Sunday, April 19, 2009

Carl Jung Typology Test

One of the things that I have always been into is self-awareness. There are so many people who meander through life and don't bat much of an eye at who they are or what makes them that way. And that's fine, because I'm assuming it's easy and effortless, which is what many of people seem to prefer.
(this post needed a photo so it wouldn't be too boring. that's me on a super-sleepy tuesday morning. i curl my eyelashes because i like gadgets and an eyelash curler is quite a gadgety looking tool.)

But for those who enjoy looking deeper into things, there is the interesting Jung Typologoy test. I initially took the assessment about 2 or 3 years ago, and thought it was pretty neat at the time.

But lately I've been struggling with accepting my chaotic and unbalanced ways. For instance, I tend to tornado my way through the house while leaving stuff everywhere as I jump from this to that. I wish I had more order in my life- it would make things so much easier and I wouldn't be running down to my car only to turn around and run all the way back up the stairs because I forgot this or that. Which pretty much happens every morning. And then again every night when I go to bed and get comfy only to get up again because there was just one other thing I have to do. I know it makes Joe absolutely nuts that I function in such a rambling way. And I take forever to make decisions and would really rather avoid doing so. But what ends up confusing me is that I care about others and how they are doing...and wouldn't you think a person like that could get their own life together and have a bit of order?

It all makes my head spin, but luckily there is reason to the madness, according to Jung/Myers-Briggs.

I'm an INFP type.

The 'P' is where my disorganization comes from, apparently...

And then there is Joe. Thankfully he is the "TJ" because I don't know what I would do if neither of us had any structure.

Here is the breakdown of the letters and what they stand for:

It's all highly interesting to me. Have you ever taken the test? What type are you?

I also thought it was neat to read that INFPs pretty much need to have a FUN job in order to be happy in life. That makes a lot of sense to me. I'd say I have a pretty fun job right now. I know, I STILL haven't told you about the job I got all the way back in January. I will, one day. For now I can say that I work at a place called Rutabaga. Neat, huh?

Off I go to do the house work I was supposed to be working on for the past 2 hours. Joe should be home from work in 10 minutes...we'll see how far I can get.


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

ISFJ/ Guardian protector (along with Mother Teresa + George HW Bush) funny thing is the 3 careers they note are social service, medicine + education. OK, so I work in a community mental health clinic + have an education degree, but really would like to keep my day job (I like my day job) + teach printing workshops + yoga.

Princess Caitlin said...

ENTJ. extrovert, intuitive, thinking, judging.

:D that's a pretty neat assessment.

Lizzie said...

it is SO interesting that you just posted on this, as i just re-took the test and was planning to blog about it! i am an infj, which i am told is a really rare type. sigh. i'm not normal.

Anonymous said...

Can you believe mine ended up being INFJ??? ~Kaitlin G

Erin Lang Norris said...

Wow this is really cool! Thanks to everybody who participated, that's awesome!

Shona- that's funny! I got a kick out of the career notes under mine and Joe's, they were perfect!

Caitlin- I'm glad you liked it! PS I'm wearing my slippers right now. :)

Lizzie, you should do a blog post on it! It's fun to know what all your friends are the same type as my best friend Kaitlin who commented after you did!

Kait- that's funny! Isn't that a cool test? Joe actually took this at work in a different format and he was an ISTJ...which I think fits him even better. I wonder what John is!?

Katja said...

I seem to be ISFJ. Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging. Wow I sound like fun :P