ENTJ/INTJ only 4% are women

Personality profiles.  How to explain the abstract facets of a person’s persona.  Have you ever wondered what makes a person tick?  Have you ever wondered why someone doesn’t quite fit into a “box”?  

It turns out I’m a Unicorn, according to Meyers Briggs, and Jungian psychology.

Women who take this test will score high in the Feeling and Percieving segments. Men score high in the Thinking and Judging segments.  Men and women score similarly in the Introvert/Extrovert.

 This is a description from a Myers Briggs Personality Indicator test.  I’ve taken it many, many times in my professional capacities in multiple corporations.  I will sway between ENTJ and INTJ depending on the pressure I am dealing with.  Less pressure, I’m more of an extrovert.  More pressure, I pull in and focus.  Understand? Extrovert-Introvert/Intuitive/Thinking/Judging is what the initials stand for.  In other jargons….I’m an extreme Left Brain dominant individual.  Not common for a woman.

Image credits:  flyicarusfly.com, instagram#3, and Pinterest.

I never understood why people were afraid of me.  But now I am more aware of it, and I care substantially less about it in most cases.  I meter out my responses to be prudent but I’m tired of the continually offended.  That is their disease.  

I am an Unicorn.  Spirited.  Unique.  Free.  Precious.  Unusual.  Rare.  Priceless.  Fearless.  Authentic.  Logical.  True.  Loyal.  Devoted.  Defender of good.  Destroyer of the feckless.  Unapologetic.

Image credit. One lost dark angel

With Spirited being the writing prompt for today, and Unaplogetic being my word for the year, I’m giving you a little glimpse into the life of this Unicorn.

20 thoughts on “ENTJ/INTJ only 4% are women

  1. In our efforts to understand ourselves and others, we have contrived constructs and devised boxes to put them in. People have a need for an organizational schema, but I instinctively rail against that, especially when it means putting a label on a child. As adults we hopefully have the maturity to accept or reject what we already know to be true about ourselves as you did in your analysis, Wendy. A child, however, accepts a label all too readily and that label reverberates in his or her mind and heart. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy that shapes the child’s development. Even for adults I chafe at the many simplistic labels being tossed about in the political arena. I think it is a harmful way of thinking about others. Why should I vote (i.e. think) in a certain way just because of my race, gender, religion, etc.? Wendy, I may have taken this pretty far afield, but I need to add that your post does just the opposite. Your insights are anything but simplistic, examining the many facets of your personality. Also you are making these judgements about yourself, not others. An interesting read!

    • I adore your comments. They challenge me to think, and to be genuine.
      I agree that labeling tests should never be given to children. My sons suffered in one public school situation as one of their teachers thought that boys were terrible, dirty creatures, and it took multiple parents to band together to protect our sons.

      When you mention the labels on children, it made me remember back. When I took these “tests” as an adult, it blew some of the labels put on me as a child off. I never thought of myself as analytical, or thinking since I was called careless, stupid, vain, and my mother’s favorite word for me was brat.
      With any of the personality tests I took professionally, it was always with a grain of salt. No test is perfect by any means, and sometimes I would play them, just to be contrary. Especially the ones with colors. Those were a riot.

      Politically…whew that’s a big messy sandwich right there, and this election cycle has me sick to my stomach. I agree with you on not voting based on gender, race, or religion. I also won’t vote for someone who should be in jail, or who wants to divide this country further. I’m very frightened for the future of our diminishing liberties.
      Thanks again for your stimulating comments! Keep them coming, you keep me on my toes.

      • I’m glad you were able as an adult to see through and cast off the hurtful labels of your childhood. I can tell you are a strong woman. I was nodding in agreement to “No test is perfect by any means” but I loved “sometimes I would play them, just to be contrary.” I was a “teacher pleaser” as a student, but as a teacher I loved the kids who tested the limits, who grinned at me as they did something they knew was not bad but also was not conforming. I think that kind of boldness is supported by creativity and a high IQ. It unfortunately is not always recognized in the traditional classroom setting and certainly not in today’s “test until they drop” environment.

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