Wednesday, April 06, 2005

So we all took that Meyers-Briggs personality test in AP English, after the exam was over and Dr. Callaghan had nothing for us to do the last week of school. However, I freely admit that I cheated on it. Indeed, I did cheat on an objective and ungraded personality test. Why? Because INTJ is the Mastermind, and I wanted to be a Mastermind. Because I was smart. Had I told you I was smart? Were you aware of my SAT scores? In case you didn't know, in high school I was smart.

Anyway, now that I am no longer concerned with my social status as a Smart Person, I have taken the test again. This time I got INFP, though I think I waver between that and INTP. I present to you some excerpts from the analysis, with comments:

"INFPs present a calm, pleasant face to the world and are seen as reticent and even shy. Although they demonstrate a cool reserve toward others, inside they are anything but distant (merely socially awkward). They have a capacity of caring which is not always found in other types. They care deeply - indeed passionately - about a few special persons or a cuasesic. One word that captures this type is idealistic. At times, this characteristic leaves them feeling isolated. I feel! I feel so deeply! No one can comprehend the depth of my love!

INFPs have a profound sense of honor derived from internal values. The INFP is the Prince or Princess of mythology, the King's Champion, Defender of the Faith, and guardian of the castle. Sir Galahad and Joan of Arc are male and female prototypes of an INFP. To understand INFPs their cause must be understood, for they are willing to make unusual sacrifices for someone or something beleived sic in. That's right, guys. Mess with me and I send the drawbridge down on you.

INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It's as though they live at the edge of a looking-glass world where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities. Did you miss the part where I wrote an entry about a social congress between my fish?

INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from reality to fantasy and back again. With few exceptions, it is the NF child who readily develops imaginary playmates (as with Anne of Green Gables's "bookcase girlfriend"--h er own reflection) and whose stuffed animals come to life like the Velveteen Rabbit. Hey Jessie, let's play Laura Ingalls Wilder! You be Laura, and I'll be Mary, and Ma and Pa'll be dead! *or* Hey Jessie, let's have your dad roll us up in a blanket and pretend we're burritos! *or* Hey guys, CPK SLEEPOVERS!

INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most unlovable the INFP is wont to have pity.

Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke an impassioned response. Unfortunately, these two sentences are wrong. I am a frighteningly cold-hearted harridan.

INFPs seek unity in their lives, unity of body and mind, emotions and intellect. They often have a subtle tragic motif running through their lives, but others seldom detect this inner minor key. I am tragic and misunderstood. The deep commitment of INFPs to the positive and the good causes them to be alert to the negative and the evil, which can take the form of a fascination with the profane. please see: sense of humor, ages 13-19 Thus INFPs may live in a paradox, drawn toward purity and unity but looking over the shoulder toward the sullied and desecrated...

INFPs...work well alone, as well as with others...Their career choices may be toward the ministry, missionary work, college teaching, psychiatry, architecture, psychology - and away from business. wheeeeeeee college teaching! They seem willing and usually are able to apply themselves scholatically to gain the necessary training for professional work, often doing better in college than in high school. wheeeeeee college! They have a natureal sic interest in scholarly activities and demonstrate, as do the other NF's, remarkable facilty for languages. have I mentioned that I wrote a Garcia Marquez story in German? and you know I didn't read 100 Years of Solitude in English, right? I am so smart, I am so smart, S-M-R-T! Often they hear a calling in the world to help others. if "others" = aminals and environments and ecologically responsible growth and not stupid people, I'm down. INFPs can make outstanding novelists and character actors, for they are able to efface their own personalities in their portrayal of a character in a way other types cannot. wheeeeeeee acting!...

...For INFPs, their home is their castle please see today's Chronicle for more information on the relevance of this statement...They have a strong capacity for devotion, sympathy, and adaptability no in their relationships, and thus are easy to live with except if I DON'T LIKE YOU...

blah blah blah, boring boring, and then you get to

  • Fictional INFPs:
  • Anne (Anne of Green Gables) yay!
  • Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes) oooh.
  • Deanna Troi (Star Trek - The Next Generation) AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!
  • Wesley Crusher (Star Trek - The Next Generation) ick.
  • Doctor Julian Bashir (Star Trek: Deep Space 9) yum, except he got Kira pregnant and that's weird
  • Bastian (The Neverending Story) it is ridiculously not funny how jealous of Bastian I have always been
  • E.T.: the ExtraTerrestrial how am I like a nonverbal...all right, whatever.
  • Doug Funny, Doug cartoons now I have the Doug song stuck in my head
  • Tommy, Rug Rats cartoons
  • Rocko, Rocko's Modern Life cartoons ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE! Flashback!

2 Comments:

Blogger Dante said...

everytime i take the meyers-briggs personality tests i get different results. gotta love the split personality scene...

omg. bashir knocked up kira? now i know why i never watched that series.

4/06/2005 8:11 PM  
Anonymous craig said...

I took the Bristol-Meyers-Squibb test and passed.

4/06/2005 9:28 PM  

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