In a quest to find out more about myself I've recently taken a personality test on the internet. It came back as INFP. After a quick google search I've found that that it suits me almost perfectly. I am an idealist, a diplomat, a bit philosophical. The deeper meaning or the bigger picture interests me. In all honesty, I'm still not fully convinced that 'personality types' exist. Maybe I just don't like the idea of being locked under one particular label.
However, I'm not entirely sure whether I am introverted or extroverted? Perhaps it is because of the romanticized views of great leaders and politicians. I want to be a champion, so to speak.
I love football (soccer), I'm a massive Arsenal fan (London born, live down under) and I am captain for my local Under 17's Division Two side, have been captain for a number of years. I'm not the best at sports (my work rate and intelligence saves me), but I do get called up to the Division One side every now and then (I feel bad leaving my mates in Div 2, but thats another story). As a captain I don't often make inspiring speeches. I try to lead by example, make sure everyones happy and try to diffuse conflicts without confrontation, although I don't mind putting my boot in if I need. I'm also coaching an under 9's team. I'm also an excellent public speaker and enjoy debates, class-room arguments and a good row about politics or football with my mates over a beer or two.
The feeling I get, is that I am an introvert most of the time (I don't get along well with the opposite sex and although I have good mates, I am a bit socially awkward), but an extrovert when I need to be. Particularly when I get angry or when my beliefs are challenged. Can I be a little bit of both?
I apologize for the long wall of text and there's likely to be a few mistakes in my writing. I'm usually not bad at it. But it's 3 in the morning and Arsenal v Tottenham's on in an hour! Also, I don't mean to brag. I hate people who brag.