I have not really spoken about my close friends on this blog, and it is mostly because I do not believe that I could ever do them justice. Each one of them is candidly hilarious, interesting, and unique; together, they form a group whose charisma and social appeal are wholly unexplainable.
My friends’ perceptions of social norms are not quite on par with those of their peers, and I find that my interests and I are often blindly accepted as “cool”, and, with their influence, are constantly evolving to include such unabashed and self-assured activities as Book Club, Students Against Drunk Driving Club, Manage your Stress and Anxiety Club, Student Council, and the curling team.
The main proprietor in this quest for ironic popularity, Denver Macfarlane, is the biggest character of all. She recently came out as “gay” to our entire school (our Catholic school), and went on to secure this information in the minds of her ultra-conservative teachers by toting a homemade mug with her to all her classes, which sports the slogan “Hetero-phobe”. (I have been told that there are 6 similarly-doctored mugs in existence, but I have yet to see the last five. On the only other one I’ve witnessed, she has printed “What the Shrek?”)
Denver is the funniest, most extroverted person I have ever met. She ran for student body president last year and lost by three votes. As a consolation, they bestowed her with the title of “Secretary General.” Humiliation or anger would be a natural response; instead, she reached out to the UN’s secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, on Twitter, and constantly refers to him in casual conversation on a first-name basis.
Once, I even saw her dancing on a table in the middle of the cafeteria to promote a local charity. That girl sets out to do something, and she does it.
And when Denver suggested that all seven of us join Gamma Girls, no-one thought to argue.
Our first meeting was today at lunch, our first order of business, taking personality tests. The authentic, four-lettered ones that don’t involve placing you in a Hogwarts house. These were all too new to me.
I discovered that my Myers Briggs description should have actually been titled: “Reasons Why Avery’s Relationship Failed.”
My result was “INTJ”- Introverted over extraverted, intuitive over sensing, thinking over feeling, and judging over perceiving. Here are some of the highlights of my personality description, taken from personality page.com:
“INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people’s thoughts or feelings. Unless their Feeling side is developed, they may have problems giving other people the level of intimacy that is needed.”
“They may see them as aloof and reserved. Indeed, the INTJ is not overly demonstrative of their affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support as others may need or desire.”
Yep, and yep.
“INTJs tend to blame misunderstandings on the limitations of the other party, rather than on their own difficulty in expressing themselves. This tendency may cause the INTJ to dismiss others input too quickly, and to become generally arrogant and elitist.”
Yep. Yep. Ye- wait, so now I am not only incapable of maintaining a healthy relationship, but I’m also an elitist? Really? Low blow, personality page.com, low blow.
The site goes on to claim that INTJ’s are notorious binge-drinkers, but I guess something has to supplement all of that socially isolating behaviour, even if it’s just more socially isolating behaviour.
Well, my future is pretty much carved out for me; does anyone else know their personality type? Were any of the descriptions scarily accurate for you?
Bye for now!