Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Portrait of an INFJ



Guess who's archetype changed again. Talk about situationaly creativity. I am beginning to think I am like a social chameleon or something. My archetype changes to meet the challenges that arise at each stage of my life. I took the test, actually I'm sitting in class right now waiting for further instruction, at the following site: https://mail.berea.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=038e510d66c7452d97425f0463662b0d&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.humanmetrics.com%2fcgi-win%2fJTypes2.asp . My result was as follows: http://www.personalitypage.com/INFJ.html

I especially liked the part where they talked about:

"INFJ is a natural nurturer; patient, devoted and protective. They make loving parents and usually have strong bonds with their offspring. They have high expectations of their children, and push them to be the best that they can be. This can sometimes manifest itself in the INFJ being hard-nosed and stubborn. But generally, children of an INFJ get devoted and sincere parental guidance, combined with deep caring.

In the workplace, the INFJ usually shows up in areas where they can be creative and somewhat independent. They have a natural affinity for art, and many excel in the sciences, where they make use of their intuition. INFJs can also be found in service-oriented professions. They are not good at dealing with minutia or very detailed tasks. The INFJ will either avoid such things, or else go to the other extreme and become enveloped in the details to the extent that they can no longer see the big picture. An INFJ who has gone the route of becoming meticulous about details may be highly critical of other individuals who are not.

The INFJ individual is gifted in ways that other types are not. Life is not necessarily easy for the INFJ, but they are capable of great depth of feeling and personal achievement. "


Ironically however,

"Because the INFJ has such strong intuitive capabilities, they trust their own instincts above all else. This may result in an INFJ stubborness and tendency to ignore other people's opinions. They believe that they're right. On the other hand, INFJ is a perfectionist who doubts that they are living up to their full potential. INFJs are rarely at complete peace with themselves - there's always something else they should be doing to improve themselves and the world around them. They believe in constant growth, and don't often take time to revel in their accomplishments. They have strong value systems, and need to live their lives in accordance with what they feel is right. In deference to the Feeling aspect of their personalities, INFJs are in some ways gentle and easy going. Conversely, they have very high expectations of themselves, and frequently of their families. They don't believe in compromising their ideals. "


That is me to a tee... Wow! I like how only 1% of the world's population is like me [ ; )#) Awesome!!!!


According to Keirsey (courtesy of yahoo)

"INFJs like to please others and tend to contribute their own best efforts in all situations. They prefer and enjoy agreeing with others, and find conflict disagreeable and destructive. What is known as ESP is likely found in an INFJ more than in any other types, although other types are capable of such phenomena. INFJs have vivid imaginations exercised both as memory and intuition, and this can amount to genius, resulting at times in an INFJ's being seen as mystical. This unfettered imagination often will enable this person to compose complex and often aesthetic works of art such as music, mathematical systems, poems, plays, and novels. In a sense, the INFJ is the most poetic of all the types. Just as the ENTJ cannot not lead, so must an INFJ intuit; this capability extends to people, things, and often events, taking the form of visions, episodes of foreknowledge, premonitions, auditory and visual images of things to come. INFJs can have uncanny communications with certain individuals at a distance. "


To read more about the INFJ go to:

"At work as well as socially, INFJs are highly sensitive in their handling of others and tend to work well in an organizational structure. They have a capacity for working at jobs which require solitude and concentration, but also do well when in contact with people, providing the human interaction is not superficial. INFJs enjoy problem-solving and can understand and use human systems creatively and humanistically. As employees or employers, INFJs are concerned with people's feelings and are able to provide in themselves a barometer of the feelings of individuals and groups within the organizations. INFJs listen well and are willing and able to consult and cooperate with others. Once a decision is made, they work to implement it. "
This makes me feel much better about my career goals and decision to pursue clean tech. Finally I get to do something or am doing something within alignment with my personal strengths and goals... can you tell i like online quizzes and assessments.... i wonder why...





What Your Taste in Music Says About You



Your musical tastes are energetic and rhythmic.
You are full of energy and can be quite talkative.
You are forward thinking and open minded.
You despise conservatism of any sort.
You are intense, detail oriented, and motivated.
You are an ambitious person, though your ambition is anything but conventional.

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