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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hi, My name is Uncle Joe and I am an INFJ.

I took a personality profile test thingy over at Groovy Mom's a week or so ago.

Here's the LINK to the test. is a good place to start reading about yourself.

I didn't expect much because in the past personality tests have seemed a bit ambiguous. I could have fallen into any category on any given day.
But this test astounded me. It is so ridiculously accurate that it is scary.

Had I known this about myself 20 or 30 years ago I could have saved myself a lot of agony.
I've always known I was different than most folks, and the test confirmed my hunch.
I am an INFJ. Introverted Intuition Feeling Judging.
INFJ's make up 1% of the population.
Male INFJ's are even rarer.
I've always felt like nobody ever completely understood me. I didn't even understand myself and my strange ways:

I've always taken things into my brain by intuition. I've known things before hand that I really shouldn't have known.
I've had intuition over the years of coming deaths. Their name will suddenly loom in my mind, weeks or months ahead.
After talking to a specific person I had the thought "He's going to be dead within 5 years. He died 3 years later.
That's scary and I don't really like when it happens but I've grown accustomed to it.
I've had intuition of meeting people before I do. I knew beforehand that I was going to be acquainted with one of our blogger friends who lives hundreds of miles away. The intuition came in a very strong way.
I knew I was going to meet someone important before I walked into a friends house and met my future wife.
Here is a new one my wife doesn't even know about.
When I was working in a grocery store after quitting college I was facing the shelves and came upon a package of Cain's Coffee. While pulling all the product to the front this 'thought' came to me, "You will work for this company when you are in your forties".
I was 26 at the time so I dismissed the thought and forgot about it. When I walked in the building for an interview the memory came back.
How did the memory come back?
INFJ's often have oceanic memories. A word or picture can often cause a memory link that runs deep. Looking through a yearbook can cause havoc.
When I'm trying to sleep at night this "gift" works against me. I can float back and forth over the years remembering things and even whole conversations.

It's after midnight and my intuition is telling me to "Go to bed".
See what I mean? It's uncanny.

More on this later.


Aunt Jo said...

I always knew you were different from any man I have ever known. There is no comparing you to any other man.

I have a freaky thing at work. Someone will pop in my head at work and they will show up. That happens alot, and may just be a coincidence, but it still weirds strangers out when I say, "I was just thinking of you!"

I forgot. What am I again? INSF?
Oh yea. D.I.T.Z.

Jenn said...

I always test as either INFP or INFJ on those tests. The one I took in college tested me as an INFJ. The INF is always there, nonetheless. I should take yours and see how it turns out this time.

Jamie Dawn said...

COOL post!!!
If your intuition told you that I'm gonna die soon, please don't tell me.
Keith has always said he's not like other people. Maybe you and him are similarly odd.
Gifts are given for a reason.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

This is fascinating. Your post riveted me. THere is so much to distract our attention these much sensory overload, as they call it, coming at us as we go about our day to day lives, that often, it is only at night with the lights out, that the quiet necessary occurs, to allow our own thoughts to float to the surface.

Your experiences certainly are uncanny. There is someone I know, only slightly, but each time I run into this person (once every couple of years), I am hit with the same eerie feeling, quite inexplicable, that this man will not live to old age. But, I don't believe it, somehow. Your experience, however, in which the person died within three years, is quite....what is the word...chilling? I think based on all your experiences, you are perhaps quite finely attuned to a mysterious realm. I hope you write more on this topic. It's been a really interesting read.

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Best regards,
Lavinia Ladyslipper

Aunt Jo said...

I am ISFJ, and the profile was very accurate for me as well. What is funny is that we do complement each other on paper, but in real life it is a bit of a different story. :o)

Maybe personality tests should be a mandatory part of premarital counseling, to help men and women understand each other.

I love the story of how we met.... please tell it. I love to hear it, although after 16 years you don't tell it with quite the sweetness you once did. Haha!!

Uncle Joe said...

AJ, you are my very own ISFJ and that is all that matters.

Now go clean the house.
And please share your opinions and feelers with me!

david mcmahon said...

G'day Uncle Joe,

Really enjoyed your post.