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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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3rd-May-2010 06:37 pm
It appears that I am in post-April introvert shock. Just took the Meyers-Briggs and tested as I instead of E for the first time in literally years. Like, maybe since Adam and I moved in together in 2001.

When my reaction to the socialization questions is a flinch and the desire to tuck my head into my hands all you-can't-see-me-go-'way, that is a sign that things need to change. Not that I *need* to be extroverted rather than introverted; I tested I all my life til I shacked up with Adam, who is so I he's III, and therefore someone needed to become the liaison to the outside world.... but I need to not have a surge of panic at a test question. That's not okay.

So I need to evaluate my schedule and what I can cut from it and keep cut til I feel like me again.
3rd-May-2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
This seems wise.
(Also, is this pic new or have I just been lost in my own world?)
3rd-May-2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Yep; it's from this one:

3rd-May-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Adam and I have so many I's between us that we could create a picket fence around a modest house.
3rd-May-2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
You've got a wonderful family who will help buffer for you as well. Take care of YOU. I want you here for a long, long time.

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4th-May-2010 05:15 am (UTC)
*wants to make some joke-y reference to "i i e e e" by Tori Amos*

Yyyyyyeah I should go to bed now.
4th-May-2010 12:06 am (UTC)
I firmly believe that no one is stuck as an E or an I for their whole life, but there are certainly preferences that one might have. I go back and forth fairly often, depending on how much energy something might take.
4th-May-2010 12:53 am (UTC)
I never much cared for that test anyway, as far as giving information over the long haul.
4th-May-2010 01:04 am (UTC)
The Myers-Briggs test is all about one's predisposition or orientation, but like all things of that nature, is not a completely accurate measure of someone's behavior. Extroverts may need some time alone, introverts might like a party once in a while.

It's an imperfect tool, but it's a decent measure of giving a person an idea about what works and doesn't in their life.
4th-May-2010 11:13 am (UTC)
Me too. Different stages of my life have left me with different amounts of people-energy (or different needs to express it).
4th-May-2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
That's interesting, the idea that the system produces I/E changes due to its needs. I never thought of that, but it makes sense.
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