an old file that showed the results of a Myers-Briggs Personality test that I had
taken over fifteen years ago (and it seems like just yesterday….gulp!) Anyway,
the results were different than what they were when I tried the same test today. As a younger woman I’d scored an ENFP and I have
to admit to knowing why things have changed for me.
been an extrovert, I derive enjoyment from interaction with others. I watch
their idiosyncrasies, and I admit to using some of their foibles in my
characters. It helps me tremendously. I do know many authors who are introverts
and love using their imagination rather than real-life examples. Not me!
stayed the same and as an author I’m glad. I’d rather see the big picture than
deal with all that annoying small stuff. Of course one does have to edit…??
than thinking will never change. I admit to being a bit of a bubble head and it’s
too ingrained. People matter to me much more than ideals, and so I’m afraid I’ll
be stuck with this till the end.
changed is the last, from perceptive to judgment – and of that I am glad. Since I’ve become an
author, I’ve had to plan my days, and my characters days. To do this
properly it’s taken a lot of organization. I’ve had to become predictable in my
choices using sound judgment.
- E – Extraversion preferred to introversion: ENFJs often feel
motivated by their interaction with people. They tend to enjoy a wide
circle of acquaintances, and they gain energy in social situations
(whereas introverts expend energy).
- N – Intuition preferred to sensing: ENFJs tend to be more
abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture
rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate
- F – Feeling preferred to thinking: ENFJs tend to value
personal considerations above objective criteria. When making decisions,
they often give more weight to social implications than to logic.
- J – Judgment preferred to perception: ENFJs tend to plan
their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control
test. After all, many writers plan their
character’s roles from the day they’re born to the day they show up on the
page. Would you consider this as being a useful tool?
information could help anyone in their day to day life. Explain why they do the
things they do—make the choices they make. Marry the people they chose.
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