Thoughts on my Personality Test
I must say that I’m thankful that we have this kind of reflection in our Technopreneurship class. Through this we are reminded to re-evaluate ourselves. We came to understand what kind of person we are, not because we don’t know ourselves personally, but because sometimes in our busy lives we tend to forget to understand ourselves, and that we often disregard our own personality. I am quite surprised upon seeing the result of my personal test. Most of them are true, while some parts are those things that I haven’t yet discovered about myself. But indeed, upon coming to great realization, it is I, after all. The results speak of myself, no doubts. And I have no objections with it.
So then, I took the Personality Test at http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp and I got the following result: *side note: If you want to check yours, just refer to that link and you’ll have more understanding about yourself. It’s time for self-evaluation!
Introvert (89%) Sensing (12%) Feeling (38%) Judging (33%)
- You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
- You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)
- You have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (38%)
- You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (33%)
The result? I’m ISFJ person – Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
- Warm, friendly and affirming by nature
- Service-oriented, wanting to please others
- Good listeners
- Will put forth lots of effort to fulfill their duties and obligations
- Excellent organizational capabilities
- Good at taking care of practical matters and daily needs
- Usually good (albeit conservative) at handling money
- Take their commitments seriously, and seek lifelong relationships
- Don’t pay enough attention to their own needs
- May have difficulty branching out into new territory
- Extreme dislike of conflict and criticism
- Unlikely to express their needs, which may cause pent-up frustrations to build inside
- Have difficulty leaving a bad relationship
- Have difficulty moving on after the end of a relationship
So well, with those results aforementioned above, what more I can say? The results are true, approximately at least 90% are true out of not being true, if I were to calculate it myself. I admit that I’m more of an introverted person over extraversion, although in some cases I act as if I am extroverted. But that’s because I know how to place myself and because I rather act in a comical way than having people think I’m such an emotional weirdo. Yes, I’m emotional and sensitive, but since I don’t like bothersome things I easily get a way to overcome my emotional side, although it may take some time.
I’m introverted but not really the worst SHY type of a person that you find everywhere, as I said, I know how to place myself in difficult situations—even though I hate difficult things. Nevertheless, my dislike of difficult things is not a reason for me to give up or to abandon my responsibility, and just because I don’t like complicated stuff doesn’t mean I easily give up.
I have this personality in me that, as much as possible, I avoid difficult matters. But whenever I’m already trapped, I do my best to cope up and end it like a BOSS—meaning, I look for an easier way. I avoid the hardest path. In fact, I like Bill Gates especially because of what he said,
“I choose to hire lazy people. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” – Bill Gates
There, that being said! So true. I so love Bill Gates.
Let me recall my score during the Techno class about entrepreneurial skills. I was actually “somewhat entrepreneurial”, and I scored 34 points as far as I remembered. I admit that this is true since I am a business-minded person, although in a different field of interest and not the technopreneurial field (but can I also count that one?) In any case, although I’m SFJ person, although I’m introverted most of the time, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I can’t become a successful entrepreneur. I believe that everyone has their own entrepreneurial skills but in a different way, and some are still hidden and can be revealed later in time. My mother, for one, is an entrepreneur and I believe I inherited this “somewhat entrepreneurial” skill from her. Although I’m not really into speaking in front of many crowds, I can actually do it if pressured and encouraged by people. Just like that, although I’m not 100% business-minded person, I can also become one if pressured by time and encouraged by people who trust in my ability. I am mostly functional and effective when people encourage me, or when at least someone pushes me on. On the other hand, I am less effective if no one encourages me, but in extreme cases, I don’t do anything that is productive at all. I need a push.
I’m introvert in a sense that although I act extroverted, deep inside, I am actually negating and debating my feelings and thoughts. I’m introvert in a way that I act happy, jolly and proud in front of people, but deep within I always wonder if what I say is fine or not, or question myself “Is it okay for me to do this? Is it okay for me to say this? What if they’re hurt by this? What if they’ll laugh at me?” Or something like that. In a way, I have several what if’s in mind to the point that it’s tiring. And I think tiring for me is good, because whenever I’m tired of over-thinking things, I give up my unnecessary negative thoughts and move forward with positive thoughts. Ah, sometimes I think I’m introverted because I’m actually a complicated individual. In a moment I’m like this, like that, and in the minute I laugh or scorn. Maybe because people don’t understand me that’s why I tend to be distant from them in occasional basis.
But oh, the result was really, really, really true when it mentioned something about loyalty. Introvert persons are most likely like that. ISFJ persons tend to have few, close friends, of which I have no objections. I graduated from high school and I can only count with my fingers the only close friends within my circle (in terms of school)—guess what, they’re not more than 10! Haha. I am very aloof to strangers but once I’ve come to know them better, it is then I feel comfortable with them. Once I develop close bond or friendship to someone, I am very loyal to them till the very end. It is also true that I feel the need “to be needed”, especially with my circle of close friends and family. I feel reassured whenever they needed my assistance, help, or anything that I can provide to help them, because in that way I would feel that they trust me enough to even let me help them.
ISFJ people have the desire to serve others, their “need to be needed.” My personality to serve others is one of my assets, and in a business sense, I can use this personality in understanding my employees or co-workers. I am best at sympathizing people, and most of the time I tend to meet their needs first before my own. The negative of this side however, is that I am uncomfortable when it comes to someone supervising me. I am good on one-on-one, or in small groups, but I’m not comfortable when someone is overseeing me while doing my work or something else. I tend to lose my focus and can’t do well at my task. No matter WHO that person is. In order to become most productive, I have to be left alone while working with serious matters, I need peace and silence without eyes lurking at me, otherwise, I might fail.
ISFJ persons like me are warmth and kind-hearted, according to the result, and yes, I do agree and maybe some of my close friends can second to this motion. And because of this I can easily relate to other people’s feelings and problems, I can communicate sincerely with them if needed be, and I think this is a great factor when it comes to work. If I can easily sympathize with people, then my work flows in business hours will run smooth and sound. However, one of the disadvantages of this personality is that I tend to serve others first, disregarding my own need. Sometimes, I fail to notice it myself, that’s why I need someone to speak it out to me so I can notice it.
People like me, are extremely aware of our own feelings, but sometimes we tend to overlook our mistakes. In my case, I don’t usually express my feelings to others, I keep them to myself. Most of the time it’s because I find it unnecessary, often times, I feel scared of speaking them out. Once I develop trust to someone, that’s when I start telling my feelings, but once that trust is gone, all the reasons to tell that person everything is gone. I am the loyal type, as most ISFJ people are, but once hurt, all the reasons of being loyal disappear. In some way or another, it can be rebuilt again, but it may take some time. And, of course, with the grace of God.
On the final note, I’m very good at understanding people, BUT, when it comes to myself, I AM TRULY blind. That’s why if there are flaws in me, someone needs to tell it straight to my face, otherwise, I will think I’m doing the right thing although it’s wrong. And vice versa.
On the very, very, final note, taking this personality test doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re always like this. People change over the period. And change is a long process. Although I’m ISFJ right now, it doesn’t mean that I must always live my life this way. This personality test is just an assessment of who we are, to help us evaluate our pros and cons.