Recently, after getting completely obsessed with Podcasts (a whole other blog), I completed the Myers Briggs personality test. While the results of being an INFP Introvert was no shock, it did explain a good few things of my personality um, lets call them quirks.
When I was a very impressionable teenager a fella I thought was pretty cute said about me to a mutual friend 'that Melinda chick is a bit weird' Ever the optimist I took the fact he called me chick was pretty great... the fact he called me weird only set in later. Looking at that same fella, he's now wearing an ironic moustache and 80's Levis. At 32, I'd prefer to be weird than a hipster.
"You're blessed when you're content with who you are - no more, no less. That the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that cant be bought." - Jesus
I've found this far in my thirties that its mainly about getting comfortable with myself, accepting the my strengths and weaknesses I was purposefully created with, and use them to my advantage...Instead if being ashamed of my shortcomings, as a wife/mother/friend/daughter. This theme is popping up everywhere and common in current conversations. On that note, I've also learnt that meaningful conversation is my thing. Its where my tanks are filled and I thrive. Its not in the big crowds and why I'm so flippin' awkward with small talk, and thats okay. And do you know what ? Its totally okay if you're not like me, probably better, we need those who are extroverts to keep us entertained - and take the attention from us!
"You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full', you find yourselves cared for." - Jesus
Committing to growing a business its just not in me to make it just business. For me when people allow me to capture them they also let me into their secret little world of family, that is, if I'm doing my job right! So, I only feel it right to allow my families to be of the same privy. And on top of that its about community, I want to be involved and be helpful and make a change. The way I process these things can't happen if I don't over-share just a little!
Tell me if you take the test! How accurate is it for you? What age (if ever) did you get comfortable in your skin and say 'feck it' I'm gonna work with what I've got? Comment below I'd love to know...
**Quotes by Jesus Christ : Matthew 5 + 7
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