Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
Your Type is
Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Strength of the preferences %
78 1 44 33
ISFJ type description by D.Keirsey
ISFJ type description by J. Butt and M.M. Heiss
Qualitative analysis of your type formula
very expressed introvert
slightly expressed sensing personality
moderately expressed feeling personality
moderately expressed judging personality
I'm not sure what all this means. Especially "sensing".
I do want to relate a story that occurred today. I'm very shy and introverted and not the confrontational type. I have a new coworker with whom I'm working very closely in the same office. Today she came in REEKING of strong perfume. I don't think I'm allergic, but I am very sensitive to scents. I never wear perfume myself. I sat there for several hours at my desk (about 10 feet away from my coworker), trying not to let it bother me, but it did. I ran my little desk fan even though it was cool in the office. I developed a headache. My sinuses burned and my throat started to close up. After several hours of this, I couldn't stand it anymore. I didn't want to say anything. I don't do confrontations. But my conscience said to me: "She's a very nice person. Talk to her, dammit!" So I finally got up, walked over and said "I didn't want to bring this up because I didn't want you to feel offended, but..." and I explained how I was affected by her perfume. And I was right. She was very nice about it and said she wouldn't wear the perfume to work anymore. I walked on air back to my desk and my conscience said "See, I told ya so! See, it pays to tell people when something's bothering you!" There was a time when I would have just sat in my chair and suffered. But I count that incident today as a little tiny victory baby step towards a less introverted and more assertive personality. Whee!
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