In continuing on with Blogtember, I took this personality test over the weekend. I tested as the ISFJ personality type which surprised me in absolutely no ways at all.
First of all, this is totally me. I feel like they hit the nail on the head, so to speak. I'm the generally introverted, largely in my own head, type of person. I think a lot. I take great pride in being needed, and I don't like to divulge anything that might make someone feel bad for me or otherwise uncomfortable. I mentioned the results to Nick and he just smiled. Apparently, he agrees.
They say that people of this personality type struggle with feeling unappreciated. My first thought was no! I don't! Nick tells me how much he appreciates me on a daily basis! But that's just the thing. This really is a testament to N and how well he really gets me.
I'll have to thank him especially for that. That wonderful man of mine.
When I think back on it, though, I remember those feelings of un-appreciation at my last job. Which I hear, is just me being me! I am not saying that they were warranted, just that they were there. They followed suit and all.
And oh my, I am blaming things on my personality.
Another thing, I have a few close friends. This has been true throughout my whole life. When I was younger, I thought this was just because I was painfully shy. I would get to the point where I hoped that I didn't have to talk to anyone in my classes! The horror! As I have gotten older, shy really isn't the word anymore, I'm just "quiet." I choose what I want to say carefully as to emphasis exactly what I mean, without the superfluous words.
And instead of feeling like a have a few close friends because I am shy, it's because I have faith and I let things fall into place. You just naturally click with some people. And with others, things feel more forced. I don't have the social energy to nudge a friendship into being. If it doesn't fit naturally, chances are it will just make me feel anxious, like I am needing to provide "upkeep" on something. Friendship should be effortless. So, the friends I do have, they are perfect little corner pieces, and sky pieces that fit into whichever piece I am, ya know. That's a puzzle reference. Just to clarify.
This has been interesting in the blogging world. Maybe we'll take twitter for example, I am tempted to just sit back and read the conversations. This works in the real world, just being there, listening. Because you are there, you've got a body in the situation and you have presence! Online, if you aren't participating, it's as if you're not there at all. Presence just isn't as passive behind that computer screen.
And a quick side note to say that I don't feel like this whole thing applies to my blogging personality, per se. There should be separate blogging personality quiz because I don't even know about these things. Or maybe this little ole thing is tweaking my personality in little ways... but that's for another time entirely.