Personality

Enneagram Type 5

The Enneagram is a personality system which divides the entire human personality into nine behavioral tendencies, and I just got the Personality type 5.

Enneagram Test Results

Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Type 2 Helpfulness |||||||||||||||| 62%
Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||| 38%
Type 4 Individualism |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 5 Intellectualism |||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Type 6 Security Focus |||||||||||||||| 66%
Type 7 Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 66%
Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||||||| 74%
Type 9 Calmness |||||||||||||||| 66%

Your main type is 5
Your variant is self preservation (sp/sx/so)

Your level of health is average

Your variant reflects your scoring profile on all nine types: so = social variant (compliant, friendly), sx = sexual variant (assertive, intense), sp = self preservation variant (withdrawn, security seeking).

Just because I’d like to know more about enneagram type classification, found these information below.

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Understanding INTJ as the “Perceiver”

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By now it has come to our consciousness that people are created differently. While there are lots of methods to measure the personality types, I have always believed in the Myers-Briggs classification, it has been consistent by identifying who I am. By identifying ourselves, we will make great discoveries.

Have you ever wondered why some people get you, like they are easy to talk with, while others seem to come from another planet? With this in mind, I know I am an INTJ, I have taken a lot of MBTI tests and it all boils down to that. Particularly a perceiver as its main cognitive style. INTJ personality classification are the rarest and the hardest for the other personality types to understand. Less than 3% of the population are INTJ and less than 1% women are INTJ. INTJ personalities are: Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinkers and Judges.

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Talk About Introversion

I am an Introvert, I am proud to be. Why would I not be? A third of the total world population are classified as introverts. The term introversion is popularized by Carl Jung, which is now part of the personality theory. They say that people who are introverted are focus more on internal thoughts, feelings and moods rather than seek from an external simulation.

I remember a professor said, “If you want to know what an extravert is thinking, just listen. If you want to know what an introvert is thinking, ask them.”  — Although these statements may be a little extreme, there is a modicum of truth to it.

Susan Cain, an author of the book about introverts: Quiet- The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, explains the response difference of an introvert vs. extroverts. She pointed out how an introvert can be successful in this world. While a lot of people are confusing themselves about introvertism and shyness, I am reposting this article I read a long time ago about the top 10 myths on introverts. Good read I must say. 🙂

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.