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This week I decided to take a Meyer-Briggs personality test from www.16personalities.com, just for kicks and I found out that my personality type is ISFJ( The Defender).
I am just going to give you a short excrepts of various facets of this personality type from the website and my thoughts on them.
” The ISFJ personality type is quite unique, as many of their qualities defy the definition of their individual traits. Though possessing the Feeling (F) trait, ISFJs have excellent analytical abilities; though Introverted (I), they have well-developed people skills and robust social relationships; and though they are a Judging (J) type, ISFJs are often receptive to change and new ideas. Combining the best of tradition and the desire to do good, ISFJs are found in lines of work with a sense of history behind them, such as medicine, academics and charitable social work.”
Usually I don’t believe in the personality test, zodiac sign mumbo-jumbo but when I saw medicine, academics and charitable social work I knew this had me written all over it.I am sure I am not the only one who finds themselves in that middle ground between introvert and extrovert
2. Reliable and Patient
3. Imaginative and Observant
5. Loyal and Hardworking
6. Good Practical skill
Yes yes yes and yes….. I am very familiar with these characters although the patience thing is not as much as I would love.
1. Humble and Shy
2. Take things too personally
3. Repress their Feelings
4. Overload themselves
5. Reluctant to change
6. Too altruistic
Also a big Yes here. I take things so personally I cry when I am angry. I am also very shy but social at the same time, but I prefer the former tho. Good books over parties anytime.
“Relationships built on established familiarity are a warm prospect for ISFJs – they take dating seriously and only enter into relationships that have a real chance of lasting a lifetime.” ” If their partners aren’t willing or able to express this thanks, or worse still are openly critical of their ISFJ partners, they will find that, given time and pressure, all of those repressed emotions can burst forth in massive verbal attacks that all the future regret in the world won’t blunt.”
I have always been of the opinion that ‘dating for fun’ is the stupidest thing. If you are spending time and giving a part of yourself to somebody it should be because you want to possibly spend the rest of your life together. Some people say it’s too much pressure but I just can’t understand wasting months or years ‘just having fun’.
“Given how generous ISFJs are with their warm praise and support, it’s not surprising that others enjoy their company enough to call them friends. The challenge is to be considered a friend back – people with the ISFJ personality type are shy and a little protective of themselves, but they also need to be able to connect on a deeper emotional level. It makes sense then that most of ISFJs’ friends are made not by random encounters on a wild night out, but through comfortable and consistent contact, as in class or in the workplace where they have the time to get to know each other little by little.” “ISFJs need a lot of positive feedback, and admitting this need certainly shows vulnerability, but if that vulnerability is well handled, it creates the deep bonds that ISFJ personalities look for.”
I have 5 people that I truly consider friends in this world,and I will go out of my way for. These people have become family to me, they are always on my mind. I met all of them in school, before I added the 4 from the band repj360( check out their website here), I had only 1 friend. And yes guys I love positive feedback, a lot of them you did good and treats yes I love treats
“ISFJs’ warmth and care make parenting something that often comes naturally to them. Many people with this personality type feel like parenting is the task they were born for, taking no small pleasure in the sense of personal importance and responsibility they feel in ensuring that their children grow up to be healthy, confident and successful. At the same time, ISFJs are anything but arrogant, and will hardly take their natural skill in this department for granted.”
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“ISFJs are skilled at remembering things about others which makes them not only valuable assistants, but well-liked colleagues. People with the ISFJ personality type can always be counted on to remember a birthday, a graduation, or simply a frequent customers’ name, and that can make all the difference. Add to these amiable qualities ISFJs’ meticulousness, hard work and dedication, and it’s no surprise that their careers often progress smoothly, with few of the ups and downs that accompany more high-flying types.”
So this part is not really me, I don’t always remember people’s birthdays even my friends know I am bad at this. However I take offense if you forget mine.
” Yet ISFJs can be easily tripped up in areas where their kindness and practical approach are more of a liability than an asset. Whether it is finding (or keeping) a partner, learning to relax or improvise, reaching dazzling heights on the career ladder, or managing their workload, ISFJs need to put in a conscious effort to develop their weaker traits and additional skills.”
Other defenders include Halle Berry, Vin Diesel, Beyoncé, Queen Elizabeth ll, Kate Middleton, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Catelyn Stark(A Game of Thrones) , Samwise Gamgee(The Lord of the Rings) , Will Turner(Pirates of the Caribbean) , Dr Watson(Sherlock Holmes series) , Pam Beesley(The Office), Vito Corleone(The Godfather) Bree Van de Kamp(Desperate Housewives).
My dream is to revolutionize health care in Africa. Establish a charity dedicated to helping Nigerians get quality education, so I guess I am a defender.
I think everyone should head over to 16 personalities and take this test, it takes 12 minutes or less. Its not difficult just your typical agree or disagree questionnaire.
Let me know in the comments if you take your own test or you can tell me on my instagram @adaoraah.