Language Acquisition and Personality Type Compatibility
Okay, maybe you're not the dork that I am. And I admit language acquisition isn't necessarily very fun. I have my Nook filled with a lot of random Hindi resources, and my netbook has many more, more relevant resources that Ryan has shared with me. Plus I have a book and flash cards.
|you can see the Hindi book in there|
There's some fun to all that.... but that doesn't mean I've grasped Hindi yet... ha. No where close. But immersion will help when I get there!
Now, onto something I know more about: personality types! I've had an on again off again romance with Myers Briggs for eight years now. My college had all incoming freshmen take a free version of it you can find here, and I was typed as an INFP. A few years later the leadership institute I was a member of paid to have me take the official one, and I was an ENFP. I was startled to be an ENFP instead of an INFP... but in both times I was tested I was only weakly introverted or extroverted, plus I think I did mature into an extravert, but I'm right on the cusp. Still, I am definitely an ENFP.
|Me and Lydia|
You might say, what does that have to do with Preparation Thursday? Well, I was reading about Ryan and my personality type compatibility. And it was fun to read his description because I was like "Yep. That's my man!" lol.
|Me and Tabitha|
But I have to remind myself, my worth is in God. And that somehow this extremely painful reality for me must be for my good... even though I feel like it's to my detriment. I feel less loved when jobs come up. I feel like a failure in most people's eyes. It makes me want to run.
Yeesh, this is depressing. But true. Transparent blogging. But this was supposed to be light and fun..
So back to the positive side of being an ENFP: I'm warm and enthusiastic, very empathetic to most people, flexible, adaptable, and creative. And all that is very true. And I will try not to dwell on the fact that I can't seem to find any jobs who value those traits. And I will try to remember that I am loved.
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4:54-7