DOC: Hey, I’ve got a typology test for you.
LRE: Ah, those are always a bit random.
DOC: Right, but so are you so it seems fitting.
LRE: Good one.
DOC: Here, answer these questions. [handing over the test…]
LRE: Oh, you mean it’s a written exam and I didn’t bring my #2 pencil?
DOC: Like I have money to buy a scantron to run this thing through. You just don’t make much money when you’re imaginary.
LRE: At least you’ve come to that realization. Okay, let me see here…
DOC: Ask me any questions you want.
LRE: How ‘bout if I just mention some of the more interesting questions as I answer them… solely for the entertainment purposes of the internet.
DOC: I won’t object.
LRE: Good, cuz it’s my blog, so my rules.
DOC: Go right ahead then little missy.
LRE: Okay… this one says, “You enjoy having a wide circle of acquaintances.”
DOC: Is there a choice that says, “Yes, on Facebook.”
LRE: That would be a good answer.
DOC: I know; I’m getting funnier all the time.
LRE: Let’s see another one… “You feel involved when watching TV soaps.”
DOC: Aren’t those on when you’re working?
LRE: Can you count Grey’s Anatomy?
DOC: It’s not quite the OC, but maybe.
LRE: I’m still answering no. Another… “You are inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning.”
DOC: If you planned more carefully, you would be on time for appointments.
LRE: You’re imaginary… I don’t have a time for our appointments.
DOC: Thanks for the reminder.
LRE: But if I was a careful planner, I wouldn’t fit in with my family very well. I think we just have to find and marry careful planners… perhaps.
DOC: K, I’ll let you know if I find one for you.
LRE: Gee, thanks. Here’s another one… “You know how to put every minute of your time to good purpose.”
LRE: Thanks for the vote of confidence.
DOC: You don’t agree?
LRE: Well, yes, I do. That one does make me laugh a bit. Let’s find another then… “Your desk, workbench, etc. is usually neat and orderly.”
DOC: I’ve never seen your desk.
LRE: Me neither. I think it’s under the files, post-it notes, charts, and crossword puzzles somewhere.
DOC: Okay, so you’re done answering?
LRE: Yep. Here you go… now analyze me.
DOC: Let’s see… [insert Jeopardy music here] You are ENFP.
LRE: Wow; that’s what I got when I took it at work, too.
DOC: I’ll tell ya what… personality tests are a SCIENCE.
LRE: So what does it say about me?
DOC: Okay… you are more extraverted, intuitive, feeling and perceiving than introverted, sensing, thinking and judging. You are a CHAMPION, which are rather rare, say two or three percent of the population, and you consider intense emotional experiences as being vital to a full life. You have a wide range of emotion and a passion for novelty.
LRE: And for novels.
DOC: Don’t interrupt.
LRE: I know; that was a dorky thing to say, too.
DOC: Ahem… Life is an exciting drama full of good and evil possibilities and you can’t wait to tell others about exciting experiences.
DOC: You often speak or write with the hope of revealing some truth about human experience or motivating others with powerful convictions.
LRE: Clearly, that’s what I do on this blog.
DOC: Clearly. You strive toward a kind of personal authenticity, but you can also tell what’s going on inside of others, reading hidden emotions.
LRE: Like right now, you’re hungry, but also thinking that I’m pretty cool being a CHAMPION and all.
DOC: Okay. But this part’s the best… You have a great deal of zany charm, outgoing, fun, warm, affectionate and disconcertingly spontaneous.
LRE: Did you say zany?
DOC: Definitely. On the flip side, though, you tend to get bored quickly, especially if a newer, more interesting project comes along. You’re also a procrastinator…
DOC: …and don’t like to complete small, uninteresting tasks. You hate bureaucracy in principle and in practice.
LRE: Does that include political parties?
DOC: That’s rhetorical, right?
Go ahead… take the test yourself and see what it says: Jung Typology Test.