Yesterday marked one of the last two days in my month-long book series.
The end was in sight so what did I do?
I decided to take a personality quiz on Facebook that would tell me
what I already know,
on the Myers-Briggs spectrum, I am an INFJ.
No surprise as each time I have taken the long version
of the test, my results creep higher and higher on the introversion
But quizzes on Facebook are not a complete time waster because
although I knew my type was rare, I didn’t know how rare.
Only 3% of the population is this personality type some
studies suggest closer to 1.5%.
It makes me feel a bit lonely.
But then I read that Barack Obama is my type.
So goodness, the sky is the limit for me.
I won’t let a personality type be the boss of me,
but it does give me more insight into my ways and
some much-needed grace.
So instead of writing one of the last two posts,
I was watching TED talks on creativity and
one on introversion.
I should have been writing,
I should have been putting
the finishing touches on Caleb’s Halloween costume
but I sat in my chair immovable.
It might be worth mentioning that
I am the worst costume maker in the land and even
though this fact rears its mean-spirited head every
October, it doesn’t entice me to start early,
it causes me to fret and then panic.
Since I am quite adept at procrastinating,
the rest of life caught up with me and there was now
no time to sit and do what I should have been doing.
Tomorrow the calendar leaves October,
the ever-lovin’ costume will be thrown in a corner in favor
of unwrapping candy loot and I believe there is
still one more post in me.
I think I can.
I think I can.
I will be opening up my virtual gift bag and extending
to you my parting book offerings.
But until then, if you have 20 minutes, watch (or listen
as you multitask) this brilliant TED Talk by Susan Cain
the author of Quiet.
It’s about introversion, school, work, books and will
make you laugh and think.
Do you know your Myers Briggs personality type?