Hi site. I just joined today because I’ve read several of Blake’s articles and his insight, coupled with his incredible sense of humor interested me greatly. I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test many times in my life and while some of the letters are consistent and do not change, some of the letters can vary depending on the day. If I provide you information, would you be able to take a guess at what my type is?
Extroversion vs. Introversion:
- I tend to prefer a lot of time alone to think uninterrupted and I get irritated if people disturb me while I’m deep in thought.
- I do prefer a small degree of interaction with others, but I cannot stand small talk, as I consider it to be irrelevant, inane, vapid and intellectually damaging. If I’m going to interact with someone, the conversation has to have some sort of gravitas to it, some sort of larger meaning. I prefer engaging debates, discussions of hypothetical scenarios and pondering concepts as opposed to discussing the weather or which sports team won the latest game.
- I prefer having a relatively small group of friends. Not too small, mind you, but small enough where I can manage the group effectively.
Intuition vs. Sensing:
- I tend to miss details in my environment very easily and often make careless mistakes due to me missing details. I’m much more concerned about the general idea behind something than worrying about details. For example, if I requested a red shirt from the store, I wouldn’t care about the shade as long as it was something close to red.
- I like to theorize new ideas in my head, such as ideas for movies, tv shows, games and comics. I’ll become quite devoted to the ideas for a short amount of time, but I eventually become bored with them and move onto new ideas.
- I also like to explore hypothetical scenarios regarding real life events and as such, I’m heavily involved in alternate history writing.
- I tend to worry about things that could potentially happen in the future and like to have backup plans ready in case negative possibilities become a reality. I’m much more tied to the future than I am to the present and rarely ever think in the present.
- I tend to speak using metaphors and analogies that I find amusing, in order to connect the argument with something that relates to it, but also gives the argument a humorous spin.
- I connect mundane objects to grand symbolism that I have devised.
- I have a very wordplay oriented sense of humor and like anything that pokes fun at the English language. I also can be rather sarcastic, albeit it’s usually in a well intended way.
- Due to my love of exploring possibilities, I often remain unsure of who I truly am as my opinions on anything can change very quickly. I tend to have existentialist worries and contemplate whether there’s a purpose to life, whether there is anything after death and whether there is a such thing as truth or not. It terrifies me greatly.
Thinking vs. Feeling:
- I have certain principles that I hate violating and will become very angry at myself if I’m forced to violate said principles. I will often argue with people who try to impose a certain idea on me if it goes against my values.
- That said, if people want me to do something I don’t want to and it doesn’t violate my principles, I’ll reluctantly comply and give into them in order to keep a sense of harmony. I dislike arguments if they’re personal in nature. Impersonal debates are something I love because they don’t involve attacking anyone personally, but when true animosity is involved, I worry.
- I do attempt to think of logistics when making decisions, such as how it’s more practical to buy an object in smaller increments than it is to buy it in one shot, or how I will make lists when I need to get a goal accomplished.
- I believe in being truthful, but tactful, meaning that if I’m forced to tell someone the truth, I’d rather tell them the truth in a way that is not insensitive and does not hurt their feelings if they don’t deserve to have their feelings hurt.
- Unless someone has been an asshole to me, I don’t believe in being assholes to others. If someone has been an asshole to me for no reason, then that person deserves to be spoken to in an assholish manner in return, to teach them manners.
Perceiving vs. Judging:
- I tend to wait until the last minute to complete assignments if I’m not particularly interested in them. As long as the job gets done on time and is done well, who cares when it’s done?
- I’m very sloppy and disorganized. I never keep my notes at school neat, nor my room.
- Finalizing a decision scares the crap out of me, as I like the feeling of the unknown, the ambiguity, the idea that possibilities are still open.
- I like to keep my leisure time very open ended and as a result, I prefer not to plan traditional vacations as they’re too constricting and lacking in spontaneity.
So, what would you guys guess? If you can guess enneagram as well, that’d be nice. If not, I understand too.