Discovering Me

Heard of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Searched about Myers-Briggs Personality Tests? Curious about which personality type you belong?

Yes, I've heard about it and searched more of it and finally, gave in... I took the test.

Yes. I just discovered that there are 16 types of personalities and there's a test that will help you find THE personality that best describes YOU. Dang, 16?! A bit too much? Or maybe not... I was bit skeptical at first because I am still confused with the introverted personality that I have and then there's kinds of it. I mean, come on, I haven't figured myself out and then there's this?

It was all over Facebook. People were taking the test and posting their answers in their walls blah… blah. (Okay, I posted mine, too. Don't ask why.) A lot were utterly obsessed with it. I was kind of confused with the hype. And out of sheer curiosity, I tried one... and another one... and another one... Three Myers-Briggs Personality Tests later, it was declared that I am an INFP or simply THE MEDIATOR.

But before delving into the INFP that I am (which will probably declare that I am so self-centered, but believe me, just in this blog), I am going to lay out what Myers-Briggs Type Indicator really is. It was developed by Isabel Briggs-Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs (Thank you, Google!) based on the theory of psychological types as described by C.G. Jung. This is to identify your preferences that usually causes judgment between people and that I say is true... because I believe that people are not born rude, arrogant, or lonely. But hear this, all those 16 types are equal. Not because you have the same type with some famous personality or someone that left a negative impact in the world, doesn't mean you're going to be on that same line, too. That is a good reminder. So, if you and Johnny Depp are of the same personality, it doesn't mean you're going to be together...forever. (Just kidding. And what a lame joke, that is.)


INFP. Introversion (I). Intuition (N). Feeling (F). Perception (P)

The Mediator.

It was kind of hard to really process that I am one. Or maybe it was hard to accept the fact that every little thing that describes INFP is me. Creepy. And Unbelievable. It makes you proud to be one but it is also a pressure on my part. I thought that what I feel about things are the same as what the majority feel, too. But, maybe not... Maybe, my perception about things and life is different from the others.

Two things that really struck me as somewhat of a burden (and a positive one, I guess) is that (1) INFPs are focused on making the world a better place and (2) INFPs listen to many but talk to few. Big things. And I mean, big. Because, yes, it may be true in some part and at some point, you feel good about who you are as a person but if you think about it in a larger scale, it feels like a responsibility and it feels like it's a required purpose in life.

There are also the negative aspects of an INFP personality. I most probably will raise my hand to daydreaming. I consider myself a daydreamer. I daydream most of the time. It makes me feel at ease and comfortable and it brings hope, believe me. But then, it's quite negative at some point for me because it raises my expectations about the world a lot. And it's depressing to know that what you are dreaming will never happen and will stay as a dream, forever.

I would love to jot down every little bit of thing that is accurate here but I am sure that you are going to be bored since you don't know me and maybe, you aren't really interested with whatever is in here. But I bet, you are going to be into this once you found out what kind of personality you have. I took my first personality test in It was quite a test but it is rewarding once you discover which of the 16 you are.

Get to know yourself more, I suggest. It makes you feel good about yourself. And it makes you feel that you are not alone in this world and that there are most probably so much like you in this lifetime. It will also help you feel good about yourself and it will also help you understand why people do the things they do. Maybe, this can be of good help for people to understand each other more and they can start compromising each other in every conflict they have. Then maybe we can live life easier. You know… world peace and more..

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A bookworm. A cinephile. Potterhead and a Demigod. Hoarder and an overthinker. In love with love and life. Introvert and an Anxiety sufferer.


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