Thursday, September 23, 2010

Who Are You?

I've been very busy/lazy over the last couple of days, fit only for working or lying around doing nothing. On Monday we had a session on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), something I am quite familiar with since Dad discovered it some fifteen years ago and made us all take the test. I've taken it a number of times since then, because career counselors and such are always very keen to know your MBTI type.

I've usually been an INTJ but I ended up as ISTJ this time, though barely. Here's what my little personalized handout says about ISTJs:
  • Dependable, practical, sensible and realistic
  • Responsible and loyal to organizations, family, and relationships
  • Likely to value procedures, structures, and rules
  • Most comfortable when roles and responsibilities are clearly defined
In other words, I'm the perfect cog for a vast bureaucratic machine. A vast bureaucratic machine such as, for instance, the U.S. Department of State. I have clearly found my calling.