Sunday, August 26, 2007

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Me

Fellow Misfit, Michelle, jumped onto the Personality Test bandwagon and, not to be outdone, I took the test, too. Here's the results:
Click to view my Personality Profile page
You'll notice I'm considered Extroverted (not a surprise to anyone who knows me) and that I'm an ENFP or an Advocate. Here's more information on that personality according to the Myers Briggs people:

ENFPs are introspective, values-oriented, inspiring, social and extremely expressive. They actively send their thoughts and ideas out into the world as a way to bring attention to what they feel to be important, which often has to do with ethics and current events. ENFPs are natural advocates, attracting people to themselves and their cause with excellent people skills, warmth, energy and positivity. ENFPs are described as creative, resourceful, assertive, spontaneous, life-loving, charismatic, passionate and experimental.

Okay, so I don't understand what they mean by actively sending out thoughts and ideas. I do pray about things--thoughts and ideas--and discuss them with my Abba so perhaps that counts. The rest sounds nice--I do enjoy hearing nice things about me or rather people like me:-) And apparently there are people like me to varying degrees. ENFPs make up about 5.5% of the population. This is a list of "famous" ENFP-ers.

Famous ENFPs

Real ENFP People

* Alicia Silverstone - actress (Clueless), fashion model
* Andy Kaufman - American entertainer
* Andy Rooney - television writer
* Bill Cosby - actor, comedian, activist
* Bill Moyers - journalist, commentator
* Bob Dylan - singer-songwriter, musician
* Buster Keaton - silent film comic actor
* Carol Burnett - comedian
* Charles Dickens - English novelist
* Dave Thomas - businessman (Wendy's), philanthropist
* Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geise) - writer, cartoonist
* Franz Joseph Haydn - composer
* James Dobson - evangelical psychologist
* Joseph Campbell - writer, orator
* King Jordan - deaf president of Gallaudet University
* Lewis Grizzard - humorist
* Martin Short - Canadian actor, comedian
* Paul Harvey - radio broadcaster
* Paul Robeson - actor, athlete, singer, writer, activist
* Phil Donahue - TV personality
* Regis Philbin - TV personality
* Robin Williams - actor
* Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) - writer
* Sandra Bullock - actress
* Sinbad - actor, comedian
* Upton Sinclair - author, investigative journalist
* Will Rogers - Comedian

Fictional ENFPs (Characters)

* Ariel - The Little Mermaid
* Balki - Perfect Strangers
* Dr. Doug Ross - ER
* Lara Antipova - Doctor Zhivago
* Steve Urkel - Family Matters
* Will - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

And, good news! Among the various possible career matches for ENFPs are the areas I've spent my time and energy--actor, church worker, teacher, and writer. Hmmm.

You'll also notice that under the Multiple Intelligence portion, I scored highest in the verbal area. Not a surprise there, either.

The tests didn't take very long and actually made me think a little more about how I feel about things. If you'd like to try this--and it is free--click here.

And no matter your personality, abundant blessings!

PS Thank Michi!


Heather said...

You're the same as Balki! Oh, now we do the dance of joy!

Heather said...

For the record, I'm INFP, which is shared with Audrey Hepburn and Anne of Green Gables (huh) (also Albert Schweizer and ET), and I tied for verbal and musical with naturalist coming in next.

Crystal Warren Miller said...

Oh, wow, Jen, I love these things. I'm going to take it and see what happens. I've done something similar and now I can't remember my letters (it was on my crashed computer--not sure if I saved the files...)

Anyway, I'll try it and be back!

Anonymous said...

Hey JC...does this sound like anyone you know?

ISFJ - The "Defender" Myers-Briggs Personality Types (Free Test)

ISFJs are traditional, loyal, quiet and kind. They are very sensitive to other people's needs because they are very observant. They have rich inner thoughts and emotions. They value stability and cultural norms. They are very adept at giving attention to detail. They do not seek positions of authority.

Jenny said...

Heather--we can do the dance of joy once I get to Dallas :-) And definitely I see the Anne-with-an-E girl influence with you.
Crystal, I'd love to see your letters--hope you will post them. Also, email me again--not sure you're getting my emails.
Hey Anonymous, sure sounds like this pastor of prayer I know--a realy prayer warrior ("defender") :-D