Always good to try to understand your own personality a little more isn’t it? I don’t study Psychology or anything, but I find it interesting to think about personality types and all that kinda stuff. I’m a sucker for a personality quiz too – they always seem to describe me so well, weirdly. Or maybe I’m just gullible, I don’t know. The Myers Briggs 16 personality types test is the most famous one so obviously I had to give that a shot! And guess what? ENFJ described me pretty damn well.
ENFJs ‘like to be liked and are quite sensitive to feedback both positive and negative’. Which is interesting, because it’s often those who are seen as extroverted who are also perceived to be tough and able to handle it. Seems to be a common thing with putting yourself out there online tbh – I watched one of Helen Anderson’s vlogs this week where she talked about this exact feeling. Having an extroverted, ‘share share share’ online personality somehow gives the impression that you’re hard as nails, yet according to the Myers Briggs test, extraversion and sensitivity go hand in hand. What a confusion. It’s 100% true in my case though – the smallest things can put a huge smile on my face just as brief comments can weigh on my mind far more than they should. I cry super easily and smile super easily.
EFNJs ‘can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously’ – another that I’d like to think I’m good at. I’d be exceptional at it, if procrastination didn’t get in the way. ‘One task at a time’ doesn’t suit me. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but I flit around and get distracted too easily to have one sole focus.
‘ENFJs are typically energetic and driven, and often have a lot on their plates‘. Yes yes yes yes yes. Most days, anyway. Driven by what exactly, I don’t know – enough asking what career I want! Driven by the hope to open as many doors open as possible is the best answer I can give. I’m somewhat driven by impatience too; the idea of getting ahead of the game appeals to me loads. Life’s too short to sit around and be lazy, you know?
ENFJs ‘tend to be optimistic and forward-thinking, intuitively seeing opportunity for improvement’. Well that explains the incessant wishlisting and goal-making.
ENFJs are ‘most likely of all types to believe in a higher spiritual power‘. Hmm. Have to say I really don’t fit this point at all. Nothing against people with spiritual beliefs whatsoever, but I’m happy believing we’re 100% autonomous and free from higher powers.
ENFJs are ‘affectionate and not stingy when it comes to showing affection and admiration‘. Can’t help it. I like hugs and holding hands and smiling. It’s the simplest things in life that make us happiest so I say max out on the affection because WHY NOT. Wear your heart on your sleeve; don’t let caution take chances away from you. It’s better to say “oh well” than “what if”. Not sure when this turned into a motivational speech…
ENFJs ‘struggle making hard decisions‘. Too right, it’s impossible to decide which jeans to wear in a morning. Seriously, what hope will I have in choosing a place to live when I’m older? Help me, please.
ENFJs are ‘most likely of all types to cope with stress by exercising’. Me to a T. I cope with stress by exercising, ranting, convincing myself it’ll somehow be fine, ranting again, and then tackling whatever is stressing me out. In that order, usually.
ENFJs are ‘highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others’ – goes hand in hand with being sensitive, I guess. I’ll usually be pretty quick to notice if something’s not quite right and ask what’s up.
Not sure what the hell this says about my personality… shoutout to my camera for doing all kinds of nice glowy things to my skin though! Love you G7X. <3
Enough about me – go take the test and tell me your result! Are you surprised by the summaries?
lily kate x