Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Okay, so I've always been kind of obsessed with personality tests.  It used to be all those random ones on the Internet, like "which Friends character are you?" and "which Disney princess are you?"  (I'm pretty sure it was Ross.  And Belle.  If anyone cares.) 

But now that I'm all in med school and everything, I've turned my attention to slightly more legitimate kinds of personality tests.  And as much as I hate to admit that something in Fundamentals of Doctoring class has sparked my interest... something in Fundamentals of Doctoring class HAS sparked my interest.  Namely, the Myers-Briggs test.  We took it in class the other day and I'm an ISTJ.  Known as the "Inspector," I apparently share my personality type with the likes of George Washington, Herbert Hoover, George H.W. Bush, Condolleezza Rice, Julia Roberts, and Eeyore.  (Some of those are more encouraging comparisons than others.)  

I also found this article the other day.  It talks about the Myers-Briggs personality types of three Presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain.

I think it's kind of fascinating, and it explains a lot about my feelings toward each of the three.  For example, Obama (an ENFP) is my complete opposite, while Hillary and I are surprisingly similar.  Anyways, I don't know the accuracy of this stuff or how much it can actually be taken seriously, but it's something to think about.   :)

A few other notes of interest:
1. I'm going to see GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS in two days.  I am unbelievably excited.  It's been way too long since I've been to a concert.

2. Newest addition to my ever-expanding music library: Simple Times by Joshua Radin.  It's excellent in every way.

3. I think I might have a sleep disorder.  More on that later.

4. Battle of the Sexes is a really fun game.

5. I've been playing the guitar a whole lot lately.  I can now play "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," which is my favorite hymn ever.  Also the new Taylor Swift song, "Fearless," is really fun to play.  


Kacie said...

Im glad we're opposites and still friends. Also I'm glad my personality likenesses are cooler than yours.

Neal said...

I fell in love with the M-B test in high school. I'm an ENTP. We apparently have our own website. ENTP.org. I kid you not. And Walt Disney and Catherine II (aka, Catherine the Great, of Russia) were famous ENTP's in case you wanted to know. :)