Sunday, June 14, 2015

Personality Test


Recently, someone suggested to me that I take a personality test in order to gain some insight on why I am the way that I am.  So I headed over to http://www.16personalities.com/ and answered the questionnaire.  The analysis that this website provided me was so telling that it was scary.

I discovered that I fall under the personality type INFP, which stands for Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling and Perceiving aka “The Mediator”. The analysis stated that only 4% of the population has this personality type, so the risk for feeling misunderstood for someone like me is  very high. I am very intuitive and tend to make decisions based on that intuition rather than logic. I found all of this to be true.  One statement that caught my attention stated “While they (I) may be perceived as calm, reserved or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine.” 

The analysis goes on to discuss my weaknesses, strengths, friendships, relationships, career and parenting style.  I discovered that most INFPs are gifted writers, and that the first career that I probably desired was to be a book author (so amazingly right)!

I really enjoyed reading about my personality because it was like peering into the mirror of my soul.  For once, I had no desire to change all the little quirks that make me who I am and was able to sit back in the lovely embrace of self-acceptance.  Since taking the test, I have sought out social media accounts that are dedicated to my personality and type and its characteristics.  These are a healthy reminder that there are people out there who are just like me, and that I don’t need to change anything about myself in order to “fit in” in this world.  I have realized that my uniqueness is my gift to the world and that it’s okay to stand out.

What is your personality type?  I’m curious to know.  Take the test and comment your results.


Stay Beautifully Encouraged & Empowered 

2 comments :

Miss Dre said...

I have taken this same type of personality test at least 3 times recently and I always get the same result--- INFP as well!

This test is scarily accurate. It's amazing that this personality type can only be found in 4% of the population, though.

Lil Miss Honey B said...

I agree! It means we're just a rare breed, INFPs are great people, thank you for sharing Miss Dre :)