Monday, September 5, 2016

KNOW THYSELF - 2017

Communication break-down can occur at any time and in many different settings.  There's Group Project Anxiety: everyone has great ideas at discussion meetings, but you feel like the only one with a sense of urgency to get any actual work done.  There's Discussion Frustration:  whenever you engage in a discussion with your group, you feel as if your thoughts and ideas are not valued or brushed aside with no regard to your feelings.  And finally, there is just sheer information overload: why is it that after a full day of school, you feel completely zapped of energy, consumed by an overwhelming need to be where people are not?

We all realize that we are social creatures.  We seek out and thrive within interpersonal relationships. We long to be heard and appreciated, to create and explore.  This is probably not new information.  Rewarding as they may be, however, relationships of every type are complex and not without their
difficulties.  People are different.  Where we come from, our experiences, our beliefs, and our DNA all go into who we are, how we see and interpret the world, and how we communicate.

Many corporations have invested large sums of money on consultants with one goal in mind:  to improve inter-office communication and efficiency.  Where do you begin?  The communicators, themselves!  Knowing who you are helps you to better understand how and why you communicate the way that you do.  Knowing who your co-workers are can help you better understand how to communicate with them more effectively and efficiently.

So, as Aristotle taught centuries ago, we will begin by seeking the wisdom that comes from knowing ourselves.  Here is a link to a personality inventory:  http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test  Once you complete the test, you can have your results emailed to yourself and you can read all about your personality type: how you relate to others, how others see you, how you work, etc.

The test takes about 20 minutes, but it provides a wealth of information as it analyzes four distinct areas of personality and then adds a fifth area that analyzes overall identity.  It is created from a combination of the infamous Myers/Briggs and Carl Jung's Theory of Psychological Types.  The four areas are explained as follows:

1.  Introversion vs Extroversion: (I vs. E) This is more than just "shy" vs. "outgoing."  In fact, according to Jung, it is really not about that at all.  It has to do more with where you get your energy.  Do you find yourself getting energized when you are around others, or do you find that you need to be away from people to re-energize?
2.  Intuitive vs. Sensing: (N vs. S) Intuitives are creative, imaginative and curious individuals who are open-minded.  They tend to go with novelty over stability and see/feel possibilities.  They tend to have strong discernment in new situations.  Sensing or Observant individuals are practical, pragmatic and down to earth.  They tend to have strong habits and rather than going with their gut, they are more focused on what has happened or what is happening.


3.  Feeling vs. Thinking: (F vs. T) Feeling individuals are sensitive and emotionally expressive.  They are more empathetic and tend to be less competitive than T's.  They tend to focus on social harmony and cooperation.   Thinkers focus on objectivity and rationality, prioritizing logic over emotion.  They tend to hide their feelings and value efficiency over cooperation.


4.  Judging vs. Perceiving or Prospecting: (J vs. P)  Judging personalities are decisive, thorough and highly organized.  They value clarity, predictability and closure preferring structure and planning to spontaneity.  Perceiving individuals are good at improvising and spotting opportunities.  They are flexible, relaxed, non-conformists who prefer to keep their options open.

Identity Variables of Assertive vs. Turbulent: (A vs. T)  Assertive types are confident, self-assured and pretty resistant to stress.  They do not push themselves too hard.  The turbulent types are self-conscious and sensitive to stress.  They are perfectionistic types who experience a wide array of emotions.

So, test away, and then....
1.  IDENTIFY YOUR FOUR LETTER PERSONALITY, then put a dash, and A OR T.
2.  COMMENT ON ANY SURPRISES OR EXPECTATIONS.

 For example:  I am an INFJ - T.   This was absolutely no surprise to me, but a big surprise to those who know me, as I come across as an extrovert (SO not true!)   I think this is because I am a people pleaser, a trait I am working hard on to mellow.  I am also a J, but BARELY.  I need to feel organized in my environment, but DO NOT open any drawers!  They show my true, right-brained, messy creativity!  Now, it's your turn!

69 comments:

  1. I am a EITP- A (The Debater)

    While reading what exactly my letter personality is it was actually pretty on point, Most of the points that were brought up were true except for the part where Debaters think up the idea and once they have it finalized they step back and let others do the work for them. Which for me doesn't fly I like to do the grunt work where some wouldn't. Overall I was satisfied with my results from the survey excluding that little tidbit that I mentioned.

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    1. Isaac, the second letter doesn't compute--it should be an S or an F? Was that a misstype?

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  2. I am an INTJ-T (The Architect)

    I was not surprised at all about my personality because I have always had two different types of personalities in different situations. So the I and N show my need to be alone, my love of creativity, and the love of dreaming. Though, on the other hand, the T and J show my need for control and organization - this combination seems to be completely contradictory of each other. Finally, the -T shows my anxiety which combats my need for control by making me feel like I am annoying everyone when I talk but having the overwhelming need to lead. Its an absolutely toxic way to live but here I am: a dreamer who needs stability and craves leadership but has crippling anxiety. Heh.

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  3. I can TOTALLY relate--except I am also concerned with everyone's feelings on top of everything else! How can we not be Turbulent, right? ;)

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  4. I am an ESTJ-T (Executive)
    I was not surprised at all in my results. I am not introverted at all, so when the results came out as 80% extroverted I knew this quiz was somewhat factual. My energy is half and half observant and initiative meaning that I sometimes feel out my situations or I act immediately depending on the circumstances. My decisions making is similar to this, but it leans more to the observant,thinking side. I feel that I am an organized person and I loathe procrastination. These qualities line up with my judging tactics because I follow my knowledge versus my heart or spur of the moment feelings. The one portion that I am not sure is correct is my confidence in my decisions. The quiz said I was turbulent.I can see where it picked up that I am fearful of choosing the incorrect answer, but I tend to not answer unless I am sure that I am right and I mostly speak my mind. Perhaps this is how I truly am, but I have never noticed it.I love the quote next to my title, it says, "Ok, someone needs to clean up this mess!" because it is totally me!

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  5. I am an ISFJ-T (The Defender). Remembering we took this test last year, I went back to see my results, and I have the same combination. The only difference is that my percentages on each were a lot higher this time. The scale between the two possibilities was highly tipped, them all being between 71% and 81%. I am always really interested in these types of things, so I spent about an hour reading more about it, and I’m glad I did. The results themselves didn’t surprise me, but the information about them did because it is sooo accurate! Only about 2-3 minor details didn’t match up with how I am, but the rest was so true to the point where I had to stop and really think about how it was possible they were so spot on about me. It fascinated me so much, and it helped me know myself better to have my personality traits described in words. I read about my strengths and weaknesses, how I work, my habits, and how I am in relationships with others. And get this: it used interior design as an example of a desirable career for an ISFJ! That’s what I want to do, and now apparently I am well-suited to do it! Maybe I’m a little too excited about this, but I’m glad you chose it as a blog response again.

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  6. I am an INFP-T (The Mediator)

    I wasn't really surprised at my results because I've never really been outgoing and enjoyed being by myself rather than around large groups of people, so that explained the I and the N. I can totally understand the F and P, I've always been a very sensitive person, and always considered feelings everyone's feelings, including my own. However, I try to please everyone, and I'm always concerned with how others are feeling towards me. Overall, I understand my results completely, even though I know those are traits that I should work on in order to be more comfortable in life.

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  7. I am an ISTJ, which surprises people because I love talking. I recently found out my learning style is verbal-linguistic, which basically means I learn through talking and reading. Which makes so much sense, and means more to me than my personality does. Anyway, I guess I just mean personality isn't everything, and there's a lot of facets to who each of us are.

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  8. I am ESFJ-A (The Consul)

    Looking at my results I wasn't really surprised. I've always been supportive of my family and friends and have always thought about others feelings, which explains the E, S and the F. I can understand A, which means that we (The Consul) are very confident about ourselves or what others think of us although sometimes I'm not as confident about myself. Overall, I understand my results and are satisfied with them.

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  9. I am INFJ-T.I expected to be introverted, as I am very awkward around new people,and to be turbulent, as my mood can change very quickly. I did not expect to be intuitive. I expected to be more of an observer.

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  10. I am an ESFJ-A(The Consul). I wasn't too surprised that my personality type is outgoing, sensing, feeling and judging. I think with my heart vs my head and I often find it difficult to ignore someone who is in need particularly my friends. This doesn't really surprise me because I know that I care deeply for others, however I was shocked by my percentage of being extroverted vs introverted. I am 88% extroverted! I didn't know that I was considered that outgoing but I guess the past couple of years has made me this way! It was interesting to see my personality type change from an INFP to an ESFJ in five years.

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  11. My personality type is an INFP-T, which is the mediator. The fact that the test showed that I am more of an introvert than an extrovert did not surprise me. I am usually quiet, and will not normally talk to people unless they are the one to initiate the conversation. However, once people get to know me, they say that I am nothing like an introvert, because all I do is talk to them. The test also showed that I am more intuitive than observant, which makes sense to me. I like to dive into things and just do them instead of standing around and watching other people do it. The personality test also shows that I make decisions based off feeling instead of thinking about it. I do not agree with this, because I tend to overthink everything that I do. I usually go over what the possible outcomes could be if I were to do something instead of just doing what I want because I feel like it. I also agree with the fact that I am more prospective than judging. As for the identity section, I am shown as more turbulent than assertive. I agree with this 100%, because I am not very confident in my abilities and I am very sensitive to stress. I try to perfect everything that I do, which causes me to be put under a lot of stress. Overall, I pretty much agree with the test that I took, because most of the traits rang true.

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  12. My personality type was ENTP-A which is the Debater. I think that this is really interesting, because I've taken this test three different times in the last year, and even when I change my answers to try and be more truthful to how I am feeling, I always end up with this personality type. I am 74% Extraverted, which is not surprising because I love to be a joker, and have fun with people, yet I don't like to speak publicly about a topic i'm not totally and completely knowledgable about. I got 53% Intuitive, which means I was pretty close to going half and half, This really isn't a surprise to me, because i'm both open minded, and wanting to see things and be adventurous, however I am also very practical, and I need to make sure things will work out. I am 62% Thinking, 60% Prospecting and 68% Assertive, which is something I've known since I was young, so i'm not very surprised at this either.

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  13. My personality type is ISFP-A, I'm supposed to be an explorer. I was expecting to be an introvert but I was most surprised that I got assertive because I think as myself as a follower not a trail brazer. I am similar to an assertive personality with how I deal with stress and how I act towards people. But I still don't think as myself as an assertive person.I was expecting all of my other results.

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  14. I turned out to be a ISFP-T. I wasn't super duper surprised at the outcome. I know that I am a introvert and that I tend to be a closed book but open minded too (If that makes any sense). I did however learn that I really do let my feelings override my instincts. Overall I enjoyed this because I felt like I was being told something about me but something that I never took the time to distinguish. As I was reading the results I kept saying to myself"ohhhh! I thought that was only me".

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  15. I am an ESFJ - T (The Consul)
    After reading the descriptions of each of my letters I wasn't very surprised at the results. Personally I agree with the results I have always been an outgoing person and social. I love to be around other people and for Sensing I definitely am very practical and use my mind over how I feel about a situation. I look at the logical parts of situations and work. Now for Feeling I first looked at it and thought "what? I'm definitely a thinker" but once I read the description I agreed that I matched pretty well. It talked about socializing and empathizing which I earlier said I love to be social and I show empathy to my friends and family whenever I feel they are hurting. Judging was perfect because I personally am very organized person with everything I do. Lastly I chose that I was a T because I am very easily sensitive to stress when it comes to school.

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  16. I am an INFP-T (The Mediator)
    I am not very surprised with my results although I believe that other people would be. I often come across as very loud and outgoing but in all honesty, most of my thoughts are kept hidden away in my own brain for me to process on my own. I also expected to get intuitive because I don't like solving problems the conventional way and often prefer to find new out of the box solutions. Getting the feeling trait doesn't surprise me either. While I may come across as neutral in some situations my emotions are secretly going crazy which makes sense considering I have bipolar disorder and really bad anxiety issues. On the positive side of that though I am also very happy and passionate when it comes to things I care about. When it comes to emotional situations, I often let them get the better of me and my judgement is affected. I was a little bit surprised to get prospecting considering I like to have things organized before I do them. But, I also prefer to find my own way of doing things when the plan doesn't exactly work or the situation calls for something different. Overall, I am not surprised with my results. After reading all of the descriptions it is clear that the test is pretty accurate and it is a good assessment of an individual as long as the person is being truthful. I also believe that the results a person gets will vary depending on how they're feeling that day. I don't think that someone is limited to one type of thinking/feeling. For example, I took this test earlier today and I got a different answer. It all depends on how the questions affect you at that particular moment.

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  17. My personality was ISFP-A which is the adventurer. I can agree with some points of the description, but other points I feel are inaccurate. It says that I'm a very creative person with a mind that likes to dream a lot, which I can agree with on the dreaming part because I day dream constantly. However, creativity is very hard for me to agree with because being creative is difficult for me most of the time. I do agree with the introvert for sure because starting conversation is difficult for me. Once the conversation gets going then its easy for me but getting it started is the hardest part. It also says that I like to improvise which is very true. If I try and devise a plan to get something done, I procrastinate the plan to the point to where it has to become an improvisation for anything to get done. Pretty much everything else on the list is accurate and overall I would say this is an accurate test.

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  18. I scored a ENTJ-A personality. This is the "Commander" role. I don't often see myself as a leader, however, there is always situations where taking charge is the best course of action. I can agree with most of the areas. I was very close to both Introverted and Extroverted, which fits well considering I don't mind either a good book or going to a baseball game. The other areas fit just as well. What I am concerned about is the reliabilty of the test. After recieving these results, it was the third time I've taken this test. I got different roles and areas entirely. This makes me wonder if the test validates less of your personality and more of your current mood (I was feeling great when I started the test). Overall, it was interesting seeing what an algorithum thought my personality consisted of. I will try not to take these assumptions to heart but rather as pleasant reminders of what areas I'm strong and weak at.

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  19. I got INTP-T and from what I read was that they are known as the Logician or an analyst. They have constant improvement. This didn’t surprise me because I do like to improve and achieve. However, what did surprise me is how accurate these results are. For example, the passage said it would be best not to lie to an INTP because they can read the lie and put things together. Which is really true- I can read a lie easily.

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  20. My personality type was INFP-T (The mediator)

    I wasn’t really surprised by the fact that my personality was more introverted than extroverted as people can be incredibly taxing sometimes. The fact that I am more intuitive than observant is no surprise either because I can miss some incredibly obvious things. I am more of an optimist and try to see the good in everything and everyone so I believe that this fits me pretty well. The only thing that surprised me was that I solved problems through feelings rather than through logic as I try very hard not to let my feelings cloud my judgement.

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  21. My personality type was INFJ-T

    I was not surprised at all, for I know I am a very shy and emotional person. One thing that kind of surprised me was not that I'm not the most confident person or anything, but the percentage I got for Turbulent. I had 8% Assertive and 92% Turbulent. While taking the personality quiz I realized that I tend to make decisions with my heart rather than my brain. I always enjoy taking these quizzes because I get to see who I am and how I could help strengthen my weaknesses.

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  22. My personality type is INFP-T.
    My results don't surprise me. Even though it was stated that it has nothing to do with being shy, as an introverted person I've always been more independent and closed off from people I don't know particularly well. I also had a good feeling I'd be viewed as intuitive. I'm very rarely not day-dreaming or thinking about my goals and what it would be like to achieve them. I'm also a very emotional person and I never feel like I'm truly able to escape my feelings. On top of all of this, I have HORRIBLE anxiety (both social and mental), therefore it wasn't surprising to see that I am a more turbulent person.

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  23. My personality type is INFP-T.
    My results don't surprise me. Even though it was stated that it has nothing to do with being shy, as an introverted person I've always been more independent and closed off from people I don't know particularly well. I also had a good feeling I'd be viewed as intuitive. I'm very rarely not day-dreaming or thinking about my goals and what it would be like to achieve them. I'm also a very emotional person and I never feel like I'm truly able to escape my feelings. On top of all of this, I have HORRIBLE anxiety (both social and mental), therefore it wasn't surprising to see that I am a more turbulent person.

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  24. My personality type was INFJ-T, The Advocate. When I first took the personality test last year I got ISFJ-T, The Defender but I feel like I can relate to the Advocate personality type more. I was a little bit surprised to find that my personality type changed. My percentages were also much higher than last year where they were in the mid 40's and now they are in the low to high 60's. I'm not surprised with 64% introverted because I have always felt really drained around other people but I still like to socialize with others. The only change that occurred was the switch between intuitive and sensing. I do feel like have become more open-minded towards new ideas and concepts. My highest percentage of 68% is in feeling, and I'm not surprised by this because I can be a very emotional person and I'm not very competitive. I do need to be organized because messy spaces throw me off. The 62% turbulence makes me more vulnerable to stress which is something I wish I could hopefully change. It was interesting to do this test again it helped remind myself who I am.

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  25. My personality type was ENTJ-T which is the commander. I agree with certain my results they described the type of person I am to the tee. The test said that I was 77% extroverted which I can agree with because I consider myself a very out-going and talkative person, and I am not afraid to express my opinion. Although I am an outgoing person I don’t really take initiative in groups, I’m not really the one to lead a group of people unless it is necessary then I dictate what's going to happen. I also agree with being 65% intuitive, my reasoning at times can be based without proof sometimes but I can also be rational with my reasoning and present proof if necessary. I was surprised that I was 53% thinking because I have a tendency to rely on my emotion at times, but according to the results I think about things more rather than acting quick on my emotions. I got 53% judging which I am not really surprised by, because I enjoy closure and clarity. My personality profile fits me to a tee when it comes to being turbulent I am 77% turbulent. I am sensitive in certain situations because I strive for perfection even though that is impossible.



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  26. My personality type is INFJ - T. This was very surprising to me because just last year when I took this test, I was an ISTJ. There is such a difference between the two that I was shocked over how much I have changed within a year. Or rather, further developed and found myself. While the introvert, judger, and turbulant aspects have not changed and do not surprise me, the other two do. Over the past few months, I've started to realize that I am more imaginative and creative than I thought, which fits the intuitive aspect, though the change was still surprising. While I still can see Sensing as fitting my personality, I got 70% intuitive; even more shocking! Most shockingly of all, however, was the change from thinker to feeler. I felt my answers reflected my belief in mind over heart, but my result still came out as a feeler. This brought forth the realization that I am more emotional than I let on, or even let myself believe. It would be interesting to keep track of my personality for further growth in the future.

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  27. I am a ENFP-A I was surprised to find out that I was a person that works with emotion and sensitivity and not logic.

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  28. My personality was ISFJ-A and that is the Defender. I feel that my results were somewhat accurate, because I am mostly a sensitive and emotional person that obtains more energy when I'm around others. I'm a quite person most of the time, but once people get to know me I'm very outgoing, and tend to talk a lot. The test showed that I'm more sensing than initiative, and that I'm a feeling individual over a thinker and I agree with both.I don't agree that I'm more judging over perceiving, I like to be open, and need my room to maneuver. As for identity, I got assertive, which is odd because I seem to doubt myself a lot, because everything I do I try to do perfectly, I expect so much out of myself, but this just seems to put me under more stress, and I don't manage stress well. Overall I think that this test helped me see the pros and cons in me and what I need to work on.

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  29. Amy - your J result may just be because you leaned more towards needing structure, but you may be close - check your percentages. I am a J, too, but not by a lot! ;)

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  30. My personality said that I was a ENFP-T which is the campaigner. I was 52% extroverted which was kind of a surprise. Sometimes I find it hard to get myself out there but when I do, it's all out there lol. I got an 80% on feeling. This was not a surprise at all, most of the time my decisions are made by my feelings. I was 62% turbulent when it came to my confidence. Which was really surprising because I always thought I was stubborn, head strong, and very controlled when my decision was made, but I guess I let my feelings for others let me be controlled. I have a "little spark of madness. Which I know for sure is true! Haha I'm crazy! I also noticed that a lot of actors namely comedians are this way. Awesome.

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  31. My test said that my personality was ENFP-A. None of this test really surprised me. It got a very good representation of me. I'm really not surprised that I was extroverted. I'm a very outgoing person who makes friends easily. I got N and it makes sense because I really read into people and try to understand body language and tone to decide how people are. I am also not surprised that I rely more on my emotions than my logic. I've never really looked at logical sides of arguments or at life in general. The fact that I am a prospector didn't surprise me either, I usually am flexible and like keeping my options open. The only thing that surprised me is that I am 57% assertive, I usually feel like I'm to nervous of being wrong to be assertive.

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  32. I am ENFJ-T, (The Protagonist) I didn’t really see this coming nor do I really believe it.. I am not really the type to be “natural-born leaders” or “unafraid to stand up and speak when they feel something needs to be said”, I feel I am quite the opposite, so I am truly confused. The biggest surprise to me is that they said I am 57% extroverted, which I do not believe! I think I am (MOST of the time) more shy, introverted, and quiet. But sometimes I’m pretty outgoing, friendly, and energetic, it mostly depends in the situation and my relationship with the people. So I do realize that I can be both, I guess is determined on outside and personal forces. I am personally just surprised that the extroverted side of me is more noticeable in my personality quiz, I apparently have always thought that lately I have been more reserved and to myself. I could probably infer that perhaps I Just haven’t been comfortable enough to be myself?? This quiz and my results made me reflect on myself, personality, and how I interact with people. What I was not surprised about was 67% judging, which is not a good thing, but I catch myself doing it alot. Which makes me realize (with the help of this test) that I need to work on that side of me. But over all, I don't think I am not the WORD protagonist at all or one that is an “inspiring leader”, but as I started to read some of the paragraphs, I gathered that I do actually feel like I am this way, just on occasions. Maybe my behavior has evolved before I realized it and then I just stuck with telling people I am quiet and shy, just because I feel that way. Now I really DON’T know my personality now lol!

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  33. My test showed that I am an ESFP-T. None of this was very surprising to me as I read through what everything meant. When I got my results it said that I was an entertainer, which everyone around me agreed with. I was definitely expecting to get an extrovert, so that did not surprise me at all.

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  34. I am INFP-T (the mediator). None of this is very surprising to me since after reading I understood that I could relate to all of these explanations of what I have gotten. I can see why I am more introverted than extroverted for sure. I see and others see that I'm very creative so Intuitive makes sense. I am definitely an emotional person which explains feeling. I guess I could also be prospecting. And well I am very self consciousness and I could get super stressed on just one assignment or more. That explains why I got 84% Turbulent, the highest percentage out of all traits.

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  35. I tested to be ENFP-T, known as a "Campaginer." I really am not surprised by this. I have taken the test twice or perhaps thrice since the seventh grade and have gotten this same result each time. The difference this time is that each of my traits have been pushed to extremely dominant percentages. Each trait received a rating of atleast 80%. Which makes sense, as I have become much more confident in my person and am not afraid to let it be known who I am. I am greatly extroverted, I love talking and listening to people about anything and everything. Not only that but it makes sense that I tested to be highly intuitive, I frequently like to go with my gut. It is no surprise that I am also extremely feeling, letting my feelings guide me through my life. It also makes sense that I am a prospecting person, I like to work on the fly and do things in a very impromptu fashion; I am a very reactive person.
    Most of all, it makes sense that I am a turbulent person, I am always aiming for perfection and am so emotional a person, some thought I was genuinely bipolar for a while.

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  36. I was defined as an ISTJ-A which was not surprising at all since I took this test last year and received the same results. Something I didn't remember about this test was that it gives a "Strategy" for my personality type. My strategy is confident individualism which sounds about right. I like to think that even with my 77% introvert self I come off as pretty confident most of the time. I do regain my energy and tranquility from being alone or with one individual I am very close to. I like the peace to re energize. I got 61% observant which wasn't surprising either considering I love learning new things. Reading into the "Parenthood" category though I wasn't surprised but concerned. It mentioned that I can offer some comforting feelings to those I love but my children in their younger ages wont understand my "tough love". It makes me worry that my children will feel unloved. I already would do anything for my niece and nephews because my love is so strong for them, but my own children I can only imagine would be even stronger. Either way, it says ISTJ's will need a more feeling partner to help in that element. I am happy with who I am and these letters may be accurate but they don't define who I am or who I should be.

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  37. My results say that I am an INTJ-T. These results are not very surprising to me because every time I've taken this test I've either been an ENTJ-T or INTJ-T and the only difference is whether or not I'm more introverted or extroverted. Depending on how I feel on a particular day that I answer the test will normally decide how extroverted or introverted I view myself. In general, I know that I am introverted in all the ways that your blogs helpful pictures depict. Things like me not enjoying small talk or me being able to communicate to people better through writing than talking are very accurate and are two key things that I definitely see myself qualifying in when it comes to being an I instead of an E. I can definitely see how I am a N rather than a S because I always find myself shooting for the next goal or the next dream. I never find myself able to settle. As for the T vs. F, it's no thought that I lean towards objectivity and rationality rather than letting my feelings control me. As it comes to the J vs. P I definitely see how I'm a J, strictly based off the fact that I'm that resembles a P. I'm not spontaneous, I can't think of things on the fly, and I'm definitely not a good improviser. And finally, when it comes to me being a -T vs. a -A, I've never been fully satisfied with myself as I feel I always have something to improve upon and I definitely am a perfectionist. These results have always helped me gain insight on why I feel and do the way I do, but they never surprise me.

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  38. I am an ENFP - A. This was no surprise to me, because I have taken this quiz before, and received this answer many times. I was expecting to be extroverted, because once you break the ice with me, I am very talkative. Sometimes I am reserved and FEEL more introverted, but I would agree that I am extroverted.

    I did somewhat agree with intuitive and prospecting, and 100% with feeling. Although I’m not expressive with my sad emotions, I am easily excitable and/or angered. I was almost 50/50 with being assertive, and I somewhat see myself in a neutral area in-between those. I am not surprised that I am a communicator, because I am working on a communications team, and I love advertising and talking to people!

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  39. My personality type is: INFP-T which is the mediator. I'm not sure if this was a surprise to me or not because I'm not entirely sure of what I was expecting. Every time I take this test my results change. I'm an EXTREMELY indecisive person, so my answers are always changing with everything I'm going through. Even though my answers are always changing, this one feels like it shows the most accurate results I've gotten so far. It didn't come as a surprise to me that I'm an introvert (this letter never changes), but I was a little bit surprised that I received intuitive instead of sensing. Although I consider myself an artistic person, I don't always think of myself as creative, I believe I'm simply inspired by others. I was a bit surprised again when I saw that I got feeling over thinking. I was only 54% feeling over thinking, which I think shows just how indecisive I am. I see why it was such a close call as I'm very closed off with my feelings, but I'm still an emotional person. Getting perceiving didn't surprise me again, but they were also very close as it was only by 58% since I like having a plan, but I get unmotivated and have to improvise anyways. Finally I wasn't surprised about my identity as turbulent since I am an insecure perfectionist. Overall, it was extremely interesting to see how my results are always changing as I continue to grow and experience more of my life.

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  40. I am an INTJ-T (the "Architect"). I am not surprised by this result as it has only fluctuated between Intuitive (N) and Observant (S) since eighth grade. Otherwise, my score has been stable and consistent over 3-4 years. But something I find really interesting is that, as I've said, my personality type has only fluctuated between being an ISTJ-T and and INTJ-T. ISTJ is apparently the most common personality type (around 13% of people), while INTJ is one of the rarest (around 2% of people)! It's intriguing to think that a person's personality can be go from being overwhelmingly common, to shockingly rare; this contrast highlighting the malleability of a human's personality, particularly that of a turbulent teen.
    Addressing my actual results though, this time, again, I am not surprised by my results, as I know that I have strong traits of being very introverted, as well as having a fairly even mind when it concerns creativity/practicality in my thinking. Furthermore, I know that I am definitely a thinking and judging person overall (over 70%!). Finally, I know that I have a turbulent personality, given my relentless pursuit for perfection as well as my willingness to do what others have asked of me, no matter how grudgingly I do it.

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  41. I am “THE PROTAGONIST” (ENFJ-A.) This did not come to me as a surprise - at all! I’ve always felt like a leader and I was always the one who broke the silence in awkward situations. I love to meet new people and expand my knowledge, so get it confirmed by a random website who does not know me, only makes me more sure about my personality. To be honest, everything was kind of relatable to me! So to find any ‘’surprises’’ is a bigger challenge! The only thing that got me like ‘’huh,’’ was that I’m (according to the website) very idealistic. I’ve been called many things, but this word has only been associated with me two or three times! I do not see myself as being an idealistic person, but as I wrote: the website does not know anything about me, so overall it did clarify my personality quite good!

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  42. I got ENFP-A. I wasn't too surprised by this. I can't argue the first trait at all as I would consider myself to be an extrovert and other people would definitely describe me the same. I would also agree with the judgement of intuitive over observant. I would have to disagree with the feeling over thinking because I would say I make most of my decisions through thinking rather than basing it off of my feelings. I would agree with this test for the most part but it was cool to see this and reflect on myself.

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  43. MY results were ENFP-T.
    I feel as if my results were pretty good. When it comes to Extrovert or Introvert I am mostly or (depending the people I am with) completely an Extrovert. I Love to talk to people and I hate staying at home. Most times I feel like a day spent at home was a day wasted. But everything else I think it's 50/50. I am open minded but I don't think of myself as creative and I love the feeling of stability. I highly value social harmony but I'm not big on sharing my own emotions. I love to make plans and organize but i can never stick to them so I become more flexible. I also think of myself as confident and love being in charge but I also find myself stressing pretty easily and wanting things to be as close to perfect as possible. So I would think of myself as a pretty balanced person not too much of anything and able to look at things from both "sides" of my personality. But sometimes I would wish I was more of one thing or the other like more decisive or more creative.

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  44. I received the personality type ENFJ-A, which is exactly what I got last year, so I haven't changed that much. I wasn't expecting to have a different personality, because I am the same person I was a year ago, just slightly. improved. I have definitely grown as an extrovert, but with that, I'm happy with my results. I like how I approach things and like who I am so wouldn't change it. Overall, I think it great knowing "who you are" because it brings light to why you handle things the way that you do, and everything becomes more clear, which in my opinion is the best thing.

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  45. I got the result of being an ENFP-T ("The Campaigner") which was really no surprise for me considering that I have taken this test plenty of times before in my free time. Personality tests are always really fun for me! But, this isn't the first time I've gotten this result and it's been the same over the past few years. I guess I haven't changed much over time, which I suppose is alright. The extroverted trait was the highest percentage I recieved in the test, being at 74%, which is no surprise since I've always been a chatterbox for most of my life, usually getting in trouble for talking too much. The rest of the description of my results were able to sum up my overall personality really well!

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  46. Last year when we took this quiz in L&L, I was an INTJ. I have previously slotted in to INTJ in the past with other quizzes, so walking into the quiz this year I expected nothing different. However, when my personality results were displayed, I was categorized as an ENTJ-T, also known as the Commander.
    Part of my personality is being super intense in whatever I do, for example I hate the words “sure” or “alright” because they’re a kind of answer. This being said, I tried to answer every question as 100%, which makes my results kind of skewed one way or another. An example of this is my Turbulent score was a 92%. My other highest was my thinking score, which I was 100%. This really surprised me because last year it was like 76% or something along those lines.

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  47. This year I am a INTJ-T (the Architect). Most of the results I expected and didn't really surprise me. Last year I believe I was less assertive and less analytical and just going with the flow but this year I've really focused on getting things done as it is senior year. This was the one thing that did surprise me as I got 72% on assertive. Other than that being introverted and basing things on thinking more often than feeling, I figured would be where they are. I'm curious to see how my personality continues to change within the upcoming years.

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  48. I am an a ENFJ-T (The Protagonist). I kind of expecting this because I did this test before a few months ago and it was the same result. Literally me "they have a tremendous capacity for reflecting on and analyzing their own feelings, but if they get too caught up in another person’s plight, they can develop a sort of emotional hypochondria, seeing other people’s problems in themselves, trying to fix something in themselves that isn’t wrong." I usually reflect a lot when I'm home. At first I never thought I would be a Protagonist. Protagonist represent a leader, but I dont really see my self one. But I can relate to most of these information that is provided by the article of a Protagonist. I wonder if it'll change?

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  49. After taking the personality test, my results showed that I have the personality of a "Campaigner" (ENFP-T). Although, after reading a few of the other personality types, I felt more as a Defender; maybe even both since I found similarities in the two personalities. When reading more into the Campaigner personality, I noticed I shared common traits. For example, the Campaigner enjoys social and emotional connections, they’re compassionate, and have an imaginative free spirit. My results stated that I was a little bit more extraverted than introverted, intuitive, more feeling, prospecting, and turbulent. Although, I saw more common traits when reading the Defender personality. For example, they are introverted but have well-developed people skills, they procrastinate but always get the job done, do everything they can to exceed expectations, and underplay their accomplishments. I’m not sure about the results I received. Although the Campaigner personality is very intriguing and those are the results I received, I feel a lot more like a Defender.

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  50. I am INFJ-A. Upon reading about this profile ("The Advocate") I was was very happy to see that I belonged to a profile that seemed so caring towards the world. I saw a lot of my self throughout the description, and it particularly hit me when it was said that "egalitarianism and karma are very attractive ideas to Advocates". I am one that has always firmly believed in some idea of karma. I was slightly shocked that the quiz showed I was more assertive, as I never thought that characteristic was strong in my personality. However, overall I was very pleased with my results, and I believe the website has inspired me more to strengthen the characteristics within myself that make up the Advocate!

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  51. The results of the personality test said that I was a ENFJ - T other wise known as the "Protagonist". I have to say I was shocked by the results. I cannot exactly remember what personality trait I was last year, but I remember that it said I was more of an introvert than an extrovert, and now it is saying I am more of an extrovert. I pondered this for a little bit, and reflected on some of the events that happened last year that could have maybe made me more of an extrovert. Thinking about how much I have changed and grown over the past year is CRAZY! When reading more about being protagonist, there was a quote by David Deida that says
    "Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds."
    I LOVE this quote because it put so much into perspective for me. I have the power to positively affect so many people, and knowing that brings me so much joy and inspires me to be more positive. I've never really thought of myself as a leader, but more of someone who just wants to be there for people, and who likes to talk a lot! (:

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  52. I am a Protagonist (ENFJ-A). I agree with it because in the description I see myself in the description. I've always been put in the positions of a leader, especially in sports. From sports it translated into my life. I am very out going and not afraid to put myself out there, and I don't really care what people think.

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  53. My personality came out to be ENFP-T (The Campaigner).

    I was expecting to be extroverted as I am most always wanting to be around others and talking to other people else I feel somewhat lonely. I was surprised to find myself nearly in the middle of extroverted and introverted, but I realize I do tend to prefer people I am close to and will open up more to them than to complete strangers. I remember reading in the description of the campaigner how they can be energetic and enthusiastic, and how they, "won't hold their tongues - they're excited about their findings, and share them with anyone who'll listen," and this is definitely my personality. I can often find myself just saying things out loud around a group of people, they will ask who I'm talking to and my immediate answer tends to be "whoever wants to listen." It was no surprise to find myself to be more feeling and turbulent, as I tend to have a lot of emotion and my feelings lead me through life, on top of that I never like planning things out and I prefer to just do things and figure it out as I go along.

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  54. I got ESTJ-A. I am more of Extrovert (52%) than an Introvert (48%). This is somewhat of a surprise because I don't like to be the center of attention. It says that I am observant, this does not surprise me, I feel that I do pay attention a lot. I am also of Thinking nature. It says that I am a Judging Tactic, which I beg to differ. And that I am an Assertive person. All in all I do agree with all of these and I am very appreciative of all of these.

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  56. My personality type was INFP-T (The Mediator), which is only one letter different than what I got last year which was INFJ. The description of this personality type states,"While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators 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 Mediator 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". I could not agree with this more for my personality type. This is because when I first meet people I tend to be really shy and I don't quite know what to say to them but when I get started on a topic I really care about I can't be held back. Once I find my group of people I can really fit in and its the greatest feeling in the world. I would definitely agree with this result and say that this profile really describes me.

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  57. Over thinking has always been a bother to me. No matter how much I try, I will always over think a something. I'm not a very social person, I prefer solitude but know when I must become a "people" kinda guy. With that said, I am an "Architect" (INTJ-A) and I must say that the test is pretty accurate in almost everything it states. I like having a plan, and a plan in case that plan doesn't work, and another plan behind the plan. I hate the word "sure" and the phrase "I guess." I need certainty. Am I assertive? When I need to be. Being the older brother of so many siblings, you must learn to take charge. Overall, I usually go with the flow unless it is essential that assertiveness is needed. Ah yes, Walter White is a character with this personality type. Despite the issues he faced, the very daring decisions he made, and the lost bond between he and his family, he was determined to make sure they were well off without him when cancer took his life. A characteristic of the "architect." Always fun to take the test.

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  58. My personality type is INTP-T. When reading the profile, I was very surprised in its assumptions about the INTP’s views of moral and rules. As many of the people who know me know, I am a rule follower to the “T” and I have extremely conservative values. The article said however, that people like me don’t like rules and could care less about how people chose their morals. I feel this is partially accurate because I don’t like social rules like the site says, but I do like structure and rules to guide me otherwise a lot more of the “why” and “how”s than I normally do. I also care very much about people get their morals because it should not just be based off of our emotion (an idea our society has accepted) but it should be based off of what is truly right and logical which fits very well with my overall personality description. The fact that the site missed this portion of how I view morals, I think shows a partial bias (but that is another conversation). I wasn’t surprised to see that the site said I often have trouble forming relationships and dealing with people’s emotion because I do. DO NOT cry in front of me because if you do I will either leave or stare awkwardly contemplating if I should help or not. I also hold in a lot of my emotions and don’t let many people in my life, and when I do it hurts a lot for them to betray me like the site says it would. Overall, it was pretty accurate in its description of me. Also if anyone would like to know according to Oh My Disney, a Disney character with the same personality as me is Owl from “Winnie the Pooh” which makes sense. If you want to find out your Disney character based off of your personality check out the site below:


    https://ohmy.disney.com/movies/2014/04/14/what-is-your-disney-personality-type/

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  60. I got INFP-T! (The Mediator)

    What really surprised me was the change from when we took the test last year, where I was labeled as INFJ-T. When you examine my percent scores, I'm 65% introverted (much less than last year thanks to all the awesome teamwork I've gone through in the DP program), 92% intuitive (one of my personal goals was to become more empathetic and open-minded, which I think I've achieved), 69% feeling (I think about the same as last year), 56% prospecting (the most notable change; I'll elaborate on that), and 81% turbulent (an increase since last year; full DP has frayed my nerves a bit :) ).

    As for my change to a Mediator, I like to think it's due to the experiences that have shaped me in the year since I last took this test. With the full DP program, I've been forced to learn to be more flexible in what life (or my classes) throws my way and to be more direct in making sure I understand what's going on. Meanwhile, the aspect of 'keeping their options open' seen in Perceiver-type people is quite apparent in my widespread, frustrating search for the right college. In fact, I've even gone so far as to make an incredibly detailed document of all my consideration criteria on each possible college I've examined (and I'm STILL confused!). Mediators are creative, friendly people who are able to listen but don't always choose to speak up. We like to see the best in everyone, and make sure everybody has a chance to tell their story and speak their mind. We like to help and bond with a few select people, but wilt when we spread ourselves a bit thin (which has proven to be VERY true!). Despite this, Mediators like me may be calm and shy on the outside, but inspired and creatively passionate within! INFPs, according to the Disney Character Chart I sent Sabrina, are much like the character Belle, much unlike my previous character Pocahontas, an INFJ. And, as a bonus, some fellow INFPs are William Shakespeare, Julia Roberts, Tom Hiddleston, and Johnny Depp! For being 4% of the population, there sure are a lot of cool Mediators out there!

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  61. My results were ENFP-T which weren't really a surprise to me as I have taken this test before and I do tend to be outgoing. What did surprise me is that this personality type is only 7% of the population. I've heard about others' results changing on this test but I wasn't really surprised when I got mine. Throughout all social interactions I've had I haven't really changed on how I interpret things or how I deal with things emotional wise. I do think that this is the best personality trait that describes me.

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  62. My results were ENFJ-A, “The Protagonist.” I am very shocked with my results because I disagree. I feel that in large groups I tend to keep to myself in order to not make those around me uncomfortable. Yet, when I am asked for my input, I don’t hold anything back and speak as freely as I want. I suppose that in smaller situations I am outgoing and l like to take control but, I am not that confident around a large group. Overall, this personality test has allowed me to reflect on the type of person I come off as and the type of person I want to become.

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    1. Good point! However, being an E doesn't mean you are necessarily outgoing in all situations, it just means you draw your energy from being around others rather than being alone. :)

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  63. The results I recieved from this personality test is INFJ-T or the advocate, which kind of surprised me. I always knew I was introverted but to think that I had such a connection with intuitiveness and acting on instinct surprised me. I always thought that I would analyze situations and find a solution based on my findings. After some reflection however, I see that it is actually quite true, my bias or actions or always on instinct rather than slow formulated plans. If nothing else this test has opened a few new ideas and possible paths to follow and see where they may lead, and I am excited to see how close to the description my personality will follow.

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  64. The personality type that I got was INFP-T (Mediator) again. I thought it was kinda funny that I got the same personality type as I did last year. What surprised me was that only 4% of the population have this personality type, I thought that there would be more people than that. Also that there are famous people I know that have this personality type like William Shakespeare, J.R.R. Tolkien, Johnny Depp, Bjork(an Icelandic singer, songwriter and actress) and the amazing Julia Roberts.

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  66. Once again, I was the ESFP-A, or entertainer. This surprises me because I do not see myself as an actor, mostly because i have never really tried. However, I do enjoy being the center of attention and entertainer within my groups of friends or family. This part of the personality I see in myself completely. As for Assertive VS. Turbulent, it makes sense that I am Assertive because i am confident in most everything I do, stress usually doesn't effect me quite as much as others, and I don't always push myself as much as I possibly could.

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