1) What aspect of your personality made you unsure of your type?
I almost always type xNxP. Itís the E/I and the T/F that Iím unsure of. Often I type ENTP, but Iíve been tossing and turning trying to figure it out. I donít know why, but I just want to have it sorted. Iím the sort of person that tries to seek labels, and the indecision about aspects of myself kills me.
I love parties, but mainly because they give me an opportunity to indulge in wild behaviour and my vices, particularly alcohol, in a social setting. If Iím not drinking, I tend to get bored and go home; not because Iím tired, but just because I simply find talking to people tends get a bit monotonous.
In a situation where Iím expected to talk, such as if Iím asked a question in class, I feel incredibly uncomfortable if Iím not fully prepared unless I can either answer the question and any follow-up questions perfectly, or I can make up a bullshit answer without being questioned on it. Forums and emails are great for me because they give me time to plan out something to say; on the other hand, face-to-face questioning totally screws me over.
I can get seriously sensitive when people question my thoughts and answers. Nonetheless, I tend to try and think with a logical frame of mind.
2) What do you yearn for in life? Why?
I want to be the jack of all trades. I want to know about everything, experience everything and learn everything. But not so intensely that I get bored. Perfect example: I started a Science degree in 2008, majoring in Chemistry. After a year I got bored and switched my major to Biology, and also took subjects in politics, statistics and law. The year after that I switched to a double degree in Science/Law. This year Iím still in Science/Law (finished all my science subjects though), but have become bored with Law.
Iíve worked in Promotions, IT, Sales and am currently working in Market Research. One of my biggest hobbies is music. I play Violin, Guitar, played a little bit of bass and piano, but probably the thing I love most in music is to write it. I write in almost any different style of music you could think of, mainly because I listen to all sorts of music.
I donít know what I really want in life. I make lots of grandiose plans for my future, only to piss them all away when I find a new opportunity.
Iím a kid at heart. I love amusement parks, cool cars, big things, futuristic endeavours. I make plans to attain cool things and go to cool places and do awesome things with my life. I accomplish nearly none of them.
3) Think about a time where you felt like you were at your finest. Tell us what made you feel that way.
Finishing assignments in one night which people spend weeks on, and getting 80%+ on them when other people just pass makes me feel awesome. Unfortunately, these occasions are slipping away more frequently because Iím tending to leave less and less time to complete them.
4) What makes you feel inferior?
I feel inferior if when someone does better than me at something, I canít rationalise why that was the case. I get very competitive when Iím motivated, which unfortunately seems to be less and less these days.
Also, I tend to bullshit/manipulate my way through a lot of situations where Iím not sure that I am correct, and for the most part, I donít know why. I feel quite inferior if someone sees through it and questions me on it in public. Iíve always tried to put on a faÁade of knowledge and success, even if it may not be the case.
5) What tends to weigh on your decisions? (Do you think about people, pro-cons, how you feel about it, etc.)
Decisions are made probably by considering whether Iíd have fun doing it. Iím a fun-seeker and a knowledge and ideas seeker at heart. I tend to be logical when considering the decision, and it does play a crucial part in my consideration, but even if Iíve found one answer is clearly the logical decision, Iíve often taken the other decision because of impulsivity, and because I often donít want to hurt another personís feelings if I pick a decision which might impact badly upon them in some way.
6) When working on a project what is normally your emphasis? Do you like to have control of the outcome?
I like to find ideas and answers. In terms of control of the outcome, if Iím working in a team situation, I would probably ask everyone what they thought and then made a decision myself based on those thoughts along with my own.
7) Describe us a time where you had a lot of fun. How is your memory of it?
I had so much fun at my 21st. I hired out the top floor of a nightclub, hired a DJ, invited everyone I knew and basically proceeded to get as wasted as possible. People were buying me drinks, and the speeches were awesome and really funny. My best friend hired a stripper for me as well (who ended up becoming one of my best friends).
Towards the end I donít remember much of it because I was so drunk that I couldnít see straight and nearly got kicked out of my own 21st by the hired security guards, but the reason the party was so fun was because I was having so much fun and so was everyone else. We were all laughing, singing and making complete fools of ourselves, and I wouldnít have had it any other way.
8) When you want to learn something new, what feels more natural for you? (Are you more prone to be hands on, to theorize, to memorize, etc)
It strongly depends on whether it interests me or not, and I wouldnít get bored of it. If it does, then Iíd probably remember anything I read on it instantly. Otherwise, I tend to try and learn information when it is in point form and simple. But chances are Iíd probably forget it if it wasnít going to interest me later on.
9) How organized do you to think of yourself as?
The only time I can easily say I am definitely organised is when I need to be at an appointment on time. I tend to get to them quite early. I suspect this is only because I might offend people by making them wait for me.
Other than this, I tend to be fairly disorganised. Itís not that I donít care, because I do, but I tend to get so distracted by anything, particularly whenever Iím on a computer, that I donít bother getting organised.
When I have to be organised, say at work, for example, I tend to make plans on how to organise myself. I make schemes and research ideas, but in the end, I get so bogged down on them that I donít do anything.
10) How do you judge new ideas? You try to understand the principles behind it to see if they make sense or do you look for information that supports it?
I really do both to be honest. More often than not, I try to understand the principles behind the new idea to see if it makes sense, but Iím always researching, so I would probably end up looking for information to support it. Unfortunately though, even if I canít find any information to support the idea, I still give it the benefit of the doubt.
11) You find harmony by making sure everyone is doing fine and belonging to a given group or by making sure that you follow what you believe and being yourself?
Definitely the former over the latter. People have tended to say Iím a bit too impressionable, and I tend to do either what the group wants to do, or if Iím in a position of authority, I tend to be incredibly indecisive.
12) Are you the kind that thinks before speaking or do you speak before thinking? Do you prefer one-on-one communication or group discussions?
Originally, I used to speak before thinking, and was very impulsive in that manner, but now that I have become aware of it, I tend to shut my mouth, lest I offend someone or make an ass of myself.
13) Do you jump into action right away or do you like to know where are you jumping before leaping? Do actions speak more than words?
I used to jump into action right away, but now I very much like to know where I ďjump before I leapĒ.
14) It's Saturday. You're at home, and your favourite show is about to start. Your friends call you for a night out. What will you do?
Depends what Iím doing with my friends. If itís not something Iíd find interesting/fun/packed with alcohol, Iíd probably stay home.
15) How do you act when you're stressed out?
Bottle up the stress, and then explode. I tend to put on a happy face and let everything slide off my back, but when it really gets on my nerves, fight-or-flight comes in. Iíll either take it out on someone in a particularly harsh manner, or get out of the situation and most likely do something that would be incredibly stupid.
16) What makes you dislike the personalities of some people?
I try to like everyone and get along with most people. But people who question me about things which I donít have a ready answer for and canít avoid answering, tend to stress me out, particularly if they donít understand me very well.
17) Is there anything you really like talking about with other people?
Music is probably the big one. Iím a big metalhead, but Iíll talk to anyone about any other sort of music, probably not in front of other metalheads though :P
I like solving problems. If someone needs constructive help, Iíll break my back trying to find out the answer for them.
Also, I like talking about anything that would make me laugh. Funny people are awesome, especially if they get my humour and I get their humour.
18) What kind of things do you pay the least attention to in your life?
Probably my physical health, as well as routine things that I find boring or have no relevance/purpose/meaning at that time. I used to lift weights and devised a program which I thought was awesome. A week after I did it, I got bored and stopped doing it.
19) How do your friends perceive you? What is wrong about their perception? What would your friends never say about your personality?
My friends see me as the funny guy who seems smart, but tends to be either not talk too much or do weird attention-seeking things. Iíve been told Iím easy company.
In regards to being quiet, I donít really initiate conversation, but if others initiate, I canít shut up.
My friends come to me if they need advice. Iím probably not the one to go to if people have a feelings problem however, because Iíll just try and solve the problem objectively. Iíve learnt (but for the life of me still canít understand why) that people often donít want their problems solved.
No one seems to come to me for advice on what to do if two people in my group of mates are fighting though, and because of that, Iím often out of the loop of ďinternal affairsĒ that may be happening in our group. This is probably because Iím not very decisive on these things, which my friends notice.
20) You got a whole day to do whatever you like. What kind of activities do you feel like doing?
Oh wow. Iím not sure to be honest. Iíd probably stay home and see where the internet takes me. Iím a Wikipedia and a Facebook addict, so they can keep me entertained for ages. If my mates are doing something, Iíll tag along though.