Posted by Ann Lee on Sunday, February 5, 2017 Under: Personal
So I took a personality test (http://www.16personalities.com) and I was classified as an Advocate (INFJ-T), and I think I really am when it comes to different aspects.
- Strengths: Creative, Insightful, Inspiring and Convincing, Decisive, Determined and Passionate, Altruistic
Well, I can say that some of these are true, not sure with convincing, though. When it comes to decision-making, I always stood by my decisions. I am a science-person but I really love literature and arts so I guess that'll count as being creative and insightful at the same time.
- Weaknesses: Sensitive, Extremely Private, Perfectionistic, Always need to have a cause, Can burn out easily
I kinda agree with all of these. I am extremely private and sensitive, maybe due to my introverted nature. I tend to get hurt emotionally easily but keep my problems to myself and saying those to my family or friends will be a last resort move. When it comes to my works, I am a perfectionist since I want the best output, whether it's on my scientific field or artistic field. I also need some sort of a cause when my friends want to get me out of the house, or else, I won't leave. Even in work, it applies. I won't risk anything that isn't concrete or conclusive. Physically and mentally, I am also the type to burn out easily.
- Romantic Relationships: Not ones for casual encounters, people with the Advocate personality type instead look for depth and meaning in their relationships. Advocates are enthusiastic in their relationships, and there is a sense of wisdom behind their spontaneity, allowing them to pleasantly surprise their partners again and again. Relationships with Advocates are not for the uncommitted or the shallow.
True. Though, as of now, I am not interested in any romantic relationship, maybe because I still haven't found the person who can show me his depth and wisdom. I don't want a guy who only looks at my physical appearance and personality. I want someone who can match, even my randomness and depth. I want a person who can truly understand me, even with a few words or without saying anything.
- Friendships: Advocates don’t readily share their thoughts and feelings, not unless they are comfortable, and since those thoughts and feelings are the basis for Advocate friendships, it can take time and persistence to get to know them. Advocates don’t require a great deal of day-to-day attention – for them, quality trumps quantity every time, and over the years they will likely end up with just a few true friendships, built on a richness of mutual understanding that forges an indelible link between them.
I only have a small circle of friends and I'm glad that they are all for keeps. I am not expressive and I don't initiate a conversation so it's hard for me to approach someone. And as I've said earlier, I am extremely private and even though my friends tell me their problems and thoughts, I always keep mine to myself, unless I needed to. I don't also like high-maintenance friendship since it tires me out and it doesn't match the meaning of friendship for me. I want friends whom I can still call friends even if we don't see each other often.
- Career Paths: Advocates’ needs don’t end at meaning though – any productive work can be rationalized to be meaningful, as any productive work helps someone, somewhere. Advocates crave creativity too, the ability to use their insight to connect events and situations, effecting real change in others’ lives personally.
As stated above, I work in the field of science and I think I belong there. However, I don't want to disregard my artistic side so I still write and draw or paint as a hobby. Helping people using science has always been my goal but inspiring them through art is also heartwarming. I think as an Advocate, science and art goes hand-in-hand.
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