Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Which personality type are you?

After reading Kristen from Confessions of a GDS's "What's your personality?" post the other day, I decided it would be fun for me to take the Jung personality test, and boy am I glad that I did. After a few failed attempts at answering the questions myself, my friends Anita and Jaana came around (for other reasons, not just for the test) and helped me to understand what the questions were actually asking. In the end though, thanks to their help, I found out the following..

I am an ISTJ
Introverted - Sensing - Thinking - Judging
aka the "the duty fulfiller", "the examiner" or "the reliant".

After finding this out I went ahead and did a little LOT of research on my personality type, and literally every piece of information I found was 100% spot on! What's so important about knowing your personality type? you might be asking. Well my answer is pretty simple. I believe that in order to be the best version of your true self, first you need to know your true self. Genius right? :)

So what did I learn about myself? Far too much for me to write about in just one blog post, that's for sure! Instead I've decided to break my personality down into bite sized chunks, and share them in the following order over the upcoming weeks:

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1. Strengths and Weaknesses
2. What I was like as a child/teenager.
3. What I am like at work/school.
4. What I am like as a partner.
5. What I will be like as a parent.
6. What I am like as a friend.
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Until then, I will leave you with this general overview.. ISTJs are a quiet and reserved group of perfectionists with a strongly-felt internal sense of duty. ISTJs tend to be highly motivated, organised, methodical and serious, although they have been known to have an offbeat sense of humour and fun as well. They are loyal, faithful, and dependable and they place great importance on honesty and integrity. ISTJs are interested in security and peaceful living, maintaining laws and traditions, and their home and family life. The ISTJ takes particular delight in festive occasions held in the context of rituals, for example, weddings, Christmases and birthdays.

ISTJs have a great sense of space and function, and artistic appreciation. Their homes are likely to be tastefully furnished and immaculately maintained. They are in tune with their senses, and want to be in surroundings which fit their need for structure, order, and beauty. Generally speaking however, ISTJs have a distaste for and distrust of fanciness in speech, dress, and belongings. Their words tend to be plain and down-to-earth, not showy or high-flown. Their clothes are often simple and conservative rather than in the latest style or luxurious. As for personal belongings, they usually choose standard items over models loaded with features, and they often try to find classics and antiques.

When under stress, ISTJs usually report being sick, tired, sad, or worried. They will lose their ability to see things calmly and reasonably, and will often make themselves depressed. They can become fearful of anything that is not well-proven, tried-and-true. If they become impulsive or talk excessively about potential catastrophes, they are showing high stress. ISTJs have a greater need for private time than most of the other personality types, and often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss. ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments.

ISTJs do not feel threatened by constructive criticism or conflict situations. When faced with criticism, the ISTJ is likely to believe that their point of view is correct. When the ISTJ gets involved in a disagreement over a point, they usually begin to attempt to recruit the other person over to their own point of view, fully believing that they are right, and that the other individual simply needs to understand the facts of the situation. In such situations, the ISTJ may or may not be right, but their confidence in their own "rightness" can shake the confidence of others involved. 

So which personality type are you?

11 comments:

  1. love your blog so much! your so talented! i followed <3 do you think you could maybe follow me back? would love my blog to be as good as yours xx

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  2. I've been an INFJ since college, but I just retook the test to confirm. And I hit it again :)

    Introverted . Intuitive . Feeling . Judging

    That's me.
    I'm an extreme Intuitive personality. It's one of my most defining qualities... interesting no? I love how the Meyers-Briggs test gives such accurate results. INSANITY.

    xoxo
    j

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  3. I'm going to have to try this quiz! I wonder what I am?! Those are good qualities to have!

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    1. You'll definitely have to try it, it's so much fun! :)

      xx

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  4. I just did this and got the same; ISTJ! It's so true aswell, thanks for sharing :) :)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! That's awesome. :D I was beginning to think that I was the only one! :P

      Yay us! :)

      xx

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  5. Haha I love personality tests. I'm an ESFJ? I'm going to read up on it :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. i love personality tests! WE do them all the time in theater.

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  7. Wow! I see a lot of myself in this explanation.. we are a lot alike! I'm glad to see you were inspired to do several posts on this subject. You're right- it's a TON of info and fascinating to think about.

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