Friday, June 06, 2008

VE Meyers Briggs

I’ve always been an INTJ. Chances are most of you know what this means. It’s the Meyers-Briggs assessment on personality types. That’s right…yet another opportunity to have yourself classified and lumped into some grouping based on behaviors. I’m sure that with 6 plus billion people on the Earth, four categories is plenty to appropriately understand everyone!

If you aren’t familiar with this intimately or are like me and forget the categories as soon as you leave the mandatory meeting you had to go to in order to learn them then here is a quick review:

E-Extraversion, I-Introversion
S-Sensing, N-Intuition
T-Thinking, F-Feeling
J-Judging, P-Perceiving

But there’s nothing funny about Myers-Briggs, is there? Or maybe there is? VE has gone ahead and promoted himself as a full partner to bring you the new VE, Meyers, Briggs assessment. Leave it to me to ask the tough questions that don’t usually get asked!!!


Sorry...I'll try to catch up on posts requests here shortly. You'll just have to put up with my random nonsense in between...

34 comments:

angie said...

I can't remember, and I don't want to say.....I love being lumped into categories though, especially when they stand for such things as nerd, jerk, and stupid. ha ha.

Kurt said...

I thought Meyers-Briggs made lawn mowers.

Megan said...

Categories, shmategories. You are in a class all by yourself, VE!

ChrisEldin said...

I remember this test!!
I took it when I was in college. I also came out as an INTJ. I am very definitely "N." and also "J" But the I and T were borderline.

Fun test.

cathouse teri said...

That's a scary assessment test! You are a scary guy!

I once read that Hippocrates devised four temperaments within which all people fit, in varying degrees. As many tests have been devised, they just wind up being a variation of his idea. Why not just stick with his?

VE said...

angie - Yeah, I didn't give you many good options there, did I?

kurt - Ha! You need to get out of the city more....

megan - Are you saying I need solitary confinement?!

chris - Back when I still bothered to go to work we had some other categorization session and they had everyone stand on one side of the room and then those that answered something one way moved to the other side. After three questions there were only two of us still on the original side of the room; I was one of them...guess I must just think or do something differently than most

Teri - Ha ha. I'm harmless. I get along with almost everybody because they know I don't get all serious on them. Oh...and would I be a hippocrite if I opted to use that source?

Memarie Lane said...

I'm an ICUP.

VE said...

marie - Ha! I've heard about your type...

cathouse teri said...

Ya, too much seriousness is never good. I guess. Actually, I'm way to serious.

As for being a hippocrite, I think you may have just developed a new word! Very cool.

Etymology doesn't associate it with Hippocrates, but hey... we can make our own rules, right?

VE said...

Teri - Absolutely. Making our own rules is the ONLY thing that matters.

cathouse teri said...

*nodding*

Maureen said...

I thought Meyers was ice cream.

No wait. That's Breyers.

Nevermind.

lime said...

LOL, that's one personality test i could take an laugh about as i took it.

Serena Joy said...

It's a great test -- but I didn't take it due to my phobia about being categorized.:)

VE said...

maureen - I'd categorize ice cream too...if I didn't eat it first

lime - Yep, asking the questions only I would ask...

sj - Catagorphobia is a debilitating disease broken down into several distinct categories. Ask your doctor which category is right for you...

Lakota said...

I was an ENFJ - every fucking time i had to take it over a ten year period. I have it tattooed on my ass. I'm quite comfortable with the VE version. It makes a hellava lot more sense to me.

Beth said...

I despise these things.
And your questions (and labels) make as much sense as the Meyers Briggs. Actually, more...

Theresa said...

Your personality test, my friend, is delightfully disturbing!

As for myself, I'm borderline in every category of the Meyers-Briggs test. The only logical conclusion is that I don't have a personality.

VE said...

lakota - Ha! Tattooed on your ass...now I bet that categorized you with the team! Good for you.

beth - People at my work location that I never go to have these colored legos and the top color means something so that you know what kind of person they are. I like to sneak in at night and rearrange them all...

theresa - Next time you have to take one, wear your Sybil T-Shirt. That should scare them...

leelee said...

I've been told I have a lot of personality. Or was the line "Oh you'll like her, she has a great persoanlity" ;-/

RED MOJO said...

I tried to take that Meyers Briggs test, but I didn't understand the questions. I kept asking for Oscar, or Bobby, but I was told Bobby's last name was Riggs!

VE said...

leelee - Well you should ace the Myers Briggs then!

red mojo - What's not to like about Oscar! He's an award, he's a weiner, he's on a kids show...

Anndi said...

You don't actually expect me to reveal all my secrets just like that, do you?

VE said...

anndi - Not all; just a couple. We'll take it slow.... ;)

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I'm definitely an Idiotic Nerd. But, I wouldn't send my mom all over town and I wouldn't make her take the bus, but I would give my mother-in-law fake addresses, so I guess that makes me a freak. And I'm not sniffing anyone's panties, so I'm definitely a jerk. haha.

I tried to take the Meyers-Briggs in college, but it was so darn long and too often I couldn't pick which answer I wanted to give; so I stopped during the middle of it and told the counselor it was too long and I didn't have the patience for it. What does that make me? Wait, don't answer that!

Alex L said...

INFP


Sadly I dont live next to any nuns though.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

My dysfunctions are so special and unique they can't be contained by a simple chart. :)

You are super clever, VE!

Jacki said...

All through my life I have been an E,I,S,N,T,F,J,P.....depending on what age I was. A total introvert in high school, a total extrovert in college until present.

According to your test....I'm an very nice person.

VE said...

arizona - According to my categorizations that would make you an impatient panty sniffer. ha ha

alex - Check google Nun maps. They've got them all located.

elastic - C?ongrats...you are in a dysfunction all your own

jacki - See how I bring out the nice in everyone. I'm such a giver!

The Offended Blogger said...

I am an INTJ too. See, I knew we were twins!

Of course, I'm the good looking, nice twin. :)

Uncivil said...

I used to have 2 goats named "Briggs & Stratten"!
Lets see......according to VE-Myers-Briggs.....I'm an Idiotic-Stupid-Tightass-Jerk

VE said...

offended - Yep, I'm the loser black sheep in the deal...

uncivil - I cannot believe you didn't throw the booger at your neighbors...

MJ said...

I am ENTJ for both. I remember taking that test my first year of business school in college. Hated that crap.

VE said...

mj - It's always fun to be categorized, isn't it?