Monday, March 6


Karen had us take a personality Profile... ths is what it said about me.

ISFZ - "The Provider"

Introverting/Sensing/Feeling/organiZing. It is believed that approximately 6% of the population shares the ISFZ Type. Thus it is possible that 94% of the people you meet are experiencing some facets of the world differently than you do. Hardworking, thorough and responsible, the ISFZ is the Rock of Gibraltar for friends, family and co-workers. People can lean on you for assistance with good cause. The combination of Introversion, Sensing and organiZing forms a mighty foundation of stability and trust. You will never undertake any enterprise or go into any relationship impulsively or frivolously, nor will you forsake it for
any but the soundest and most well documented reasons. You are a permanent resident of the
here-and-now, continually comparing today's data with what you collected yesterday and all the yesterdays before. You are capable of integrating an enormous number of facts to formulate plans and take action.
An ISFZ has the outlook of a traditionalist, one who believes in structure, responsibility and rules for living. You are happiest when living a well-defined life, both at home and at work. You want to know where things are and when events will happen. ISFZs appreciate a predictable environment and are patient and comfortable with routine. You have a realistic view of what you can and cannot accomplish. People are surprised to discover that ISFZs have an active "idea factory" that is capable of making the kinds of artful associations and rearrangements of facts that form the basis of all good humor.
As an ISFZ you expect a great deal from yourself and judge your behavior by tough standards. Setting your goals high, it is rare that you really satisfy your own scrutiny of how you should perform. Being independent--as in not depending upon others--is important to you, but you also have a strong need to feel needed by others. You quickly accept responsibility in any group you join. Look at the bedrock of any organization's officers, founders or chairs of the working committees and ISFZs with their supremely dependable personalities will be found. ISFZs have the personality that establishes, nurtures, and maintains an organization. You need peace, quiet and few interruptions to work most comfortably. Whatever the task, you spend time reflecting before acting and you are in your element when you find work that gives you ample time for contemplation. You are precise, seldom making errors of fact. Others, with less attention to detail, schedules and accuracy strike you as unreliable. While they may thrive on novelty, unwarranted change sometimes makes you feel unsettled. You will be happiest in an unambiguous position, with well-understood expectations, regular hours and predictable activities. With your ISFZ respect for procedures and policies, you can function happily and productively at almost any level of an institutional hierarchy.

Hmmm interesting.
I have actually had a bit of a shift in my personality. I used to be an INFP.
If you would like to know about yours, go here. I'd like to know what your persoanlity profile is... let me know.


Laura and John said...

I am an INFP. I sometimes find these tests frustrating, because I feel like I am being forced to define myself in other's terms. Nevertheless, here are some snippets that I think really do describe me well (from the link you provided):

Healer Idealists are abstract in thought and speech, cooperative in striving for their ends, and informative and introverted in their interpersonal relations. Healers present a seemingly tranquil face to the world, and though they might seem reserved, on the inside they are anything but reserved, having a capacity for caring not always found in other types. Their fervent aim is to bring peace and integrity to their loved ones and the world.

Healers seek unity in their lives, unity of body and mind, emotions and intellect, perhaps because they are likely to have a sense of inner division threaded through their lives.

(this is pretty much my philosophy on life.)

Wishing to please their parents and siblings, but not knowing quite how to do it, they try to hide their differences, believing they are bad to be so unlike their more solid brothers and sisters. They wonder, some of them for the rest of their lives, whether they are OK.

Healers can come to develop a certain fascination with the problem of good and evil, sacred and profane. Healers are drawn toward purity, but can become engrossed with the profane, continuously on the lookout for the wickedness that lurks within them.

Anonymous said...

ey I used to be an ISFP (I think), but now I'm an ISFZ too :)