 or more of these “types”.
After taking the test I was told I’m an INFP PERSONALITY (“THE MEDIATOR”). . .
INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration. INFPs combine their intuitive nature with their open-mindedness to allow them to see things from unconventional perspectives. Being able to connect many far-flung dots into a single theme, it’s no wonder that many INFPs are celebrated poets and authors.
Not far off. . . I think this explains why I do what I do. I’m basically an introvert but I am passionate about helping people thrive. I am always looking for a solution to a problem and will usually find a creative way to solve it. Working from home has always been my dream- free from the drama, stress and distractions of a typical office setting.