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I like to consider myself an organized person, and I know many people would agree with me. However, true to the INFJ personality type, there is a part of me that will never be tidy.

Such is my constant struggle with my room. I feel like for the most part my room strives to achieve a moderately messy state. What usually happens is that I will clean it up to a sparkle, and within days there is a backlash, and suddenly it is 10 times messier than it was before I cleaned it.

It is like it’s trying to compensate for the fact that it was clean for a little while, so it has to be extra messy to make up for lost time. Tidiness is a constant battle.

Scott says that I should not worry about it; I should just relax and admit to myself that it is the way I am, and move on with my life. That certainly would save a lot of fret, I will admit, but sometimes accepting some truth about yourself can be more difficult than accepting a total stranger for who they are.

Maybe it is just the build-up of scoldings for being messy I have endured growing up, or just some weird cultural thing. Or maybe it stirs my logical side to battle. My room should be as organized as my inbox or my project binder. Resist! Resist!

Oh, what that I could just accept myself and thrive in my disarray!

Personality Inventories Part II

So here’s a follow up to a few posts ago, I’m reviewing what people said before the comments get lost forever. To recap, these are the sentences from the INFJ description that people pegged as super-me.

Robat picked: INFJs have vivid imaginations

Scott cheated because he didn’t pick a sentence 😛

Brendan picked: they have convoluted, complex personalities which sometimes puzzle even them.

Dave picked: It is an INFJ who is likely to have visions of human events past, present, or future (even though he’s the one who writes stories and plays that tell the future!)

Ken picked: They have an unusually rich inner life, but they are reserved and tend not to share their reactions except with those they trust.

Meanwhile, here are my picks for those who gave types.

Scott: They are the supreme pragmatists, who see reality as something which is quite arbitrary and made up

Brendan: INFJs like to please others and tend to contribute their own best efforts in all situations.

Ken: INTPs are relatively easy-going and amenable to most anything until their principles are violated, about which they may become outspoken and inflexible. They prefer to return, however, to a reserved albeit benign ambiance, not wishing to make spectacles of themselves.

Dave didn’t give me a type and there are so many IN– types that I couldn’t pin anything down for Robat, but if you guys want to give me specifics, then I’ll go back on it.

Personality Inventories

At my highschool (and consequently now, my workplace), your senior year on testing day when everyone is taking annoying prep standardized tests and whatnot, you get to take the Myers-Briggs personality inventory. Yes yes, I know, it’s not exact and “I’m an exception” and how dare they try to categorize people and snark snark snark. Now that all that’s aside, I enjoyed taking this my senior year. I’ve taken it “unofficially” several times since, and always get pretty much the same thing. It’s just fun to read about the types and see the people you know within them and be like “ohhhhhhh!”

Anyway, the current seniors just took it on Wednesday, so on Thursday they had all the faculty and staff members wear a sticker with their type if they wanted, so the students could wander by and see us and be like “ohhhhhhhh!” I don’t see much of the students, but I kept my eyes peeled for any INFJs. We are an elusive type, apparently.

Anyway, I have a lot of fun with this, and I love reading and seeing if what they say is accurate about people I know. So here is a game, yes? Go to this site and read about my type (INJF) and find a sentence in the description that pops out to you, one that you are convinced was written specifically about me, it is so accurate. Then comment with the sentence so I can see.


If you’ve taken the Myers-Briggs, tell me what your type is and I’ll go looking for you, and do the same, because I am nosey and love stuff like this. (if you’ve not taken it and would like to, you can google “Myers Briggs” or “Jungian Personality Test” and find a number of online versions. I’m pretty sure they are all mostly the same. Here’s one…