While working at high volume cafes, I noticed that whenever a new barista joined the crew, even for a single shift, horoscopes would inevitably come up in conversation.
Over time, I learned that personality tests make it easy for individuals to identify qualities they personally resonate with, without crossing the river of vulnerability.
Here are the results of my personality tests so you can better understand me as a person and how I view the world.
Enneagram 1 (Reformer, Perfectionist)
- "... a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake."
- Key Motivations: Want to be right, to strive higher and improve everything, to be consistent with their ideals, to justify themselves, to be beyond criticism so as not to be condemned by anyone.
- History is full of Ones who have left comfortable lives to do something extraordinary because they felt that something higher was calling them.
- Although Ones have a strong sense of purpose, they also typically feel that they have to justify their actions to themselves, and often to others as well.
This orientation causes Ones to spend a lot of time thinking about the consequences of their actions, as well as about how to keep from acting contrary to their convictions.
- Because of this, Ones often persuade themselves that they are “head” types, rationalists who proceed only on logic and objective truth. But, the real picture is somewhat different: Ones are actually activists who are searching for an acceptable rationale for what they feel they must do. They are people of instinct and passion who use convictions and judgments to control and direct themselves and their actions.
INFP (borderline E/I)
- These personalities are known for their sensitivity – Mediators can have profound emotional responses to music, art, nature, and the people around them.
- Idealistic and empathetic, Mediators long for deep, soulful relationships, and they feel called to help others. But because this personality type makes up such a small portion of the population, Mediators may sometimes feel lonely.
- The troubles of the world weigh heavily on Mediators’ shoulders, and these personalities can be vulnerable to internalizing other people’s negative moods or mindsets. Unless they learn to set boundaries, Mediators may feel overwhelmed by just how many wrongs there are that need to be set right.
- Few things make Mediators more uneasy than pretending to be someone they aren’t. With their sensitivity and their commitment to authenticity, people with this personality type tend to crave opportunities for creative self-expression.
- Strengths and Weaknesses
- With their keen imagination, Sagittarius is adept at putting themselves in another person’s shoes
- A Sag loves hanging out with herself, and feels like doing things solo can only help her connect more to her deepest self. Sagittarius uses solo time as a much-needed reboot.
- Sagittarius is so good at doing things independently, but sometimes it can be faster, smarter, and more fun to do things as part of a group.
- Sagittarius is always truthful
- Sagittarius can sometimes be far too blunt, and put their own needs above others.
And yes, the MBTI is just horoscopes for consultants and overeducated adults.