Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blogtember Nine: Personality Types

Prompt: Let's talk personality types. Introverted? Extroverted? Unsure-troverted? ;) If you know your Myers-Briggs type, tell us about it! If not, you can take this similar test and share your results.

I haven't taken a personality test in a while, so I was oddly excited for today's prompt. I feel like I have learned more about myself in the last few years than in many before that.. and that made me more interested in the outcome. I always describe myself as an Outgoing Introvert. I am usually the bubbly person making the conversation but I thrive on alone time- not ALL the time... but a lot of the time.



After taking this test, I found out I am:

Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging 

... whatever that means. :) 

Guardians of birthdays, holidays and celebrations, ESFJs are generous entertainers. They enjoy and joyfully observe traditions and are liberal in giving, especially where custom prescribes.

All else being equal, ESFJs enjoy being in charge. They see problems clearly and delegate easily, work hard and play with zest. ESFJs, as do most SJs, bear strong allegiance to rights of seniority. They willingly provide service (which embodies life's meaning) and expect the same from others.

ESFJs are easily wounded. And when wounded, their emotions will not be contained. They by nature "wear their hearts on their sleeves," often exuding warmth and bonhomie, but not infrequently boiling over with the vexation of their souls. Some ESFJs channel these vibrant emotions into moving dramatic performances on stage and screen.

Strong, contradictory forces consume the ESFJ. Their sense of right and wrong wrestles with an overwhelming rescuing, 'mothering' drive. This sometimes results in swift, immediate action taken upon a transgressor, followed by stern reprimand; ultimately, however, the prodigal is wrested from the gallows of their folly, just as the noose tightens and all hope is lost, by the very executioner!

An ESFJ at odds with self is a remarkable sight. When a decision must be made, especially one involving the risk of conflict (abhorrent to ESFJs), there ensues an in-house wrestling match between the aforementioned black-and-white Values and the Nemesis of Discord. The contender pits self against self, once firmly deciding with the Right, then switching to Prudence to forestall hostilities, countered by unswerving Values, ad exhaustium, winner take all.

As caretakers, ESFJs sense danger all around--germs within, the elements without, unscrupulous malefactors, insidious character flaws. The world is a dangerous place, not to be trusted. Not that the ESFJ is paranoid; 'hyper-vigilant' would be more precise. And thus they serve excellently as protectors, outstanding in fields such as medical care and elementary education.

I literally copy pasted that for the benefit of my husband's reading process. Hi Benjamin Luke!!! :)


  • Things about this I felt connected with: 
  • enjoy and joyfully observe traditions
  • easily wounded, "heart on sleeve"
  • mothering drive
  • long decision making processes
Okayfineallofit. It's pretty interesting how a little test can be pretty consistent with who I believe I am. I'd be interested to hear feedback from y'all about if you take this test/feel like it's accurate! 

Ps. Errrybody come to my house :)

3 comments:

  1. It's SO amazing how a simple personality test can really resonate with your soul, hey? I definitely found that with Myers-Briggs too. My sister is an ENFJ, so you probably have a lot in common. I'm an INTJ, so we are almost opposites!

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  2. Ooo I love these! I'm intj! My mom is the same personality type as you. Have you ever read the book, "strengths finder"?

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  3. This is absolutely you. Like, THIS IS YOU. Now I HAVE to take that test.

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