Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hee hee!

I just took an online personality test, akin to the Myers-Briggs test and came out as a type ESFJ - extroverted, sensing, feeling, judging. At the Keirsey Temperament site (whatever in the heck THAT is!), it sub catagorizes my results as Guardian/Provider. And this is the part in the description that made me laugh and want to jump up and give a little, "AMEN, brothah!" It says, "They love to talk with others, and will often strike up a conversation with strangers and chat pleasantly about any topic that comes to mind."

You know how you always teach your kids that they shouldn't talk to strangers? I've always said that I'm a terrible example of that! I will regularly chat with people in a check out line or some other place where I'm waiting for something. At the fair this year, I walked over to a stranger and commented on his t-shirt because, well, it was a Perry the Platypus t-shirt and it rocked and that deserved recognition. Talking to people I don't know is something that was passed on to me from my Grandpa Charlie, as he was one who never met a stranger.

This gets another little alleluia from me: "Family traditions are also sacred to them, and they carefully observe birthdays and anniversaries." My adherence to tradition can almost be a handicap, really. No, we can't celebrate Thanksgiving in the evening because we HAVE to go to the tree lighting at the outdoor mall and come home and have corn soup and bread sticks. We've done it for eleven years! It cannot change!

Oh, and in closing, here are a few notable ESFJs: Sam Walton, Martha Stewart, Ray Kroc, Barbara Walters, Dave Thomas, Dolley Madison and Ed Sullivan. I'll admit that when I first read that, I thought that Sam Walton was referring to the dad on the T.V. show "The Waltons" and I thought, "How can one have a similar personality to a fictional character." Then I remembered that Sam Walton is my Uncle Wally. You know, the one who gave me that great recipe for the cake I brought to the party last week that just so happened to come in a great plastic container! With a price sticker on it!


Julie said...

I have an Uncle Wally too! How cool is that!

Me - I'm ISFJ...same as you except without the talking to strangers part. :)

Julie Heritage

Anonymous said...

You are just right as you are so GO AHEAD and talk to strangers! Just don't go home with them! Tee,, momb

Ched said...

You're so funny. I love you.