Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Shortly before Smarty departed for camp, she had a playdate with her best friend, and they both spent time taking 16 Personalities test. Interestingly enough, they both ended up with rare personality types - he is an Architect, and she is a Logician. Ironically, I seem to remember her taking the same test a couple of years ago, and then she ended up as a debater, with a difference of ENTP for debater and INTP for a logician. I personally think that she is definitely an introvert - she is recharged by spending time by herself and she does not enjoy crowds. However, she is not shy and is not averse to being a center of attention, so... it's hard to tell, since both types do suit her well. This paragraph about a Logician personality describes her so well :)
They may appear to drift about in an unending daydream, but Logicians’ thought process is unceasing, and their minds buzz with ideas from the moment they wake up. This constant thinking can have the effect of making them look pensive and detached, as they are often conducting full-fledged debates in their own heads, but really Logicians are quite relaxed and friendly when they are with people they know, or who share their interests. However, this can be replaced by overwhelming shyness when Logician personalities are among unfamiliar faces, and friendly banter can quickly become combative if they believe their logical conclusions or theories are being criticized.
Also, this paragraph on friendships certainly rings a bell :)
Many of the usual motivations for making friends – emotional support, social validation, shared routine – simply don’t apply to Logicians. More likely, these concepts are met with disdain, as people with the Logician personality type prize intellectual depth above all else. It is not easy to become good friends with Logicians, but if there is a common interest and a common train of thought, the connection is likely to spark instantly, surprising everyone else who thought they had this distant personality type pegged.
I also realized why it is that Smarty and I get along so well - I am exactly same type (INTP) except I really "straggle the boundary" between perceptive and judgmental traits (51% P and 49% J). I share the same strengths and weaknesses, and therefore I can both sympathize with her and also appreciate her strengths. I hope that just like I did, Smarty will find her tribe and, eventually, a partner who will appreciate both her initial coolness and the fire of her convictions.

Your Turn

Do you know your personality type?


Joyful Learner said...

K is a Debater/Logician....which means A and K are more alike than different! Who knew?! I was going to write a post about this as I was researching what kind of jobs would fit her personality best.

MaryAnne said...

Depending on the test I usually get INFP or INFJ, but interestingly I got ISFJ (defender) on this one. Maybe I'm in a weird mood? I did feel like I had to majorly step up and advocate for one of my kids this week, so that might be influencing things. Introvert and feeling are definitely two constants for me.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It would be fun to have her take the test again in a few years to see if it shifts again.

Ticia said...

The whole family went through and took the test, which was quite eye opening.

When I was younger I tested as more extrovert, which put me as the "Crusader" or "Campaigner" (as it was probably renamed because of the ideas now associated with Crusader) I think, but I'm definitely an introvert, which makes me a "Mediator" for INFP.

Looking it over, both of my boys are also Mediators. Princess is a Protagonist (ENFJ), and Jeff is a Logician as well.