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.
a lot like Christmas. The Christmas season always starts with me bringing out a new I Spy puzzle book. I’m not sure how the tradition started, but we’ve got 6 years’ worth. Kelly and I sat last night and worked through a couple of them. It was a wonderful way to settle down after a busy week.
My phone and I are finally starting to understand one another. Hannah worked hard to teach me how to send myself pictures from my own phone. Someday I may catch up to the technology in my simple little phone.
Today we went to Charlestown State Park. We didn’t do much hiking, but we did explore the layout of the park, the park office, and one of the shelter areas. We plan on doing much more exploring and hiking here.
From the IN DNR (Department of Natural Resources):
Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana with easy access from I-65, 8 miles to the east on state road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with this diversity. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional Bald Eagle.
About Charlestown State Park
Charlestown State Parks 2,339 acres is located just southeast of Charlestown on Indiana 62 in Southern Indiana. The parks four trails take you through diverse terrain including forests, fields, cliffs, wetlands, and Creeks. Elevation changes of over 200 feet make for challenging hikes. Trail 1 and Trail 3 pass near 14 Mile Creek, a popular fishing spot. There is currently no backcountry camping.
In 2005 the park will be adding an additional 2,761 acres from the nearby decommissioned Indiana Ammunition Depot increasing the parks size to 5,100 acres. The expansion will make Charlestown State Park the 3rd largest State park in Indiana.