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Psychics & INFJs

I am an INFJ, according to the various free Myers-Briggs personality tests that I have taken. According to Wikipedia, this is the rarest personality type (of the 16 options), which is fine by me. I like being different.

I just listed some of the more surprising truths about me (& INFJs). Less surprising INFJ qualities include good communication skills and affinity for language, creativity, valuing orderliness...and so forth.

I read a whole bunch of info about INFJs. A couple pages mentioned that their intuitive side is strong enough that they sometimes report "psychic phenomena" occurring.

I have had that. I have known things, in my heart, that I had no way of knowing. To tell the stories would be a whole other blog entry, or maybe more...

But it is fascinating to me that that is associated with a specific personality type. And it opens up some fascinating thoughts about our minds and relationships and the limits of human knowledge...

Now that I've got you all curious about your own selves, do this test or that test and tell me what your "personality type" is! Maybe do them both to see if you get the same results...


*the more I think about this personality test, the more I like it, not because I think it is a perfect box that I fit in, but because it validates parts of my personality that I otherwise might not give treat as "legitimate" aspects of who I am - kind of like why I love the Birkman, which I had done through work.

Comments

Laura J said…
I LOVE personality tests and I am an ENFJ, so we really are essentially the same person except I'm extroverted. Apparently this personality type is only 2.5% of the population so I'm pretty rare too! But we knew that already.
nadine said…
I think I'm an ISFJ. Which means I'm also practically you, save for the whole "sensory" thing.

Sometimes I think I have multiple personalities. Maybe I should do a few tests and see if the results are consistent.
Jennifer said…
this will probably shock you... but I am also an INFJ.
Vanessa said…
When I last did the test (part of premarital counselling) I was an ENFP. When I retook the test I was an ESFP.
Maybe becoming a Mom has made me more sensible and concrete rather than dreamy and abstract.
PS I LOVE personality tests as well. :)
Karen said…
Piling on the personality test love. I'm an ENTJ and I think this is the same or close to the same result I got when I did the test in junior high. There are definitely some characteristics of the type that I thought were the product of my only child-ness.

But I don't really trust myself to answer correctly. A lot of times I had to stop and think, "what is the real answer here?" And then I had to guess because I wasn't sure.

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