Part of who we are…a small part of who we are comes from others’ perceptions of you. The rest of it ONLY comes from you. You are what you make of yourself. My personality is that of an ENFP (Extraversion + Intuition + Feeling + Perception) of the 16 types of personality from the Myers & Briggs Foundation’s MBTI personality test.
An ENFP is “warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities. Make connections between events and information very quickly, and confidently proceed based on the patterns they see. Want a lot of affirmation from others, and readily give appreciation and support. Spontaneous and flexible, often rely on their ability to improvise and their verbal fluency.”
ENFPs are outgoing and creative with the key skill of perceiving complicated patterns and information and assimilating it quickly. They are flexible, highly adaptable workers. They are driven by a keen devotion to their ideals and a strong drive to help others. Less developed are their patience for routine tasks, and projection of a serious, committed image. ENFPs need significant time alone to center themselves and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. Keirsey referred to ENFPs as Champions, one of the four types belonging to the temperament he called the Idealists. ENFPs account for about 7% of the population, including Robin Williams, Shannon Oliver-O’Neil, and Dr. Seuss.