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The Nurturer

October 27, 2009

Apparently, that is me. “The Nurturer” is the nickname for the ISFJ personality type (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging), which is my result from taking the Myers-Briggs personality type test.

I’m not usually big on quizzes and tests, especially to describe my personality, but the Myers-Briggs stuff is at least consistent, and the written description of my ISFJ traits pretty accurately sums up a LOT about me. I’ve taken four or five different Myers-Briggs tests and EVERY time I get the exact same result: ISFJ, though borderline on the “F” to where I’m close to being an ISTJ (Thinking instead of Feeling). It’s almost creepy how all these different questions on different tests can yield the same result!

So here is what I like about my ISFJ self:
– “value harmony and cooperation”
– “constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away” Ronnie even teases me about my crazy detailed memory!
– “extremely dependable/strong sense of responsibility and duty”
– “great gift-giver”

And what I don’t like about myself:
– “ISFJ’s do not usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside. If they are negative feelings, they may build up inside the ISFJ until they turn into firm judgments against individuals which are difficult to unseed, once set.” Seriously? This is SO ME. How do they know me this well?
– “has a difficult time saying no when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened”
– “intensely dislike conflict”

Interesting stuff. Next up, I’m going to try and get Ronnie to take one of these tests. I’ve tried to guess what he might be, but I am stumped. I can’t even figure out if he’s an introvert or extrovert, which seems like it would be the most obvious. For now, I’m going to write my prediction for him: INTJ (Introvert, Intuition, Thinking, Judging)

Updated: Ronnie took the test and he is an……INTJ!!!!!!! OMG I’m so proud of myself for knowing my husband so well! And he’s a textbook case as well: INTJ: The Scientist.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2009 4:25 am

    Ryan Dale and Mat Owens are also INTJs, I believe. Erica’s an ISFJ. Me? I’m an INTP. I like to take things apart.

  2. October 27, 2009 3:10 pm

    I’ve never come up with any result other than INFP. I’m a perfectionist who likes to be left alone to think about stuff. Those crazy psychologists and their accurate profiling of people…

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