Baking, Crafting, Living
What are Ginger World Problems? When your tan is every other Caucasians regular winter skin color. When you burn after being in the sun 15 minutes and your red skin just turns back into white with a few freckles. When no matter what angle you look at your baby pictures, you always look awkward. When you get asked if you are related to every other redhead your friends know and everyone says you resemble the Little Mermaid or a Weasley. Yeah. It happens.
Honestly, I want to get to know myself better. To “find myself” if you will. Apparently a step towards doing that is to write in a journal. Since my handwriting is less than adequate, why not blog?
My life right now:
I am a 20-year-old college student, in the last 2 days of my sophomore year. I am studying pre-OT. This summer I plan on working part-time and volunteering at a special needs sports camp part-time. At the end of the summer I am going on a road trip with my boyfriend.
For future reference, I just took a personality test (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp) and my type is:
Extraverted (1%), Sensing (1%), Thinking (1%), and Judging (67%)
ESTJs thrive on order and continuity. Being extraverted, their focus involves organization of people, which translates into supervision. While ENTJs enjoy organizing and mobilizing people according to their own theories and tactically based agendas, ESTJs are content to enforce “the rules,” often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority.
ESTJs are joiners. They seek out like-minded companions in clubs, civic groups, churches and other service organizations. The need for belonging is woven into the fiber of SJs. The family likewise is a central focus for ESTJs, and attendance at such events as weddings, funerals and family reunions is obligatory.
Tradition is important to the ESTJ. Holidays, birthdays and other annual celebrations are remembered and observed often religiously by this type. The ESTJ is inclined to seek out his roots, to trace the family heritage back to honored ancestors both for a sense of family respectability and for a sense of security and belonging.
Service, the tangible expression of responsibility, is another key focus for ESTJs. They love to provide and to receive good service. The ESTJ merchant who provides dependable service has done much to enhance her self image.
ESTJs have an acute sense for orthodoxy. Much of their evaluation of persons and activities reflects their strong sense of what is “normal” and what isn’t. ESTJ humor is frequently centered around something or someone being off center or behaving abnormally.
ESTJs promote the work ethic. Power, position and prestige should be worked for and earned. Laziness is rarely viewed with ambivalence nor benevolence by this type.
The ESTJ is outspoken, a person of principles, which are readily expressed. The ESTJ is not afraid to stand up for what she believes is right even in the face of overwhelming odds. ESTJs are able to make the tough calls.
Occupations attracting ESTJs include teaching, coaching, banking, political office, and management at all levels.
ESTJs are very good at making impersonal decisions quickly, and standing by those decisions. They live in their Extraverted Thinking functioning, thus, their prime directive is in discovering that which is true and logical in the events of the real world. Circumstances calling for product invite the ESTJ to supervise or direct other individuals toward production and productivity. Extraverts are attracted to the “object,” the external things and people in observable reality. This bent translates into a natural interest in goods and material objects. >
The secondary Introverted Sensing is like that of the ISTJ, but not as strong. Siprovides practical form and concept data to the Te head, however, form is not the overriding principle, especially if Thinking has already decided. In times of need, ESTJs are tempted to overlook even necessary information if its absence impedes closure. Secondary sensing sometimes translates into interest in sports. The persistence of primary Thinking gives many ESTJs a desire for discipline and regimen which can be beneficial in skills development in the arena.>
As the ESTJ matures, and as situations arise which call for suspension of criticism, Extraverted iNtuition is allowed to play. Under the leadership of the Te function, iNtuition gravitates toward the discovery of broad categories which at worst amount to stereotypes. Those ESTJs who hone their Ne abilities may find success in academia. (I’ve encountered ESTJs whose Ne overshadows the auxiliary Sifunction–for whatever reason–to the extent that there is an appearance of NT radical geekism.)
This function may rarely be expressed. ESTJs who have cultivated, or have been blessed with, a “natural indirect expression of good will by inference,” have great prospects of developing genuine friendships (as opposed to ESTJs who merely act out the behavior of Extraverted Feeling). Such a weak, introverted function is best observed in facial expression, eye contact, body language, and verbally only by implication.
Simon Peter (Christ’s disciple) John Heywood (c.1497-c.1580, collector of English colloquialisms)
Carrie Nation Elliot Ness John D. Rockefeller Bette Davis Robert A. Taft (U.S. senator, son of Pres. Wm. H. Taft) Sam Walton, owner and founder of WalMart stores Barbara Stanwyck Rev. Billy Graham Dale Bumpers (U.S. Senator, D-Arkansas) Phil Fulmer, head football coach of the U. Tenn Vols Pat Head Summit, head basketball coach of the Lady Vols Bill Frist, M.D. (U.S. Senate Majority Leader)
Lucy (Charles Schultz’s Peanuts character) Mrs. Harbottle (Herriott, All Creatures Great and Small) Mrs. Rachel Lynde (Anne of Green Gables) The Mayor (The Music Man)
I took this same test last year and got a completely different personality type. I wonder how I will score if I take it in a year or even in another few months. Maybe at the end of summer?