Bookish Personality Challenge

I’ve seen this tag go around and always thought it was super cool. One of my best friends, Will, is OBSESSED with MBTI and personality quizzes. He talks about it so much that I have been subject to many a quiz and know a lot about the different types. I wouldn’t call myself obsessed or an expert by any means, but I did get into a 30 minute conversation with him trying to figure out exactly which type my other best friend was. Needless to say I was pretty excited to be tagged by Bella over at Bella Blogs Because Books for this challenge. It’ll definitely be interesting to view my personality in a bookish sense.

What is Your MBTI Personality Type?

Okay, so I’ve taken this test before and done some research on the whole MBTI thing thanks to my friend Will. Previously, I’ve gotten INFP, “The Mediator,” but this time when I took the quiz I got ENFP “The Campaigner.” Here’s what the website has to say about both:

Mediator Personality — Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

Campaigner Personality  — The Campaigner personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike types in the Explorer Role group, Campaigners are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.

I find it hilarious that I got ENFP as my result this time, because literally every other time I’ve taken this quiz I’ve gotten INFP. The Campaigner Personality type is the only other type in the Myers Briggs world that I really relate to. It makes total sense because the cognitive functions that make up ENFP and INFP are the same, just in a different order.

Even though the test classified me as ENFP, I am 98% sure that I am an INFP. Not only do I relate more to the Mediator Personality than the Campaigner Personality, but when you get down to the nitty gritty details and how my cognitive functions align, I’m definitely an INFP.

It is pretty common knowledge that tests can be inaccurate and are not reliable. They ask highly theoretically and nonsensical questions that are subject to personal bias. Also it does not take into account cognitive functions and types you by which traits you most relate too. I think part of the reasons I got ENFP over INFP this time is because I am usually very down the middle when it comes to my introverted percentage and extroverted percentage. Most people classify themselves as an Introvert or an Extrovert, but I consider myself an Ambivert, because I have qualities of both. I definitely tend to lean slightly more introverted, which is why when I previously took the test it gave me INFP. However, this time my answers were more in line with extroverted, because I’m in a go out and do stuff mood.

Will, the self-proclaimed expert, says that these tests are a good jumping off points. To get an idea of where you might fall, you can take the test at To really know exactly which type you are you should research cognitive functions. This article by Heidi Priebe is also excellent.

What is Your Personality Like?

I am someone who when you first meet is a little quiet and reserved, but as I get comfortable my weird/crazy side comes out. However, if I’m with friends or in a place I already feel comfortable in you might see my crazy weird side first. Usually I like to sit back and observe, before jumping into a conversation with someone. Like I said earlier, I am an ambivert. I enjoy going out and meeting new people, and experiencing things. However, I also need/like my alone time to recharge from some of my more crazier weekends.

I’m weird, I’m awkward, I’m random, I’m adventurous, I’m a dreamer, I’m someone who likes to think they’re funny, and someone who is usually unafraid to be my quirky self. I don’t know what else to say!

If You Were a Character in a Book, What Would Be Some of Your Character Strengths and Flaws?

Funny story, I’m writing a book and there is a character who is based on myself, so I sort of have legit answers to this question.

Strengths: I’m loyal to a fault and will do anything to help my friends and family. I also try to see the best in people, and bring light to a bad situation through either humor or looking on the bright side. I’m also smart, good at problem solving, and all that jazz.

Weaknesses: I have a bad tendency to overthink everything, which causes me to freak myself out. I am bad at confronting people who I’m having issues with. Sometimes I care too much about what other people think.

Do Any Authors Share Your Personality Type?

Some famous authors include William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Anderson, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, George Orwell, Edgar Allan Poe, C. S. Lewis, and Homer.

What Fictional Characters Share Your Personality Type?

Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Juliet and Romeo from Romeo and Juliet (good to know never to date someone like myself, because we might end up killing ourselves in the end), Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre, Anne from Anne of Green Gables, and Bella Swan and Jasper Hale from Twilight.

If You Were a Character in a Book, What Job Would You Have?

Okay, so I’d want to be a spy or a thief in a crew, because I just have such a fascination with these stories. However, I’d probably be either some sort of writer/blogger/actress/creative person or an administrative assistant. However, I would be the assistant who knows everything and basically runs the show (because I’m a badass).

What Personality Type Would Complete Your OTP?

According to MBTI my natural partner is either an ENFJ, The Protagonist, or ESFJ, The Consul.

Who Are Some Fictional Characters That Would Complete Your OTP?

Among the Disney Princes I’ve got Prince Phillip (ENFJ) and Hercules (ESFJ), which I can’t complain about. I literally screamed when I saw Hercules on the list, because I love Herc. Peeta Melark from The Hunger Games apparently also could be my soulmate.

That was the last question and all I’ve got for you this time. Thanks again Bella for tagging me in this challenge, I had a ton of fun!

It seems like a ton of us book bloggers are INFPs which is really cool, and makes sense. We’re all sort of cute cinnamon rolls who can’t handle our feels so we blog about them.

What is your Meyers Briggs Type? Let me know down below! Seriously, I’m a huge nerd and would love to know. If you do not know your Meyers Briggs Type and are curious to find out take the quiz! Also, I highly recommend following that up with some research on cognitive functions. It is very useful in typing yourself, especially if you wind up getting a personality type you don’t relate too.

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