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Chatty Crochet With Me #17: Exploring Personality Tests


Hello all my buddies, this is Carmen, and welcome to another Chatty Crochet With Me!

If this is your first CCWM video, I am going to crochet while chatting with you as if you were in the room with me! This is not a tutorial video!

First, I am going to share with you my progress. So, I am actually still just finishing up on my March blanket. You can see I’ve slightly changed the colors — and actually I’ve frogged and restarted this blanket twice now, which is why I’m so far behind.

Unlike my February blanket, which I frogged twice because of size, this one I frogged twice because of color combinations. So, the colors here are Red Heart Super Saver in White, and Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Cornflower, Freesia, Alfalfa, and Coral.

In my last video, I had all these colors, plus this color here, which is Knit Picks Brava Worsted Tranquil. Then, right after filming CCWM 16, I decided to restart and change it to no white row in-between all the colors, but it came out kinda muddy and plain to me. So then, I gave in and ordered more white, and took out Tranquil to save for April. Thus, leaving me with this color combination, which I truly am in love with!

So today, I’m going to be working on finishing the border. It is just single crochet in all the colors because I’m done with this blanket y’all, it is huge!

Today’s topic of conversation is going to be personality tests!

So I love taking personality tests; I don’t care if they’re not scientifically accurate or proven or whatever, they’re fun, and that’s why I like them. I’m going to be talking about two that are popular.

The first one is Myers-Briggs, which is abbreviated to be MBTI, which stands for Myers–Briggs Type Indicator. All my information is from Wikipedia, so you know, take it with a grain of salt. (–Briggs_Type_Indicator)

It basically has four parts. Part One: if you’re introverted or extroverted. I think everyone knows what that means by now, but introverts like working alone and often need to “recharge” after socializing, and extroverts get their energy from socializing and like working in groups. Part Two: Are you a Sensor or an Intuitive? Sensors focus on the reality of the situation and pay attention to details, where as Intuitives think of all the possibilities that could happen and focus on the big picture. Part Three: Do you think to make decisions or feel to make decisions? Thinking personalities are described as level-headed and value justice and fairness. Feeling personalities are described as empathetic, and value harmony and forgiveness. Last part: How you prefer to live your daily life? Judging personalities like rules and clear, defined instructions or plans. Perceiving personalities like to have a lot of options, and are more spontaneous.

You can take a quick MBTI test here:

I just took the test, and I got ISFJ, and a couple of years ago, I took it and I got INFJ. I definitely am introverted; sometimes I think I am too empathetic for my own good because I cry at commercials; and when it comes to my daily life, I value clear and precise routine and plans. For the Sensor and Intuitive, I definitely fluctuate depending on the situation or question asked… I think I both try to focus on the reality of the situation but think about the big picture… so who knows? I would like to say I’m still INFJ… because I base it on my Harry Potter character, and I like being associated with Remus.

The next personality test is called the Enneagram, which was introduced to me by my friend Rebecca and her Sarah – hello ladies! All my information I use today is from either the Enneagram Institute, or the Wikipedia entry for Enneagram of Personality

So, the Enneagram system defines nine personality types, and connects those personality types with lines, making a shape called the “Enneagram”. I don’t prescribe to any of the teachings of trains of thought, but in college, when I took the test, I did find that taking the test did define my personality pretty well.

You can take a quick Enneagram test here:

I’m Type 4, and I’ll read to you parts of the overview from the Enneagram Institute that I feel hit too close to home:

“We have named this type The Individualist because Fours maintain their identity by seeing themselves as fundamentally different from others.” — I have always liked to set myself apart from others.

“They feel that they lack a clear and stable identity, particularly a social persona that they feel comfortable with.” — I think this is particularly true, growing up as a Chinese American, not quite too “American” for my Chinese relatives, too “Chinese” for my American acquaintances. I don’t feel at home in either identity, honestly.

“Fours begin to build their identity around how unlike everyone else they are.” — Yeah, if you compare me to someone, I definitely do not like you.

“One of the biggest challenges Fours face is learning to let go of feelings from the past; they tend to nurse wounds and hold onto negative feelings about those who have hurt them.” — Yes, I am huge grudge holder! I am trying not to… but it’s hard.

When I just took the test again through the Truity website, it looks like I also tested highly in 5, so I’m likely a 4 with a 5 wing (this is called The Bohemian), and I also scored highly in 9 (the Protector).

All in all though, you should not listen to me at all, do your own research, just don’t, you know, get sucked in and blame me because my disclaimer is that this is all for fun and everything anyone has ever said is all made up!

That being said, what are your personality types, and do you think about the results often? Do you think they apply to you? Like I said, these are for fun, and honestly the only reason I like them is to compare myself to fictional or even real people sometimes.

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