September 11, 2003

The Votes are In

Ok, so last night I got the results of the stupid MBTI and needless to say, I’m not too thrilled. First off, three out of my four personality characteristics are “slight” on a scale of “slight, moderate, clear, and very clear.” The only thing the test confident in is that I’m an E (extrovert) and not an I (introvert). Big fucking deal, Helen Keller could have told is THAT! The optimist in me if taking the test’s indecisiveness as a sign that I am a little bit of everything, rather than weak in the other three characteristics. I’m gonna go ahead and call myself “well rounded.”

So, for those of you who are into this business, the test says I’m an ENTP. For those of you who aren’t into this business, that means Extroversion/Intuition/Thinking/Perceiving.

ENTPs are characterized as “Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another.”

Among other things, our “preferred work environment includes competent people.” LOL, that’s my favorite because dealing with incompetent colleagues is one of my biggest pet peeves. Apparently, I’m supposed to be “unappreciative of the input of others” which makes me sad because I think I appreciate others quite a bit – and let them know that. I think I’m more of an F (feeler) than a T (thinker) in a lot of ways… but according to this test I’m an insensitive bitch. Heehee.

So there you have it.

*In other news, my new plugs came yesterday and I had them put in this afternoon. They are amber colored and the sun looks SO pretty when it shines through. I would send pics, but the silly digital camera isn’t compatible with windows XP – which really sucks since that’s what all of the computers in our house have. Woe is me.

Posted by j*2the*olie at September 11, 2003 06:44 PM

Dude, what`s a plug? (I feel dumb).

Oh wait......plugs as in for your ears? Ok, big duh there.

Really, I`m smart and/or hip. Believe me.

Posted by: Melanie on September 11, 2003 08:17 PM

how big are your lobes now that you can see sunlight shining through them?

Posted by: dianna on September 11, 2003 10:04 PM

i just took the little fake practice test on that website you linked to and became an ISTP. =)

Posted by: michele on September 11, 2003 11:47 PM

became an ISTP -- i love that... as if the test made you one and you weren't one before. i, myself, often wonder about the self-reflexive nature of those tests. do they reflect or create reality?

Posted by: jason r on September 12, 2003 08:35 AM

Dianna - I'm only up to sixes... although, I'm quickly feeling the desire to move up to fours. It's a slippery slope, this stretching.

Michele - Go here: ( and here: (
to see if your ISTP type rings true. =)

Posted by: Jolie on September 12, 2003 12:32 PM

it's an uber-slippery slope. lubed, to allow the taper to go through comfortably.

go four!

Posted by: dianna on September 12, 2003 06:29 PM

wait. jolie, remind me one more time... i'm at sixes now, right? what would i do without you.

Posted by: erica on September 13, 2003 03:15 PM

Yes, you're at sixes. =)

And hopefully I'll be around for a while and you won't have to do without me! I'm only in Maryland. ;)

Posted by: Jolie on September 13, 2003 06:52 PM