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Meyers-Briggs And The Animal Kingdom….

If you know me, or have followed my page for any length of time, you know I’m a huge fan of the Meyers-Briggs Personality Inventory, and by extension, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. Although not everyone agrees with me on the actual psychological merit behind these tests, I can say that these tests have pegged me almost dead-on, down to the percentages in which certain aspects of my personality are expressed and what personality attributes are most significant to me in terms of how I relate to others.

Although I don’t always listen, this test has never steered me wrong in telling me (or warning me) about my compatibility with friends, lovers, enemies, and acquaintances. My lifelong friends tend to be of one or two distinct personality types. The people with whom I have the most natural and interesting bonds tend to be of one or two distinct personality types. The people I’ve dated but shouldn’t have, and tried to be friends with, but just couldn’t, all have ended up being the same personality type. The people I trusted who then stabbed me in the back happened to be of a particular personality type. I don’t always follow the intuitive voice that accompanies learning someone is not Meyers-Briggs compatible with me, and that usually does not work out peacefully or end well, but I give this test credit for somehow understanding me, and who might fit into my life, and how, and why. In some cases, it sees more clearly and understands my relationships with others better than I do.

Anyhow, if you’re not familiar with Meyers-Briggs, or put my unwavering belief in it on the same level as the fact that I check my horoscope every day and have my tarot cards read, and firmly believe I am intuitively developed enough that I have “psychic dreams” and “visions”—you will not care about this post. However, if you do know your Meyers-Briggs type, you’ll be amused by this little article, breaking the 16 archetypes down into their animal equivalents.

Unsurprisingly, I am one of the most loving and peaceful of all the animals: the dolphin.

I’m just not performing on command for your entertainment, damn it. :p Unless I feel like it. Or you bribe me. Or there’s a really big audience. *laughs*

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