Saturday, August 14, 2010

I Aced My Test!

(self-portrait at age 4 - drawn at age 16)

Randomly, I decided to take a personality test. More specifically, this personality test. And then I checked my results -here- because it's a better result-checker than the one that goes with the above link (says my fave writer, and I totes agree with her).

Anyway, if you're curious, I am an ISFP (introverted* sensing feeling perceiving) which is also labeled THE ARTIST (yay!) and basically the ISFV-type fits me like a too-tight pair of pants.

* for those of you who are thinking, "Uh-uh, no way, Marisa is NOT an introvert" - here's a true fact: my online personality is more extroverted than my IRL personality. Although, I talk too much no matter which personality is face-forward)

Here's me in a nutshell:

-- ISFPs live in a world of sensation possibilities. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and are likely to be artists in some form, because they are unusually gifted at creating things which will strongly affect the senses (BOO-YAH!)

-- They have a strong set of values, which they strive to meet in their lives. They need to feel as if they're living their lives in accordance to what they feel is right, and will rebel against anything which conflicts with that goal. (YUP)

-- They're original and independent, and need to have personal space (Meaning: LEAVE ME ALONE, I'M BUSY BEING ORIGINAL!)

-- ISFPs are action-oriented & are uncomfortable with theorizing concepts & ideas unless they see a practical application. They learn best in a "hands-on" environment, and may become easily bored with the traditional teaching methods, which emphasize abstract thinking. They are uncomfortable with the idea of making decisions based strictly on logic. (Meaning: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HECK YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! SHOW ME USING PLAY-DOH!)

-- They are extremely perceptive and aware of others and constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means (Meaning: I'M STALKING YOU ALL CRAZY-LIKE AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW IT! BWA-HA-HA-HA!)

-- ISFPs have no desire to lead or control others, just as they have no desire to be led or controlled by others. (Meaning: STOP BOSSING ME AROUND! - and in return, I won't boss you around either, okay?)

-- The ISFP is likely to not give themself enough credit for the things which they do extremely well. Their strong value systems can lead them to be intensely perfectionist and cause them to judge themselves with unnecessary harshness (Um... no comment. But I'm sure I'll get a few I TOLD YOU SOs. Specifically, from Tina, Heather, and Alyssa)

-- The ISFP has many special gifts for the world, especially in the areas of creating artistic sensation & selflessly serving others (Meaning: LUCKY WORLD FOR HAVING ME & LUCKY YOU, WHO HAVE BEEN SELFLESSLY SERVED BY ME)

Sorry, I couldn't help my reaction to that last one....

Anyway, if you take the personality test (Go on! It's fun!) let me know what you got! Because I am extremely perceptive and aware of others and constantly gather specific information about people!

xoxo,

11 comments:

MrsDragon said...

I love Meyer's Briggs! I am an ISTJ and it is kind of scary accurate. Sometimes I think I should carry around copies of my description so I can highlight the relevant bits and hand them out to people who are very much clashing with my style. I don't think that's very politic though... ; )

ElegantSnobbery said...

HAHA, I think that is a BRILLIANT idea!

The Momma said...

I got ISFJ, The Nurturer. I'm gonna go with MrsDradon's scary accurate!

Catherine said...

I am also ISFJ, the nurturer.

Wilvis said...

ESFP - The Performer

Wowsers totally acurate! It also said that this was Elvis Presley's type too, which further supports my claims that I am the reincarnation of Elvis.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Will - scary how accurate yours was. Also cool that ours is the same, except that you are the extrovert and I'm the introvert!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

April and Catherine - Awesome!

Lori W. said...

The Meyer's Briggs is scary accurate. I got the same results when I took it twenty years apart (except the "I" changed to an E by one point). ENTP. I've read that most writers are an I, which makes sense.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Lori - interesting that you went from I to E! Also, I didn't know that most writers are introverts, but that definitely makes sense!

Lisa said...

I love your blog! I am an INFJ, which apparently less than 1% of the population is... I always knew I was different! It's called the Protector, so true! Most of the description was dead on. My husband also took it for fun, he was the Scientist. Acording to the relationship part we are not the best match, but our stubborness loves to prove the world wrong and we've been happily together for 9 years! We have 2 daughters close to your girls' ages and I homeschool... Go figure!

Personality Types said...

INTJ here. A lot of people get confused over what introversion really is. It's especially tricky, as you say, because you can be very "outgoing" online yet in reality you're enjoying time alone at the same time so it can fool people.

I put up my Personality Types page years ago and I've met a lot of people online since then. But only one ISFP that I can remember.

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