All these years of assuming that I’m an Extrovert because I’m loud and obnoxious, and after taking a couple Myers-Briggs tests recently, I find out that I’m actually an Introvert.
I suppose that I’m shocked because I always thought an introvert was the shy kid in the back of the class who didn’t speak and picked his nose when he thought no one was looking, and I’ll be damned if I was that kid!
Come to find out, I was actually wrong about that! (Insert shocked expression here).
According to my FaceBook Myers-Briggs test, which I’m sure is 100% accurate, I am actually an ISFP, which means that I’m
Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
(Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Sensing)
Now, I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I’m sure it means I’m actually pretty smart. However, if I were really smart then obviously I’d know what that means. But I digress.
According to http://www.personalitypage.com/ISFP.html , I’m The Artist.
Cool, I can handle that. I did Art in high school, I can sketch and draw, do creative things and whatnot. I sculpted a life-size cowboy boot once that was apparently SO good that someone stole it out of the library during a speech meet once. . . so yeah, I believe this.
I’d have to say that after reading the description, though, it’s fairly accurate except for this:
ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to.
Now, if you know me then you are probably laughing your ass off right now. Especially about holding back my opinion, which can be attested to by all of the participants of my recent “Babywearing” thread on Facebook which actually ended with me and an entire branch of my family disowning each other. . .
But, what I’ve decided this means is that I get to stop trying to be something that I’m not. If I’m no longer a professed Extrovert then I have an excuse to be quiet when in social situations instead of verbally puking on everyone. Because if they say anything about my pensiveness, I can now tilt my head to the side, softly smile and say with a quiet expression, “Well, I’m an Introvert you know”.