Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Uniquely Me. + why I stopped caring about my personality type. + GIVEAWAY WINNER!!


According to the Myers Briggs Personality Test, I came out as an ESTP.....or an ENFJ. Whatever. I got different ones every time I tried the quiz. xD At first I thought this thing was really fun. It was neat to read about the personality the site generated for me, and how it matched up (or didn't) with who I really am. But I started to take this personality stuff a little too far. I started reading the 'your relationship section' and the 'what kind of parent will you be' category. and I realized that this thing was pretty much telling my fortune. This site, had my whole life planned out for me. And I didn't like that. I started to see that this test is literally stereotyping people.

Admit it, we all have weird quirks about us. Maybe we push our tooth paste tube from the middle and not the end, or maybe, we like our coco puffs with orange juice instead of milk (i actually know a guy who eats his cereal this way. seriously.), or maybe you always have to have your television volume set to an even number, or drive on the opposite side of the road. Okay, thats a little bit drastic, but do you see my point? This personality stuff, leaves no room for Gods great creativity that shines within each of us. We are all gonna be different no matter the 'category' we are placed in. Not all ENFJ's are gonna end up being a marriage and family therapist or mechanic, like the site says, and not all ISTJ's are gonna marry an ESTP. Maybe that INTP will marry an INTP, and everything would work out fine! Each and every person that God created is gonna be different, and I think we need to embrace that. Out of the 7.347 billion people in the world, not one of us is the same.


The truth is, I don't care weather I am an ESTP an ENFJ, ISTJ, ISTP or ESFJ. I really don't. When I read the descriptions of all these personalities, I identify with something different in each. I don't think I can fit into just one category. Sooooooooooo, I guess that would make me a abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz personality. XD

I am uniquely me.

And you are uniquely you. You are special, and God made you because He loves you, individually. Not by your category.

Now, I am not trying to bash the Myers Briggs Personality test, cause I think its fun, to read all those personality types, and pick out certain characteristics that apply to me, and I'm not saying that you shouldn't take the test, because it is fun! But if you do, just remember that that test, and those four capital letters don't define who you are. Personally, just seeing all this hype all over the internet about personalities made me think about it more deeply, and how people are effected by this test. I am different and so are you. And you know what? Its okay to be different, and break the mold of those tests. We are special and divergent, and no one else in the whole. wide. world is like us.

I am me. Unique. Special. ME. And I am okay with that.

For you formed my inward parts, you covered me in my mothers womb. I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are thy works, and that my soul knows very well. 
-Psalm 139:13-14-

So, today is the 8th of June, and its time to announce THE GIVEAWAY WINNER who is.... *drum roll* Madelyn Brown! Madelyn, I have e-mailed you with instructions. Congrats! Thank you to all who entered! Every one of you really mean a lot to me! <3

23 comments:

  1. YES to this post! I think the myers briggs personality test is really fun to take, but I've never felt like I fit exactly into one category. In the end, we're all individual, unique people :-)

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    1. Yes, I felt the same! <3 Thanks for your comment, Jolly!

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  2. I love this post and it's so true! We are all unique creations and God made us individuals! Lovely post. <3

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  3. You're so right. We don't fit into boxes, we're God's children- we shouldn't fit into boxes. We should me contained by molds. Thank you for sharing- I love this post ♥

    -T. x

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    1. *shouldn't be, not should me, lol

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    2. Yes, we shouldn't fit into boxes! Exactly! Thanks for commenting Tane! <3

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  4. I can relate to this so much because I kind of had the same problem. Like I got so obsessed with this quiz stuff and it was probably not good for me. Like no one person is the same and we shouldn't be expected to be. Congrats to the giveaway winner!

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    1. YESSSS I did as well for the longest time

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  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I kind of had the same feeling as you when I took the test (that it could just end up stereotyping people, and that even if the test results say something about the statistics of that personality, it doesn't mean it's true- at least maybe not for you). I think the test can be a good thing- like, I sometimes feel as if I'm the "only one" out there, and no one else can relate to me, but this test helped me see that there are others like me, others who can relate, and all the other personalities show that we're all so different! It helped me understand my sister's personality and feelings more. I can also really see, though, how the test can be a bad thing- how it can be taken the wrong way. So, GREAT post!!! Sorry for the overly-long comment. :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Korin! Yes, the personality test definitely can help out with relating to others! That is another pro! :)

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  6. This post was fantastic! I've thought similar things may times. I know so many people who put their whole life in those four letters. I feel like it makes people feel stuck with their faults, thinking 'this is who I am', when it's really not. It doesn't leave room for change or growth.

    And congratulations to Madelyn Brow!

    ~ Pip

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    1. Thank you, Pip! Yes exactly. I definitely think people do feel stuck with their faults, like you said, and that doesn't leave a lot of room for change! Thanks so much for commenting! <3

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS I've been working on a post about this SAME THING for a few months now. (hahaha yeah procrastination has also been happening xD) #twinning

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    1. OH REALLY?! Thats awesome! I would love to hear what you have to say about this whole topic! :)

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  8. You do make a point that while Myers-Brigg types are great, people don't need to follow them 24/7. I'm an INFP, and even though I'm introverted and do introverted things, there are times when I actually don't mind talking to people. And people need to keep an open mind. Great post as always, Clara!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. Yes. Exactly. Thanks Abigail! <3

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  9. Yeah dude. It's like those who take horoscopes so far as to pay a stranger on the net to create a life-long profile based on their zodiac signs. You forget that your future actually depends on your daily actions based on the condition of your spirit...

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    1. Yesssss, what you said contains sooo much truth! Thanks for commenting!

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  10. YES TO THIS. I've found it cool to see where I match and differ with my type, but at the same time it's so important to know God doesn't look at me as my MBTI type. xD Great post!!

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  11. I agree with you so much - thanks for bringing this up! I had a similar experience of not fitting into one specific personality type, and I've become disillusioned with the whole thing, to be honest. I'm sure it can be helpful and has uses, but I also see it like so many other labels - we judge and stereotype, and they tend to divide rather than bring people together. Anyway, this was a great post, Clara. Keep being who God made you to be! :)

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  12. Thanks for saying this, Clara!! So so true.

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  13. I love this post!!! We are all beautiful, unique masterpieces crafted by God and I don't care what personality type I am or not.

    Also, I've tagged you! =) http://www.notebooksandnovels.com/2017/06/the-voices-of-ya-tag.html

    Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels

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