I always thought I was a P (see www.personalitypage.com to know what I am talking about!). I’m talking Myer’s Briggs, Perceiver vs. Judger.
What is a P and what is a J? Well, people with the P personality trait tend to not like structure, hate to be bound into commitments, are disorganized, don’t like rules, would prefer to leave things open-ended than closed, etc.
J personalities, on the other hand, like structure, they like firm deadlines, they like having rules to work under, and they get annoyed when people are flaky, unorganized, etc.
I always prided myself on being a fun-loving, carefree ENFP, but as I get older, and particularly now as I have my glaring to-do list right next to me, I am realizing…maybe I am an ENFJ now. <Gasp!!> Not nearly as fun and carefree as their ENFP brother!!
When I look at the differences between a P and a J, I realize…I totally am digging structure! I HATE not knowing what is going on!! I LIVE by to do lists and my planner! What happened??? When did this all change?? When did I change??? Or was I always just a J, but there were more J-er people around, so in comparison I looked like a P?? Or did marrying a super P turn me into a J, or J-er?
Is it just all a part of growing up? Was I just forced to mature? Or am I still a P by nature, but a J by necessity?