#TherapyTuesday: What Is Your Personality?

Ever done a personality test? I have. I did mine at 16Personalities.com and found out that my personality type is INFP.

Wikipedia defines Personality Tests as:

… a questionnaire or other standardized instrument designed to reveal aspects of an individual’s character or psychological makeup.

The INFP – Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving – are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

INFP personality

Being a part of the Diplomat (NF) personality group, INFPs are guided by their principles, rather than by logic (Analysts), excitement (Explorers), or practicality (Sentinels). When deciding how to move forward, they will look to honor, beauty, morality and virtue – INFPs are led by the purity of their intent, not rewards and punishments. People who share the INFP personality type are proud of this quality, and rightly so, but not everyone understands the drive behind these feelings, and it can lead to isolation.

Find out what your personality is! Let people know that you act the way you act because it is within you. Don’t do things to please others; do things to please you.

While the bible says “do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”, sometimes it is also nice to “do unto yourself as you would like others to do unto you”.

I might not be the most religious person out there…heck, I am non-religious! but I do ascribe to a few religious words here and there. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Don’t wait on others to tell you what to do, be yourself, do you!




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