To be an open-book. That¡¯s how I always feel whenever I¡¯m tasked to offer someone a glimpse of myself.
Like those ¡°All About Myself¡± essays I used to scribble way back in my grade school days, I¡¯ll begin with my name. I am baptized under the name **** I was told by my mother, Rosita, that my name was based on my late grandmother¡¯s which is is Leticia. Since I¡¯ve mentioned my mother, I¡¯ll introduce my father. He is Bernardo yet fondly called as Reynaldo. Why is it? Let¡¯s leave it there for now since it¡¯s a different story. Back to my biography, I was born on **** which makes me turning 21 this year. As of the moment I¡¯m writing this article, I¡¯m still 20. The thing is, my physical appearance is a big disguise of my current age. And most of the time or should I say all the time, I¡¯m mistaken to a teenager. Nonetheless, feel glad with that. To somehow close this paragraph, I¡¯ll introduce my siblings. We¡¯re five and I¡¯m the second oldest. There¡¯s my Ate, me, Robert, Bernard, and Tricia. The four of them really have those similarities like the love for numbers, chess, sudoku, and the like. So, how about me? I don¡¯t share that avocation they have. Yet, as siblings, we still share a common denominator. We are all introverts.
Since I love surfing the internet for almost everything under the sun, I was amused to take a personality type test in a certain website. After I¡¯ve taken the Meyer-Briggs, I¡¯ve come out an INTJ. So what is this personality type? As cited in 16personalities.com, INTJ or Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging Personality is one of the 16 personalities classified by psychologists Carl Jung, Katharine Cook Briggs, and Isabel Briggs Myers. If an individual is determined as an INTJ, he or she belongs to that fairly rare population since INTJs make up only 1-2 %, which is labeled as the ¡°Mastermind¡±. INTJs are often given the title of ¡°bookworm¡± as children. While this may be intended as an insult by peers, they more than likely identify with it and are even proud of it. They prefer to design and execute a brilliant plan within their field rather than share opinions on ¡°uninteresting distractions¡±.
Since I¡¯m an INTJ, I usually radiate self-assurance and an aura of mystery. I usually take things in primarily via my intuition and deal with things rationally and logically. I tend to turn an idea upside-down to determine its possible outcomes.. If I¡¯m not yet satisfied with something, I can put long hours and intense effort just to accomplish something through. That is why I usually work best autonomously.
As to social contract and conventions, I¡¯d rather be out of the spotlight. Though I have that sense of leadership, I choose to remain in the background until I see that I need to take over the lead. This happens most of the time way back in my undergraduate years, I¡¯m not the assigned but if I sense that the leader is somehow incapable or lacks the urge to lead, then I¡¯ll assume the responsibility. Since I plan to do things just like in the game of chess, everything should be systematized.
Given that I spend a lot of time inside my mind, I possess little interest in other people¡¯s thoughts or feelings. I don¡¯t share that much of my emotion and tend to base everything in objective judging. As to decision-making, I don¡¯t usually base it on feelings or personal subjectivity. Since I¡¯m a logical thinker, I¡¯ll give you logical solutions. In the end, this also makes me unaware of how others feel or to even satisfy my emotional needs.
Most of the time, I am labeled as aloof and reserve, which is somehow true. I¡¯m not overly demonstrative of my emotions and affections, and not fond of giving as much as praise or positive support. But it does not mean that I don¡¯t have affection or regard for others, I don¡¯t typically feel the need to express it. I really find social interactions disdainful and awkward. That is why I usually prefer to be alone at home than attend a party or similar gatherings. I am also unlikely to understand emotional subjects.
Well, that¡¯s it. A bird eye¡¯s view of myself. Yet, I still have lots of things left unwritten in this paper, things that I¡¯d rather keep into myself. After all, I wanted to be a labyrinth of mystery.