Every once in a while, my wife and I come across personality tests like the one on this Web site. I tend to find these tests quite fascinating, and accurate. It also tends to give me insight on how I conduct myself, and how others might perceive me.
Incidentally, if you’re curious, I typically end up either as an INFP or INTP. My “Thinking” vs. “Feeling” tends to be pretty much split down the middle, so it all depends on how I feel at the moment which personality fits me best. I’ve always, ALWAYS tested as introverted, though. Which should come as a surprise to anyone who knows me.
Why don’t you take the test yourself and see what kind of personality you get? If you want to post the results below, go ahead. I’d love to get to know more about my readers! (I’m also curious to know how many bloggers end up as INFP. Apparently, those with that personality all want to be authors. Imagine that….)
But it occurred to me that this test could serve another purpose as well – your characters. Try taking the test and answer the questions as your protagonist or antagonist would. What personality type would they get? Read through the results and think about how to use it to shape your character. It could give you more insight as to how to make him or her or it behave – ways that your readers can find believable. It might even be in ways you hadn’t thought of before.
And if all else fails, it’s fun to read the results!