Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Oh I'm Just an Old Judgemental Extrovert!

According to the Myers Briggs scale of things, I'm incredibly rare. . . part of only 3% of the population so I'm feeling quite special today. Thanks to Emporer Ropi for the link (I love this quiz stuff).

I've been psychometrically tested many times, usually for various employment opportunities, and each time they come up trumps. That's when I answer honestly of course. The thing is, I've even tried to cook the books so to say and they still come up with the same stuff. So, apparently, I'm an ENFJ . . . we are externally focused, introspective, altruistic, positive and have excellent people skills. We place utmost importance on helping others grow. We are warm and have a natural desire to be supportive and encouraging. Being charismatic and possessing excellent language skills, we do well in leadership roles. ENFJs strive to enhance the lives of their human brethren.

We are the benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity. We have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage (ooh sounds like something JD would say!) and/or grand schemes. Many of us have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship (umm that could be a bad thing right?)

ENFJs are people-focused individuals. We live in the world of people possibilities. We understand and care about people, and have a special talent for bringing out the best in others. Apparently, our main interest in life is giving love, support, and a good time to other people. We're focused on understanding, supporting, and encouraging others. We make things happen for people, and get our best personal satisfaction from this.

Success for us, and this is particularly true in my case, comes through involvement in the process of making things happen and through finding that our efforts on behalf of others have fulfilled our own lives as well.

We also focus on how organizations should treat people and communicate these values to others. We enjoy leading and facilitating teams, (aka being the boss) and like to bring matters to mutually beneficial conclusions.

In short: A mentoring, altruistic, easily hurt, religious, neat, content, positive, affectionate, image conscious, bossy biatch with absolutely no attention to detail (I've just realised that Blogger has a friggin' spell checker!) and little patience for fools.

As for multiple intelligences, I'm a lazy, un-musical, linguistically challenged yet a personable, visual naturalist! I can live with that. Now tell me something I don't know . . .

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thebenchwarmer said...

Your profile looks a lot more balanced than mine... I dont have much of the "grey" bar thing happening, everything is pretty extreme to one side or the other..

Still rare though, at 4.5% of the male population.

Brianf said...

INTP for me. It seems everyone is rare. I'm in the 4% of men.

Jefferson Davis said...

Great post, Baino! I love quizzes! I am a InFJ "The Confidant". It said I was "Introverted Intuition", and I can't argue with those results.

Population: 1% (0.5% male, 1.5% female)

Yep, I'm even rarer than Brian! :)

I could have guessed yours with my wondrous intuition. :)

Baino said...

Benchwarmer: Good on ya. I know you love this stuff too. They always pan out the same, I guess we are who we are! And I could have told you you're emotionally EXTREME! 4.5% That's cos you're in touch with your feminine side darling!

Haha Brnia. . how did I know you'd bomb out on Sensing, Feeling and Judging! You introverted intellectual

JD: A surprise result from what I know of you, I would have expected higher on the sensing and perceiving scale. You 'wondrous' thing you! We're both touchy feely types!

Grandad said...

Ha ha!! I'm the same as Brianf :)

[Though I'm more of a thinker than him!]

grannymar said...

I know I don't have a personality so I am not trying!

Emperor Ropi said...

we are quite different. I got 12%.

nonny said...

you and Grandad are the same, Ooh "herself" will have to watch her back should you ever come to town (tee he he). I am the chief, Ooo yeah the big boss, stick with me Baino kid we are going places!!

How do you post the little boxy thing I need to chop my real name out of the web address bar!

Baino said...

Grandad: That's a bit of a worry . . .at least you 'think' before you shoot!

Grannymar: You're a big chicken!

Nonny: Nah, Grandad and I are worlds apart, that's what makes us 'click'. He's like Brianf!

Go back into your account and click edit. You'll get a little box on the right hand side and at the top it says "Name" which automatically fills in your real name. Change it to whatever you like.

That's what will show up in the link. Bossy huh? So am I but more by persuasion than direction.

Baino said...

Thanks for the heads up Ropi it was fun!

ian said...

Visual naturalist?

Does that not demand lashings of sun-block?

Baino said...

Ian: either that or wondering around naked . . .or is that naturist?

jackmcmad said...

I just took the test. I'm an ENTP, The Originator.
ENTPs are logical, innovative, curious and downright inventive. They see possibilities for improvement everywhere and possess the ability to understand complex concepts. ENTPs are introspective and carefree nonconformists. They often neglect the more common areas of life while pursuing new solutions. ENTPs can be good conversationalists and exciting company.
Yaay me!