Who Am I? This Personality Test Can Help With A Piece of the Puzzle


This evening for one of my classes, we had to take a personality test called The Jung Typology Test. As a person with Borderline Personality Disorder who has had difficulty at times pinpointing my own sense of individuality and identity (though this has improved substantially three years into Dialectical Behavior Therapy), I was very intrigued to find out my results, which were highly accurate.  I wonder how many of you will have the same or similar result as me.

My personality type, based on this test, is ESJF, which stands for "Extroverted Sensing Feeling Judging."

Here's how I scored:

ESFJ
Extrovert(33%)  Sensing(50%)  Feeling(75%)  Judging(11%)
  • You have moderate preference of Extroversion over Introversion (33%)
  • You have moderate preference of Sensing over Intuition (50%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Feeling over Thinking (75%)
  • You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

A more detailed report accurately described me, as an ESJF, as:

"ESFJs are easily wounded. And when wounded, their emotions will not be contained. They by nature 'wear their hearts on their sleeves,' often exuding warmth and bonhomie, but not infrequently boiling over with the vexation of their souls. Some ESFJs channel these vibrant emotions into moving dramatic performances on stage and screen." (ESFJ detailed report.)

I can definitely relate to this as an emotionally sensitive person who is very open.

"Strong, contradictory forces consume the ESFJ. Their sense of right and wrong wrestles with an overwhelming rescuing, 'mothering' drive. This sometimes results in swift, immediate action taken upon a transgressor, followed by stern reprimand...."

I can relate to this as well.  I even wrote a post talking about my "Mother Hen Syndrome." It includes a quiz that you may want to take if you think you can relate.

"An ESFJ at odds with self is a remarkable sight. When a decision must be made, especially one involving the risk of conflict (abhorrent to ESFJs), there ensues an in-house wrestling match between the aforementioned black-and-white Values and the Nemesis of Discord. The contender pits self against self, once firmly deciding with the Right, then switching to Prudence to forestall hostilities, countered by unswerving Values, ad exhaustium, winner take all."  

This is unbelievable. Note the "black-and-white Values."  How many times have I blogged about the complexities of black-and-white, all or nothing, polarized thinking that is often present in those of us with BPD?

Are you curious?  What is your Jung Typology Result? 

Step One:
Click HERE and take the test.

Step Two:
On the results page, click on the upper left square to get the detailed report.




What your four letter result?  Is your test result accurate?


Thanks for reading.
More soon.


PS My friend Aeshe just recently took and blogged about another type of test called the Myers-Briggs. You can read about her experience here. Her score was split evenly between INFP and ENFP.

Also, as a word of caution, no online test like this can diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. Always consult a mental health professional.

20 comments:

  1. That's me.

    http://typelogic.com/isfj.html

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    1. Hi Bill. So you're an ISFJ. Is this accurate for you?

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  2. I'm an ISFJ. It's very accurate!

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    1. Awesome Megan Erica. You have the same result as Bill, who posted just above you!

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  3. ISFJ. It's pretty accurate. There were some questions that I could have answered either way, so it would be interesting to take it on a different day to see if it is different.

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    1. Another ISFJ? How interesting. Thanks for sharing, Charisse!

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  4. Another ISFJ? How interesting. Thanks for sharing, Charisse!

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  5. ha wow. More than half of the questions I couldn't figure out the answer for. You know you're BPD / have a highly unstable identity when.....?

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    1. I felt the same!!! I saw more than a few that I just didn't know the answer to! I just went with my gut. I got ENFJ, but I don't think it's entirely accurate.

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    2. That can be part of the challenge when we have identity issues. Good for you giving it a go anyway!

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  6. INFJ, very accurate, though I reckon it would have been different if I had taken it 15 years ago prior to DBT and medication.

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    1. Probably, Julia. Great insight, and thanks for sharing!

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  7. http://typelogic.com/infp.html that's my type. nice test :)

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    1. Hi Phoenix.... so you're an INFP. :)
      Glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. This was very interesting. I'm an INFJ and it was very accurate. Thanks for posting it!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your results, MK! ♥ Debbie

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  9. I decided to try out the test again from the system you used, Debbie. This time I scored as ENFP (consistent)! However, even though I'm still pretty even between INFP and ENFP, I've gravitated further to the E side of things. Interesting! :)


    ENFP
    Extravert(11%) iNtuitive(38%) iNtuitive Feeling(75%) Perceiving(33)%

    You have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (11%)
    You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
    You have distinctive preference of Feeling over Thinking (75%)
    You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (33%)

    ***Sections that are very "me" framed by asterisks***

    ENFPs are both "idea"-people and "people"-people, who see everyone and everything as part of a cosmic whole. (***They want to both help and to be liked and admired by other people, on both an individual and a humanitarian level. This is rarely a problem for the ENFP, as they are outgoing and warm, and genuinely like people. Some ENFPs have a great deal of zany charm,***) which can ingratiate them to more stodgy types in spite of their unconventionality.

    ENFPs often have strong, if sometimes surprising, values and viewpoints. (***They tend to try to use their social skills and contacts to persuade others gently (though enthusiastically) of the rightness of these views; this sometimes results in the ENFP neglecting their nearest and dearest while caught up their efforts to change the world.***)

    (***ENFPs can be the warmest, kindest, and most sympathetic of mates; affectionate, demonstrative, and spontaneous.***) Many in relationships with an ENFP literally say, "They light up my life." But there is usually a trade-off: (***the partner must be willing to deal with the practical and financial aspects of the relationship, and the ENFP must be allowed the freedom to follow their latest path, whatever that entails.***)

    For some ENFPs, (***relationships can be seriously tested by their short attention spans and emotional needs. They are easily intrigued and distracted by new friends and acquaintances, forgetting their older and more familiar emotional ties for long stretches at a time.***) And the less mature ENFP may (***need to feel they’re the constant center of attention, to confirm their image of themselves as a wonderful and fascinating person.***)

    In the workplace, ENFPs are pleasant and friendly, and interact in a positive and creative manner with both their co-workers and the public. (***ENFPs are also a major asset in brainstorming sessions; follow-through on projects can be a problem, however. ENFPs do get distracted, especially if another interesting issue comes along. They also tend towards procrastination, and dislike performing small, uninteresting tasks.***) ENFPs are most productive when working in a group with a few Js to handle the details and the deadlines.

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    1. Here's another take on ENFPs:

      ENFPs are friendly folks. Most are really enjoyable people. (***Some of the most soft-hearted people are ENFPs.***)

      ENFPs have what some call a "silly switch." (***They can be intellectual, serious, all business for a while, but whenever they get the chance, they flip that switch and become CAPTAIN WILDCHILD,***) the scourge of the swimming pool, ticklers par excellence. Som etimes they may even appear intoxicated when the "switch" is flipped.

      One study has shown that ENFPs are significantly overrepresented in psychodrama. (***Most have a natural propensity for role-playing and acting.***)

      ENFPs like to tell funny stories, especially about their friends. This penchant may be why many are attracted to journalism. I kid one of my ENFP friends that if I want the sixth fleet to know something, I'll just tell him.

      (***ENFPs are global learners.***) Close enough is satisfactory to the ENFP, which may unnerve more precise thinking types, especially with such things as piano practice ("three quarter notes or four ... what's the difference?") Amazingly, some ENFPs are adept at exacting disciplines such as mathematics.

      (***Friends are what life is about to ENFPs, moreso even than the other NFs.***) They hold up their end of the relationship, sometimes being victimized by less caring individuals. (***ENFPs are energized by being around people. Some have real difficulty being alone , especially on a regular basis.***)

      (***One ENFP colleague, a social worker, had such tremendous interpersonal skills that she put her interviewers at ease during her own job interview. She had the ability to make strangers feel like old friends.***)

      (***ENFPs sometimes can be blindsided by their secondary Feeling function. Hasty decisions based on deeply felt values may boil over with unpredictable results. More than one ENFP has abruptly quit a job in such a moment.***)

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    2. God... those descriptions are so on! This is creepy!

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    3. Super interesting, Aeshe! Thanks for sharing your results. I had the same initial response to you when my results were so accurate: "Whoa -- this is creepy!" ♥ Debbie

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