The big Q…What’s your personality trait?
For some time I had always believed my personality trait was an introvert. The characteristics seemed to be down to a T, that was when I thought there were only 8 personalities! How wrong was I!?! In fact, there are 16 upon discovering this I also ascertained I am in fact An advocate which is claimed to be a very rare trait making up only 1% of the population.
INFJ – INTROVERTED, INTUITIVE, FEELING, JUDGING. We seek meaning & connection in ideas.
– Extremely intuitive
– Sensitive & perceptive
– Hold strong convictions & beliefs
– Tend to be gifted writers
– Likes to work independently
– Can be secretive
– Rarely at complete peace with themselves
An insight from my perspective…..
1 | I like to be around people but I also have social anxiety.
Making new friends is incredibly difficult for me. Engaging when your an introvert is like battling with yourself. I tend to prefer a small circle of intimate friends than a large group of people. I hate small talk with a passion, i’d much rather have a deep conversation with meaning.
2 | I have a resting bitch face; I’m a nice person honest.
Please, please please stop asking if I’m OK! I’m OK this is just my face! I may seem intimidating or just plain mean, but I promise I’m not. That’s just the way my face naturally looks. Chances are, I’m thinking about what I’m going to eat for dinner. My facial expression has nothing to do with you. Don’t be afraid to approach me!
3 | I communicate better in writing than speaking.
Vocalising how I’m feeling isn’t something I’m always comfortable doing. So instead, I choose to write. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to say hard things and look people in the eye while you’re saying them. Writing comes naturally to me. That’s why I love blogging so much and why it’s the perfect hobby for introverts!
4 | I remember way too many details about people, places, and things.
Admittedly I’m terrible with names, however, locations, directions and pretty much any details that don’t necessarily require me to remember I’m good with.
5 | Even though I may be quiet, my mind is always loud and always observing.
I won’t always participate in the conversation, but it’s usually because I’m silently noticing what’s going on around me. I’m an observer for sure. I won’t always talk, but I’m definitely listening and filing things away to remember and think about later. Don’t think I don’t hear and see everything.
6 | I want to be alone, but I don’t want to be lonely.
I thrive off of alone time, possibly due to being an only child. But there have been times in the past where I was so lonely, I didn’t know what to do with myself or how to make it better.
As an introvert, I love spending time by myself. I love recharging my batteries. But that doesn’t mean I don’t also love being around people or that I don’t need to socialise. I just need to do it in a way that makes me feel safe and comfortable.
7 | Sometimes I suck at keeping up with close friends.
No matter how much I love you or how close of friends we are…I’ve probably ignored your call or text at least once. I’m sorry (really I am), but trust me when I say that this has nothing to do with you.
I love my best friends. Some days, I just don’t feel like being social. And that’s okay.
8 | I am an old soul
Doesn’t matter my age I’m an old soul at heart. I used to think it was because my grandparents practically raised me or if due to my personality we just got along exceptionally well. I will happily pass on a night out on the town instead of spending it indoors watching a good film.
Can you relate to any of these or are you an extrovert? I’d love to know! Take the personality test here to see which you are.