My personality type is INFJ, and I have regularly gotten that same result in various versions of this test, which doesn't always happen on personality tests. Admittedly, it doesn't always happen on this test for some people, particularly if you're right on the border of one of the determinates. Nonetheless this is the personality test that I enjoy and trust the most.
Here's a good version of the test, if you'd like to get your type. For the kind of detailed profile I showed above for myself, go to this site and locate your four-letter type. Then tell me what you think! I'm going to go into more detail here in a minute about my thoughts on mine, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on yours.
I'm not going to go into much detail on the actual traits of my type here; suffice it to say, the profile I linked above for INFJ (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging) covers everything I think is important about this. What's interesting to me is more the applications you can get as you research your personality type. There are plenty of sites out there that can take that profile and then look at careers, conflict management, relationships, and more in terms of you as a type.
But for me the most interesting part of this is seeing what other famous people and fictional characters share my type, based off of analysis of their personalities by professionals. There's a list there in the profiles I like most, and as you might notice, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela are all INFJ's too. People waffle over whether Jesus was one, but I (and most professionals) think it's more likely he was the neighboring ENFJ. In fictional types, I'm like Dumbledore, the Tinman in Wizard of Oz, Loki of Asgard, Lestrade in Sherlock, and possibly Batman (some controversy on that). Also, apparently, hot chocolate and tigers, lol.
But the most interesting of all to me is one that you don't often see listed, for obvious reasons - Adolf Hitler was an INFJ.
When I discovered this, it was confusing, to say the least, but also really intriguing. How could Hitler and Mother Teresa be the same personality type? After that I started doing more research into Hitler and his life, trying to figure out what was going on, which is when I found out he was an artist before he was a politician, which is a more fitting career for an INFJ. But as I looked deeper into INFJ traits, I realized there was something even more important there.
One of the things that makes INFJ's so powerful and unique is that we, being one of the only "Judging" (i.e. active) type idealists, are very, very good at standing up for causes we believe in. As I considered Hitler more, I realized that he was actually a very strong embodiment of this. Yeah, he really believed in what he was doing -- otherwise it would never have gone as far as it did. People believed in him because he believed in what he was fighting for, and that's how he rose to such power. To him (although good people, ya know, STRONGLY DISAGREE), the eradication of the Jews and other "imperfect" people was a cause to fight for. And that makes him similar to Mother Teresa, and to me. And in an odd way, I'm proud of that, of being one in a list of important people who believed in their causes so strongly they've changed things.
If you don't mind, though, I think I'll take the Mother Teresa route to change, rather than the Hitler one. Though I admit to having an odd admiration of his personality traits, I am absolutely and completely against what he did and what he believed. Obviously.
CHANGING THE WORLD, HERE I COME! *punches the air and does random movie jump*
In other news, the Write On Con forums are currently open! If you're a children's writer (picture book to new adult) who likes free online conferences (*wink wink*), I highly recommend. You can friend me if you like -- I'm username BNKira and am primarily chilling at the YA boards.
In other other news, my track change at BYU-I from Winter/Spring to Spring/Fall, as I before mentioned, has been approved! Yay!
Images via kevalliere.wordpress.com, thefamouspeople.com, and motherteresa.org.