I’m sure some of you are curious about my blog name – INFJacqueline. I’ve already been receiving questions as to what the INFJ portion of that stands for. I mention this briefly on my About page (quoted below), but I think the topic is worthy of a post in itself. So here goes!
If you don’t know what the “INFJ” in my blog name stands for, you’re probably slightly less nerdy than I am; it’s a nod to my Myers-Briggs personality type. INFJ‘s make up a pretty small portion of the population…in other words, we’re pretty rare sort of weird.
I’m a total geek when it comes to anything personality-related. Mostly because human behavior fascinates me. Also because I’m a researcher who likes to analyze, categorize, and understand things anyways. But I’m not the only one who is interested in this field…Back in 1943, Katharine Cook Briggs was so perplexed by her future son-in-law that she began researching different temperaments. She stumbled upon the work of Carl Jung (high school psychology class, anyone?) and her work began. The results of her study? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®).
My MBTI type is INFJ – Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judgment (J). My full personality profile is pictured below. My type makes up an estimated one percent of the population, but that didn’t stop INFJ’s such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa from leaving their mark.
You can find a ton of information detailing each personality type online. Here are some links specific to mine:
If you want to check out your own personality type, there’s a good (free) test here. Enjoy!