Book Personality Challenge | Blog Tag

Last week I saw Sara @ The Bibliophagist complete this tag, and it looked like a lot of fun. Since I wanted to take the quiz anyway, I decided why not go ahead and make it a blog post. Looking down the tag chain, I see that neither of the previous bloggers were tagged themselves, so I see myself taking part in a proud line of blog tag lifters. ❤

Want to do it?! Go on! Take it! I’m tagging no one on purpose today.

Guidelines

  1. Take the personality test at 16 Personalities (~12 minutes long)
  2. Take the questions listed below and answer them with your test results

Easy peasy.


#1 What is your MBTI personality type?

I am an idealistic Mediator (INFP, -A/-T).

According to my personality type, I act as a diplomat in social situations and am constantly on a path for improvement. This is so true, it’s not even funny. I’m always trying to keep myself from spiraling out of bounds on my quest for self-improvement and personal enlightenment. I feel like one of my greatest fears in life is having no goals and nothing to strive for.

#2 If you were a character in a book, what would be some of your character strengths and flaws?

I find these lists embarrassingly accurate, as I’ve found myself needing to work on my weaknesses. On a side note, I think I know why I love and identified with Vicky Austin so much as a kid!

Strengths:

  • Idealistic
  • Seeks & values harmony
  • Open-minded & flexible
  • Very creative
  • Passionate & energetic
  • Dedicated & hard-working

Weaknesses:

  • Too idealistic
  • Too altruistic (Note: Don’t really see myself as this to be honest!)
  • Impractical
  • Dislike dealing with data
  • Takes things personally
  • Difficult to get to know

#3 Do any authors share your personality type?

Yes, not surprisingly at all! William Shakespeare and J.R.R. Tolkien…To be honest, not some of my favs. I’ve not ever been able to get into their works. Nevertheless, I’m impressed by their accomplishments and am honored to be amongst them.

#4 Which fictional characters share your personality type?

Not terribly familiar with many of these works or these characters, unfortunately! From what little I do know about a handful them, I don’t see a very strong likeness.

#5 If you were a character in a book, what job would you have?

I feel like a lot of these jobs are for people far more selfless than I am, but I would still like to see myself work in academia. I’m still crossing my fingers that the whole writing thing works out, though!

One thing I will admit is that I’ve always found pleasure in helping others succeed, which is why I thought I might like to teach for a time. But I don’t think that I’d be happy or even all that great working in health care. I think I’d get in trouble. I’m not great with rude people…

#6 What personality type would complete your OTP?

According to this personality compatibility website, INFPs go well with ENFJ (“Protagonist”) and ENTJ (“Commander”) types. The rationale is that more extroverted people balance out the introverts’ shortcomings. I can see how this works, since most of my best friends in my life have been more extraverted, because they were willing to make the first move and open up. I’ve always noticed I struggled with introverted people similar to me in real life!

#7 Who are some fictional characters that would complete your OTP?

Honestly, I’m not super impressed with the sample characters provided in this quiz. I’m not very familiar with any of these movies/shows, nor do I have the interest in exploring them at the time. Elizabeth Bennet is interesting!

Protagonists:

Commanders:

THE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS (THAT I RECOGNIZED) ARE TOO TERRIFYING TO LIST. Instead, let it be known I would be compatible with the likes of Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, & Franklin D. Roosevelt.

End Note

This was a really fun challenge and I encourage anyone who wants to try it to give it a go. I feel like I’m not too surprised by my results. If anything, it reminds me to embrace my strengths to find what jobs and opportunities that would make me happy in life. Also, it reminds me that I need to try to open up more and keep my eyes open to the world around me so that I don’t end up isolated and alone forever and ever.

Normally I try to forecast what my next posts will be at the end of each post, but I’ve fallen a bit behind of my plans. I’m going to try to get my book review of City of the Beasts finished and up on the blog today so that’ll be next, but otherwise…It’s the end of the month! So expect a wrap up soon! I’ve been wanting to break out of my regular format, so we’ll see how that goes.

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9 thoughts on “Book Personality Challenge | Blog Tag

    • Lori says:

      Awesome! It’s a lot of fun! I also think it’s great every now and then to get introspective about who you are. It’s a form of self-care ^_^

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    • Lori says:

      So true! It’s a great tag for our blogging community to become better acquainted with each other. Thanks for doing the tag yourself and essentially introducing me to it! ^_^

      Liked by 1 person

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