Thursday, August 14, 2008

Shrink Gangs

I played around with a Jungian personality test online this morning and got an unsurprising result. In college I took Myers- Briggs tests like this twice and got the same "ENFP" summation of my personality. It's funny how people love to classify and categorize. I mean, it almost seems silly to think that one would even try to group anything as random as the average human being.

But, I've learned to come to terms with the banal, Maxim/Cosmo side of human nature that just looooves lists and categories. So, in keeping with the current theme of human categorization, I'll call the psychoanalytical versions of these groupings "shrink gangs."

Here we are...

Jung Test Results

Extroverted (E) 63.41% Introverted (I) 36.59%Intuitive (N) 65% Sensing (S) 35%Feeling (F) 58.33% Thinking (T) 41.67%Perceiving (P) 70.27% Judging (J) 29.73% Your type is: ENFP

Accuracy: - 5 high 4 3 2 1 low

ENFP - "Journalist". Uncanny sense of the motivations of others. Life is an exciting drama. 8.1% of total population.

Take the test for what you will. I know there are plenty of people out there who believe psychology is definitely less real than Falcor. Perhaps the tests are not quite as legitimate a process as say, guessing interpreting human events on the basis of star alignment. But at least the test collects and considers real data in making its assessment.

ENFPs are extremely empathetic, socially dynamic people. And if I may be so bold as to make an inference (using myself as an example), I'd suspect most of us are a bit cuckoo as well. Being the extremely social creature I am, I'm always looking for ways to network and connect with others. So...

How would YOU like to be a part of the ENFP team? You and your fellow ENFPs will be a part of a world-wide family of folks who love nothing more than to repeatedly whack themselves in the forehead with plastic toy hammers, then ask observers why they appear uncomfortable. Can you hack it? Let's see. Are you the type who...

  • LOVES the company of others, but can easily get so irritated with them you want to strangle them with your own underwear?

  • easily reads people's emotions, but can't hide your own to save your life (meaning you SUCK at lying...and consequently, poker)?

  • gets bored easily...but is creative enough to think up a fun activity, like painting your own skeleton onto your naked body?

  • can make friends with anyone, to include automatons and ultra-conservatives?

  • is uncomfortable with negative vibes, unless they're constructive, meaning you're the one putting them out?

  • is possibly suffering from sensory addiction? Yeah? Would you put hot sauce on a banana, or kick your own ass just to change things up?

  • can tell, almost without fail, which characters will die in the movie... or which people you meet are inwardly hating you and which ones are mentally raping you?

  • love to be surprised with new-ish, against-the-grain ideas and concepts (the actually not-so-new "backwards" movie; getting sex out of the way, then going out on the first date; the urban sombrero, etc.)?

If you answered "yes" to more than one of these questions, stop by your nearest psychoanalysing Website and take a Meyers-Briggs test for your free ENFP membership TODAY! Of course, if you're not an ENFP you suck, but there are plenty of other shrink gangs you can join including the scaredy-cat INFPs, anal retentive ISTJs or Mr./Ms. bossy-pants ENTJs.

So go examine your head today! And find out which one of the butt-load of shrink gangs out there YOU belong to.

31 comments:

Kat said...

Your Type is
ESFJ

I think it is pretty accurate..

Aub said...

Extraverted-Sensing-Feeling-Judging,right?

You can size em' up and then come to a conclusion? Can I safely presume that first impressions carry extra weight with you? Are you extremely in-tune with your own moral compass?

April said...

Ha Ha Ha, so crazy, I am ALWAYS a ISTJ aka anal retentive! So, uh yeah, there's something to be said about the accuracy of these tests. I'd say your and my gang affiliation are pretty right on lol

Aub said...

@Sis:

Yeah, I knew YOU were an ISTJ! Order, order and more order, lol. You even organize your lists, lol.

Badass Geek said...

I think I'll need to re-read this post later on today to understand it. I'm not all that cognitively present right now.

Sus said...

Hey! I am an INFP and I am not a scaredy-cat!

Aaahhh, who am I kidding. I am a totally scaredy-cat. Damn.


Introverted (I) 71.05% Extroverted (E) 28.95%
Intuitive (N) 70.59% Sensing (S) 29.41%
Feeling (F) 68.57% Thinking (T) 31.43%
Perceiving (P) 69.44% Judging (J) 30.56%

Sus said...

By the way, nice Never Ending Story reference. Did you get Atreyu's permission to post that?

Lola said...

I'm pretty much with you, except I don't think there is a chance in hell that an ultra-conservative would ever be my friend.

The test I took was not too accurate, though, as it described me as clingy and not wanting to be alone. The only thing I cling to is my absoslute NEED to have a lot of time by myself. That's why I stay up all night while the family sleeps.

Heather said...

I don't have a personality.

Sus said...

Heather: Haha! Yeah, I call bullshit.

Miss Grace said...

I want to post my answer without having to take a personality test which....um....is LAZY one of the acronyms?

Aub said...

@Sus:

Sometimes it's better sometimes to be a social scaredy-cat than to lack social boundries. And Atreyu let me borrow Falcor on the condition that I feed him and scratch him behind his ears.

@Badass:

Yeah, this post is a bit more academic than usual. I find some of this stuff facinating.

@Lola:

Yeah, I take the results with a grain of salt, because how you look at yourself and how the world looks at you are two very different things. I need my space too.

@Heather:

I'm with Sus. I think you're fibbing. Hmmm. Which shrink gang has the fibbers?

@Grace:

Take the test, lazy. It's painless, and you might get insight into your narcoleptic tendencies.

AnnaC said...

ENFJ -- The Teacher and The Idealist... hmmm, could I argue these tests are arbitrary if you knew that I was a teacher for 9 years and have otherwise only worked for non-profits??

Aub said...

@AnnaC:

Really? HA! See, I KNEW there was something to all this psych stuff.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Okay, I have no friggin' idea what personality test I just took, but apparently my greatest personality trait is that I am conscientious.

Anyhoo, have a fantastic weekend...only 2 1/2 hours until mine starts.

Aub said...

@ employee no. 3699:

I've always felt I'm not conscientious enough. It's a good trait to have.

Hope you enjoy your weekend too!

mongoliangirl said...

Can't I just strangle someone with my underwear without having to take a test to see what it all means?

Aub said...

@Mongolian girl:

I guess that could work...

But, after that person is lying there dead with (insert favorite underwear brand here) wrapped around their neck...aren't you gonna wanna know the "why?" lol.

mongoliangirl said...

Oh...I probably wouldn't actually strangle someone to death with my underwear. I would probably just say..."I am SO going to strangle you with my underwear!" Maybe testing could help with that? You know..."Why would I say that and think it's really, really funny?"

April said...

Alright dude, I have been as patient as I can be, now wwhennnn can I expect payment!!? ~ Kings of Comedy... alright serious though, I let Monday go because well..it's Monday. Now Tuesday has come and gone. It's time for you to drop a little catnip on us. Come man, I need a hit!!! [tweek][tweek] =)

LilSass said...

My boy Food Dawg, where you be at?

LilSass said...

Mic check 1, 2, 3. Is this thing on? Is there an Aub in the house? Jeellloooo???

Miss Grace said...

Huh. Did you die?

Sus said...

Yeah, dude. You forget how to type?

AnnaC said...

ditto

break the silence already

thecusp said...

Aub! Aub! Wherefore art thou Aub!

Miss Grace said...

Shoot I guess you died. Or totally abandoned your blog? Or are busy in real life?

LilSass said...

Seriously, we're really annoyed with this little game you're playing. Stop toying with us!!

Miss Grace said...

And Sus totally made a have you seen me milk carton of you on her blog. Which is impressive.

thecusp said...

Aub...what the hell. Are you trying to make us all die waiting for you to post? What's up?

AnnaC said...

umm... could you at least send a smoke signal?