well now, i took the personality profile that mel over at the wonderful clutter to shine has taken and i too am in the 1%~ an 'INFJ, Confidant, Visionary, Naturalist, Visual'~so shall we see if this is me and what does it tell me?
'Introversion is a preference to focus on the world inside the self. Introverts tend to be quiet, peaceful and deliberate and are not attracted to social interactions. They prefer activities they can do alone or with one other close friend, activities such as reading, writing, thinking, and inventing. Introverts find social gatherings draining'~ craftsman, artist, dreamer.
i would say this is me to a tee. when i say i am a 'solitary solitary' i am not joking. social gatherings scare me to death even when i know the people there. i adore being drawn into my books, which lead me into thinking, my thoughts spreading like a cobweb, joining real and imaginary. becoming so drawn in i am there, a character in the book. i have to say people and society make me tired, not all people i would like to add, but people in general. i find i have no time for the attitudes of many within society of today that i am forced to live in, the keeping up with the jones, the disrespect directed at everything. in the absence of not living in my own little utopia with like minded people i delve into my books and my imagination~which is vast.
'Intuition refers to how people process data. Intuitive people focus on the future and the possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. They read between the lines, they are abstract thinkers'~ imaginitive, deep, abstract,idealistic, complicated.
again i would say this is me, given what i have just written my imagination is always at that 'def con 1' stage~wild. i am not really 'present in the present' and cannot see things for what they are. i think i go deeply into everything, which is not a bad thing!
'Feeling refers to how people make decisions. Feeling people are subjective and make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances'~decides with heart, dislikes conflict, driven by emotion, easily hurt,empathetic, caring of others, warm.
yes...everything goes on in my head and i definately am ruled by my heart, although i would say my solitary nature masks how i feel about others, obscuring the 'caring of others and warm' of my *feeling*
'Judging is the preference outwardly displayed. Judging does not mean "judgmental". Judging people like order, organization and think sequentially. They like to have things planned and settled. Judging people seek closure.'~organised, structured, quick at tasks, responsible, likes closure, makes plans.
oh yes...order and organisation, structured~i think thats why i enjoy doing my degree so much and have the willpower to sit and do the work. makes plans~does that include making lists i wonder?!
i love the 'famous INFJ people', which includes Aristophanes, Chaucer, Goethe,Nelson Mandela and Robert Burns (as well as modern day actors etc)and i love the idea that Dr.Yuri Zhivago, Amelie Poulain and Luke Skywalker are also INFJ!
as for career matches...social worker~good grief! i worked for social services for many years, as well as working for a homeless charity with addicts/ex-prisoners and schedule one offenders.
but would love to be a librarian, writer,artist~my dad is an artist and although i love to draw and paint, i so wish i had half of his talent.
more to follow...