Took the Myers Briggs Personality Test
Turns out I’m INFP, which falls into the “idealist” personality type and “healer” subcategory. This first part of the description of my personality type rang true in a “yeah, that sounds right” sort of way:
Healers present a calm and serene face to the world, and can seem shy, even distant around others. But inside they’re anything but serene, having a capacity for personal caring rarely found in the other types. Healers care deeply about the inner life of a few special persons, or about a favorite cause in the world at large. And their great passion is to heal the conflicts that trouble individuals, or that divide groups, and thus to bring wholeness, or health, to themselves, their loved ones, and their community.
Then, about halfway down, I got to this part and thought to myself, “holy crap, that hits closer to home than an internet test should be allowed to hit:”
Also, Healers might well feel a sense of separation because of their often misunderstood childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood-they are the prince or princess of fairy tales-an attitude which, sadly, is frowned upon, or even punished, by many parents. With parents who want them to get their head out of the clouds, Healers begin to believe they are bad to be so fanciful, so dreamy, and can come to see themselves as ugly ducklings. In truth, they are quite OK just as they are, only different from most others-swans reared in a family of ducks.
If you want to read the rest of this description, it’s here.
And in case these mean anything to anyone (but mostly so I have this handy to look at this more later when I’m not about to go to bed):