That started to change though, a couple years ago. I was in the postpartum stage after having Shiloh and going through my own emotional quarter-life crisis. My sister talked me into taking a personality test, and of course she had me pegged. I took the Meyers-Briggs test ( a couple, actually) and came up as (she totally called it) an INFJ. It was really enlightening to read about my type and my strengths and weaknesses. I had always focused on the weaknesses. Apparently, I have a lot of strengths too. I had always felt a bit different and ‘weird’ and come to find out my type, INFJ, is like only 1% of the population. INFJ’s are known as the ‘Counselors’ and the ‘Protectors’ and are special (not weird, ok maybe a bit) and unique.
In my postpartum emotional haze it was a God send. It was very affirming for me. This was how God made me and I am beautiful in my own way. I shouldn’t apologize for being sensitive. Being sensitive is a gift. I care deeply. I notice things other’s might miss. I get true joy from helping and encouraging people. The world needs people like that.
I’m horrible at directions, small talk, planning, and left brain stuff. It is laughable how often I call Tim to help me get home (from somewhere I’ve been 50 times). Google maps is my best friend! But I have a good grasp on the deeper things of life, the right brain stuff.
I am still on my journey towards loving and embracing who God created me to be. It’s kind of a bumpy road, but that is just life, right?
I encourage everyone to take that test. Read an in depth character analysis. Get insight into what makes you, ‘you’ and special. God made you, crafted you like a masterpiece, unique and He wants you to walk in that.
Here is a link to a test for those interested- http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp 🙂