all i wanted to do was write this post.
all i wanted to do was write this post and i: 1. got distracted by a guest post on jenni’s blog that led me into online celebrity gossip articles, which told me way more than i ever needed or wanted to know about a great many famous people.
all i wanted to do was write this post and i: 2. tagged two relevant posts so i could link to them both conveniently, deleted two drafts, and then realized, all of a sudden, that i had deleted the first two posts as well since they were still selected.
i cried (and i mean i sobbed, people. sobbed) and said just about every swearword i knew. these weren’t just any posts. they were part of my 31 days series from last october.
i was crushed. i was downright shattered. (i still am.)
i managed to pull myself together enough to google how to recover my content and glory hallelujah, i found the cached versions of my posts. so i was able to recover the html of those posts and re-publish them along with screenshots of the comments. so really, i haven’t lost any content… but it isn’t the same as when those posts were originally published. and you had better believe i backed up my blog IMMEDIATELY. i cannot have this happen again, primarily for my own sanity.
all that to say, thank heaven i tried to be funny in the post i wrote yesterday for today’s blogtember because i will get a huge kick out of myself being absolutely ridiculous when i look back on this day.
myers-briggs: INTJintrovert, intuitive, thinking, judging
i’ve mentioned before my great affinity for personality tests. i love, love, love them. i think they’re incredibly illuminating for both the person taking it and for those who know the results. they’re really like knowing someone’s love language; if you know how to love them you know how to pour into them better. if you know someone’s personality types (be it mbti or the enneagram or whatever), you know better how to interact with and love on them (and shoot, if you know their personality types and their love languages probably only God knows that person better than you. seriously).
i’ve even stated before i think everyone should have their myers-briggs tattooed on their forehead, and i still stand by that. it would oh-so-helpful.
i took the test for mine again even though i was fairly sure it wouldn’t tell me anything different than it ever has before. and it didn’t. i am still as intj as i was the day i first took the test. that’s reassuring. i mean, i found out unlike my compatriots augustus caesar and hannibal i am not in control of an empire or even an army. so that was disappointing, but i’m over it.
(seriously, though, WHERE IS MY EMPIRE?)
what did crack me up about my results was that i only moderately prefer each of the types over the other. so i only moderately prefer introversion over extroversion. i only moderately prefer intuition over sensing. i only moderately prefer thinking over feeling and i only moderately prefer judging over perceiving.
i would say this is largely accurate except i am always on the extremes of feeling and thinking and also i’m so introverted it’s a wonder i can step outside my house every day much less function normally. i just have all the thoughts and all the feels happening on all the neurons which means i usually can’t handle being with all the people.
i read susan cain’s quiet and she talks about sensitivity as well as introversion and extroversion. i’m what’s called a highly sensitive introvert, not because i have thin skin (i don’t), but because i pay attention to and am distracted by every darn thing happening everywhere in my sphere of influence. and then because i am a thinker i have to analyze it upside down, backwards, inside out, and in nine alien languages. and by alien i mean extraterrestrial, not foreign. because analyzing in terrestrial languages would be severe underachievement.
and INTJs are perfectionists who never underachieve!
except for a select few who don’t have empires. not that i’m naming names or anything…