lately i have been attempting to better understand myself; my personality, my idiosyncrasies, my decisions and have found various personality tests quite informative; the myers briggs and the enneagram in particular.
i am not a person who puts faith into fortunes, luck, blood type or celestial signs; the position of the stars has absolutely no bearing on my personality. a persons personality traits are constructed, not something bestowed; seeing development through external factors such as: family, culture, community, location and experience. the tests i took were quite revealing, insomuch as the level of comparability of the results to myself; seemingly quite accurate.
upon further investigation, my results placed my as an intp on the myers briggs scale and a type five under the enneagram. these two results relate quite accurately, essentially one and the same.
i suppose that these tests have only really revealed that which i have already known about myself, yet was previously not verbalized.
You want to be intelligent, informed, knowledgeable and perceptive. More importantly, you want to be self-sufficient and not have the entanglements of obligation.
Private and solitary by nature, you like to be invisible until you are ready to reveal yourself. You tend to stay on the sidelines preferring to meet the world with your mind. You prefer to play the role of detached observer or investigator.
Studious and scholarly, you develop expertise in any area that is of interest to you, often in more than one field. You believe that knowledge is power and feel it is imperative that you be as a means of survival.
Avoiding the glaring light of scrutiny, you seek the safety of camouflage. When you feel that you lack intellect, you become withdrawn, isolated and reclusive.
You avoid standing out and/or being misinterpreted. You also avoid pretentious or ostentatious displays. You may find small talk or a brainstorming session at work to be an insufferable waste of time.
It is essential for your well being that your mind is clear, your life uncluttered, and that you have the autonomy to control your time.4 years ago