"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Friday, March 12, 2010

Interesting Nifty Facts of a Janeite

[from my online journal today]

I just took a personality test. The part of me interested in psychology likes those tests and their results--about me and about my friends and family.

My father did all sorts of these kinds of test on us kids when we were growing up. So I've known various things about various things. Still, each test result is always interesting to me.

Your Type is
Strength of the preferences %

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:
  • moderately expressed introvert
  • moderately expressed intuitive personality
  • moderately expressed feeling personality
  • distinctively expressed judging personality
The Jung Career Indicator suggested careers most suitable to my personality type. Librarian was #3.

Other INFJs include Gandhi, Sidney Poitier (I've loved every movie I've seen him in...which is only about 4), Jane Goodall, Emily Bronte, and Alec Guiness (Obi Wan and me--I knew I was meant for a Jedi Knight!).

A description of my personality type (along with a list of other famous INFJs) can be found here. And I am blown away by how accurate so much of it seems--to me, at least.

Find out what you are by taking the test here.


Lynnae said...

Hey, I'm an INFJ too.
I have mentioned before on my blog that I think Fanny Price is in the INFJ camp. What do you think?

Heidi said...

I would have thought Fanny Price was an extrovert. But then, it does say that we INFJs get confused as to being extroverts when we're really introverts. So.... Hmm, very interesting.