Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Just for shits and giggles I recently took a Jung Test. Basically it’s a personality test that identifies attributes and what occupations would be best for you. Here are my results:

Your type is: ESTJ

ESTJ – “Administrator”.

Much in touch with the external environment.
Very responsible.
Pillar of strength.

8.7% of total population.

Extroverted (E) 50% Introverted (I) 50%
Sensing (S) 58.54% Intuitive (N) 41.46%
Thinking (T) 52.94% Feeling (F) 47.06%
Judging (J) 79.31% Perceiving (P) 20.69%

Organized, group oriented, focused, conventional, leader, emotionally stable, anal, attention seeking, planner, realistic, fearless, responsible, finisher, decisive, norm following, respects authority, punctual, hard working, stiff, self confident, thinks rules and regulations are important, follows the rules, clean, outgoing, social, content, does not like being alone, normal, regular, does not like weird or strange people / things – intolerant of differences, strict, disciplined, aggressive, assertive, content, happy, proper, formal, strict with self, meticulous, strong sense of purpose

Hit the nail on the head. I can’t say that any of this is a surprise. I think this is pretty accurate…whether I like it or not…I’ll get to that in a bit.


“Favored careers”:
executive, ceo, supervisor, business consultant, manager, strategist, financial planner, business person, office manager, public relations manager, international business specialist, business analyst, management consultant, operations manager, loan officer, lawyer, marketing, sports management, government employee, investment banker

“Disfavored careers”:
poet, artist, songwriter, musician, novelist, art therapist, theatre teacher, art curator, film editor, video game designer, photo journalist, travel writer, actor, record store owner, camera operator, art historian, music teacher

This I find truly funny.  If I hadn’t taken the road I took, I think this would’ve been where I’d be.  Living in New York City, absorbed entirely by my job, being a ball buster, rocking the powersuit and heels.  Yep, that definitely could’ve happened.  Even funnier though, I don’t see myself as competitive….with the exception of with myself. I have absolutely no desire to live that stress-filled of a life.  And although I would love to own a company of some sort, or build my own brand, I’d want to take an entirely different approach than the typical corporation.  And funniest, as time goes on I get farther and farther away from my “favored careers” and closer to my “disfavored careers”.

I am what I am.  Although I feel that many of these characteristics are good, some of them, not so much. The cool thing is, it doesn’t have to be that way. You say, “What do you mean?” I mean, take the good and leave the bad.

I’ve started to face some of my negative characteristics head on by focusing on changing my actions and reactions and by stepping outside of my comfort zone.  Although initially scary, by doing so my stress has lessened and life is happier.  It’s not always easy, but I’m taking small baby steps. 

I guess the question isn’t who are you, but who can you be?

Be Grateful and Keep Smiling =)



    1. Funny, I have yet to have David do the test, but I can guarantee he’s opposite than me. Like you guys, I think we even each other out. And as time goes on he’s acquired some of my attributes and I’ve acquired some of his…dunno if this is a good thing or not =)

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