Polar Opposites

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the Jung personality typology, but, a long time ago, I took an online test to see which type I was. It was just sheer boredom.

The result I got then was INTJ, which basically translates to being super rational and placing logic above everything. Which made sense. At that point in time, I was someone who wanted to almost completely erase emotion. It seemed pointless to put emotion into work, which was all I had.

Anyway, sometime this last week, I got bored and got it into my head to take the test again. I wanted to see if, with all the changes in my life, my result would change, too. Guess what it was?

ISFJ.

ISFJs are characterized above all by their desire to serve others, their “need to be needed.” In extreme cases, this need is so strong that standard give-and-take relationships are deeply unsatisfying to them; however, most ISFJs find more than enough with which to occupy themselves within the framework of a normal life.

There’s a lot more to that profile, but yeah. Massive difference. I don’t know if it’s an improvement or a regression, but I like where I am now. I’m getting more and more comfortable with who I am, which I honestly never thought would happen. I kind of always hoped to be this painfully awkward, quiet girl who gets people but can’t for the life of her talk to them.

In a lot of ways, I’m still that girl. I’m still someone who holds back what I want to say for the sake of those around me. But I don’t let people walk all over me. Not all the time, at least.

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