Duplicity Part Two: Personality

(First published in April 2009)

Ah, it’s another Sunday morning. Rest for the weary, adventure for the not-so-weary. How we spend our Sundays differ from person to person. I once read something about how the introverts find those large social occasions draining and would need to recharge by spending time alone. The extroverts on the other hand, find solitude boring and are energized by human interactions.

Most people are to certain degrees both introverts and extroverts, but a dominant trait would surface. I guess I’m mostly an introvert, and so you have an idea how I would like to spend my weekends.

I remember Myers-Briggs Type Indicator where people’s preferences are either Extroverted or Introverted, Sensing or Intuitive, Thinking or Feeling, and Judging or Perceiving. The combinations total into 16 different personalities. You might want to take the test and discover your own personality. It’ll be fun.

I first took this test when I was in high school, about two decades ago. My personality then was INTP. I took the test again just this year, and my personality after 20 years is now INTJ. Now I’m not going to bore you with the descriptions of my personalities then and now, but it’s amazing how the personality changes while the core stays the same.

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