A couple of years ago, I got the chance to participate in a 9-month leadership program for YPs in my community. It was a very SGA-type atmosphere (you know what I’m talking about) but it was fun, challenging, and I met loads of great people.
At the opening retreat, we all had to take the Myers-Briggs personality test. I scored as an INTJ.
The info they gave us indicated INTJ wasn’t a super-common personality type (like 0.8 percent of all females), so I wasn’t sure whether to feel special or like a big weirdo.
I chose special, naturally.
And then a few weeks ago, someone posted a link on FB about how your MB personality can determine your paycheck. This is when I discovered that if I were only an extrovert (an ENTJ), I’d be the highest paid of everyone. Sigh.
Then one of the commenters below that shared the Star Wars Myers-Briggs test. I’m not a sci-fi geek but I married one, so I’m familiar with the Star Wars (and Star Trek, for that matter) universe.
I eagerly clicked, thinking I’d be someone awesome, because I was so special and all.
Except I wasn’t. I was….
Emperor Palpatine. A.k.a. Darth Sidious. Yeah. The most evil guy on the whole chart. There’s not another baddie on the chart (if you don’t count Darth Vader, who is redeemed eventually, so I don’t) except Palpatine.
I don’t *feel* like an evil dictator, but I guess maybe there are worse things to be. Like Jar Jar Binks.
And again, there it was: If only I were an extrovert (ENTJ) I’d be Princess Leia. Sigh.
So then I found the Harry Potter Myers-Briggs test.
OK. Time for redemption.
I have a deep and abiding love for Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. Surely I’m at least someone darkly awesome, like maybe Sirius Black?
Draco freaking Malfoy.
I was tweeting with a fellow female INTJ, who sent me this description of INTJs, which is clearly designed to make you feel better about your personality, and I’m guessing the site’s M-B type descriptions are similarly rosy no matter which type you are.
I tried to ignore the post’s photos of notable INTJs – Vladimir Putin (seriously?), and Walter White from Breaking Bad (SERIOUSLY???) – and came across this gem:
INTJs are often seen as highly intelligent and perplexingly mysterious.
Now there’s a tagline.
“Hi, I’m Anna Claire. I’m highly intelligent and perplexingly mysterious.”
If you see that pop up in my Twitter bio, you’ll know why.