|Fun-loving and playful, but has serious limits.|
Sometimes it means I lose a loved one. But if I've reached this point, it's obvious I don't care. My life has always turned out better in the end--ALWAYS-- because the amount of emotional energy I acquiesced (not to mention sanity) is regained. It's a pattern that has cycled through my life from a very young age. I never understood it. Why would anyone purposely push the emotional buttons of someone who loves and supports them so deeply? Enter the Myer-Briggs Personality Test and the Political Compass Test.
As mentioned above, I took the Myer-Briggs Test after stumbling upon the topic in a forum. My results were not too surprising:
ENFJ: Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging
Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.
No surprise to me other than I found it a bit optimistic. Remember I said I was honest about who I really am--that means the good as well as the bad. It wasn't until I got home that I found the other side of this coin, when my son told me about the Political Compass Test he took in class. He was a bit remiss because his score came close to Gandhi. After dinner, I took the test and though I shouldn't have been surprised by the results, it definitely gave me pause. The three political leaders I scored closest to:
|My results via Political Compass|
The Dalai Lama
Oh hey Gandhi too.
The three people who have inspired me most in life.
That made me raise an eyebrow. Could such extremely opposite personality traits exist in one person? I thought about the guy in Antigua who asked my husband if I was hard to live with. My husband hemmed and hawed, but I bluntly answered, "Yes. Yes, I am." Now I know why.
|The Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela|
in the lower left green grid
WARNING: Love and loyalty are unconditional, but still comes with a price. For everything I give, you must give. For everything you take, I take. Strings are attached. Compromise is possible. Get greedy, controlling, or intolerably selfish and there is an inner revolutionary that will escape her cage and even the playing field. I don't want to go there. Play fair.