Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Personality profile

I just took an on-line personality test and it came up with a profile called INTJ. I'm curious to know if you think it sounds like me or is total bog wash. The other profiles are included for your reading pleasure. You might see yourself in one or more of these abstractions.

You are an INTJ

INTJ: "Life's independent thinkers": Very few INTJs exist in the U.S. but they have a vast influence on corporate and academic life (think Ted Turner and Steve Jobs). They have the vision and will see it through to completion. Leadership skills enable this type to play a dramatic role in shaping U.S. corporate culture. Independence is the force that motivates. The perfect think tank specialist. the INTJ's natural partner is the ENFP, or the ENTP. INTJ's dominant function of Introverted Intuition is best matched with a partner whose personality is dominated by Extraverted Intuition.

ISTJ: "Life's natural organizers": Dependable, accountable, responsible. Type: the quintessential manager. A no-frills, work-hard/play-hard sort. Lives by the bottom line and can be very cost-conscious. Work comes first, then family and community (describes 6% of the general population, 30% of the U.S. military). the ISTJ's natural partner is the ESFP, or the ESTP. ISTJ's dominant function of Introverted Sensing is best matched with a partner whose personality is dominated by Extraverted Sensing.

ISFJ: "Committed to getting the job done": Fierce commitment, responsibility and deep loyalty. Puts service above self and is dedicated and dutiful in most aspects of life. Quiet, content to work quietly alone. Becomes wrapped up in servicing others. ISFJ's natural partner is the ESTP, or the ESFP. ISFJ's dominant function of Introverted Sensing is best matched with a partner whose dominant function is Extraverted Sensing.

ISTP: "Just do it": Often misunderstood and underestimated. A "Lone Ranger" type. Would rather be doing than planning. Produces results without getting bogged down in bureaucratic red tape. Would rather put out fires than design fire drills. the ISTP's natural partner is the ESTJ, or the ENTJ. ISTP's dominant function of Introverted Thinking is best matched with a partner whose personality is dominated by Extraverted Thinking. The ISTP/ESTJ combination is ideal, because both types share the Sensing preference for perceiving the world, but ISTP/ENTJ is also a good combination.

ISFP: "Action speaks louder than words": Manager who will pass up a promotion to stay where the action is. Live and let live is the motto, and service is the cornerstone of motivation. Supports and helps all colleagues on the job. the ISFJ's natural partner is the ESTP, or the ESFP. ISFJ's dominant function of Introverted Sensing is best matched with a partner whose dominant function is Extraverted Sensing.

ESTP: "Making the most of the moment": A risk-taking, entrepreneurial, give-it-a-go person. A type with a real flair for most things. Doers with a basic built-in restlessness who like to keep their hands in a variety of pots, cheering to keep everyone on their toes and to keep life exciting. Downside: restless/hyperactive. ESTP's natural partner is the ISFJ, or the ISTJ. ESTP's dominant function of Extraverted Sensing is best matched with a personality type that is dominated by Introverted Sensing.

ESFP: "Let's make work fun": Free-spirited, nervy and nonconforming. If the work is not fun, tends to avoid or drop the issue and move on to something different. Very sociable type who enjoys high energy and jovial interaction. Can keep many projects moving at once. Strength is allowing others to be different and work at an individual pace. Good in big, bureaucratic organizations. Can work the system for the good of all involved. ESFP's natural partner is the ISTJ, or the ISFJ. ESFP's dominant Extraverted Sensing function is best matched with a personality that is dominated by Introverted Sensing.

ESTJ: "Life's natural administrators": Proverbial jack of all trades. Accountable, responsible, productive, results-oriented. Found in leadership positions in a cross section of professions, from law and medicine to education and engineering. When a job is to be done, a regulation established, a system implemented or an ongoing program evaluated, call on an ESTJ to manage it. ESTJ's natural partner is the ISTP, or the INTP. ESTJ's dominant function of Extraverted Thinking is best matched with someone whose dominant function is Introverted Thinking. The ESTJ/ISTP combination is deal because it also shared the Sensing way of perceiving the world, but the ESTJ/INTP combination is also quite good.

ESFJ: "Everyone's trusted friend": Graciousness describes the general lifestyle of this type and sums up the management style. Can encourage and motivate workers to accomplish goals. The work setting is very formal but pleasant. Tends to display parental judgment, even impatience. This is called a Santa Claus management style, since the ESFJ keeps lists, even mental ones, and checks them twice. Distributes rewards and critical glances/guilt trips. ESFJ's natural partner is the ISFP, or the INFP. ESFJ's dominant function of Extraverted Feeling is best matched with someone whose dominant function is Introverted Feeling. The ESFJ/ISFP combination is ideal because is shares the common Sensing way of perceiving the world, but the ESFJ/INFP combination is also very good.

INFJ: "An inspiring leader and follower": Scholarly, dependable in the workplace. A popular human services-oriented type who directs energies toward bettering the human condition. A gentle person who cares for and has genuine concern for others. Likes neatness and order at work and a setting of quiet congeniality. Intellectual and idealistic. INFJ's natural partner is the ENTP, or the ENFP. INFJ's dominant function of Introverted Intuition is best matched with a personality type that is dominated by Extraverted Intuition.

INTJ: "Life's independent thinkers": Very few INTJs exist in the U.S. but they have a vast influence on corporate and academic life (think Ted Turner and Steve Jobs). They have the vision and will see it through to completion. Leadership skills enable this type to play a dramatic role in shaping U.S. corporate culture. Independence is the force that motivates. The perfect think tank specialist. the INTJ's natural partner is the ENFP, or the ENTP. INTJ's dominant function of Introverted Intuition is best matched with a partner whose personality is dominated by Extraverted Intuition.

INFP: "Making life kinder and gentler": Whether leading or following, this type is most productive when working for some idea or service. Cannot tolerate routine. Needs to serve personal values. If INFPs can translate their work into a type of human service, it might make something they do not want to do somewhat worthwhile. They make decisions subjectively based upon personal values and do not want to control others. Are comfortable with a live-and-let-live credo. Not typically found in an executive position in a corporate setting. Good at executive behaviors in a movement or an institution centered around social causes. INFP's natural partner is the ENFJ, or the ESFJ. INFP's dominant function of Introverted Feeling is best matched with a partner whose dominant function is Extraverted Feeling. The INFP/ENFJ combination is ideal, because it shares the Sensing way of peceiving, but the INFP/ESFJ combination is also a good match.

INTP: "Life's conceptualizers": Free-spirited idea mills and/or absent-minded professors. Love the abstract and need time to be alone and to think and rethink. They do their "homework" on any issue presented to them. (Males have an easier time being cool and aloof than females.) Might have a lack of social awareness. They provide a source of ideas and inspiration, but making deadline is not a top priority. Great clarity of thought and vision for an undertaking. the INTP's natural partner is the ENTJ, or the ESTJ. The INTP's dominant function of Introverted Thinking is best matched with a partner whose personality is dominated by Extraverted Thinking. The INTP/ENTJ match is ideal, because these types shared Intuition as a common way of perceiving the world, but INTP/ESTJ is also a good match.

ENFP: "People are the product": Do well in executive roles even though their characteristics of effervescence, enthusiasm and spontaneity are not typical of top corporate managers. They can be very skilled at flying by the seat of their pants. Can do many things at the same time but might neglect to plan and be prepared. More females fit this type than males, but males tend to be promoted. Have great ability to empower others. Inspiration rather than control is key to their management style. ENFP's natural partner is the INTJ, or the INFJ. ENFP's dominant function of Extraverted Intuition is best matched with a partner whose dominant function is Introverted Intuition.

ENTP: "Progress is the product": When an ENTP is on the job, you never know what to expect next. Every moment is up for grabs when they are around. Characteristics: energetic, dynamic, creative, resilient, argumentative. They are punsters who would rather engage in intellectual banter than complete some meaningless task or be quiet by themselves. The public world is exciting to them; they tend not to be committed to a schedule or project if a more exciting challenge comes along. ENTP's natural partner is the INFJ, or the INTJ. The ENTP's dominant function of Extraverted Intuition is best matched with a personality that is dominated by Introverted Intuition.

ENFJ: "Smooth-talking persuaders": They are life's salespeople, natural convincers. Prefer to live their daily lives in a structured, scheduled and orderly fashion. Aware of interpersonal dynamics in every situation, but have a strong need to lead. Females fit in well at work and have a high need to please others. Those males with these characteristics sometimes have the problem of being seen as wimpy and seek out jobs in psychology, theology and other people-oriented careers. ENFJ's natural partner is the INFP, or the ISFP. ENFJ's dominant function of Extraverted Feeling is best matched with a partner whose dominant function is Introverted Feeling. An ENFJ and INFP are ideally matched, because they share the Intuitive way of looking at the world, but the ENFJ and ISFP are also a very good match.

ENTJ: "Life's natural leaders": Have right mixture of basic leadership qualities: enthusiasm, vision, objectivity and accountability. Most often these characteristics are attributed to males. Women need to balance their natural femininity with their natural leadership skills. All ENTJs are robust, direct and hearty strategists who can see possibilities in almost everything and can act upon these possibilities instantly. ENTJ's natural partner is the INTP, or the ISTP. AN ENTJ's dominant function of Extraverted Thinking is best-matched with a personality type that is dominanted by Introverted Thinking. The ENTJ/INTP match is ideal, because it also shares the common Intuitive way of looking at the world, but the ENTJ/ISTP match is also very good.

2 comments:

patricia said...

All these profiles seem Greek to me. All the letters are confusing me. I can guess that they are fun to consider but not to order one's life by. So ... if we call you 'Steven' or 'Ted' instead of Babe will you answer?:) Love your white-out photos although I am sorry that this weather will preclude walks to Lemoine Park!

chrisrawk said...

what's the link?