My mom has gone to visit my brother. She will be back some time Sunday and then Monday I will take her to the airport. I have enjoyed her visit. I hadn’t seen her for two years so it has been nice having her around.
I have learned a few things about myself:
- I like my routines.
- I am a very structured person.
- I like silence. When I am reading my blogs or checking me email I don’t want people talking to me. I like going into my “zone” and not coming out until I feel like it.
- I need “me” time. When the kiddos are in bed, I like to unwind and do whatever I want. Usually that is reading a book for a bit before I go to bed.
I did not have much of that these past few days. I have had trouble adjusting and it has affected my mood. I guess that means I need to grow in this area. I guess that means I am not a very social person. I can honestly say that being around people is draining and exhausting. I love people but I can only handle them for so long.
What exactly does that say about me?
“…private, does not appreciate strangeness, not adventurous, not spontaneous, follows the rules…”
– Jung Type Descriptions (ISTJ) (similarminds.com)
“At work, ISTJs get things done on a timely basis. They honor deadlines, and they believe in thoroughness. A half-finished joy is not a job well done. They established procedures and schedules, and are uncomfortable with those who do not do the same. ISTJs put duty before pleasure. As long as they can fulfil their responsibilities, they feel useful and thereby satisfied. Their work does not have to be fun, but it has to count toward something productive. ISTJs believe that vacations are something that one takes only when work has been accomplished; thus, at times they do not take vacations even when they could and should.”
– ISTJ – The Reliant (Lifexplore)
Yeah…big surprise there. This definitely describes me. One thing that bothers me though…as I was looking at the jobs list the only thing that interested me was Librarian.
Anyway, I find personalities interesting. I like what makes people do what they do. Although, you can not use your personality as a crutch, it is fascinating to see how people function…what makes them tick.
Just for the record…Hubby and Best Friend are not my personality type and do what they can to irritate me. For real. I think they feel it is their life long desire to keep me on my toes and make me more flexible. However, I personally think I am more flexible than BF. (I love you BF)!