Shakespeare Is Overrated

31st January 2011
Title page of the First Folio, by William Shak...

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Looking for work is my job these days.  If I’m not searching online/offline for vacancies, I’m sending out speculative letters with a copy of my CV, or writing about doing such things.  On Fridays, I go to a job club, which involves sitting around and eating biscuits with other unemployed people.

We talk about goal-setting, and confidence-building and what’s been on television.

Now, I have goals.  And confidence.   I think big.  And outside the box.  I even think outside the big box.

My issue is getting my foot (and my wheels) in the door.  Preferably one with nice people and a job that lets me use my brain on the other side of said door.

But I like Fridays.  There is focus and free biscuits and the chance that more doors may open.

There is also the chance to re-do the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator questionnaire.  I can officially add ‘consistent’ to my list of positive traits.  I got the same score as last time I took it, years ago.  I’m an INFJ.  I should be a writer.  Other INFJs include Shakespeare, Billy Crystal and Eleanor Roosevelt.

I always thought Shakespeare was overrated.  Maybe because we have the same personality type. (Please note, I am not comparing myself to Shakespeare.  But the computer did.)

What’s your type?  Find out here.

If you’re an INFJ, perhaps we should get together for coffee and biscuits.

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  • Reply Delorfinde 31st January 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Hey, I’m INJF too! Though I must say, I found that a really hard test. Half the time I was thinking, “Oh, I’m sort of this, but sort of that …” or “This doesn’t describe me at all…”

    • Reply Delorfinde 31st January 2011 at 6:08 pm

      That was meant to be INFJ – sorry, I can’t type today.

      • Reply LKD 31st January 2011 at 6:15 pm

        Sometimes it depends on the kind of day you’re having!

  • Reply Sarah 31st January 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Today, at least, I am an ISTJ. But we should have coffee and biscuits anyway! 🙂

    • Reply LKD 31st January 2011 at 9:10 pm

      …Or pizza and movies! See you on the 18th! 🙂

  • Reply Sarah 31st January 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Indeedy! Hurrah 🙂

  • Reply ohemgillie 31st January 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’m an INTJ, same as Jane Austen, CS Lewis, Hilary Clinton, and Michelle Obama (insert respective swoons for each). The description is pretty spot-on – reserved but forward-thinking, sometimes appears to be cold and judgmental.

  • Reply Hippie Cahier 1st February 2011 at 4:16 am

    I thought Shakespeare was over-rated and dreaded the prospect of having to take a senior level Shakespeare class in college. It was one of my favorite classes ever, mostly because the professor believed so passionately in Shakespeare. It was contagious.

    I used to know what MB type I was, but I’ve forgotten. Then again, I’ve changed, so this should be fun. Thanks for the link! (And good luck with the search.)

    • Reply LKD 1st February 2011 at 3:19 pm

      I had Shakespeare Overkill as well.

      And thanks for the good thoughts, Hippie. 🙂

  • Reply Oh My Words! 1st February 2011 at 7:55 am

    I’m an INTJ too, as well as a job-hunter. (Gee, I hope those aren’t related…) I have to say that I’m jealous of your job/biscuit-eating parties–sounds like a great idea!

    • Reply LKD 1st February 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Good luck in your search!

  • Reply thoughtsappear 1st February 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I love taking those types of tests. Thanks for posting the link! I’m ISJF.

    • Reply LKD 1st February 2011 at 3:16 pm

      Glad I could help!

  • Reply Fire Crystals 2nd February 2011 at 11:37 am

    I am an ISFJ and my related personalities are Princess Margaret, Jane Fonda, Saint Francis of Assisi…But I know for certain that I am no Saint ((devil))

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