Personality Type Interview: INTJ Drew


Yippe! Back and ready to finish posting these! The interviewee, Drew, was really fun to talk with and I loved reading his answers.

Name: Drew Kirst

Age: 16

Personality Type: INTJ

Gender: Male

A bit about me: I’m a guitarist/singer/songwriter who lives on a small hobby farm and has been homeschooled all his life. I enjoy reading and writing and am approximately 98.2% awesome.

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Drew: Well, I’ve only taken the test two or three times… I’ve always got the same type except once when it was INTP instead of INTJ.

Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

D: I would assume so… I put a bit of my personality into everything– my music, my interactions with people, my own thoughts… It would logically follow that it affects my writing as well.

Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?

D: From what I’ve read, pretty much all of them. There are one or two little things that fit the INTP a bit better, but for the most part it’s right on.

How do you handle positive emotions?

D: You say that like positive emotions are a bad and/or unusual thing and need to be dealt with 😛 lol I’ma rephrase the question a tiny bit if you don’t mind to make it a bit more clear… If its not how you intended it just let me know and I’ll give you a different answer 🙂

How do you react to positive emotions?

But even that isn’t perfect… Hmm. Because that raises the question, someone else’s positive emotions or your own? I’m going to assume my own, because it seems to make the most sense in light of the current interview lol
It kind of depends, I think… If they’re caused by another person, my first reaction is to try to cause them back. For example if someone does something to make me happy(says something nice, gives me a gift, etc) I generally try to do the same for them. Now, looking at that from the viewpoint of my personality, I don’t know if it’s because I’m a nice guy, I just feel like we have to be even and I can’t be outdone by someone else, so whatever they do I have to do right back. That’s not running through my head all the time, but it’s there, deep down.
Now if positive emotions are coming from an inanimate or abstract source, like a book or a package from Grandma who lives five hours away, I can’t exactly make the book feel as happy as it made me feel, or just send grandma a package right back. So instead I try to use a happy feeling to inspire me in something– my writing, my music, or something else I might be working on.

Okay, that’s probably a lot more than you were looking for… Props for putting up with my ramblings lol

How INTJ of you 😛 Alright the next question is: How do you handle/react to negative emotions?

D: I suppose correcting that WAS pretty INTJ of me XD

Negative emotions are different. Pretty simple, actually. I isolate myself and spend (a possibly unhealthy amount of) time thinking about why I’m right and whatever is causing my negative emotions is wrong. Simple! 🙂 Lol eventually I read a book or start playing my guitar or something and kinda just let it go.

How do you deal with confrontation?

D: Hmm… That depends on who’s right… If I can see the confronter’s point, I generally take it really well, kinda talk it over and figure out how to do it better next time. If, on the other hand, the confronter has no idea what s/he’s talking about, I won’t have it. If I’m right, and I know for a fact I’m right, I will make very sure that you know for a fact that I’m right. I tend not to care who you are or what you think when it comes to that.

How do you take compliments?

D: Ugh, compliments are hard… I normally just try to act thankful for a minute and then sorta change the subject or deflect the attention to someone else… Not sure why, but being complimented really makes me feel awkward…

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

D: We always think we’re right. that’s not entirely true, or at least not for me. Either I KNOW I’m right, or I’m willing to accept that maybe I’m not this time– but I’ll learn from it so I will be next time! Lol

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

D: I’m always right, of course! Lol jk… I would say a positive trait about my personality is that I always want to know the answer, so I’m very motivated to listen and learn. I’m not one to talk a lot, I would much rather listen to what others have to say, and then I test it against what I know or what someone else said and let the truth rise to the top. So in a way, I am always right… But only because I’m highly motivated to make sure of it.

What’s a negative trait?

D: A negative trait of my personality is that I’m prone to pridefulness, probably more than most other personalities would be.

What personality types do you get along with the most?

D: Mostly other xNTx types I think, preferably introverts but not necessarily.

What personality types do you not get along with?

D: I generally don’t get along with anyone with S or F. Not necessarily both.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?
D: Reading, writing, singing, songwriting, playing guitar, listening to music, running.

What are you favorite books?

D: Oh, gosh, that’s tough… I don’t even know XP I guess a few I’ve liked are Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger, Pilgrim’s Progress, and others like those. I would say LOTR but I never personally read all the books myself, just had them read to me when I was younger(but still old enough to understand the basic concept) so I feel like I need to do that myself before I can claim that lol

Favorite movies?

D: Hmm… I don’t really watch a lot of movies and I enjoy even fewer… I don’t think I could pick a favorite… I guess LOTR jumps out when I compare to any others I can think of. I’ll go with that.

Favorite shows?

D:Well, when you don’t have a TV or netflix or really any time to watch TV shows, the only ones you catch snippets of tend to be your favorites… I’d say Leverage and Doctor Who.

You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?

D: I would scout it out as much as possible so I know what I’m up against, and then use that knowledge to decide what type of equipment I would need, what weaknesses to take advantage of, etc. knowledge is power, they say 😉

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?
D: Hmm… That depends on which stories. I write a pretty big variety. For instance, I could totally handle being in my latest one, because it’s about my dream career and I could totally see myself doing it. If it were one of my insanely complicated Fantasy stories, on the other hand, I’m not so sure. I’d like to think so, but until tested I can neither confirm nor deny that. And I don’t think it’ll be tested any time soon 😛


Personality Type Interview: INFP Dreamer

interviewI’m a pretty big fan of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type theory, I’ve been taking the test for my OC’s for a while now. As soon as I learn their type, I research as much as possible on that type and go on YouTube and watch personality type interviews. I have always found the  interviews very helpful and thought it would be fun to do some myself one day.

Recently I asked my friends down at the Christian Teens Together thread on the NaNoWriMo website if they would be up for doing a Personality Type interview…Which of course a good bit of them said yes to 🙂 It has been a lot of fun asking them the questions and reading their answers.

So this is the first of many I’ll be posting through out the weeks to come. I hope you all enjoy reading these interviews 🙂

Name: Anon Dreamer

Age: Older Teen (16-19)

Personality Type: INFP

Gender: Female

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Dreamer: I have not always been this type. I seem to exchange between ESFP and INFP.

Me: Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

D: Yes, because of certain aspects of the N and P respectively. Intuition and Perceiving for me are key when observing the world and people around me.

Me: Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?
D: I’m not sure.

Me: How do you handle positive emotions?
D: I’d like to think I handle them fairly. I’m not afraid to show I’m in a good mood.

Me: How do you handle negative emotions?
D: Not so well.

Me: How do you handle stress?
D: Not good. But prayer has been helping me to deal with it, especially the stress that comes without rhyme nor reason.

Me: How do you deal with confrontation?
D: It entirely depends on what I’m confronting.

Me: How do you take compliments?
D: Fair. Yet sometimes I have tendencies to over-think them to the point that I wonder if some of them were genuine compliments.

Me: What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?
That we don’t like people I think, I’m not very well associated with the stereotypes that some people label personalities with.

Me: What’s a positive trait of your personality type?
D: Introvertedness, isn’t a downside; it just means that although we might not thrive on people for the most part, we still need interaction. This is the part where I am typically Extroverted, in that I love being around people, but only for set amounts of time, or depending on who I am with. Intuitive, you can pick up on the more subtler hints on people or situations without needing an entire story, but don’t run away with theories. Feeling, you need emotion, without them you’re a robot. Perceiving, again, you don’t need an entire story. You are able to gain more from something or someone that just what it tells you, this can especially help when you are having conversation, the subtle hints on how a person feels about a subject despite words or tone of voice.

Me: What’s a negative trait?
D: Introvertedness, you can easily become overwhelmed both depending on situation and company. Intuitive, you can discern more information than some people are willing to give, yet you pick up on things, or might remember small details to the point of being creepy. And if you go too far you can run away with a theory that may be entirely opposite the reality. Feeling, you may or may not be at times overwhelmed by emotion(s). Perceiving, also remembering small details to the point of being creepy, when in reality, you just pay attention. But sometimes we may do it unintentionally, especially with conversations or events that we found particularly memorable, whereas the ones we were with may have no recollection of it.

Me: What personality types do you get along with the most?
D: I’m not entirely sure.

Me: What personality types do you not get along with?
D: Not entirely sure.

Me: Mind naming some of your hobbies?
D: Writing (obviously!), drawing, and daydreaming.

Me: What are you favorite books?
D: The Blue Sword, and the Phantom Tollbooth are my two favorites above all. Close third and fourth would be The Horse and His Boy/Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and then Arabian Nights. All these stories have heavily influenced mine.

Me: Favorite movies?
D: Princess Bride, Tron (Original), and Hatari, are the top three.

Me: Favorite shows?
D: Leverage, Fairy Tail (anime!), and a couple others, but those two are what came to mind.

Me: You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?
D: This all depends. Am I in Fairy Tail or Final Fantasy?

Me: Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?
D: This entirely depends upon which story I’m entering. The first would be awkward at least, a bit of culture shock going back to the 40’s-50’s. The second I wouldn’t handle well, or probably last very long. Thirdly… nope I wouldn’t last there a day.

Other Notes?
D: Don’t rush us. We try to time things so that it works out for when we either speak or act. We sometimes just get overlooked due to not being “outspoken.” Yet even though I am a very loud introvert, it happens because that’s what people do. Just try to acknowledge the fact that we want to add to the conversation or the activity in our own way