warning – aimless introspection ahead

Some time ago, long before I knew about LJ and what it frequently contains, I took the Paragon Learning Style Inventory(PLSI). I saved the results, obviously to talk about them here later. With 48 total question(12 in each category) I wondered how accurate the assessment is when most of the results are split 6/6 or 7/5? On ‘sensate/intuitive’ I was 6/6. For ‘feeler/thinker’ and judger/perceiver’ I was 7/5 for both. So far that makes me a “_?FJ”. The real surprise, not with the direction it pointed, but by the absoluteness in what it stated, was my ‘extrovert/introvert’ score. 0/12. That’s right, everything else sort of up in the air or straddling the fence but but apparently I’m the walking embodiment of introversion. Reading various interpretations of types ‘ISFJ’ & ‘INFJ’ I feel the results were basically on target in a lot of areas but still subject to debate in others.

So on with the pointless self-analysis. I function well enough in society in spite of my 0/12.(I think or at least hope so – though I prefer not to in many cases) So how did I get they way? Was I ever a mere 2/10? Was there a time in life I could pass for a respectable 4/8? Or maybe, just maybe, a break even 6/6? But no, it would have been more that I could have dreamed for now to think myself ever an 8/4! And oh, the shock of ever being a glorious 10/2. (long pause and sigh)

I understand now.

Time to unplug the phone, stay indoors with the curtains closed, read a book and avoid all human contact. Because I know the truth.

The PLSI was invented and devised by a 12/0 ‘E/I’.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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