Just for Fun

I’m not exactly in the mood for brain stimulating thinking right now, but I am still job searching. As I pause and surf the web, I saw an article on lifehacker, the topic being: Don’t Do What You Love. Do What You Are. 

So I decided to take a personality test on it again. I remember when I was younger, I was a ENFP, and then somehow turned to INFP. And tonight’s test results is still INFP. Most likely I will stay in this category for a while.

So how does this discovery affect me?

So far the jobs that I’ve been looking for are jobs that I would be probably be good at, because of what I’ve learned from college and what I’ve experienced in the past. I did not think about who I am.

Of course I know who I am.

Right?

But I’m just going to quote a psychology professor that I had in my last quarter of college on the first day of class.

“Who are you?”

“Who are you really?”

Rinse and Repeat.

So I rinse and repeat on myself tonight, since I don’t think I’ve think about who I am for a while now.

The test results gave me several links. Obviously it’s not perfect, but it’s a general construction of the type of person I am.

Personality test results

Ta-dah, your personality type is INFP!

Introverted (I) 57% Extraverted (E) 43%
Intuitive (N) 55% Sensing (S) 45%
Feeling (F) 70% Thinking (T) 30%
Perceiving (P) 82% Judging (J) 18%

Links

And in the “Career info based on your type” I can’t say I disagree with it.

Possible Career Paths for the INFP:
Writers
Counselors / Social Workers
Teachers / Professors
Psychologists
Psychiatrists
Musicians
Clergy / Religious Workers

I’m definitely not certified to do any of those jobs that require certification, other than musician and writer, but I think people that know me can see those job qualities in me. Or rather, me doing those jobs.

Maybe I should have been a psych major. Still, I enjoy economics because it does have psychology in it, knowing what people’s unlimited desires and limited sources, and the theories that go around them.
I really like this description on wiki as well. “Healer

Especially the Love and Relationship part: “so they are best suited to a partner who can adapt to these changing needs”.

It’s not that I can’t find people I like, it’s people that will able to adapt to me painlessly are just a little rare. But that’s the only way things will last and that’s the way I want to do.

I’m actually challenging myself to never break up with anyone. An almost impossible challenge to do in this era.

Good luck to me.

Yeah so this is just for fun. If you want to take a personality test. Check out this website.

http://pstypes.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-jungian-type-tests.html

I did Kisa Personality Test mainly because it did have some unfamiliar questions to other personality tests. Take your time in knowing thy self.

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. – Sun Tzu

知彼知己,百戰不殆;不知彼而知己,一勝一負;不知彼,不知己,每戰必殆 – 孫子

Moving On


Another perspective.

When one is told about having a fork on the road, most people won’t see the above picture.

Imagine yourself having never saw a fork on the road (The one where the road splits to two directions). Would you have imagined something similar to the picture above?

Similarly, what we have seen, what we have heard, what we have experienced also deceives us, granting us an illusion of familiarity and safety.

I can almost relate this to the Matrix movies. The people dwelling in the Matrix lives, but never really lived. The Matrix series are very entertaining to watch. Everything stereotypical about Hollywood movies are in the whole movie series, yet there’s an important idea that challenges our everyday lives. How do we know if we’re not living in the Matrix right now?

Honestly, I think not, and majority of people would agree with me. However, this world we are in is very similar to the Matrix because we are not truly free. Our thoughts and ideas are almost always restricted by our environment such as the way we grew up, our family’s influence, our classmate’s influence, our society’s expectations of success. Most of our values are developed by the influences I mentioned above. I’m not going to discuss whether it’s a bad thing or not, but I am pointing out we humans as a whole are attracted to the prescient of familiarity.

Now I have to point out those individualistic individuals who thinks that they are above this prescient of familiarity. One can argue one’s ideas can be truly unique, (I am being very careful with the wording here, because everyone is truly unique) but I think ideas can be analyzed just as matter can be analyzed. Just as matter is laws of thermodynamics, I think ideas too are limited by the same type of law, for Nothing_comes_from_nothing.

(Damn it, now I have to analyze how ideas come from and how humans are different than animals…)

(Or I can stop here and leave a cliffhanger for next time so I can start eating lunch)

The above is my thought process as I debate on whether to continue writing this post as of this moment.

My stomach wins.