We are starting a tradition here at PerC interviewing each Member of the month as well as any influential person in the world of personality typing and developing. This idea was brought forth by member Verdant Hollow and we are hoping to grow our interviewee list. So if any of you have suggestions in who we should interview, just let us know by private messaging us.
Anyways here is an interview with our first November 2009 Member of the Month, Grey.
What is your real name? First name is fine no need for last name.
How old are you?
I am fifteen years old.
Any brothers or sisters?
I have one older brother.
Which country are you situated in?
The United States of America.
How would you describe yourself in one word?
I'd like to say 'Grey', but I think I'd say 'direct'.
How did you find Personality Cafe?
What made you join us?
The discussions, the livelihood, and the inclusion of the Enneagram in the forum.
How did you get involved with Personality Typing?
Primarily through my father.
What is your Myers Briggs Personality Type?
Do you prefer to associate yourself with certain MB types? If so which?
Unfortunately, yes; I prefer to associate generally with xxFPs, and specifically, ENFPs.
Do you use "Personality Typing" in the real world?
For fun, I may - I also use it to apply to real-world examples, which can help solidify my understanding of the system better.
What is your Enneagram Type?
I'm inclined to believe it is 8w9.
Which personality theory do you find most helpful and accurate?
Has Personality Typing enhance your views on life?
Yes; it has helped me to better understand others, albeit by labeling them with a system.
How has Personality Typing helped you if any?
Very much the same with the previous question - I have been able to better understand others, and myself as well.
Do you think the different personality theories give an accurate description of you?
Sometimes, sometimes not. There are bound to be some things that don't apply when you have a limited number of labels in a system.
What are your favorite characteristics?
Of myself? Being direct. Of others? Those who can be fun and helpful, but still maintain their independence.
What is your greatest weakness?
Coming on too hard too fast, and doing things to the excess by nature.
What is your greatest strength?
The drive I have to obtain the things I want, without faltering.
What is your greatest accomplishment at this point?
Knowing what it is I want at this point in my life.
What motivates you?
To be an independent entity in the world.
What are you passionate about?
Fantasy, but at the same time, being the best - maybe not of everyone, but of myself.
What is your philosophy?
Everything in moderation.
What are your pet peeves?
Those who manipulate, and especially people who cough and sneeze and expect you to be in their vicinity afterwards.
Ommetaphobia - fear of eyes.
Who do you look up to if any?
There are certain people I respect, but not that I look up to for guidance.
Your favorite place to travel to?
Not any particular place, but country towns of small origin.
Your favorite favorite color and weather.
Blue, and cloudy.
What are your favorite books, movies, tv shows, food, beverages?
Wicked, House M.D., sweet and sour chicken, and Mountain Dew.
What type of music genre do you listen to?
It varies, but my favorite genre in general is jazz.
Any favorite singers or band?
Sara Bareilles and Chopin.
Your favorite websites to visit?
Here and Youtube.
What do you do for fun and relaxation?
Read, listen to music, and speaking to friends online.
What do you know now that you wish you'd known 5 years ago?
I wish I had known that awareness does not come from others, but from yourself, as it always has.
Tell us something about yourself that we don't already know.
I'm left handed.
What do you like most about PersonalityCafe?
The diversity of topics, as well as the discussion that can be allowed.
What do you dislike the most about PersonalityCafe?
The lack of diversity concerning the types of members; nice as it is, it may perpetuate a certain amount of bias among the forum.
Has PerC taught you anything?
The forum has taught me that, among other things, there is real diversity within type, and you don't have to be exactly like any type to be that type.
Do you have any advice for the community of PerC?
Personality Cafe is an internet forum - not a school environment or a battle zone. Enjoy yourselves, and don't become too involved in what you're discussing.
So what is next for you? What are your plans and goals for the future?
Moving forward - I'd like to go to college in the next few years, and have a true handle on my life.
Give us your parting words.
I've enjoyed Personality Cafe so far, and I look forward to being able to enjoy more of it, community and all.