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    Here is the link for the test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

    I am always an INTJ on these Myers-Briggs type of test, but this time it came up ISTJ. Perhaps I am feeling more "sensitive" than usual, hah!

    What are you?

    ISTJ
    Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
    by Joe Butt
    Profile: ISTJ
    Revision: 3.0
    Date of Revision: 27 Feb 2005


    "It is in keeping with tradition throughout our history that I should express simply and directly the opinions which I hold concerning some of the matters of present importance." --Herbert Hoover, Inaugural Address, Monday, March 4, 1929.

    ISTJs are often called inspectors. They have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility. They are noted for devotion to duty. Punctuality is a watchword of the ISTJ. The secretary, clerk, or business(wo)man by whom others set their clocks is likely to be an ISTJ.

    As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Effusive expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss.

    ISTJs are most at home with "just the facts, Ma'am." They seem to perform at highest efficiency when employing a step-by-step approach. Once a new procedure has proven itself (i.e., has been shown "to work,") the ISTJ can be depended upon to carry it through, even at the expense of their own health.

    ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments. But they usually keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked. And when asked, they don't mince words. Truth wins out over tact. The grim determination of the ISTJ vindicates itself in officiation of sports events, judiciary functions, or an other situation which requires making tough calls and sticking to them.

    His SJ orientation draws the ISTJ into the service of established institutions. Home, social clubs, government, schools, the military, churches -- these are the bastions of the SJ. "We've always done it this way" is often reason enough for many ISTJs. Threats to time-honored traditions or established organizations (e.g., a "run" on the bank) are the undoing of SJs, and are to be fought at all costs.

    Famous ISTJs:
    Thomas (Christ's disciple)

    U.S. Presidents:
    George Washington
    Andrew Johnson
    Benjamin Harrison
    Herbert Hoover
    George H. W. Bush


    Paul Coverdale (U.S. Senator, R-GA)
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee (U.S. Olympic athlete)
    Evander Holyfield, heavyweight boxing champion
     
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    Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
    by Joe Butt

    Profile: ENFJ
    Revision: 3.0
    Date of Revision: 23 Feb 2005

    ENFJs are the benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. But it's usually not meant as manipulation -- ENFJs generally believe in their dreams, and see themselves as helpers and enablers, which they usually are.

    ENFJs are global learners. They see the big picture. The ENFJs focus is expansive. Some can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously. Many ENFJs have tremendous entrepreneurial ability.

    ENFJs are, by definition, Js, with whom we associate organization and decisiveness. But they don't resemble the SJs or even the NTJs in organization of the environment nor occasional recalcitrance. ENFJs are organized in the arena of interpersonal affairs. Their offices may or may not be cluttered, but their conclusions (reached through feelings) about people and motives are drawn much more quickly and are more resilient than those of their NFP counterparts.

    ENFJs know and appreciate people. Like most NFs, (and Feelers in general), they are apt to neglect themselves and their own needs for the needs of others. They have thinner psychological boundaries than most, and are at risk for being hurt or even abused by less sensitive people. ENFJs often take on more of the burdens of others than they can bear.

    TRADEMARK: "The first shall be last"

    This refers to the open-door policy of ENFJs. One ENFJ colleague always welcomes me into his office regardless of his own circumstances. If another person comes to the door, he allows them to interrupt our conversation with their need. While discussing that need, the phone rings and he stops to answer it. Others drop in with a 'quick question.' I finally get up, go to my office and use the call waiting feature on the telephone. When he hangs up, I have his undivided attention!

    Functional Analysis: Extraverted Feeling

    Extraverted Feeling rules the ENFJ's psyche. In the sway of this rational function, these folks are predisposed to closure in matters pertaining to people, and especially on behalf of their beloved. As extraverts, their contacts are wide ranging. Face-to-face relationships are intense, personable and warm, though they may be so infrequently achieved that intimate friendships are rare.

    Introverted iNtuition

    Like their INFJ cousins, ENFJs are blessed through introverted intuition with clarity of perception in the inner, unconscious world. Dominant Feeling prefers to find the silver lining in even the most beggarly perceptions of those in their expanding circle of friends and, of course, in themselves. In less balanced individuals, such mitigation of the unseemly eventually undermines the ENFJ's integrity and frequently their good name. In healthier individuals, deft use of this awareness of the inner needs and desires of others enables this astute type to win friends, influence people, and avoid compromising entanglements.

    The dynamic nature of their intuition moves ENFJs from one project to another with the assurance that the next one will be perfect, or much more nearly so than the last. ENFJs are continually looking for newer and better solutions to benefit their extensive family, staff, or organization.

    Extraverted Sensing

    Sensing is extraverted. ENFJs can manage details, particularly those necessary to implement the prevailing vision. These data have, however, a magical flexible quality. Something to be bought can be had for a song; the same something is invaluable when it's time to sell. (We are not certain, but we suspect that such is the influence of the primary function.) This wavering of sensory perception is made possible by the weaker and less mature status with which the tertiary is endowed.

    Introverted Thinking

    Introverted Thinking is least apparent and most enigmatic in this type. In fact, it often appears only when summoned by Feeling. At times only in jest, but in earnest if need be, Thinking entertains as logical only those conclusions which support Feeling's values. Other scenarios can be shown invalid or at best significantly inferior. Such "Thinking in the service of Feeling" has the appearance of logic, but somehow it never quite adds up.

    Introverted Thinking is frequently the focus of the spiritual quest of ENFJs. David's lengthiest psalm, 119, pays it homage. "Law," "precept," "commandment," "statute:" these essences of inner thinking are the mysteries of Deity for which this great Feeler's soul searched.

    Famous ENFJs:

    David, King of Israel
    U.S. Presidents:
    Abraham Lincoln
    Ronald Reagan

    William Cullen Bryant, poet
    Abraham Maslow, psychologist and proponent of self-actualization
    Ross Perot
    Sean Connery
    Elizabeth Dole
    Francois Mitterand
    Dick Van Dyke
    Andy Griffith
    James Garner
    William Aramony, former president of United Way
    Gene Hackman (Superman, Antz)
    Dennis Hopper (Speed)
    Brenda Vaccaro
    Craig T. Nelson (Coach)
    Diane Sawyer (Good Morning America)
    Randy Quaid (Bye Bye, Love; Independence Day)
    Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive)
    Kirstie Alley ("Cheers," Look Who's Talking movies)
    Michael Jordan, NBA basketball player
    Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean)
    Oprah Winfrey
    Bob Saget America's Funniest Home Videos, Full House
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Seinfeld")
    Ben Stiller (The Royal Tenenbaums)
    Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts quarterback
    Matthew McConaughey (The Wedding Planner)
    Pete Sampras, Tennis Champion
    Lauren Graham ("Gilmore Girls")
    Ben Affleck (The Sum Of All Fears)
    John Cusack (High Fidelity)
    Fictional ENFJs:

    Joe Hackett, Wings
     
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    Heh, the other explanation called the profile a 'Mastermind'! :laugh:

     
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    Your Type is
    ENFJ
    Extroverted Intuitive Feeling Judging
    Strength of the preferences %
    33 62 75 11

    This is what I always get on these types of tests.
     
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    Your Type is
    ISTJ

    You are:

    * slightly expressed introvert
    * slightly expressed sensing personality
    * distinctively expressed thinking personality
    * very expressed judging personality
     
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    Just like my daddy. :)
     
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    Gotta love me.:D
     
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    What a sucky test. It was almost dead-on! But I disagreed with a lttle bit of it. Then again maybe it is right & I'm wrong. :cof:
     
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    What was your personality type?
     
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    I was afraid someone would ask.
    ISFJs are often unappreciated, at work, home, and play. Ironically, because they prove over and over that they can be relied on for their loyalty and unstinting, high-quality work, those around them often take them for granted--even take advantage of them.......
    While their work ethic is high on the ISFJ priority list, their families are the centers of their lives. ISFJs are extremely warm and demonstrative within the family circle--and often possessive of their loved ones, as well. When these include Es who want to socialize with the rest of the world, or self-contained ITs, the ISFJ must learn to adjust to these behaviors and not interpret them as rejection.......
    Like most Is, ISFJs have a few, close friends. They are extremely loyal to these, and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment's notice. (However, like most Fs they hate confrontation; if you get into a fight, don't expect them to jump in after you. You can count on them, however, run and get the nearest authority figure.) Unlike with EPs, the older the friendship is, the more an ISFJ will value it. One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven't known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. .....

    The part that I disagreed with was that it said that when it comes to gift giving for birthdays & Christmas, that I may tend to get them what I want, not what they want. That just is just sooooo untrue. I've busted my hump trying to get the people in my life, exactly what they want. So much so, that I have let them go and pick out what they want, & I just pay for it. That way, they were never disappointed. Of course they had to wait til the day to get it.
     

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