Sunday, June 16, 2013


Random things you do when laid up sick and having played all the solitaire you can handle?  Why take the myers-briggs personality type test of course.  Apparently I'm an ISFJ or "conservator".  The little blurb that came with the result was interesting:
Service and work oriented - very loyal.  They are good nurses, teachers, secretaries, general practitioners, librarians, middle managers and housekeepers. 6% of the total population
What's particularly interesting is that in addition to the job I do, that list contains the next three on my list of things that I wanted to be when I was a kid (teacher, librarian and professional housekeeper in case anyone's interested).

I'm sure I've taken this test online before but can't remember what result I got.  Would be interesting to see if it's still the same.  I know that every time I've taken the political compass test I've ended up further left and down (I'm a leftie liberal well on the way to being a communist anarchist apparently) than the time before.  I did find more than one link to a myers-brigg type test and the second one also came back with ISFJ although this time with a breakdown as follows:

Introvert (67% - no huge surprise there), Sensing (25%), Feeling (12%), Judging (1% )

A third test tells me I'm ISFP, still pretty close to the other two, with the following breakdown:

Introverted (93%), Sensing (77%), Feeling (79%), Perceiving (68%)

I think I may need to take another dose of Night Nurse and head to bed to see if I can get this cold any more gone by morning.  It feels like it's another one that's intending to stay around for a while though.


Ron said...

Sorry about the cold... they aren't any fun.

I became very interested in personality types several years ago. It finally explained why I was "weird"... INTJ here, ~2% of general population... and always felt alienated from my peers. Sure, I could have done more superficial things to fit in over the years... but that just didn't seem honest, and I cared about that.

Mel tests as an ISFJ, and I think of her as a good person. Working in a small-town library. You folks make life pleasant and decent.

Moonwaves said...

Turns out it's another bout of bronchitis. Have antibiotics now - hopefully they'll kick in quickly.

What I found about the third test was that the answers were phrased slightly differently and so I found myself sometimes answering more in the direction of what I feel is the direction I've learned to lean over the years to fit in better. If that makes any sense. So I'm left with trying to figure out how much is my true personality and how much is that which I've taught myself to be. At what stage do the things you force yourself to do really become part of you, is what I mean, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Bronchitis is not good news. Hope the antibiotics kick it soon!

I haven't done a Myers-Briggs, but looking at that job list I think I'd have to be an ISFJ also (was a teacher for 7 years, office manager for 10 years and now work in a library!) Husband's done the test twice for work and thinks it's really useful info to have. Thanks for the links. will hopefully have time on the weekend to give it a go! - Fiona