Personality types.

I’ve been taking some variation of the Meyers-Briggs personality test for years now. A few years ago when I first came across the test, I tested as an INFP. As I grew older, however, I started shifting more toward being an INTP, and these days I mostly fluctuate between the two.

Today my coworkers and I took a variation of the test online just to see what we’d all test as.

What did I get?

ESFJ. The complete opposite of what I usually test as.

Of course, I took another test when I got home today to prove it wrong (I think I’m weird) and I tested as an ENTP. My favorite line in the description of the ENTP:

…are so demonstrative that they succeed in shocking co-workers who’ve only seen their professional side

Yes, this describes me well.

I’ve been debating the past couple years whether or not I am introverted or extroverted primarily. Growing up I always holed myself in with the introverts; I spent most of my teenage years locked in my room writing angsty poetry while listening to 90s alternative stations. I liked spending time alone.

I feel like I’ve changed a lot since my high school days. I love being around others and meeting new people, and in new situations, while I don’t talk a lot while around people I don’t know well, I genuinely like being around groups. I’m not sure what that really makes me, but I’ve been testing more as an E than an I the past few years. It’s very strange because I never, ever thought of myself as outgoing, while those around me mainly do.

Life is strange.