Saturday, September 22, 2007


I was reminded recently of the Myers-Briggs personality test, which puts me as an INTJ. After reading this page, which I have read a couple times before, I was again shocked by how well it describes me. I could practically use it as an "about me" page for this blog. For my own amusement, I'm now going to replace "INTJ" in excerpts from that page with "Travis."

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It is not easy for the Travis to express their internal images, insights, and abstractions. The internal form of the Travis' thoughts and concepts is highly individualized, and is not readily translatable into a form that others will understand.

Travises spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people's thoughts or feelings.

Indeed, the Travis is not overly demonstrative of their affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support as others may need or desire. That doesn't mean that he or she doesn't truly have affection or regard for others, they simply do not typically feel the need to express it.

Travises are usually difficult to get to know well, and difficult to get close to.

Travis... can be really good at telling jokes, and exhibiting a sarcastic wit with a poker face.

Travis Strengths
* Not threatened by conflict or criticism
* Usually self-confident
* Generally extremely intelligent and capable [well, Mom says...]

Travis Weaknesses
* Not naturally good at expressing feelings and affections
* Tendency to believe that they're always right
* Tendency to be unwilling or unable to accept blame

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Currently listening: Mute Math—Typical, which made me want to listen to Mute Math—Transformers Theme


Steve said...

I haven't taken that test in a long time. This time I am an ISTJ.

Anonymous said...

INTP in the HOUSE. Essentially I'm like a sloppy, unorganized Travis.


Louise said...

I think I was an INFP last time I took the thing.