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IT'S POLL TIME
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Okay, I want to run an experiment here. But first, a semi-unrelated explanation:

It's a personality test! Everyone loves personality tests!Collapse )

ETA: "Hey, you know those Myers-Briggs tests?"

MY MOTHER: "YES!"

"Wow, okay. So I took one again, I'd forgotten what I was, and I'm an INFP."

MY MOTHER: "YOU ARE SO AN INFP."

"See? I'm saying."

MY MOTHER: "I AM AN ENTJ! I am like the epitome of an ENTJ. And that's why I work in HR."

"Oh, well. Okay then."



 
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INFJ, here! Woow, there are a lot of us! :D Also, according to the first link I have empathic tendancies, but not so much according to the second. :)

Edited at 2011-04-11 03:33 am (UTC)

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The element that resonated most with me was the physical illness part. Jesus, I just thought I was lazy or it was all depression-related fatigue (some of it still might be). But I started to notice that I'd feel fine right up until someone came and ranted/vented/dumped their problems on me, and then I would just be done for the next couple of hours, if not the rest of the day.

It also explains why I would get kind of vaguely "sick" when other people did, without necessarily catching what they had or even having similar symptoms. Realizing that has at least helped me avoid or physically compensate for that.

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According to two of the pages, I am not a full empath; according to the HuffPost article, I am (five yesses). I would say I'm a light or part empath (or an empath who has learned to cope better - a lot of my symptoms were very acute in times past). I am also INFP.

I got 'the teacher' and guess what? I *am* a teacher...dun dun DUNNNNNN!!!!

According to the test, I'm INTP, so no empath or healing properties whatsoever. Too much of a Thinker (88%) and too Introvert (78%) to fit into that.

On the not-so-bright side, I'm also on the 1% of the population with such an extraordinary ability to be a complete jerk at being totally mental. Not that it's intended, it's just so hard to relate to others who don't share the same frame of mind and understand bluntness as curtesy that being shuned is the norm. Great, another explanation for being weird.

Don't get me wrong, it's excellent. As long as I intend to live alone. And as a matter of fact I do. I am SO INTP I fit right into the outer side.

Ok, so going through the article on empathy, I find that I used to be an empath when I was a child (big one!), but seeing as I couldn't cope with it, I shunned all emotions. Now I'm a walking shield for emotional vampires. I've tested it, those who try to suck from me get the rebound fast and hard. That's good, but you also get to stay alone because you can't feel anymore like another person.

So my advice to you is: if you're an empath, learn to use it and don't shut yourself to the world. You may not be able to turn it back on when you need help.

Every quiz I've taken since high school, including an evaluation from two career counselors, puts me at INTJ. The percentages fluctuate though, and one counselor did suggest I could be a borderline INTP.

I'm INTJ, but I can be empathic, but I learned to block. It's... I think my TJ characteristic is a result of leaning to block emotion. It's as if my firewall is up almost all the time.

There are times when I get really sensitive to it, and it makes me more of an introvert. I have to literally put myself into a mental place and open it up. Sometimes I use my hards to do it. It's weird, but there you go. YOU ASKED!

No surprises there from my PoV... Healer and Empath. As for lack of firewall?

Wish I could help more, but I will recommend teddy bears and nice quiet darkened rooms... preferably with rain on the roof. Helps flush it out. That and nice hot showers.

Edited at 2011-04-11 03:58 am (UTC)

INTJ, about 60%J and 40%P. And, if INTJ's rule the interwebs, does this mean that Newton would have been a fanboy if he had the chance? Would he and Michel de Montaigne have had a long, drawn-out forum post, left for the perusal of the ages, arguing about whether Spock or Kirk was more awesome?
Being a Mastermind, I also have to point out that it says empaths are prey to EMOTIONAL VAMPIRES. *Mr. Burns finger twiddle*

I got ISFP (the Composer) which is weird because I don't see myself as particularly creative in the way Keirsey describes that particular personality. The Butt/Meiss analysis of ISFP said this, though, which makes sense: "The ISFP who continually represses these impulses feels 'dead inside' and may eventually cut and run."

I went back and changed a few answers I was on the fence about and got ISTP. Apparently this explains why I am so good with computers? But I like abstract thinking - I'm an English major - so all this talk about mechanical stuff and concrete thinking is beyond me. This bit sounds like me, when I find a project I get really invested in, though: The apparently frenzied state that inevitably ensues is actually much more controlled than it appears--ISTPs always seem to know what they're doing when it comes to physical or mechanical obstacles--but the whole chain of events presents a confusing and paradoxical picture to an outsider.

Basically neither of these really make sense. I feel like I used to hover between INTJ and INTP so I'm not sure what to make of this test. I know I'm more of an IN than an IS, at the very least.

Borderline ENTJ/INTJ, but I have Aspergers which might explain the I. :)

I should specify that ENTJ fits my personality much better, regardless of my level of introversion.

I used to be INFP! I was a super sensitive kid and teenager, and because I'd been abused for most of my life, I was also hypervigilant. Stellar combo. I totally took on all the stress and volatility of everyone around me and carried it in me all the time. I didn't know how to disengage, and wouldn't have (emotionally) believed it was safe to do so even if I had. That was the place I lived and I was comfortable there in my misery. Even when things weren't exploding around me, or when there wasn't drama, I would look for some until I found it. It's just how my world worked. And I did buy into the special-snowflake psychic-healing stuff, but then again I had a lot of magical thinking going on. Go figure.

Fortunately, after a decade of therapy, I managed to dig myself out of all that and scrape most of the layers of muck off. I did a lot -- but not alot -- of changing in some seriously fundamental ways, to the point where now the majority of my core values and ways of approaching the world are completely different.

Now I am an INTJ, and I feel like INTJ is who I'm supposed to be. Of course, I completely acknowledge that I'm certainly only such a rabid fan of "DOES IT WORK? NO? THEN GET RID OF IT!" because of having had to do so much of it with my life.

I'm not saying all INFPs are abuse victims (OBVIOUSLY!), but that's my story.

I don't hold a lot of stock in personality tests, but I will say that at various points in my schooling/career I have been made to take the Myers-Briggs test three times. I'm ALWAYS an INTJ. But on the other hand that's pretty obvious to anybody who's ever had to deal with me.

As an aside, when we had to take it in library school, all but 3 people in my class came out as Ns, because nobody goes to library school because they're so extroverted. Ironically, at least half of library work entails dealing with others. Go fig.

Why is there not a "fuck yes" option? I think my results would be different/more accurate if there were. Because some things I'm kind of meh on (and needed to consult my husband to figure out how to answer) but others I felt obliged to click the hell out of that button. ;) Interestingly, not many "fuck no" reactions. Hm.

I missed answering one question and came up INFJ, and when I went back and answered it (one of those I was waffly about), I was ISFJ. But in the "strength of the preference" S is only 1% and N is 12%. So imma go with the N, which makes me a Counselor and makes _so_ much sense, though some of the Protector qualities do hit home as well.

In the Huffington post link, I'm five out of six for being an empath, but the tumblr and hub ones just didn't really resonate with me.

Haha, I also thought there should be gradations of Yes and No answers... my extreme responses tended to be "fuck yes" instead of yes and "WHAT now?" instead of no. Like the ones I strongly disagreed with didn't make sense to me as thoughts. :)