Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Of personalities and spiders

Gale Martin, the force behind blogs such as Gem-osophy (a site that's apparently one of the destinations of sickos who trawl the Net looking for naked or hairy pictures of me) wanted to know the Myers Briggs personality types of her FOGs (friends of Gale). I already told her my results, but I'm still posting them here.

To wit:

You Are An INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

INFP stands for "Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving." The test doesn't say why I fear and loathe frogs, but maybe this video will show you why I'm starting to think spiders are such fascinating creatures. I wouldn't want to find one in my bed, but I think I'd like one of these as a pet--or as a drinking buddy. ;-)


Sidney said...

I don't really like spiders and I don't like them more after I watched the video.

Doesn't look too bad to be a INFP ! ;-)

H said...

Spiders and Lizards... they're brilliant somewhere-in-the-room companions. they're clean, they keep your space bug-free... and they're magical.

I like them. A lot. from a distance of course!

welcome to the introverted I-something clan as labelled by Myers Briggs. :-D

H said...
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Natalie said...

I am an INFP also! We are the coolest. Ultra feeling and dreamy.

Lizza said...

Sidney: Don't like creepy-crawlies, huh? :-D

I it ain't too bad being INFP. I like it.

H: I like lizards from a distance, too. Glad to join the clan!

Natalie: Dreamy...oh yes. Maybe a bit too much even, haha!

SGT DUB said...

You Are An ISTP
The Mechanic

You are calm and collected, even in the most difficult of situations.
A person of action and self-direction, you love being independent.
To outsiders yous eem impulsive, surprising, and unpredictable.
You are good at understanding how all things work, except for people.

You would make an excellent pilot, forensic pathologist, or athlete.

Matt-Man said...

You Are An ENFP
The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverant, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're qutie the storyteller!

You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

I dont mind spiders but I hate bugs that have too many legs. Cheers Lizza.

Steven Novak said...

MY wife can't look at a spider on tv or even a badly drawn picture of a spider without freaking out.

It's quite pathetic. ;)


Lizza said...

Sgt: Calm and collected are good in your situation. But is impulsive? ;-)

Matt: That seems to be so YOU, my friend.

Steve: Show her the video if you want to freak her out. But you won't be getting any nookie. ;-)

laurzeilei said...

Hi Lizza!! Here I am reappearing once again like Houdini!

I am an ENFP (sometimes to my detriment).

Spiders don't bother me as much as snakes do. I'm not saying I want to become best friends with one or allow one to cozy up next to me in bed or anything...I just don't get heebie jeebies when I see one.

It's nice to be back. Hopefully I'll stick around for awhile this time, but being the ENFP that I am, we are tireless in our pursuit of new-found interests! We shall see...

lizza said...

Laurrrrzzzz: Yours is a most welcome appearance. I've missed your high jinks. New-found interests? Ooohhh, you make me curious. Pray tell on your blog!

You should thank your lucky stars I don't have a pic of one time we were at a zoo and I had a python around my neck. I have one of my son with the same snake, though. Wanna see? Haha!

Wendz said...

I am also an INFP....

Hate frogs too but not too scared of them, they're just icky...terrified of spiders and snakes though..snakes even more than spiders.

I stood barefoot on a frog once...we had an infestation under our kitchen sink (which I didn't know about at the time) and one night I went to get a glass of water and stood on something slimey and soft and it sqeaked loudly. I nearly pee'd in my knickers right there and then! Revolting!

And when I finally discovered all those froggies under my sink I almost fainted from the sheer horror of it.

And the French EAT them. Can you credit it! Ew!

lizza said...

Wendz: You inadvertently stood barefoot on a frog? Good God in heaven, I would've had a frigging heart attack. Even more so at the thought of froggies under the sink.

I love all things French--except the predilection for FROGS' LEGS!!! Spare me.

CSL said...

Every time I've taken the Myers-Briggs I get a different profile. This time it was ENFP. On the full test, my asnwers are close to the border on each one, so that's likey why my results are so variable. And I like spiders, they are fascinating. (But, I like frogs, too.)

Lizza said...

I've taken the test several times (long and short versions) and they always come up with INFP.

CSL, I love your blog, but that post with the frog-on-the-window pic gives me the heebie-jeebies. :-D

Julia Scissor said...

I like lizards too but not if they are named Kimodo Dragon! :-)

Lizza said...

Now that kind of lizard would really be best admired from afar. :-)

Scott from Oregon said...

I wouold bet that the majority of people who "blog" regularly are of the I variety.

It suits them accordingly.

Someone should do a survey...

Lizza said...

Scott: Maybe, maybe not. Lots of 'em are also E's.

Yeah, you're right. Maybe someone should do a survey. Are you raising your hand? ;-)

CSL said...

Not to worry, Lizza, that terribly scary frog was on the OTHER side of the screen! (You know how lots of kids have teddy bears? I had a frog.)

Lizza said...

You actually had a real live frog for a pet? Or a toy one? I can take the latter, but the former...*shudder*


CSL said...

Toy one - a stuffed, furry one. Actually, she was very cute.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Lizza, can't watch it. Spiders still give me the heebie-jeebies!

Anonymous said...

But I think your Myers Briggs type suits you perfectly!

Lizza said...

At first I thought INFP was sort of wussy, but I've grown to accept and like it. :-) Thanks, Miss Muffett!