May 16, 2006

What's Your Personality?

Inspired by Beckie, I have a Personality Test for everyone. It is based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, something you might remember if you took Psychology in college.

I am an ESFJ which means that I am very social and love to be with people, I am responsible and dependable, warm and energtic and detail oriented.

-Put forth a lot of effort to fulfill their duties and obligations
-Warm, friendly and affirming by nature
-Service-oriented, they want to please others
-Take their commitments very seriously, and seek lifelong relationships
-Responsible and practical, they can be counted to take care of day-to-day necessities
-Generally upbeat and popular, people are drawn towards them
-Generally very good money managers
-Traditionally minded and family-oriented, they will make family celebrations and traditions special events

-Generally uncomfortable with change, and moving into new territories
-Extreme dislike of conflict and criticism
-Need a lot of positive affirmation to feel good about themselves
-May be overly status-conscious, and interested in how others see them
-Have very difficult time accepting the end of a relationship, and are likely to take the blame for the failure onto their own shoulders
-Have difficulty accepting negative things about people close to them
-Don't pay enough attention to their own needs, and may be self-sacrificing
-May tend to use guilt manipulation as a way to get what they want

I don't consider myself manipulative but other than that relatively accurate. If you know me well, what do you think? Right on? Not close?

What are you?

Posted by karen at 12:28 PM | Comments (6)

May 15, 2006


Favorite Sounds:
"Auntie Karen!"
the ocean
Dr. Elvis Bartokomous Scattergood purring

Favorite Smells:the ocean
bread baking
the candles Jed bought that smell like Girl Scout Cookies (I can't actually smell real girl scout cookies but these candles smell like they taste.)

What are yours?

Posted by karen at 09:53 AM | Comments (2)

May 11, 2006

I apologize to any readers I still have left. I have been really busy and when I'm not busy I am really lazy and then my computer crashed.

I recently came across a column on birth order and it interested me. I neglected to get the reference so all I can tell you is that it was on MSN yesterday:

The youngest child tends to be the most creative and can be very charming -- even manipulative. Because they often identify with the underdog, they tend to champion egalitarian causes. (Youngest siblings were the earliest backers of the Protestant Reformation and the Enlightenment.) Successful in journalism, advertising, sales and the arts, famous youngest children include Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Drew Carey, Rosie O'Donnell, Eddie Murphy and Billy Crystal.

The youngest also has to deal with no one caring about all of life's milestones as they've already been done by the older siblings. In addition, the youngest also must also deal with the oldest thinking their life is more important so all plans must be built around them. Of course, this is all based on reasearch...not personal experience.

Oh, and the youngest is always the favorite. This is based on personal experience.

Posted by karen at 11:37 AM | Comments (4)