Thursday, May 8, 2008


About once a year or so, I take an online test to determine my Myers-Briggs personality profile.

It shifts around a bit, but most of the time it comes back INTJ
(Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judger)
also known as: the Mastermind.

Interestingly enough, this personality type is considered a "Rational" temperament -hee hee! ;)
(The other temperaments are the Guardians, the Idealists, & the Artisans)

I'm not sure that I buy the idea that their are only 16 personality types in the world, but it IS kind of fascinating. And I'm a little freaked to be in the same category as Ayn Rand... Though Jane Austen - that's cool!

The one factor of my personality that I don't question at all is that I am an introvert. I know, I know, here I am blogging all my business to whoever might happen by, seems a bit extroverted to me, too. But it's not. I mean, I'm not having this conversation with a real person. Sure, anyone reading this is "real" enough, but I've never met you. To me you're an abstract and as such you exist only in my mind. Like everything else!

Bwa ha ha!!!

Now pause to wonder what'll happen to all of you if I stop thinking of you!

Seriously though (Seriously?? Seriously!) I KNOW you exist (I'm not a complete nut job - yet!) but like I said, it's all very abstract because I've never met you.

You know the classic question: "Would you rather have the ability to become invisible or the ability to fly?" and how you answer is supposed to tell you whether you're an introvert (invisible) or an extrovert (flying). But, duh, who doesn't know which they are already? And why the hell can't we have BOTH. I wanna fly around but I don't want anyone to SEE me flying around.

But if I have to pick one: invisible all the way, baby.

Which is why I don't give my name. I'm curious, then, how many of my other anonymous friends are introverted as well...

All right, now I'm rambling. I'm going to the gym (I hate going in the evenings; it's SO CROWDED!!!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand had a heavy influence on me as a younger man. I read Atlas Shrugged for the first time after college, I was 22 and it was suggested to me because I like philosophy so much as well as my personality traits.

I read it about every four years. Its funny, why is it that every person I recommend it too cant get through it. Is there a subtle irony in Ayn Rand's ways that would predicate that its a book which must be read by ones choosing.

Ooh, I don't know, "who is John Galt?"

Anonymous....or am I???