Sunday, August 03, 2008

Introspection

Last weekend, Iris said, "Mommy, I think I am not like everyone else."

I held my breath. How did she figure it out? I asked nonchalantly, "In what way do you think you are different from everyone else?"

"I like to spend hours and hours by myself."

Big sigh of relief. I should show her Caring for Your Introvert.

Yes, her daddy is an INTJ and her mommy is NTJ, borderline I/E. If this makes no sense to you, then you haven't hung out long enough at an university career counseling center. ;-)

4 comments:

  1. I'm an INTP, but close to the i/e border.

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  2. It always annoyed me how the analysis fails for people who are on the border of different categories. Balance is supposed to be a good thing, no?

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  3. I didn't look at it as a test failure so much as a validation for my odd duck status.

    Like I posted before, I am both right and left brained, both right and left handed and an interdisciplinary scientist. The question isn't what is wrong with me; it's what's wrong with everyone else? ;-)

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  4. Or not enough time at the psychology lab. I like that idea of a validation of odd-duck status. As both right and left brained, although right handed but strongly left eye dominant I can relate to some degree, although I am an INFJ, close to the I/E border but definitely I.

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