This week, I took Friday off, creating a three-day weekend and I absolutely did not mind it, in fact, I would like a four-day weekend. Or longer. My thinly-veiled dislike for my current work situation is becoming less and less veiled, I fear. In related news, I was offered and declined a job at almost $15K less than what I am currently making. So tomorrow, back to the salt mines I go…
Sometimes, I feel like tweeting, but mostly, I don’t…
On this date in 1989, the actress of film, television and theater died in the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. She was interred in Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, alongside her mother, Ruthie, and sister, Bobby, with her name in larger type size. On her tombstone is written: “She did it the hard way”, an epitaph that she mentioned in her memoir Mother Goddam as having been suggested to her by Joseph L. Mankiewicz shortly after they had filmed All About Eve.
This update so far has been sort of a bummer, so I thought I would take a personality quiz and post the results. I will post a link to the quiz at the bottom of the page under the Related Links section. Here are my results:
Introvert(78%) iNtuitive(88%) Feeling(12%) Judging(44%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%)
You have strong preference of Intuition over Sensing (88%)
You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (12%)
You have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (44%)
INFJs are among the rarest of types, usually accounted as being between 1–3% of the population.
I – Introversion preferred to extroversion: INFJs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extroverts gain energy).
N – Intuition preferred to sensing: INFJs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus on the big picture rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.
F – Feeling preferred to thinking: INFJs tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to social implications than to logic.
J – Judgment preferred to perception: INFJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.
INFJs are conscientious and value-driven. They seek meaning in relationships, ideas, and events, with an eye toward better understanding of themselves and others. Using their intuitive skills, they develop a clear and confident vision, which they then set out to execute, aiming to better the lives of others.
INFJs have been mistaken for extroverts, as they tend to possess multiple personalities due to their complex inner life; however, they are true introverts. INFJs are private individuals who prefer to exercise their influence behind the scenes. Though they are very independent, INFJs are intensely interested in the well-being of others. INFJs prefer one-on-one relationships to large groups. Sensitive and complex, they are adept at understanding complicated issues and driven to resolve differences in a cooperative and creative manner.
INFJs have a rich, vivid inner life that they may be reluctant to share with those around them. Nevertheless, they are congenial in their interactions and perceptive of the emotions of others. Generally well liked by their peers, they may often be considered close friends and confidants by most other types; however, they are guarded in expressing their own feelings, especially to new people, and tend to establish close relationships slowly. INFJs tend to be easily hurt, though they may not reveal it (except to their closest companions). INFJs may “silently withdraw as a way of setting limits” rather than expressing their wounded feelings—a behavior that may leave others confused and upset.
INFJs tend to be sensitive, quiet leaders with a great depth of personality. They are intricately, deeply woven, mysterious, highly complex, and often puzzling, even to themselves. They have an orderly view toward the world but are internally arranged in a complex way that only they can understand. Abstract in communicating, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. With a natural affinity for art, INFJs tend to be creative and easily inspired, yet they may also do well in the sciences, aided by their intuition.
The list of famous INFJ types reads like a Who’s Who of really great and awful people: Plato, Jung, Gandhi, Jefferson, Coolidge, Dostoevski, Schopenhauer, Chomsky, Day-Lewis, Pacino, Blanchett, Pfeiffer, Swinton, Hitler, Khomeini, bin Lauden. Just like anything really, anyone can end up being a philosopher or dictator.
So that seems pretty right to me, let me know what your results were and how accurate ou felt about them. Previously, I have always been an INFP, so maybe I am getting more organized?
This week on Waldina, I posted some photos of my the last time I will ever be at the original Bauhaus Books + Coffee. It closed yesterday. We took Picasso’s Advice, obsessed over the screwball comedy “The Awful Truth,” mourned that our elected official do not care about the people that voted for them, celebrated Fred Astaire, and remembered Truman Capote.
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Over on Wasp & Pear, we celebrated Kurt Cobain, Mia Zapata, took instagram photos of the dogs, remembered the Seattle Pang Warehouse factory fire and other historical Seattle buildings, obsessed over mid-century modern architecture, posted this quote:
I can sympathize with House Republicans because once my mom wouldn’t let me get candy at the store, and then I burned down the whole city. —Cyanide and Happiness’ Rob DenBleyker on tonight’s shut down of the U.S. Government.
Sadly, a situation at work reminded me of the fable “The Scorpion and the Frog” and the post about the photographer Lewis Hine received the most likes/reblogs in the history of Wasp & Pear.
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