Posted by on Aug 25, 2007 in Blogging, Personal | 9 comments

Although I’ve seen this floating around the blogosphere, I’ve been curious to take it myself since seeing it first at Grace’s site.

 

Click to view my Personality Profile page

For personality type, I’m an ENPF, an Advocate.  According to this test, "ENFPs are introspective, values-oriented, inspiring, social and extremely expressive.
They actively send their thoughts and ideas out into the world as a way to bring attention to
what they feel to be important, which often has to do with ethics and current events.
ENFPs are natural advocates, attracting people to themselves and their cause with
excellent people skills, warmth, energy and positivity. ENFPs are described as
creative, resourceful, assertive, spontaneous, life-loving, charismatic,
passionate and experimental." 

Without taking time to read through all the other types, this seems about right for me; obviously, with exception, but not too far off, either.

Probably the funniest thing to me, though, is the apparent company I "keep"–other famous ENFPs include (among others) Carol Burnett, Bill Cosby, Sandra Bullock, Lewis Grizzard, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Bob Dylan and………James Dobson.  Interesting and somewhat amusing list, yes?

For the Multiple Intelligences side, it’s not a surprise (to me) to score high in Verbal/Linguistic and Interpersonal; it is a bit odd that the next highest category is InTRApersonal.  Extroverted AND introverted?  Comparing the characteristics of those two lists, no wonder my husband calls me "complex" (please note: complex is NOT the same thing as high maintenance…).

Verbal/Linguistic Common Characteristics

  • Notices grammatical mistakes (yep)
  • Often speaks of what they have read (yep)
  • Likes to use "fancy" words (weeelll…if the shoe fits…)
  • Loves word games (Scrabble, anyone?)
  • Cherishes their book collection (they are "little trophies", aren’t they?)
  • Easily remembers quotes and famous sayings (maybe not easily, but I like ’em)
  • Likes puns and rhymes (Reigning Limerick Queen, aren’t I?)
  • Enjoys writing (check)
  • Enjoys foreign language (can’t speak ’em, love to listen even though I no not what they say)
  • Always enjoyed English class (A’s in every one.  Maybe.)

Interpersonal Common Characteristics: 
Empathetic, Extraverted, Enjoy social events, Love groups and crowds, Enjoying teaching others, Have many friends, Enjoy team sports, Like to counsel others, Love meeting new people, Cooperative in groups, Sensitive to others’ moods

Interpersonal Common Characteristics:  Introverted,
Prefers working alone, Philosophical, Self-aware, Perfectionistic,
Often thinks of self-employment, Enjoys journaling, Intuitive,
Independent, Spends time thinking and reflecting, Likes learning about self

If you decide to take these, let me know…I’d love to know entirely too much more about you. 🙂  Make sure to include your blog URL and I’ll link back to you here.

Karen (Praise the Lord and Pass the Prozac)
Debbie  (at her Melon Patch)
Michelle (Just a Minute)
Karmyn (Dreaming What Ifs)
Kris (On Foreign Soil)
Tiger Lamb Girl