took this test…
you should take it too..
its fairly accurate!

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

it says i’m a INFP
Introverted   67%
Intuitive   12%
Feeling   50%
Perceiving   33%

other people who are like me are
Princess Diana, Richard Gere, Audrey Hephurn, Michel de Montaigne, J.K. Rowling, Anton Chekhov, Albert Schweiter, George Orwell, Karen Armstrong, Aldous Huxley, Mia Farrow, and Isabel Meyers

Career directions
Counseling (yay!)
Religious Education
Education (yay!)
Humanities (double yay!)
Web Design
Musician (yay!)
Literature/Writer (oooh la la)
Archaeology (sweet..)
Psychology/Psychotherapist (yay!)

I am an Idealist Portrait of a Healer (INFP)

Healers present a calm and serene face to the world, and can seem shy, even distant around others. But inside they’re anything but serene, having a capacity for personal caring rarely found in the other types. Healers care deeply about the inner life of a few special persons, or about a favorite cause in the world at large. And their great passion is to heal the conflicts that trouble individuals, or that divide groups, and thus to bring wholeness, or health, to themselves, their loved ones, and their community.

Healers have a profound sense of idealism that comes from a strong personal sense of right and wrong. They conceive of the world as an ethical, honorable place, full of wondrous possibilities and potential goods. In fact, to understand Healers, we must understand that their deep commitment to the positive and the good is almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary sacrifices for someone or something they believe in. Set off from the rest of humanity by their privacy and scarcity (around one percent of the population), Healers can feel even more isolated in the purity of their idealism.

Also, Healers might well feel a sense of separation because of their often misunderstood childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood-they are the prince or princess of fairy tales-an attitude which, sadly, is frowned upon, or even punished, by many parents. With parents who want them to get their head out of the clouds, Healers begin to believe they are bad to be so fanciful, so dreamy, and can come to see themselves as ugly ducklings. In truth, they are quite OK just as they are, only different from most others-swans reared in a family of ducks.

At work, Healers are adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information, are patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details. Healers are keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others. Because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone. When making decisions, Healers follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling. They have a natural interest in scholarly activities and demonstrate, like the other Idealists, a remarkable facility with language. They have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion. Frequently they hear a call to go forth into the world and help others, a call they seem ready to answer, even if they must sacrifice their own comfort.

(taken from http://keirsey.com/handler.aspx?s=keirsey&f=fourtemps&tab=3&c=healer)

All Idealists (NFs) share the following core characteristics:

  • Idealists are enthusiastic, they trust their intuition, yearn for romance, seek their true self, prize meaningful relationships, and dream of attaining wisdom.
  • Idealists pride themselves on being loving, kindhearted, and authentic.
  • Idealists tend to be giving, trusting, spiritual, and they are focused on personal journeys and human potentials.
  • Idealists make intense mates, nurturing parents, and inspirational leaders.

Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self — always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials.

Idealists are sure that friendly cooperation is the best way for people to achieve their goals. Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people. Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is. The real, practical world is only a starting place for Idealists; they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the “not visible” or the “not yet” that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things.

Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere. More often, however, Idealists are the very soul of kindness. Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a “soulmate,” someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds.

Idealists are relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.

Princess Diana, Joan Baez, Albert Schweitzer, Bill Moyers, Eleanor RooseveltMohandas Gandhi, Mikhael Gorbachev, and Oprah Winfrey are examples of Idealists.

http://keirsey.com/handler.aspx?s=keirsey&f=fourtemps&tab=3&c=healer

My risk attitude index on a scale of 0% – 100% (0 being the lowest)
I’m at 76% (moderately high!)

My risk type profile
Primary type – Inspired   45%
Secondary type – Adventurer 32%

Inspired
(psychological portrait)

Your need for the excitement of risk is an inexhaustible source of energy during a greater part of your life. This energy sometimes drives you to endeavors which may endanger your fortune and even your life. You are always obsessed by your idea and persist in advocating and spreading it no matter how it is accepted by society around you. Developing and putting into effect this idea produces in you a pleasurable state of mind and gives you a reason for living.

There are a relatively small number of such people in the world, but many of them are universally known because their conviction, faith and determination promulgated ideas that influenced history. Famous personages who are close to this type include the biblical Abraham, the apostle Paul, Mohammed, religious reformers and leaders like Martin Luther, John Calvin, Joan of Arc, explorers who changed the understanding of global geography like Columbus and Magellan, Galilei, Copernicus, philosopher-utopists like Thomas More, inventors like Fulton, social reformers like Emmeline Pankhurst and Mahatma Ghandi, and revolutionists like Robespierre and Lenin. There are also among them founders of various religious sects and of political movements.

This type of person may have ideas that are not necessarily earth-shaking or important to all of mankind, but they occupy him completely. These ideas may be of an invention, a scientific hypothesis or a special philosophically substantiated way of life or nutrition, such as Zen Buddhism or vegetarianism. Among this type are also found passionate collectors of paintings, books, stamps, etc., whose main goal is to obtain a rare painting, book or stamp.

The distinctive characteristic of such persons is their complete preoccupation with their idea; it becomes their purpose in life and they see their lives as the means to implement this idea or as the time period in which they can reach their goals. Their idea extremely important to them and without them they cannot imagine their lives.

Neither past nor present is actual for this type of person; he is pointed only towards the future, the time when his goal will be reached. Obstacles and dangers do not stop him; on the contrary, they stimulate his activity.

He treats people around him according to how these people see his ideas and goals: if these people share his goals he will treat them well; if they are indifferent or hostile to his ideas, he will be indifferent or hostile to them; and if they do not approve of them, or worse, are opposed to them, he will regard them as enemies and will hate them.

This type of person, if obsessed by social, political or religious ideas, sees all of mankind as the object of his concern, and he loves mankind as a whole more than individual people. He is ready to sacrifice individual people for the sake of a “common happiness” but not if those individuals are his faithful fellow-fighters. He is also ready to sacrifice himself for his idea. He does not spare either himself or others.

Such a person is egocentric in the sense that he considers himself the center of all events – but he is not egotistical. He does not have purely personal interests. Food for him is, for the most part, not a source of pleasure but only the means to satisfy his hunger. He is capable of enjoying his food but often has special tastes: food must be cooked in a special way, or served at a specific temperature, etc. He does not care for entertainment, except perhaps talking about subjects of interest to him. However, his interests often range beyond the limits of his main idea or obsession and his knowledge in different spheres is striking. He will have his own point of view on all subjects and it is almost always interesting to listen to what he has to say.

He is often surrounded by followers or disciples who are equally passionate about his ideas, but he has only one or two really close friends. He is indifferent to the opposite sex although he can experience a type of love towards one of his admirers, who becomes his main comrade-in-arms.

He is, to some extent, attached to his family, but he is authoritarian towards them and intolerant of the slightest neglect of their duty which is to serve the cause of the head of the family. He suffers major setbacks and even tragedies stoically, turning aside to immerse himself ever deeper in his cause.

WAYS OF PERSONAL GROWTH
Your strong points are purposefulness, will, courage, and resolution. The weak points of your personality are narrowness of the perception of life, emotional dryness (sometimes becoming hard-heartedness), intolerance, and a propensity to conflicts.

For you, the sense of life is in the struggle for the triumph of your idea or your business. Its achievement is your dream and goal. However, as you concentrate so narrowly only on them you do not notice the wider spectrum of the colors of life, miss many joys and, above all, impoverish yourself as a personality. You should discover and develop in yourself an interest and taste for the many diverse sides of life.

It is good for you to have a family. Although you are busy with your work, you should not distance yourself from them. Your family will fill your life and give your character the warmth that you probably lack . A sense of responsibility for your family will make your propensity toward risk-taking less dangerous.

Acquisition of new knowledge and skills come easily to you, but only within the narrow limits of things that relate to your idea or business. Try to widen these limits. As you are a creatively thinking person, try to apply this ability to spheres other than the one you are involved in. This will widen the circle of your creative interests and restrain you from becoming fanatic about one idea only. Try to discover and develop an interest in other sides of life – sports, art, handicrafts, any hobby, whatever your inclination or talent. Many famous people enjoyed skills in fields quite different from their main interests: Spinosa the philosopher learned how to grind lenses for eye glasses; Einstein played the violin; and Winston Churchill knew bricklaying.

Complete inactivity will exhaust your energy more than any effort. However, it will replenish itself during discussions and arguments with your opponents and of course when you achieve success and realize your ideas. But it is equally helpful to apply the hobbies and activities mentioned above which will also help you to overcome stress and frustration.

STRATEGY OF SUCCESSFUL BEHAVIOR
Before acting on any idea which you think is brilliant, or any initiative which you consider promising, ask yourself the following questions: first, is your idea really new? and, second, is it too far ahead of your time? Compare the value of the idea with the possible negative consequences which may arise as a result of its implementation. Equally, you must evaluate the means you require to carry it out. Weigh chances for success against probably failures. When the negative aspects outweigh the positive ones, find the wisdom and courage to reject your plans.

In starting up activities towards the realization of your initiative, provide yourself with a guaranteed material and legal base. Be careful not to break the legal and moral law during your activities. Consider seriously the form of promotion for your ideas. The wrong type of promotion will antagonize people who don’t share your outlook or ideas. Determine the group of population for whom your ideas can be interesting, and state these in terms that will be clear and convincing for them. Try to enlist a group of supporters and sympathizers.

It is very important for you to use the correct style of communication with those you want to bring to your way of thinking. A mistake here can become a serious obstacle towards the realization of your plans. Be careful to rein in your intolerance of those who are differently minded and those whom you do not like for any reason. You don’t have to see an enemy in everyone who doubts the rightness of your cause. Suppress your irritation, and avoid tactlessness and rudeness in communication with your employees and especially with your subordinates. Do not talk about your idea in every place and with everyone you meet – you may become a bore. Talk about it only when people wish to listen to you and, even better, when they impel you to speak.

Speak often to people with whom you are working, or whose cooperation you would like to enlist, on subjects which interest them. Take every opportunity to show personal interest in the people with whom you speak.

Adventurer
(psychological portrait)

People of this type are not made for quiet life. Due to their psychological characteristics, the society has always to reckon with their existence either defending itself from them or asking for their help or tolerating them and exploiting secondary results of their activity.

Throughout history, people of this type occasionally staked all their property and even their life on luck. In ancient Rome, free citizens and even patricians, who felt a great need for risk, voluntarily became gladiators, and if they did not have enough opportunities to fight in the arena, they showed their discontent. This type also included medieval knights wandering in the Europe in search of tournaments, swashbucklers, condottieri and pirates. In more modern times this type can be found among revolutionaries, conspirators, terrorists, and drug smugglers.

These are examples of extremely anti-social manifestations of the needs for risk. But thirst for risk can appear in socially acceptable forms. Mountain-climbers, slalomists, race-drivers, sailors who cross the oceans alone, tightrope-walkers, who walk the rope over waterfalls and precipices, as well as small-time gamblers who play in lotteries and slot machines- all these engage in risky activities which do not harm society.

People with a pronounced thirst for danger and risk may be also useful to society which utilizes their characteristics in employing them in suitable occupations such as the police, the army where they serve as commandos or paratroopers, the fire department and even in the cinema as stuntmen.

People of this type are usually physically strong, courageous, and have excellent control of their bodies. When they are young they eagerly take up, football, baseball, basketball and different types of hand-to-hand combat. They easily master mechanical skills and are good at driving cars. They usually drive at high speed and like to overtake other cars, sometimes creating dangerous situations.

They are not especially bothered by moral problems, but those who are socialized keep to formal moral demands of society, especially to those of a group. These people can be subdivided into two groups according to their attitude to the group or to society. One kind gives priority to freedom from all social values and prefers to run risks alone. The other kind likes power and prefers to act in a group. They long for a leading position in the group and although they dislike it, will acknowledge the leadership of any stronger and more authoritative person.

In communicating they are somewhat rough. However, there is an intrinsic sentimentality in them and they can be deeply moved by any soulful story or movie. They like to relax when they are not involved in their dangerous pursuits. Those who are asocial incline to alcohol and drugs. Socialized people of this type relax with peaceful activities such as fishing, gardening, caring for their pets, etc.

As they grow older and have established families, they feel less attracted to risk; memories of their past adventures return to them and they indulge in reminiscences. They begin to feel the future, connecting it with the future of their children. Their love affairs (until they are married) are mostly fleeting and superficial, although sometimes they experience long and stable relationship.

A vivid example of a person with expressed thirst for risk is Alexander of Macedon who led a dangerous life for what he thought was the goal of spreading of Hellenic civilization throughout the known world. In modern times a similar type was Che Guevara who was fought for his idea of social justice. In literature there was Don Quixote. The international spy, Mata Hari, notorious during the First World War, can be considered to be a woman of this type.

WAYS OF PERSONAL GROWTH
If you fit the above description, you must learn to recognize the real reason for your inclination for risky situations. Your goal should be to frame your behaviour in a socially useful way in order to succeed in life. The positive features of your personality are courage, bravery, resolution, a quick understanding of a situation. The negative features are impulsiveness, a disregard for danger and consequences of your deeds, and indifference and often lack of pity toward those who get in your way.

Happiness for you is a life filled with emotion, anticipation of a speedy and complete success and the flush of victory that it brings, and the joy of overcoming obstacles.

During the active stage of their live people in this category, pay little attention to their families. Later, when they are older and have established families, they become more involved with them, especially with their children. They wish to cultivate courage and decisiveness in them, yet want to keep them from the errors which they themselves made. Therefore they try to help their children to fit in well with their peers, to give them a good education and encourage them to learn a practical trade or profession.

People of this type easily acquire knowledge and master skills in activities that they prefer but they should be aware that in subjects not related to their main interest, they are not so quick in picking up new knowledge. They should perfect themselves in their professions, but should also try to expand their range of skills.

After risky and emotionally saturated actions, this type of person often experiences emotional depletion and the need to recharge his emotional energy. He can this best by involving himself in restful activities such as domestic duties, spending time with his family, relax entertainment which has no element of excitement in it (no games of chance) or simply doing nothing – complete idleness and emotional relaxation. These will all help to relieve feelings of stress and frustrations.

STRATEGY OF SUCCESSFUL BEHAVIOR
A person of this type makes decisions too quickly and impulsively. His attention is sharply focussed on one specific goal. He should try instead to see the whole situation. He must also consider the consequences of his actions and compare the degree of risk to the value and necessity of the goal.

For him, correct communication with others is to persuade people of an idea, first having proven to them that it can be realized. There is also the moral aspect of persuasion: he must not expose those who believe in his idea to risks which the initiators of it are ready to accept for themselves. This means that he must not hide from his listeners the degree of risk and the possibility of failure.

This type must be careful not to become euphoric, dreaming up impossible plans which are not connected to reality. Under unfavorable conditions, when this type meets with insurmountable obstacles he should not tackle them head-on, counting only on occasional luck.

When starting a new job he should consider if it might be boring, or if it might not hold some desirable elements of risk or the probability of something unexpected. In business this type of person can work as a trouble shooter, sent by the manager of the enterprise to problematic places needing immediate solutions. His other possible role is to present initiatives. In this case he will work more efficiently in a team with a rational and pragmatic person, who has authority over him and whose advice he is ready to consider.

People like me

Risk Attitude Index and Profiles

Name Risk Attitude Index % Risk Type Profile
Political Leaders
B.Clinton 83
moderately high
Rational 48
Ponderous 44
Inspired 39
T.Blaire 76
moderately high
Rational 56
Inspired 44
V.Putin 76
moderately high
Rational 60
Ponderous 33
B.Yeltsin 91
high
Ponderous 48
Inspired 31
Adventurer 27
H.Kohl 62
moderate
Rational 62
Inspired 37
R.Reagan 78
moderately high
Rational 53
Ponderous 32
Inspired 27
M.Thatcher 74
moderate
Rational 54
Inspired 33
Ponderous 30
M.Gorbachev 63
moderate
Rational 48
Inspired 42
Mao Zedong 88
high
Inspired 75
Ponderous 33
R.Nixon 83
moderately high
Inspired 41
Rational 35
Energetic 29
J.Kennedy 82
moderately high
Rational 47
Energetic 35
Inspired 27
F.Roosevelt 69
moderate
Rational 54
Inspired 38
W.Churchill 78
moderately high
Rational 66
Inspired 58
J.Stalin 91
high
Ponderous 59
Inspired 51
A.Hitler 89
high
Inspired 62
Adventurer 35
V.Lenin 91
high
Inspired 87
Napoleon 98
high
Adventurer 60
Energetic 35
Inspired 35
Julius Caesar 97
high
Adventurer 50
Energetic 40
Ponderous 30
Nero 86
high
Adventurer 40
Entrepreneurs
B.Gates 75
moderately high
Rational 75
Inspired 35
Craig Venter
founder of Celera Genomics
88
high
Inspired 32
Rational 40
Adventurer 30
Dennis Tito
founder of Wilshire Assosiates
first space tourist
81
moderately high
Rational 75
Adventurer 22
Inspired 26
A.Grove
founder of Intel
78
moderately high
Rational 70
Inspired 32
E.Lauder 74
moderate
Rational 55
Inspired 30
J.Trippe
founder and head of Pan Am
75
moderately high
Rational 56
Inspired 44
D.Sarnoff
founder and CEO of RCA
80
moderately high
Rational 56
Inspired 44
Ponderous 32
Coco Chanel
French designer
85
moderately high
Rational 42
Energetic 42
W.Disney 78
moderately high
Rational 53
Ponderous 47
Energetic 27
C.Merrill 81
moderately high
Rational 67
Inspired 47
H.Ford 87
high
Inspired 39
Ponderous 39
Rational 33
J.P.Morgan 80
moderately high
Rational 78
Ponderous 50
A.Nobel 70
moderate
Rational 70
Energetic 31
Actresses, Actors
G.Paltrow 56
moderate
Energetic 44
Rational 44
J.Roberts 48
moderate
Rational 60
Moralist 28
Toiler 28
C.Crawford 69
moderate
Energetic 57
Rational 34
Madonna 92
high
Energetic 59
Adventurer 35
Ponderous 26
R.Gere 77
moderately high
Rational 52
Inspired 30
Energetic 26
Al Pacino 75
moderately high
Adventurer 42
Moralist 25
Ponderous 30
J.Nicholson 80
moderately high
Rational 61
Ponderous 39
E.Taylor 95
high
Adventurer 50
Energetic 50
P.Newman 87
high
Energetic 72
Adventurer 38
M.Brando 85
moderately high
Energetic 67
Adventurer 33
F.Sinatra 86
high
Energetic 61
Ponderous 33
Rational 27
A.Gardner 91
high
Energetic 70
Adventurer 30
V.Leigh 57
moderate
Energetic 56
Rational 33
M.Monro 75
moderately high
Energetic 70
Adventurer 39
Moralist 27
Scientists, Writers, Painters
Gertrude B. Elion
Nobel Laureate in Medicine
48
moderately low
Rational 59
Moralist 24
Inspired 24
E.Hemingway 84
moderately high
Energetic 60
Adventurer 45
A.Einstein 35
moderately low
Rational 44
Moralist 43
Inspired 27
N.Bohr 33
low
Rational 53
Moralist 29
Toiler 29
T.Edison 80
moderately high
Rational 70
Inspired 35
S.Freud 73
moderate
Inspired 50
Ponderous 29
Rational 27
K.Marx 70
moderate
Inspired 55
Moralist 30
L.Tolstoy 32
low
Moralist 47
Inspired 35
V.Van Gogh 28
low
Moralist 70
Energetic 39
Lewis Carrol 23
low
Moralist 50
Toiler 28
Gregor Mendel 2
low
Moralist 70
Toiler 27
Benjamin Franklin 45
moderately low
Rational 42
Inspired 38
Moralist 35
Michelangelo 54
moderate
Energetic 39
Rational 30
Toiler 30
Leonardo da Vinci 45
moderately low
Rational 42
Toiler 32
Moralist 26
Marcus Tullius Cicero 40
moderately low
Moralist 40
Rational 38
Socrates 56
moderate
Inspired 53
Moralist 25

http://www.humanmetrics.com/rot/riskguide.htm

i was in love with a guardian
but i failed to see and understand him
it is my greatest mistake

Idealists and Guardians often make good pairs. Idealists can appreciate the Guardians’ practicality and ability to deal with day-to-day matters that may interrupt the Idealists’ dreams for the future. Guardians may appreciate the Idealists’ sensitivity for others and their deep interest in their partner’s success. Guardians are the most traditional partners – they’ll remember birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions that are important to you, but their “traditional” behavior may seem at times to you like stubbornness and inflexibility. If your partner is a Guardian:

  • Be sensitive to their need to plan ahead, schedule themselves, and be on time. Time can be secondary to you behind attending to relationships, but if you told your Guardian partner you’d be somewhere at a specific time, it is important to them that you meet that commitment.
  • Gifts are meaningful to your Guardian partner, but the amount of money spent is very important. It needs to be enough to show that they are valued highly but not so much that they feel resources are being wasted.
  • To make a special or romantic occasion, plan things out in advance, taking care of all the details. Don’t try to surprise your partner – let them know the plans in advance. Knowing that everything is already taken care of, they can relax and enjoy your time together.

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