Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday's Dose of Brilliance

I stumbled upon Renee's blog via Katy's blog a while back. Renee posted about a great personality test she found and took--courtesy of the super smart Carl Jung. Her results seem acurate to her and I have to say that mine were spot on as well. When I was in school, all my psych courses had loads of these tests and I love them.
The test is somewhat lengthy - especially when compared to the "which twilight hotty are you?" that I typically take on facebook. There are 7o-something questions but they are pretty easy to answer...considering they are about yourself! It took me less than 5 minutes so you should do it too! And then comment and tell me if your results are right too!!

Here's mine and a bit of info:

ESFJ - "the guardian" or "the provider"
very expressed extravert
slightly expressed sensing personality
moderately expressed feeling personality
moderately expressed judging personality

Here are more details which you may or may not be interested in reading...if you know me well, let me know if you think it fits :)

Providers take it upon themselves to insure the health and welfare of those in their care, but they are also the most sociable of all the Guardians, and thus are the great nurturers of social institutions such as schools, churches, social clubs, and civic groups. Providers are very likely more than ten percent of the population, and this is fortunate for the rest of us, because friendly social service is a key to their nature. Wherever they go, Providers happily give their time and energy to make sure that the needs of others are met, and that social functions are a success.

Highly cooperative themselves, Providers are skilled in maintaining teamwork among their helpers, and are also tireless in their attention to the details of furnishing goods and services. They make excellent chairpersons in charge of dances, banquets, class reunions, charity fund-raisers, and the like. They are without peer as masters of ceremonies, able to speak publicly with ease and confidence. And they are outstanding hosts or hostesses, knowing everyone by name, and seemingly aware of what everyone's been doing. Providers love to entertain, and are always concerned about the needs of their guests, wanting to make sure that all are involved and provided for.

Friendly, outgoing, neighborly - in a word, Providers are gregarious, so much so that they can become restless when isolated from people. They love to talk with others, and will often strike up a conversation with strangers and chat pleasantly about any topic that comes to mind. Friendships matter a great deal to Providers, and their conversations with friends often touch on good times from years past. Family traditions are also sacred to them, and they carefully observe birthdays and anniversaries. In addition, Providers show a delightful fascination with news of their friends and neighbors. If we wish to know what's been going on in the local community, school, or church, they're happy to fill us in on all the details.

Providers are extremely sensitive to the feelings of others, which makes them perhaps the most sympathetic of all the types, but which also leaves them somewhat self-conscious, that is, highly sensitive to what others think of them. Loving and affectionate themselves, they need to be loved in return. In fact, Providers can be crushed by personal criticism, and are happiest when given ample appreciation both for themselves personally and for the tireless service they give to others.


JILLC said...

This was fun. I got Idealist Portrait of the Teacher (ENFJ)

Teachers consider people their highest priority, and they instinctively communicate personal concern and a willingness to become involved. Warmly outgoing, and perhaps the most expressive of all the types, Teachers are remarkably good with language, especially when communicating in speech, face to face. And they do not hesitate to speak out and let their feelings be known. Bubbling with enthusiasm, Teachers will voice their passions with dramatic flourish, and can, with practice, become charismatic public speakers. This verbal ability gives Teachers a good deal of influence in groups, and they are often asked to take a leadership role.

Teachers like things settled and organized, and will schedule their work hours and social engagements well ahead of time-and they are absolutely trustworthy in honoring these commitments. Valuing as they do interpersonal cooperation and harmonious relations, Teachers are extraordinarily tolerant of others, are easy to get along with, and are usually popular wherever they are.

Tiffany said...

I also got Idealist Portrait of the Teacher (ENFJ)...but not sure it fully fits me. I'm not often "bubbling w/enthusiasm" or voicing my passions "with dramatic flourish"... BUT i do like things settled and organized and like to schedule ahead of time...maybe this quiz is trying to say i'm a compassionate obsessive compulsive. that sounds right.

Linds i think yours is obvi right on. i mean, for one, could u involve yourself in any more activities? ;)

Jill said...

I got the same result as you! This is the first time I have taken it that I have been an extrovert though...