My friend Natalie made me take this personality test with ~70 questions. Supposedly it was based off of works by Carl Jung, who studied dreams, psycho-therapy, and the “collective unconscious.”
I deliberated a bit before answering each one, but I’m skeptical about the accuracy of my answers, because the pace of my life in college is so different from what I was used to in high school.
This is natural, since at this point in the year we are still in some sort of state of transition. After all, fall is the season of transition.
My result? INFP, which got broken down into:
Introvert (11%) iNtuitive (12%) Feeling (62%) Perceiving (67%)
- You have slight preference of Introversion over Extraversion (11%)
- You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
- You have distinct preference of Feeling over Thinking (62%)
- You have distinct preference of Perceiving over Judging (67%)
But here’s the issue with personality tests: they aren’t very accurate.
They ask you to answer yes or no to questions that beg to be made more complex, they force you to hastily make a decision about who you are, and then when you read the description, the description itself influences you to believe that either the personality test is bogus, or that it’s very accurate.
Either way, it makes you more conscious about who you have been, who you are, and who you can be.
Is it possible to be able to characterize every single person into one of a few categories? We’re all so much more nuanced than that. We’re multi-faceted and constantly changing.
Some excerpts from the personality description:
“While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.”
“At their best, these qualities enable INFPs to communicate deeply with others, easily speaking in metaphors and parables, and understanding and creating symbols to share their ideas. The strength of this intuitive communication style lends itself well to creative works, and it comes as no surprise that many famous INFPs are poets, writers and actors. Understanding themselves and their place in the world is important to INFPs, and they explore these ideas by projecting themselves into their work.”
“INFPs often drift into deep thought, enjoying contemplating the hypothetical and the philosophical more than any other personality type.”