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Rare Species

January 12th, 2015 at 03:28 am

I finally got around to take a personality test and found out that I belong to the rarest of the rare group, female INTJ. I went to look it up at this site

http://www.16personalities.com/intj-personality

and had a bit of a laugh at the end. My first reaction was that it was spooky how accurate it was, only to see this "wow, this is so accurate it's a little creepy" on the conclusion page. Haha. I can see why my mom often told other relatives that I'm naturally "unintentional callous."

I actually only edge out INFJ by 1% on the T, but while the woo-woo, touchy, feeling portion came pretty close, the part about reaching out and connect with others is way off.

As I grow older, I feel like I have more compassion for fellow human being, but as a whole and not individually. On day, I hope to be able to care for every single person in this world at the same level I care for my parent. In the mean time though, I'm highly critical of whininess, especially when it came from people who are already so blessed compare to millions and millions who are suffering.

5 Responses to “Rare Species”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I took the personality test when I was much younger. I wish I could remember what my result was! I know I'm an I though. Smile

  2. starfishy Says:

    we're almost exact opposites - i'm ISFP (at least i was 15 years ago when i took the myers-brigg test through a career counselor). i've got compassion and empathy in spades, it's exhausting - wish i was a bit more detached at times. you will probably find my blog to be very whiny if you ever read it. Smile

  3. FS Says:

    @creditcardfree - I think the majority of bloggers lean toward I in some percentage. If not, they would be too busy with what my friends and family term "real life" to be on the net Big Grin
    @starfishy - lol, it doesn't feel like we're opposite. You identify issues and then set out to fix them; that's right up my alley and not what I would consider whiny. Now, if you could hear the woe-is-me that I'm subjected to on a daily basis. I think even your compassion and empathy would have a hard time with it.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am INFJ. I took the test in high shool. I just reread the description for INFJ and it does resonate with me. I don't think my intuition was 1/2 as developed in high school and I find it kind of fascinating how it picks up on that. It's something I have been reflecting a lot more about with age.

    "INFJs have uncanny insight into people and situations. They get "feelings" about things and intuitively understand them."

    "Because the INFJ has such strong intuitive capabilities, they trust their own instincts above all else. This may result in an INFJ stubborness and tendency to ignore other people's opinions."

    I actually blogged about this last part recently. I would guess that my husband is infinitely more thinking and logical than I am but over the years he has 100% learned to trust my intuition. He just doesn't even question it any more. This also greatly tempers our more thoughtful and planning natures. Any really big life decision I have made was given very little thought. I can be extremely spontaneous and those decisions have always served me well so I am not fearful of just diving into random opportunities.

  5. Firstofmanysteps Says:

    MonkeyMama: I wish I could trust my intuition as much as you trust your. The only time I could grab hold of opportunities without thinking like that is when I'm already well prepared for those opportunities to come my way.

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