Saturday, August 11, 2007

Does This Explain Anything?

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Usually I come out as pretty balanced on the introvert/extrovert scale. In fact, people often seem surprised to discover that I have an ounce of introvert in me.

Do you think this is a function of an eight-day silent retreat?


(Oh, and the Geena? An oft-used internet ID of mine, left over from when a friend and I temporarily called ourselves Geena and Susan (as in Thelma and Louise). I was tired of always being the brunette academic, so I decided that, online at least, I could look like Geena Davis. Guess that's the dreamer/visionary me!)

8 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

Whoa! You're right--we are really opposites. I wouldn't have thought we'd test out this differently, would you?

LawAndGospel said...

Wow, I would have guessed more E and more T. I wonder how situational the result can be?

Cynthia said...

I think that retreat is definitely showing up in your results. The gift of stillness and reflection tend to linger and make us want more. I wish I had that P stead of my J!

Gannet Girl said...

I used to come out much more T and J, as well as E. I think I've mellowed a good deal in my old age.

Diane said...

they say you can't change your meyers briggs code, but I think they're wrong...I'm INFP, by the way.

Kathryn said...

I know that they say the results are not situational but I think coming back from a long retreat doesn't qualify as a "situation". The effects are more permanent.

Mark Smith said...

I have always tested as INFP, but when I took this test I tested as INTP. I think that's because the test focuses on work, and my computer job requires more T skills.

Also, I DO believe that the frame of mind that you're in when you take the test makes a difference.

emmapeelDallas said...

I'm an INFP too...