The Independent Thinker

Last week, the latest in personality tests was making its way around the web. I first saw a link posted on Facebook and being a sucker for these sorts of things, took it while miserably procrastinating at work…I mean, while I was making dinner at home.

I’m not sure why I fall hard for these sorts of things other than that I think they’re fun and sometimes they can teach you something about yourself you wouldn’t have otherwise realized. A few years ago during a leadership workshop I took a Myers-Briggs and I’ve worn my “INFJ” proudly since then (introverts, unite!).

After a few short questions in this latest go-around, I was labeled as an “independent thinker”:

Independent Thinkers are analytical and witty persons. They are normally self-confident and do not let themselves get worked up by conflicts and criticism. They are very much aware of their own strengths and have no doubts about their abilities.

I found this to be spot on, especially since I have been told that I’m very analytical although I’ve never though of myself as such. Other adjectives of this type include:

  • introverted (see above)
  • witty (clearly)
  • reserved
  • honest
  • demanding
  • hardworking

These too, are pretty accurate.

I have always been witty (thanks, Mom) and think that without it, the world is a dull place.

I have always been reserved because I think that some things in life are sacred and are meant for me, and only me.

I have always been honest because let’s face it, do you REALLY want to look horrible walking out of the house in THAT outfit? Someone needs to be forthcoming.

I have always been demanding because I set the highest standards for myself and want what I want, when I want it. (This is a work in progress.)

I have always been hardworking, whether it’s at work, at school, or at home. I am particular and precise to a fault and will ensure that any job gets done, no matter how difficult it may be.

Have you ever taken a personality test? What’s your personality type?

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2 thoughts on “The Independent Thinker

  1. I got Groundbreaking Thinker, and it was spot on. I hover right in the center of I and E in Meyers Briggs, it confuses people. In another work personality/work style thing, it basically told me I’m high maintanence and expect a lot from others. My entire team laughed because it was so obvious.

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