Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Paint By Numbers

Paint a stripey cat by numbers

A stripey cat came along and suggested the Jung Typology Test™ (a kinda Jungian sorting hat) that I was glad to have a go at on the constant quest for self-knowledge.

My personality type, apparently, is ENTP (Extraversion, iNtuition, Thinking, Perceiving). It might be more accurate to say that I function almost entirely on intuition, when you see my actual scores and, the laugh of it is: that's exactly the result that, intuitively, I'd have expected to get!

Interestingly, this description says that the ENTP is sometimes called the visionary, which was exactly my result on this personality type quiz. It's also been described as the innovator, which is what this quiz called me.

Those other quizzes I did way back, but I'd not got around to posting them, but I like that this is beginning to form a consistent pattern. Whilst I hate being predictable / pigeonholeable in any way, paradoxically, having no clue what I'm like / what I want to be when I grow up, is getting tedious.

So it's good to learn that I'm "motivated by a desire to understand and improve the world I live in", because that was my intention. And comforting to have it confirmed that "They are usually accurate in sizing up a situation." I think I am, intuitively, again, but that doesn't mean I'm really sure.

And, of course, "The ENTP regards a comment like "it can't be done" as a personal challenge." I believe my own words were "red rag to a bull." :)

If you want to do the quiz, afterwards, you'll find a full description of your personality type under The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

What the heck has this to do with Paint By Numbers?

Have a look at the list of famous people of the same type as me.

Either side of one the most publicly known scientists in the world and one of the most prolific inventors in history, we have a ceiling painter of some repute and the first notable woman in mathematics. Clearly, if you put the last two disciplines together, it creates painting by numbers. However, I've always been a bigger fan of Michelangelo's rival. Maybe this is why? :)

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