Jul 15, 2011

Jilly the "Performer"

I have been studying personality types lately, because for some reason this fascinates me. I took a course in college when I was younger called "The Color Code" and in that semester I became enthralled with knowing my little quirks, and what makes me "Jilly". I know every personality has downfalls, strengths, and excitement, and I am always curious to find out about mine.
I recently discovered what I believe to be the best personality test that I have ever taken. It is called the INFP personality test. You can look here if you would like to know more about it.
In my passion to find out more about myself this is what I came across. I am Jill, "The Performer" (also known as ESFP). Here are a few things about me....
Performer's live in the moment, experiencing life to the fullest. They enjoy people, as well as material comforts. Rarely allowing conventions to interfere with their lives, they find creative ways to meet human needs. Performer's are excellent team players, focused on completing the task at hand with maximum fun and minimum discord. Active types, they find pleasure in new experiences.
Performer's take a hands-on approach in most things. Because they learn more by doing than by studying or reading, they tend to rush into things, learning by interacting with their environment. They usually dislike theory and written explanations. Traditional schools can be difficult for Performer's, although they tend to do well when the subject of study interests them, or when they see the relevance of a subject and are allowed to interact with people.
Observant, practical, realistic, and specific, Performer's make decisions according to their own personal standards. They use their Feeling judgment internally to identify and empathize with others. Naturally attentive to the world around them, Performer's are keen observers of human behavior. They quickly sense what is happening with other people and immediately respond to their individual needs. They are especially good at mobilizing people to deal with crises. Generous, optimistic, and persuasive, they are good at interpersonal interactions. They often play the role of peacemaker due to their warm, sympathetic, and tactful nature.Performer's love being around people and having new experiences. Living in the here-and-now, they often do not think about long term effects or the consequences of their actions. While very practical, they generally despise routines, instead desiring to 'go with the flow.' They are, in fact, very play minded. Because ESFPs learn better through hands-on experience, classroom learning may be troublesome for many of them, especially those with a very underdeveloped intuitive side.If you would like to see my entire profile click here.
I think that everyone loves to know what makes them who they are. I am very proud of the woman I am, and I love the person I have grown to be. I truly do love every moment of life that I get. I can't think of a better way to describe myself than this test. I hope each of you get to enjoy and love your life as much as I do. I have each of you to thank for the life I get to live each day. I am truly thankful for your generosity, kindness, and compassion, in helping me fight my illness and get my life back. For your kindness I will be eternally grateful. I want you each to know that I never take a single day for granted, because it's one more day that I never thought I would have. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!