Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Characters and Personality

I've been trying to figure something out about Armani from the CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN series.

The semi-psychic has been in seven stories, but I couldn't get a handle on something about her. (Could I be any more vague?)  

Finally, pretending to be her, I answered a bunch of questions for the Jung Typology test which can be found here.

Armani, it would seem, is an ENFP ( Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving).  You can read the whole description of her personality type here. (But I found this description easier to read.) Here's just a bit of it:

The Inspirer

As an ENFP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system.
ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.

Sure some people might think this is as accurate as reading tea leaves (or Scrabble tiles) but it did the trick for me. I figured out what I needed to know about Armani based on something on this description.

The method might be a bit unorthodox, but I thought some of you might find it to be an interesting experiment. You could play with it for a character or for yourself. Or maybe for someone you're pissed off at, so that you can better understand them….

Tell me Killer Friends: Have you taken a Personality Test? Do you believe in them? Or do you use/believe in horoscopes, numerology, or psychics??

I've taken a few of these tests and I always get the same answer for myself. I'm an INFJ. Yeah, most of the description is pretty much me in a nutshell. **eye roll**  Go ahead, take it and let me know what YOU are.


Janet said...

Oooh, a morning quiz. I think I've taken it before, but can't remember the results. I'll go and do it now.

And what an awesome idea for a character analysis, JB! The things you could find out - will definitely keep this in mind (whether I'm stuck or not). Thanks :)

Janet said...

Holy crap - did the test, read the result and I now have goose bumps because it's so freakin' accurate!!

Hi, my name is Janet and I am an ISFJ!

B.E. Sanderson said...

I usually end up INTP or INTJ - depending on the day.

Great idea for helping figure out a character, JB! I'm not sure whether these tests help with our own characters - other than telling you what you pretty much already know. As for horoscopes, I read them for fun every once in a while. And I get a kick out of the Chinese zodiac. I'm a Dog. ;o)

Karyn Good said...

I generally don't pay attention to horoscopes, numerology or psychics. But I did take the test and I ended up with ESFJ.

Yep, that's me.

I think it would definitely be interesting and helpful to run a character profile and see what came up.

Silver James said...

OMG! That's Armani. Definitely. At least from my sense of her. I'm INFJ. But now I'm intrigued. While I spend a little more time decompressing from another situation, I think I'll make "Sade" take the test. It should be interesting. OOOH! And maybe I'll make Sinjen take it too. Ah, the possibilities!

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