An old classic

We were just discussing Myers-Briggs tests, and it occurred to me I hadn’t taken one in a while. I am always INF, usually INFJ, and this time around was no different. Apparently Myers-Briggs is more reproducible than most of the data I got in grad school.

INFJ – the counselor

Your type is best summed up by the word “counselor”, which belongs to the larger group of idealists. Only 2% of the population share your type. You are so empathic that you often know what others need before they know themselves. You are a complex person who can deal with complicated issues and people, almost prefer to, as you love problem solving. You can be something of an idealist or perfectionist, and should try to take yourself a little less seriously.You are a supportive and insightful romantic partner, encouraging your mate to have dreams and work hard to make those dreams come true. Because you are so creative, you have a wealth of ideas to help them toward those goals. You need harmony so much that you are driven to resolve conflict quickly, as long as the terms don’t violate your ethics. You feel the most appreciated when your partner admires your creativity, trusts your inspirations, and respects your values. It is also vitally important that your partner be open and emotionally available – in other words, that they be willing to share themselves completely.

Your group summary: idealists (NF)

Your type summary: INFJ

Link: The LONG Scientific Personality Test written by unpretentious2 on OkCupid

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4 Responses to An old classic

  1. Um…ditto on the results. “Counselors” may be only 2% of the general population, but apparently are a fair chunk of your readership. ;)

  2. mdvlist says:

    I have no idea how I scored when I took this thing freshman year, but NOW, at least, I’m a counselor, too– but you already knew that . . . .

  3. cicada says:

    In college many of us were INFJ (or INFP). So I don’t think the 2% statistic holds for a liberal arts educated population. :) Perhaps it should be “over-educated, incorrigibly curious counselor”?

    I actually don’t agree with the “counselor” designation. The counseling part of teaching was always incredibly difficult for me – too much empathy can be a handicap when you need to be objective and set boundaries. I think a more in-depth myers-briggs analysis would make that distinction, but this is just a quick and dirty test.

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