Our family is quite a collection of personality types. We spent a super cold, Polar vortex cold for the meteorologically inclined, weekend taking personality tests. We are geeks like that!
Hannah went first and came back with an INFP which she delighted in since it is very rare. Only 4% of the population have this type. They seem to be the creative geniuses. She came into the bedroom saying, “How did you do it? First Michael with Asperger’s then me with a very rare personality type.. You defy the odds Mom.”
Like any sane, rational, mature adult woman . . . I laughed. I laughed and I wondered how did I end up with 2 rarities. Then I took the test.
Guess who has THE rarest personality type! That’s right. Me. So This whole “Defying the odds” just got bigger.
Funny thing is, I wouldn’t have expected this result. I know which Disney character I am, I know which Lord of the Rings race I am, Star Wars character, Star Trek character, Winnie the Pooh character, and on and on . . .
The thing is, and it is kind of scary . . . the description is me. It is me deep down. The me I don’t let out all that often. The me I keep safely tucked away.
Although apparently not that tucked away since others read the description and go, “Yep! That’s you.” Brett, a young friend of mine, was amazed at how accurate the description is. Brett sees me 5 days a week and we talk — a lot. So she knows. She sees. So now everyone at work is all into the personality tests.
It is neat because we all see the strengths and weaknesses of each type, and we love each all the more for these differences.