Stocktake on Personality

Every few months or so, I’ll go back to one of my favourite websites SimilarMinds.com to get a “stocktake” on my personality — a regular personality check-up if you will, just to make sure I’m still who I think I am.

According to SimilarMinds, I’m more or less still who I think I am. My results are as follows:

Actualised Type: INFP

“Questor”. High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population

Preferred Type: INFJ

“Author”. Strong drive and enjoyment to help others. Complex personality. 1.5% of total population

Attraction Type: INFP

“Questor”. High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population

The test I took was the Jung Explorer Test.

It seems pretty accurate to me; you might want to try it and see for yourself.

One issue that I have with it is that I believe I’m an INFJ, and not an INFP. Granted, the test gave me a 53% Perceiving score and 47% Judging score, which really is very close.

The differences in these two types are often quite markedly different in real life. But personality tests like those found on SimiliarMinds.com, due to the inherent way they are designed, can often cause people to get one type over the other.

If you are one of those who have either INFP or INFJ, and want to find out their differences, you can check out Jicky Jo’s discussion on INFJ vs INFP.

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