I normally don't post quiz results in my journal, but this one seems relevant to what's going on in my life lately. I find the results interesting since I experience a lot of internal conflict about setting goals for my life. I think sometimes my personality is much too complex for my own good. I'm a bit surprised at match number 2--I know that I can do computer work and logical things, but I don't really enjoy them or think they would make good long-term career choices for me. I wish I had had the server give me five results instead of four. I suspect that my fifth would have suggested that I would make a good composer--I found myself relating well to Guidingpaws' results.
Comments in brackets are mine.
Your #1 Match: INFJ
You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.
[I'm having to learn to allow this part of my personality to dominate--I've spent too many years being the duty fulfiller because it's what I thought I was supposed to do. I enjoy teaching but don't do well in a school setting. I also love learning about nutrition and alternative medicine... Maybe things I could write about?]
Your #2 Match: INTJ
You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.
Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.
You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.
Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.
[Hmm... I'm not very organized outwardly--my parents would say that I'm not organized at all judging by the appearance of certain areas of my house. But the spaces I use are quite methodically organized--this is something my dad and I have in common. Yes, I am good at problem-solving. I wouldn't say that I befriend only people who are like me, but I do tend to gravitate toward people who are more like me than different and I don't relate well at all to people with whom I have nothing in common.]
Your #3 Match: ISFJ
You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.
[Interesting notes here... I do enjoy decorating, although I would enjoy it more if I could see what I was doing. I do love cooking and in fact enjoy creating new recipes, and I especially enjoy serving my creations to other people. One of the themes in my thoughts for a long time is that I want my home to be a place where other people are nurtured--and I want myself to be a person who makes people feel nurtured. My friends seem to confirm that these things are true, but my parents don't. I don't understand this dichotomy and don't know how to deal with it emotionally.]
Your #4 Match: ISTJ
The Duty Fulfiller
You are responsible, reliable, and hardworking - you get the job done.
You prefer productive hobbies, like woodworking or knittings.
[How about soapmaking and web site creation?] Quiet and serious, you are well prepared for whatever life hands you [because I have to be].
Conservative and down-to-earth, you hardly ever do anything crazy. [Craziness makes me feel out of control and afraid someone will tell me I'm being "inappropriate."]
You would make a great business executive, accountant, or lawyer. [Hm. I've considered starting my own business, but the business executive part is only something I would do out of necessity. I did consider disability law as a career for a few minutes but determined that the court environment and argumentative nature of the work would be too anxiety-provoking for me.]
I think I need to go take it again and get number 5 match.