Personality Type Interview: INTJ Drew

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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 😛

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Personality Type Interview: ENFP Remi

interviewThis is the first Extrovert interview and I’m very happy to be posting it 😀


Name: Remembrance “Remi” Baker

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Personality Type: ENFP

Say a Little About Yourself: Hi! I’m Remi. I’m bubbly, outgoing, very compassionate, and a tad bit crazy. I love musical theatre and acting, singing, and all that jazz (Sorry bad pun! Couldn’t help it! 😉 ) I love standing out and standing up for things I believe in.

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?

Remi: I’ve always been an ENFP. Never changed.

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

R: Absolutely. I don’t write very well with the dark depressing matters and elaborate on the happy, fluffy moments.

How do you handle positive emotions?

R: I generally love to share it with the world, even excessively to the point where they get annoyed. Generally frozen yogurt is required during extremely positive stuff.

Negative emotions?

R: Oooh. I have a strong fiery temper, which can fly off the handle a lot. I’ve always been this way even when I was little. When I’m sad, I over-react…a lot.

How do you handle stress?

R: This one is a biggy for me. Its very easy for me to snap under pressure and completely break down. I’ve found while researching a lot of ENFPs have PTSD from a stressful event (myself included). I tend to have block out where everything just goes dark. I can hear you, but its my brain’s way of handling stress.

How do you deal with confrontation?

R: This, I’m pretty good at. I can come up with witty retorts on the fly. But if I’m in a depressed mood or recently experienced a PTSD flashback or etc, I bundle up and accept everything they are saying.

How do you take compliments?

R: I thrive on compliments. Its something that gets me going. If someone notices my work or something about me, it makes me proud and want to achieve more.

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

R: I think in general people think we are happy all the time. Guess what? We’re not. There are times where I just want to drop everything and curl up in a ball.

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

R: We’re bubbly, willing to make friends, and can’t hold grudges very well. Like, I think the longest I’ve held a grudge is a week.

What’s a negative trait?

R: I tend to blame myself for every little thing that happens. It’s all my fault, even if I’m not in control of it.

What personality types do you get along with the most?

R: Most of the time, an IN. We balance each other out nicely. My best friend is an INFJ.

What personality types do you not get along with?

R: Hmm…well, I’ve never asked my ‘enemies’ what personalities they are, but I don’t get along with arrogant, straight-minded people, or ones who think that everything they say is correct in life.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?

R: I love to be onstage, acting, singing, dancing, and performing in general. I also love to write, be it poetry or novels.

What are you favorite books?

R: Handpicked by Melissa Gunther, Celia’s Journey (also by Melissa Gunther), The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Fester, and all the Harry Potter books.

Favorite movies?

R: Hmm…I don’t really watch movies often. It’s too mindless, too much sitting for me. Probably the Harry Potter movies if I had to pick.

Favorite shows?

R: Reba is definitely one of my favorites. I love to laugh! Others are Agents of SHIELD, and Psych.

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

R: Insist on going alone. I’m not brave or courageous; I hate to put any of my friends or family into danger. From there I’d probably hide until I figure out their weak spot and form a plan.

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?

R: If it were based only on being an ENFP, then absolutely. But I have Hashimoto’s disease, where a side effect is getting sick if I over-exercise. A lot of my stories have tons of action and fantasy battles, in which I wouldn’t be able to keep up. But mentally? Yep!


Personality Type Interview: INTJ Rose

interviewBEHOLD! THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEWEE IS A FEMALE INTJ! :O As rare as the Male INFJ, these mythical creatures are hard to find and when you find one…feel lucky! You’ve basically found a unicorn of a human 😀


Name: Rose

Age: Young Teen (13-15 years old)

Personality Type: INTJ

Gender: Female

About me: (LOL WHAT DO I SAY ABOUT MYSELF!?) I am a teenager who lives in Montana, a really cool part of America, where we often see all kinds of wild animals including bears, elk and millions of deer. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music while writing, writing on my laptop, writing longhand, and basically all kinds of writing…. (Agh, I seriously have no clue what to say here). I am also a fangirl – big-time. I like hanging out with my close friends but strongly dislike social gatherings as a whole. I hate meeting new people although I can do it if I make myself. =)

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?

Rose: I received answers I didn’t think fit me completely. Although most of the answers were pretty accurate. I took it not that long ago, so I doubt I’ve changed much. I know from the time I was nine or ten to now, my personality has changed a LOT, though.

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

R: Yeah, I can have my characters use cool sarcastic retorts that I come up with. 😛

Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?

R: I’m not sure. Maybe the judging one. I know I tend to be very judging.

How do you handle positive emotions?

R: Emailing or calling my friends, OK, so my FRIEND, with whatever the good news is.

How do you handle negative emotions?

R: Listen to music on my iPod until I cheer up, writing in my journal.

How do you handle stress?

R: I don’t handle it! I HATE stress! I either have a meltdown or go cry or, if feeling particularly controlled, go do something that takes my mind off of it.

How do you deal with confrontation?

R: By staying in control and using sarcasm. If I’m really mad, I’ll yell though.

How do you take compliments?

R: VERY awkwardly. Smile and say thank you and hastily change the subject.

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

R: That we’re always perfectly in control of a situation and never get intimidated.

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

R: We think. We don’t dive into something without practical thought.

What’s a negative trait?

R: We judge. Although I kinda like that in a way. =)

What personality types do you get along with the most?

R: INFP and ENFP. Now the only reason I say that is because I have two good friends with those personality types and we get along really well.

What personality types do you not get along with?

R: I don’t get along that great with my brother, so maybe ESTJ. LOL. Other people with my personality type intimidate me too.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?

R: Reading, writing, fangirling, but only with people I know well, obsessing, talking on the phone with my BFF…idk, my brain isn’t working right.

What are your favorite books?

R: Left Behind, Left Behind the Kids, anything by Louisa May Alcott, almost anything by L.M. Montgomery (including the entire Anne of Green Gables series of which I LOVE the last book), Bible times historical fiction like The Robe and the Big Fisherman, Les Miserables, some books by Charles Dickens, some books by Bodie Thoene, The Cross and the Switchblade, The Shepherd of the Hills, Viking Quest series (ok, so these are books I read as a kid but they’re still fun and made a huge impression on me), and of course my own book I’m working on which I ADORE.

Favorite movies?

R: God’s Not Dead, Courageous, Anne of Green Gables, and old classics

Favorite shows?

R: We don’t have TV, so I watch almost none.

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

R: Wake up. 😛 OK, so I ready my sword, try to act like I’m not scared in the slightest, and look with cool contempt upon said dragon until he turns and flees.

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?

R: NO WAY.


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