Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Jung Hearts Run Free

...I've officially watched Mercutio sing that too many times.

According to this Jungian personality majigy I did (ages ago, but forgot about it) personalities can fit into 16 categories. You are either:

Extroverted or Introverted
Sensing or iNtuitive
Thinking or Feeling
Judging or Perceiving

Depending on what mix of these two you are, you will get a different outcome which will be in the form of 4 letters. I am, according to this: ESTJ (Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking & Judging). "The Guardian". I would pretty much agree with this, but of course none of them are going to be completely spot-on. Here's what Jung has to say about ESTJs:

"They live in the present, with their eye constantly scanning their personal environment to make sure that everything is running smoothly and systematically. They honor traditions and laws, and have a clear set of standards and beliefs. They expect the same of others, and have no patience or understanding of individuals who do not value these systems. They value competence and efficiency, and like to see quick results for their efforts.

ESTJs are take-charge people. They have such a clear vision of the way that things should be, that they naturally step into leadership roles. They are self-confident and aggressive. They are extremely talented at devising systems and plans for action, and at being able to see what steps need to be taken to complete a specific task. They can sometimes be very demanding and critical, because they have such strongly held beliefs, and are likely to express themselves without reserve if they feel someone isn't meeting their standards.

When bogged down by stress, an ESTJ often feels isolated from others. They feel as if they are misunderstood and undervalued, and that their efforts are taken for granted. Although normally the ESTJ is very verbal and doesn't have any problem expressing themself, when under stress they have a hard time putting their feelings into words and communicating them to others.

The ESTJ puts forth a lot of effort in almost everything that they do. He or she is conscientious, practical, realistic, and dependable. ESTJs usually feel very strongly that they are right and that if everyone else would listen carefully to what the ESTJ has to say, then they would understand the way things really are, and the world would be a better place. Such a strong, confident self-image is an asset in many ways, but can also be a detriment in close interpersonal relationships, if the ESTJ's mate does not feel valued for their contributions as an individual.

In many ways, ESTJs are Guardians and Protectors by nature. They enjoy shielding and protecting their families, and are usually quite good at it. Their partners will appreciate and enjoy the benefits of the ESTJ's efforts in this respect, but they may also resent the more controlling aspects of the ESTJ's personality, which goes along with their strong desire to shield their loved-ones.

ESTJs will have little patience with people who seem frivolous or extremely untraditional. ESTJs tend to be enthusiastic, sharp, and witty. They like to hear good jokes, and enjoy telling them as well. They're valued by their friends for being dependable and upbeat, and easily engaged in various pursuits.

The ESTJ is generally very opinionated, and likes to appear authoritative and in charge. They may temper this tendency when around other ESTJs whom they value. Around other types, this tendency may cause them to be abrupt and direct, to the point where they inadvertantly step on people's toes.

* Generally enthusiastic, upbeat and friendly
* Stable and dependable, they can be counted on to promote security for their families
* Responsible about taking care of day-to-day practical concerns around the house
* Usually good (albeit conservative) with money
* Not personally threatened by conflict or criticism
* Take their commitments very seriously, and seek lifelong relationships
* Able to administer discipline when necessary

* Tendency to believe that they are always right
* Impatient with inefficiency and sloppiness
* Not naturally good at expressing their feelings and emotions
* May inadvertantly hurt others with insensitive language
* Generally uncomfortable with change, and moving into new territories

Also, nice to know that the ESTJ's "natural partner" is the ISTP - that's what Fergus is.

Oh, and I am always right, so screw you.

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