I'm keeping up with this daily commitment to blogging better than ever before. I think today that's probably due to the fuel these pumpkin donut holes are providing. Mmmhhmmm these gems are amazing. Make them.
Now for today's post...
Now for today's post...
I've had a long time love for personality exercises, like this Jung typology test we're taking today for blogtember. I loved quizzes as a kid, studied psychology in college, and to this day am a huge fan of anything that encourages deeper personal awareness and development.
Throughout the past six years I've consistently "scored"as an ENFJ. However when I took this test last night, I resulted in an ESFJ! Based on all my reading, here's my diagnosis: I'm an ENFJ through and through. However, a lot of the behavior changes I'm always trying to make would make me much more of an ESFJ were I ever to achieve them. Interesting, right?
Last night while we were reading through these personality assessments together, Thomas kept saying "THIS! This part is absolutely you."
ENFJs like for things to be well-organized, and will work hard at maintaining structure and resolving ambiguity. They have a tendency to be fussy, especially with their home environments. This part about resolving ambiguity is absolutely true for me. Whether it's an odd gap of time in my day, an unfinished conversation, or just a decision I need made, ambiguity and indifference are the bane of my existence.
ENFJs have a strong need for close, intimate relationships, and will put forth a lot of effort in creating and maintaining these relationships. Hungry? Sick? Need me to drive across the country and see you for half an hour?! OKAY NO PROBLEM! On the flip side, I'm really sensitive to indifference or criticism. I struggle with letting things go and I'm a huge fan of closure. Being a "heart on my sleeve" type of girl can be as wonderful as it is awful.
ENFJs are charming, warm, gracious, creative, and diverse individuals with richly developed insights into what makes other people tick. ENFJs main interest in life is giving love, support, and a good time to other people...focused on understanding, supporting, and encouraging others. Why thank you ;) But in all seriousness, this "people focused" mentality can be a big weakness because figuring out what my needs are and how to meet them is the hardest thing for me, which can often leave me feeling lonely, burned out, and spread too thin.
Cool fact - I'm marred to the rarest type around! Thomas is the poster boy for INFJs. If you haven't already done something like this with your partner you absolutely should!! Thomas and I have been taking this together every now and again since college (always with the same results!) and every time it's guaranteed to be really enlightening.
What's your type?