Confessions

Confession #2: What’s your personality type?

I recently mentioned my personality type on my previous blog post and thus, it prompts me to talk about personality types. I find this topic interesting, so I figured to share mine and discover yours.

Not sure yet what’s your personality type? You may want to discover yours by taking this MBTI TEST and share with me the results.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle

I took the test a year ago out of desperation to completely understand myself. Yes, I am that confused and frustrated with my complexity and desperately in need to understand everything about myself. For 22 years of my existence, I’ve always felt different and misunderstood…until I took the test and be classified as an INFJ.

“The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world.” 

I spent my life searching for answers and now I’m glad to become able to understand the way I think & behave, and why I often feel as though many do not understand me. To be considered the rarest personality type is indeed tough, no wonder why my struggles are totally different from others’.

I love being around with people because I value connections. However, there are a lot of instances when I find myself achingly wanted to go out of the crowd, go home, be alone, recharge myself and think about those people’s behavior towards each other. Nonetheless, I would love to stay if I have a deep and meaningful conversation with someone.

I spend most of my time thinking through deep and complex matters. I, therefore, loathe shallow conversations but enjoy a rich and meaningful talk. I sincerely care about you, your thoughts, feelings, and insights are valuable to me.

Here are some facts about an INFJ: (Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Juging)

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“INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types.”

“INFJ is as genuinely warm as they are complex. INFJs hold a special place in the heart of people who they are close to, who are able to see their special gifts and depth of caring. INFJs are concerned for people’s feelings, and try to be gentle to avoid hurting anyone. They are very sensitive to conflict, and cannot tolerate it very well. Situations which are charged with conflict may drive the normally peaceful INFJ into a state of agitation or charged anger. They may tend to internalize conflict into their bodies, and experience health problems when under a lot of stress.”

I fully agree with their definition, and I’m glad that my discovery somehow lessened the burden within me. I believe not all INFJs are exactly the same, but as an INFJ myself, for us these four letters is a life-changing. We feel delighted and normal after we have discovered that we are not alone and that there is an explanation as to why we have always felt isolated, misunderstood and different.

 

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How about you? What’s your personality type? I dare you to blog about it. 🙂

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12 Comments

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    Richel V.
    January 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I just took the test and it seems like I’m against myself when choosing the answer! Hahaha. I mostly seem undecisive so I’m not sure if I got the correct result. I got INFP or the mediator. Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, and Prospective. I actually disagree with the Feeling one. I know I did a test like this months ago and I sent the results to my email so I’ll go check out if they’re matching. I might just blog about something like this in the future, too! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Richel V.
    January 21, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I just saw my result from my mail’s archive. I was INTJ-T in that test or the architect. Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging, Turbulent. I agree with this result more, lol!

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      Jonine
      February 11, 2016 at 3:49 am

      oh, i love this personality. I agree with the result based on how I’ve known you by following your blog ❤️

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    Corinne
    January 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I’ve taken this test so many times because I always forget to write down my type, haha!

    Corinne x

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      Jonine
      February 11, 2016 at 3:42 am

      that actually happened to me twice, haha

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    Mimi Gonzales
    January 28, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I’ll take this test later, too. I’m somehow in a phase where I really want to get to know myself even better. Yours sounds like a good thing though because you’re deemed as a unique individual albeit always misunderstood. Somehow, I know, you’re a perfectly good person to meet and be friends with 🙂

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      Jonine
      February 6, 2016 at 2:41 am

      Try it, Mimi! And i would love to know yours ☺️.

      Yeah, Infj personality sounds like a good thing, because it is indeed a wonderful personality, i love the hearts of INFJs, however our rare and complex inner lives make us feel misunderstood a lot.

      Btw, Thank you, Mimi! I appreciate your words! ☺️❤️

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    Dyanne Pauline
    February 6, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I used to be an INFJ too. If I can only go back to that personality, I really would. Since you guys are rare, I feel like INFJs have the best personality. But of course every personality is good in their own way. I just have a small biased preference on my old personality. Hahaha! I’m glad you were able to get to know yourself through this test tho. They really help lalo na on times when we don’t even understand our own selves anymore. 🙂

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      Jonine
      February 11, 2016 at 3:35 am

      You were? I’m glad to know that! But i didnt know that we can change our personality type, cos as far as i know we will always go back to our basic personality type.

      Thank you, Dyanne. It helps a lot to feel understood ❤️

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    Da Dominguez
    July 25, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Took the test a few weeks ago and my results were: INFP-T. Actually blogged about it, too. Hehe. Here’s the link if you want to drop by: http://www.thediaryqueen.com/2016/06/extroverted-introvert.html
    Love how each personality is unique on its own and that a lot of people are learning to accept and understand it. <3

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      Jonine
      July 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Hello, Da. I just checked it out, and I love your personality 🙂 thank you so much for dropping by 🙂

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    Marion Kit
    September 13, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I agree with Dyanne Pauline. Yes, we can change our personality type. Personality can be developed. If we have this type of personality now, it does not mean we are always like that or this for the rest of our life. Each personality types have strong and weak side or positive and negative side. Each weak side of our personality can be developed into something positive. I was once an introvert (having strong and weak side) but I realized that being a such will never helped me live life as what it is ought to be. So, I have to overcome that weaknesses of “intro” and tried to developed the positive side of the “extro”. I am still an intro yet an extro.

    Each human being have all the personality types in him/her but only one personality becomes dominant. Personality types are our guide on how to deal and handle our self and other certain personalities. Each personalities harmonizes with other personalities. Type 1 personalities in Enneagram Personality Types are bossy/head level are better if they are assigned as leaders. Type 3 personalities are the center of attraction and loves reward thus effective as salesmen/speakers/entertainers. Let them work together and it will have a good result if treated properly. Yet, it does not mean that type 1 can’t be an effective salesmen and type 3 can’t be an effective leader.

    If our personality type today is like this, let’t not box-in our personality type that “I am like this and I can’t be like that”. . . personality develops as we grow 😀 What ever personalities we have, let’s be thankful about it and waht is important, we have to live our life by following God’s Ways and be who we are.

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