I haven't logged into this account since back when I wasn't sure if I was NFP or NFJ (I'm NFP, we can argue on the E/I depending on which theory one follows...MBTI INFP, Jungian function theory ENFP...I get both as results on tests); and I still considered myself a liberal Christian (I'm more of a non-religious Taoist, now).
However, there's still no escape from Radio circa 1981, and I make no apologies for that.
In fact, I'm beginning to think I *am* an ENFP. Even in MBTI, ENFPs are known as "the introverted extrovert" who need plenty of time alone to recharge. I'm expressive and have a caustic sense of humor, the latter of which is apparently a more ExxP and/or NT trait. I identify pretty strongly with the Socionics description of ENFp, and while I do relate a great deal to the MBTI INFP description, I'm still not the meek little mousy, passive-aggressive girl who doesn't feel a need to talk things out, either.
Apparently those cognitive processes tests I took give skewed results a lot.
At any rate, if I am ENFP, I'm actually eNFP, or there wouldn't even be this confusion.
if this is going to happen, at least I am in the mystical, familiar world of my youth
Your result for The Despot / Small Woodland Creature Test...
Charlemagne the Squirrel
38% Brutality, 33% Wackiness, 52% Playfulness, 33% Strength, 65% Kindness, 14% Agility and 54% Intelligence!
Your result for The Animal Archetype Test...
Cat represents a balance of strength in both physical and spiritual, psychic and sensual powers, merging these two worlds into one. Curious, intelligent, and physically adept, cat people tend to live in a world all their own.
This test categorized you based on four different axes of personality, which were then associated with a different animal. The four axes, as well as all possible results are explained below.
Wild/Domestic: This first axis categorizes you based on how much you are drawn to the outdoors, versus how much you are drawn to civilized situations. Domesticity has many shapes and forms, and varies from the joy of dolphins leaping next to a ship to the steadfast loyalty of a family dog.
Gregarious/Solitary: This axis measures how solitary you are. If you scored high, it means that you enjoy the company of other people, while a low score indicates that you prefer a more solitary lifestyle.
Trickster/Serious: This axis measures how well you line up with conventional trickster archetypes. People who fall into this archetype have a sense of humor and an excitable, highly chaotic streak. Scoring low doesn't mean that you don't have a sense of humor; it just means that you probably don't think dynamite is very funny.
Intellectual/Emotional: This last axis determines whether you are more emotional -- acting based on feelings and instinct, or rational and intelectual -- acting more on thought than on your gut feelings.
You Are a Lynx
You are a quiet observer of the world around you. Your wisdom comes from listening carefully.
You've always been extra sensitive and aware. And it's made it difficult for you to fit in.
You see past people's outward personas. You are able to penetrate a stranger's soul.
What you've learned about people is both beautiful and ugly. And you keep these secrets to yourself.
A few days ago I viewed the 2008 film and found myself having a much different reaction than I did while reading the book. By that I mean I felt so bad for Sebastian that I wanted Charles to forget about Julia enitrely and marry Sebastian. This wasn't for any sort of wish to see man-on-man homoeroticism, but simply because I could not fathom how anyone could not possibly be in love with Ben Whishaw's portrayal of Sebastian. Upon the first viewing I could not even enjoy the love story between Charles and Julia because I wanted Sebastian to return.
The movie, of course, chops the novel all to hell for the sake of brevity, but is visually stunning all the same. Ben Whishaw's performance is stellar, as is Emma Thompson's. I am deeply confused by any and all comparisons to the movie Atonement , which I thoroughly enjoyed and cried over, but in no way connect to Brideshead Revisited, other than the obvious time period in the UK. I also have read Atonement , an emotionally gripping, finely crafted, and deeply depressing book.
I intend to watch the Brideshead Revisited television series from the early 80's because I have been informed that it is more true to the book. I have previewed bits of it and find it much more accurate, but am not as inclined to love that particular actor's version of Sebastian Flyte.