“It Felt Really Good To Have Someone Defending Me” – Rachel
I took the Meyers-Briggs Personality Assessment Test in college. Teachers will give out the test every year to help students determine which career fields are best for them based on their results. Mines was INTJ. I took this test twice in college. The first time was out of curiosity. I wanted to know which career field based on my personality would help direct me towards my future. I’m always thinking about my future. Now at first, I really didn’t look into it. The results didn’t tell me that I had the rarest, most misunderstood type of the 16 personality types especially in women. Or that a lot of well-known pop culture characters (Batman, Walter White from Breaking Bad, Magneto from X-men, Jigsaw from Saw as well as a lot of real life people (Michelle Obama, Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg) shared my personality type.
None of that was mentioned at all so I saw it as something to cross off of my to-do list. I read the results, nodded in agreement, and moved on with my life. It wasn’t until later on in college when I did more research. Facebook has all types of quiz apps and tests for its users. I took a personality test in my news feed and received the results of the independent thinker.
So by the time I retook the test for a homework assignment in a career prep course I was more familiar with who I was as a person and where I was headed. I am now very comfortable with who I am. Sometimes I feel alone but I no longer feel like something is off with me. The acronym INTJ is only a reminder that I just think differently than everyone else.