Personable Types

For some odd reason, when I ran randomly across this reference to personality tests on Halley’s Comment, it inspired me to take one myself. I came out what I seem to remember getting the last time I took it, which is INFJ, or “Counselor Idealist”. I think that is pretty durned accurate. Those of you who know me, does this sound like me?

The Counselor Idealists are abstract thought and speech, cooperative in reaching their goals, and directive and introverted in their interpersonal roles. Counselors focus on human potentials, think in terms of ethical values, and come easily to decisions. The small number of this type (little more than 2 percent) is regrettable, since Counselors have an unusually strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others and genuinely enjoy helping their companions. Although Counsleors tend to be private, sensitive people, and are not generally visible leaders, they nevertheless work quite intensely with those close to them, quietly exerting their influence behind the scenes with their families, friends, and colleagues. This type has great depth of personality; they are themselves complicated, and can understand and deal with complex issues and people.

It lost me on the woo-woo ESP stuff, though. Another different description of the type is here.

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One thought on “Personable Types”

  1. Wow, we are discussing in a year old post! I disagree, I’m really not much of a perfectionist. I’m more of a pragmatist. Getting things done in a suboptimal way but now is almost always preferred to not getting them done anywhere on the horizon.

    I’m also not sure about the horoscope effect. I looked at a few other things, and a lot of those didn’t sound like me. I guess the one diametrically opposed from me (which you one value away from) should sound as unlike me as possible.

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