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This past weekend, I found some very accurate depictions that best describe who I am as a person. I found a website called 16personalities, a website that gives you time to fill out an assessment. It asks you simple questions and all you need to do is answer them as accurately as you can to get the best result. When the results are in, it gives you an overview of career paths, how you are as a coworker or boss, your strengths and weaknesses and more.
The 16 personality types: Architect (INTJ), Logician (INTP), Commander (ENTJ), Debater (ENTP), Advocate (INFJ), Mediator (INFP), Protagonist (ENFJ), Campaigner (ENFP), Logistician (ISTJ), Defender (ISFJ), Executive (ESTJ), Consul (ESFJ), Virtuoso (ISTP), Adventurer (ISFP), Entrepreneur (ESTP) and Entertainer (ESFP). Each personality is unique and different from one another.
What do those letters mean exactly? They come from a theory that was explored by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) uses the letters and places them with a personality type that is based on how a person thinks and their way of doing things in their daily lives. The idea of introverted and extraverted individuals came from the theory researched by Carl Jung.
After finishing all the questions, I was given the Adventurer personality type (ISFP). A person with an adventurer personality are very creative indivuidals. Adventurers can be emotional people but when they are passionate about something, the shy part of them disappears. According to 16personalities, Lana Del Rey, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson have Adventurer personalities.
After reading through the overview, I was shocked at how accurate it was. I am 93% introverted and 7% extraverted. Which sounds about right because social interactions are not my favorite thing to do. I prefer being alone. However, this doesn’t mean that I don’t hang out with anyone at all. I love family gatherings and hanging out with my friends. When I'm at a social gathering, after a while I find myself just wanting to be alone. It is crucial that I have time to myself. I’d much rather spend my time alone in the comfort of my own home with a good tv show rather than at a dance club. However, I would not pass up the opportunity to see a good film at the movies or go to the mall to shop.
“Beneath Adventurers’ quiet shyness beats an intensely feeling heart. When people with this personality type are caught up in something exciting and interesting, they can leave everything else in the dust.” - 16personalities
Another quality of an adventurer personality type is that they don’t like confined spaces. For example, one with this personality type may not want to work in an environment where they are stuck in a small office all day. They would rather work in a creative setting. Working in a small office, with little to no movement on a daily basis seems boring and no fun, it might be okay for someone else, but definitely not me.
As stated before, Adventurers are very creative individuals. Another strength that Adventurers have is having an artistic way of seeing things. Being artistic can mean a lot of things. Example: interior designing, creating a mood board on Pinterest, photography, editing photos on Photoshop, sewing, writing etc. I wouldn’t consider myself an artistic person, I could draw a cartoon or maybe a landscape if I really tried. However, I like to use my creativity in my writing, taking pictures, how I decorate my room and what pictures I reblog on Tumblr.
*all information comes from the 16personalities Adventurer page*
Take your personality type quiz now at 16personalities.com and let us know in the comments what personality type you have.