Are all writers introverts? Are you? Take the Jung Typology Test and find out.

I've recently been collecting scores from writers who take the free Jung Typology Test online, and so far all of us are introverts. I wrote a guest post about this on Jane Kennedy Sutton's blog during my book tour last month, and I've just reprinted the article on my own blog.

The test derives from the Myers Briggs Personality Test. It involves answering 60 yes/no questions, takes only a few minutes, and has some genuine validity. You'll learn which of 16 personality types you are. For example, I'm an INFP, an "idealist healer." The initials stand for introvert, intuitive, feeling and perceiving. My type "can seem shy, even distant around others. . . they can work quite happily alone. . . demonstrate, like the other Idealists, a remarkable facility with language. They have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion."
Here's the link to the test:

I love the description of my type, but so far, I haven't found any other INFPs among my respondents. Please take the test and post your results either here or on my own blog at the link below. I look forward to hearing from you!

Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso

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InFJ --with 89% on introvert--the counselor No surprises--interesting to see how many of us also end up with that J too.
Thanks, Christine - you're a stronger introvert than I am. I think I've collected quite a few INFJs - I still have to tally up the results as well as read more about the different types, but I'll get around to it one of these days. In the meantime, there's still time for others to take the test at I'd love it if you visit my blog as well.
Julie Lomoe's Musings Mysterioso
ENFJ - Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging it scored 44 - 44 - 50 - 44

"Idealist Portrait of a Teacher"

Others with that rating are Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Clara Barton, & Ronald Reagan

I'm an introvert big time. I love to be by myself. I could be alone for the rest of my life and it wouldn't bother me. I'm also a homebody. I find that I don't click with a lot of people in terms of conversation, etc. They're always talking about some mundane thing that doesn't interest me in the least. I live inside my mind I guess. I like it that way. The best conversation I have is with other writers or with older people. Folks my age, a lot of them the conversation is too juvenile for me to enjoy. I also find a lot of folks have different interests from me. What they like, I don't and what I like, they can't understand. I'm more cultural. I like operas, ballets, plays, museums, black and white movies, etc. A lot of people my age and even a lot around me that's older aren't like that.

I'm also one of those people who get tired of folks quickly. They always seem to get on my nerves. I know a lot of writers say that people don't get them. I feel the same way.

Best Wishes!


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