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’.