Any INFJ's out there?
So for those of you that don't have a clue what I'm on about please read on :o)
One little tool (if you could call it that) that I discovered a few years back really helped me in my quest to working out who I was amongst the millions of other souls out there was a personality test called the Myers-Briggs personality type. There are a lot of free online tests out there that can give you "your type", usually consisting of 70-100 multiple choice questions.
I did a few of them and they all came back as infj so I suppose this would be "my type". I had always thought somehow that I was an extrovert for most of my life as I was good at parties, could throw down a joke or two and mix well with anyone...or so I thought. But even though I thought I was this crazy extrovert I knew deep down that I craved the solace of my own space and needed "recovery time" after big social gatherings.
I always put this down to being an only child but I always felt somehow odd about the way I felt, as though I was this kind of Arty extrovert that had to uphold this persona. My dilemmas brought me to the internet and I came across the Myers-Briggs type indicator test which was very life changing for me.
I felt such a sense of relief when I realised that I was actually an introvert all along as I had battled with such conflicting ideas and feelings for so much of my youth. I won't go into the nuts and bolts of my temperament etc, but my personality type was described so well in terms of what made me tick and how I felt versus how I responded to people that I was finally able to see who I was. In a personality sense that is :o)
So I urge you all to go and take a peek into your personality type and I hope it can help you as much as it helped me :o)