Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Personality Test

Today I found out how the Myers-Briggs personality test rated me. I was INFP - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving - and in good company too - J.R. Tolkien, Albert Schweitzer, Audrey Hepburn, George Orwel and William Shakespeare to name but a few fellow idealists.
INFP's try to make the world a better place, are truly interested in others,often put the needs of others above theirs, always want to be growing in a positive direction, are creative and inspirational and dislike dealing with details and routine work. The list goes on and on and also suggests careers of Writers,Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Musicians and Religious Workers.

Interestingly I have been a teacher for over 20 years and at university I studied social work, psychology and ancient indian religion. I also love writing for my blog and website.

The Myers-Briggs is a test which combines Carl Jung's ideas of personality types of Extraversion - Introversion, Sensing - Intuition, Thinking - Feeling with Isabel Briggs-Myers idea of Judging - Perceiving.
I answered the 72 yes/no questions quite quckly without much thought and got a score straight away.

PAINTING is of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is Titled: "Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing" by William Blake. c.1786 from the art history archive.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You see, you cannot see.

This is not my disease - it does not belong to me - I'm not my disease

You cannot see what is going on inside my head.
You cannot see what is going on inside my body.
I see this as a plus - all good.
This way at least if you meet me in the street you will not know.
I can pretend, keep up appearances.
You see I am not my disease.

Oil on canvas by Portrait of a Blind woman by Diego Velázquez