The personality type that was indicated from my completion of the MBTI puzzle is introvert, sensing, feeling, and judging (ISFJ).
In the book Earth Girl, by Janet Edwards, eighteen-year-old Jarra falls into the ISTP category of the Myers-Briggs type indicator (MBTI), a personality system. According to the MBTI, all personalities fall into one of the sixteen different types, one of them being the ISTP. Each MBTI type has four basic functions: a dominant function, a supporting or auxiliary function, and two weaker, developing functions.
According to the MBTI test (HumanMetrics.com), I am an INTJ, which Wikipedia says is pretty rare (2-4% of the population). The MBTI test also had the percentage of each characteristic; in my case, I was 39% I, 19% N, 19% T, and 39% J. This means that I am only slightly an INTJ, and is somewhat middle-of-the-road on each of the four characteristics. For example, among close friends and family, I am quite extroverted and talk quite a lot. In addition, sometimes I am strongly affected by emotions, such as when watching tragedy movies. I would absolutely agree that I am an INTJ, a “systems builder” and “architect”, relying on reason and logic to solve problems. I identify with the self-confidence, being reserved, and perfectionist aspects of INTJ. I wonder if Myers-Briggs Type is partially influenced by culture or parenting. For example, many Asian cultures have the idea that you have two ears and one mouth, so you should talk less and listen more, thus being more reserved, which I think has been a shaping factor in my personality. In contrast,
Thinking back on all my past reading and writing experiences, I have always hated writing but loved reading. Writing for me was always a struggle and felt like a chore because I would try to write my story based on what I thought the teacher wanted to hear, until I read the book Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. The way that Rupi Kaur wrote her book Milk and Honey changed the way that I viewed my style of writing.
When I took the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, my result was the description of ISTJs, Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging. From these results, ISTJs are inspectors with an acute awareness of what is right and wrong, especially when it relates to their interests or responsibility. This assessment does resemble my personality without a doubt. The ISTJs process a devotion to duty, and their motto is punctuality. I agree I have a dedication to duty and am a stickler for punctuality with the exception to reasonable cause. I like to be at places on time, and hate running late. I like to finish projects ahead of schedule. I cannot stand waiting for a person that is running behind without a good reason. It also annoys me if I must work with an individual who constantly
I performed the assessment on January 26th at 9pm, and the assessment is an abbreviation for "Myers–Briggs Type Indicator.” It describes people by dividing several categories such as “Extraversion or Introversion”, “Sensing or Intuition”, “Thinking or Feeling”, and “Judging or Perceiving.” As for me, the result is “ISTJ” which are introversion, sensing, thinking, and judging.
Fitting in. In other words “to fit in.” How can two simple words influence society and hold such weight over adolescents and even adults? Though my mind can’t understand the idea of what this phrase truly means, these words genuinely took a toll on me for a period of time during my semester here at Stony. If someone asked me what fitting in meant two years ago, I would have responded stating that “in order to “fit in,” you must have a lot of friends, do things you might not be comfortable with in order to please someone or a group, be skinny, wear make-up, wearing expensive clothing so that you won’t be considered a bump, etc. On the other hand, if someone asked me what fitting in means today, I would say there is no need to go through all of
There are many different aspects to consider when an individual is trying to see what career best suits them and who they are as a person. Some people are very strong and confident in who they are and what aspirations they want to see accomplished in their lives. Others are not so sure of themselves or have no direction in where they would like to see themselves after high school or college. In these extreme cases, one concept that people use that assist individuals in finding themselves and what they want to do with their life is by taking the Myers Briggs assessment. I took the Myers Briggs test and found it extremely interesting due to the personality traits that were given to me. I was given the traits ISFJ, which stands for introverted,
The first time I took the test, I was only an S by one point, 14 for sensing versus 13 for intuition. This time, I was only an N more than an S by 5 points. This tells me that depending on situations, by preferences change. I am not always an S or and N. Compared to my F preferences, which make it very clear that I am a feeling type rather than a thinking type. Both tests gave me obvious results that I am more of a feeler than a thinker when it comes to my natural instincts. My I, introversion, and J, judging, are both slight scores, meaning again that my preferences come out in certain situations and are not always how I react or think about a situation.
Perhaps one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make in my life so far was whether to not to go on a mission for my church. This decision was about more than choosing love over religion, but about what it would mean for my life.
Without support and acknowledgement it is relatively hard for growth to take place. When a young developing mind has questions that go unanswered it is very hard for them to want to ask questions as they mature. From a young age I disliked writing. To this day I despise the task. I remember always asking “why is writing necessary and useful to me?” and regularly receiving the answer “because you must”. Throughout my life certain teachers have expanded my desire to write but nevertheless I lose the passion to write when I move along with my academic career.
From 2014 until now I have witnessed several of my younger siblings graduate before me. The bittersweet moment of seeing someone younger than you doing better, is a strong moment. You can either let it demotivate you or you overcome it . John Wooden once said,”Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be". I declared myself as a failure in 2014 because I was suppose to graduate from a traditional high school. I attended Urban Prep Academy. Urban Prep is known for having a one hundred percent graduation rate and it made me ashamed that I defied that statistic. My mother demanded a high school diploma from all her children. My fear of letting her down was overwhelming and led me to detour from my goal. Although, I have encountered obstacles
Expressive writing is a tool that people can utilize now and for the rest of their lives. It teaches people how to express themselves and understand how they can use their current situation to overcome future stressful situations. Ciotti explains that writing about a certain topic for a period of time allows people to “build off of older thoughts” and utilize life kong ideas that were previously written down. Cruder, when asked how writing about traumatic events motivates her says, “writing inspires me to not let upsetting life events control me.” Writing has the same effect on many others as well. In the novel, Expressive Writing: Words That Heal. Enumclaw, written by James Pennebaker and James Frank Evans, doctors in Psychology, it is accounted
Myers Briggs test is an indicator how well you are at being able to, perceive and make decisions. Extraversion versus introversion, Extraversion, weather you direct your energy towards the outer world of people, events and things. Introversion when you direct your energy towards inner world of thoughts, feelings and reflections. My preference is Extraversion I'm a very outgoing person and much things do not bother me. Sensing versus Intuition, how you perceive the world and take in information. Sensing, facts and reality, and Intuition possibilities and potential. I have slight preference sensing over intuition. Thinking versus feeling, logic and truth. Feeling is, our values and how well our relationships are. I have moderate preference of
As I began the journey of returning to school, one of my biggest fears, was the writing aspect in the classes. The fear of reading and writing has never been a strong quality; however, I have never able to successfully be creative in the way I learn. I understand my weaknesses and when I need to focus on my strengths. I am constantly learning new ways, skills, and tools to utilize to continue to grow as a writer.