Someone in the office had a Show & Tell on MBTI Personality test. It’s interesting! The market-facing persons usually go through this test so they know how to deal with people well. Hm… I think not only the market-facing persons but all of us can go through this test to be able to handle relationship better *smile*.
Based on MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), there are 16 MBTI types. Guess, what type am I? I am an INFJ and I quote from The Myers & Brigss Foundation of persons with this personality.
Seek meaning and connection in ideas, relationships, and material possessions. Want to understand what motivates people and are insightful about others. Conscientious and committed to their firm values. Develop a clear vision about how best to serve the common good. Organized and decisive in implementing their vision. (Comment: Gue banget deh, he, he,…)
And this is the full version of INFJ (Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Feeling):
At Their Best
People with INFJ preferences have a gift for intuitively understanding complex meanings and human relationships. They have faith in their insights, which often take on a sense of sureness, of “knowing.” (Comment: True, true, very true.) They find they often empathically understand the feelings and motivations of people before the others are themselves aware of them. (Comment: Ih, ngeri,… psychic gitu?)
Characteristics of INFJs
INFJs seek meaning and connection in their lives and have little use for details unless the details verify their inner vision. They use their Intuition primarily internally, where they develop complex pictures and understandings. INFJs are likely to be
- insightful, creative, and visionary
- conceptual, symbolic, and metaphorical
- idealistic, complex, and deep
INFJs apply personal values and empathize to understand others and make decisions. They are loyal to people and institutions that exemplify their values. INFJs prefer to lead persuasively by sharing their vision. They are likely to be
- sensitive, compassionate, and empathic
- deeply committed to their values
INFJs want meaning and purpose in their work, their relationships, even their material possessions. They are invested in growth and development for themselves and significant others and are willing to consider unconventional paths to achieve these. They value the depth and complexity of their insights and creative gifts as well as those of others. They want to see these insights realized in the world.
How Others May See Them
INFJs readily show compassion and caring for others, but they share their internal intuitions only with those they trust. Others, then, may find them difficult to know. When they try to communicate their internal sense of “knowing,” they often express it metaphorically and with complexity. They especially value authenticity and commitment in relationships.
Though INFJs are usually reserved, they don’t hesitate to assert themselves when their values are violated. Then they can be persistent and insistent. Others usually experience INFJs as
- private and mysterious
- intense and individualistic
Potential Areas for Growth
Sometimes life circumstances have not supported INFJs in the development and expression of their Feeling and Intuitive preferences.
- If they’ve not developed their Feeling, INFJs may not have reliable ways of accomplishing their goals. Then their valuable insights and creativity stay locked inside.
- If they’ve not developed their Intuition, they may not take in enough information or take in only what fits with their internal pictures. Then, they will make ill-founded decisions based on distorted or limited information.
If INFJs do not find a place where they can use their gifts and be appreciated for their contributions, they usually feel frustrated and may
- not give others the information they used to arrive at a decision, and thus seem arbitrary,
- base their judgments on little data, on a sense of “knowing” that has little basic in reality,
- withdraw their energy and insight, and
- become resentful and critical.
It is natural for INFJs to give less attention to their non-preferred Sensing and Thinking parts. If they neglect these too much, however, they may
- be unable to verbalize their inner insights in a way that others can understand,
- fail to expose their insights to reason and practicality and end up following a vision that has little possibility to be realized, and
- become single-minded in pursuit of a vision.
Under great stress, INFJs may become obsessed with data they usually consider irrelevant or overindulge in Sensing activities such as watching TV reruns, overeating, or buying things with little meaning for them. (Comment: Hm… never watching TV reruns unless I like them very much. Never buying things with little meaning – for example: I bought C$3,000 matress in Toronto because I appreciated the client-service attitude of the salesman. Ho, ho, ho, that’s me. Overeating? Maybe… I wear size 6 now, used to be size 2. Well, sexy toh kayak penyanyi dangduts, he, he,…)
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