Monday, March 24, 2008

Personality Plus!

I came across a link to this test at Jennifer's blog. Some of the questions were difficult to answer, and as I went through them, I felt that my answers were showing me to be very timid and structured - so I was surprised by the results:

You Are An ISFP

The Artist

You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).
You enjoy spending your free time in nature, and you are good with animals and children. Simply put, you enjoy beauty in all its forms and live for the simple pleasures in life. Gentle, sensitive, and compassionate - you are good at recognizing people's unspoken needs.

In love, you are quiet and sweet yet very passionate. You love easily.
You have an underlying love for all living things, and it's easy for you to accept someone into your heart.

At work, you do best in an unconventional position. You express yourself well and can work with almost anyone. You would make a good veterinarian, pediatrician, or composer.

How you see yourself: Sympathetic, kind, and communicative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Incompetent, insecure, and overly sensitive

I think most of this is true! (pediatrician?) I definately need an unconventional job - although I guess I have one already, in a way. I dreamed early this morning that I was in a room with a group of people I didn't know and we were taking turns introducing ourselves. But when it was my turn, there were people talking and coming in & out of the room. I was frustrated and embarrassed by their lack of respect. I began several times and then stopped and got mad but didn't say anything.

Then, for some reason I started talking and kept talking in spite of the lack of attention. I started talking about my job with Bluemont and how I get to talk with artists and school staff and parents and help them arrange wonderful assembly programs for schools and what a great job it was.

I woke up and felt quite puzzled by the whole thing... I do think my job is pretty cool, but I have worked for Bluemont for 23 years and I've had a very hard time focusing on my job for the last several years. I think I really need to do something else, something more creative, and yet as a couple and a family I need to help keep Bluemont afloat for the next few years, until we get our girls through college.

So, yeah - it's a cool job, an unusual job, but I tend to be deeply ambivalent about my realtionship with my job. There are so many other things I would like to be doing with my time. Singing, weaving, knitting, spinning, dyeing, teaching, selling yarn, making things...

I am just back from a week at the Campbell Folk School, teaching a Knit to Felt class - more on this soon!


Joanne said...

I just came upon your post and it is a fascinating one! Did it occur to you from your dream that maybe you need to be with some respectful people that will "hear" how fabulous your job can be? Maybe you need to talk about and think about your work from a different perspective in order to keep yourself invested. Perhaps a new project or program?

Change and transitions happen all the time for thinking people, but it can take a while to introduce that change in our worklives. I struggle with this all the time and would be happy to talk more with you about it!

Anonymous said...

Aren't these quizzes fun (and rather enlightening at times, too?). And I think your dream was enlightening, too ~ that you "stood up" for yourself by ignoring the rudeness and continuing with your introduction. Good going (even in dreamstate!)

Hey, that brown/blue yarn ... it's actually a colorway I've developed for some wholesaling I've started doing. I can't remember the name and all the info is downstairs right now, but if you want some email me at and we'll talk :-D

Campbell Folk School! Fun fun! It's been a dream of mine to go there since I was in highschool ... back then it was for ceramics, now it's for fiber ... still hope to make it one of these years.