I knew I was a strong extrovert, assumed I was more intuititive than sensing, but I didn't realize that I'd be split between thinking versus feeling, and I'd be strong in judging versus perceiving.
This is so true for me, "most people who prefer
Extraversion: Focus energy and attention outwardly (people & things)". As opposed to "most people who prefer
Introversion: Focus their energy and attention inwardly ( thoughts & reflections)". I gather energy interacting with people and enjoy communicating. I totally "value imagination" as an intuitional person, and not always realism, as a sensing person may prefer.
After my class I see why I'm split between the thinking versus feeling dichotomies. I want to be described as reasonable and fair (thinking side) but I also want to be compassionate and empathetic (feeling side). People who are in the judging dichotomy are scheduled and organized, and like to have things decided. Perceiving people are spontaneous and flexible. Surprises are fun and routines are limiting.
This is me, ENFJ!
Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership. (From http://www.myersbriggs.org/)