Sunday, May 13, 2012

Psychology Carp Part 2-The Keirsey Temperament Sorter
 The Keirsey Temperament sorter is a personality tool.  Much like the aforementioned Enneagram, it splits different people into certain groups.  There are four key groups that combine to make your four-letter personality type.  You can take the test here.

The first possible letters are E or I.  Extrovert or Introvert.  Sounds easy enough to guess, right?  Not necessarily.  It can be easy for an extrovert in a family of introverts to adapt to the people around them and vise-versa for introverts.  My mother is an extrovert, but the rest of us here at home are introverted.  That, and she does the mom thing where she takes care of everyone else first, so she doesn't get her social needs met. So take the test and see (but trying to guess first can be fun and surprising)

The second choice of letters are S and N for Sensing and Intuiting.  An S is more of a here and now, concrete thinker.  They prefer hard data and facts.  An N is a dreamer of the future.  They like imagining and possibilities.

The third set of letters are T and F.  Are you a Thinker or a Feeler?  Hopefully both, but which are you more so?  Here's a question that puts it into perspective: Which do you value more, logic or sympathy?  I, being a Thinker for this portion, prefer logic to sympathy.  Neither are wrong.  Just different.

The last possible letters are J and P for Judging and Perceiving.  Judging people go into things with a plan or preconceived notion of how things are going to be.  Perceiving folks take things as they come and adapt.  I'm making J's sound bad I know, but there are pros and cons to any possible outcome.  Plus, I'm a J myself, so don't worry too much if you end up being one too.

I happen to be an INTJ.  An introverted, intuitive, thinking, judging person.  According to the test I am a Mastermind (XD)  No problem with that.  I used to be an INTP when I was younger.  It is said that your outcome may change sometime during your life, but rarely more than one letter.  So I hope you take the test and have fun learning about yourselves.  If you do take it, leave me a comment and let me know what you got! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Full Flower Moon Dreamboard

Jamie asks us "Who are you in full bloom?"  My simple answer is colorful.  A perfect combination of class and whimsy, beauty and freedom.  All of the things on this board are things I love and/or aspire to be more like, because hey... who doesn't need more glitter in their life?  The flower is a mountain laurel.  I identify with the peacock and his feathers' color palette, most likely because they are jewel tones.  I simply love the clothes and accessories here.  Eastern paper-style fan and parasol, an Indian sari (again with saturated jewel-tones), and a cute little cloche hat.  The dancer is less for the dress (which is fabulous) and more for the style of dance.  Flamenco dancing is beautiful.  And finally I have a frond of a fern.  Not only because it fits with the growth of this month's theme but frond is just a fun word to say.  Seriously.  Say it out loud.  Frond.