Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What Type Are You?

The other day I read about a quick personality test at Maggie's Secret Garden.  It sounded interesting, so today I took the Jung Typology Test™.  After answering the 72 yes-or-no questions, I found out that I'm a  ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging) type.  About ten percent the population falls in this category.

  • Tend to be quiet and reserved, generally preferring to interact with a few close friends instead of a wide circle of acquaintances.
  • Tend to be more concrete than abstract, focusing their attention on details rather than the big picture, and on immediate realities rather than future possibilities.
  • Tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria, often giving more weight to social implications than to logic when making decisions.
  • Tend to plan their activities and make decisions early, because they feel that predictability leads to a sense of control.  
I'm in good company; Mother Teresa, Jimmy Carter, and Maria Shriver all have my personality type.


    1. I've taken a few of these over the years. I think I'm an INTP or INTJ -- both geeky, "science-types."

    2. My daughter is ISFJ too. No wonder I enjoy stopping in here...and thanks I never thought about looking up famous people in my type. I'm INFJ...and knew this instinctually before starting the huh? Although there might be some of the science geeky in me too. INTP or INTJ? Either way I think of myself as a bit goofy and I'm good with it...
      Have a great day Kathy.

    3. Wow, I remember taking this years ago, and just took it again today. Same result both times: INTJ.

      I clicked on the "Career Indicator", and the first suggestion was what I do for a living: computer programmer! What are the odds :)?

    4. Amazing! I never knew I had so many logical science-brained readers :-)

    5. I like stuff like this. It is interesting to have a tool to assess your personality, skills, and where you may find it more easy to succeed.

    6. oh I'm going to take this test, thanks Kathy

    7. Ah, I see we are very similar indeed--the only differnce being you are Sensing and I am intuition (N). Oh, well I am E too actually. USed to be I for the longest time. Ha.

      Good to see you back on my blog, old time blog friend. :)