My Versatile Blogger Award

I am honored to have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by Sharon at The Secret Life of Homeschoolers. Please take a look at her blog – it’s fun and informative!

THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:

Instructions

Being nominated means you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations!

Thank the Blogger or Bloggers who gave you the award and include the link to their blog in your post. You may include as many links to their social media as you would like.  Share the Love and encouragement!

Tell the person who nominated you 7 Things About Yourself.

Select 15 Blogs/Bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and put them in your post.

Nominate the 15 Blogs/Bloggers of your choice on Twitter with their Twitter handles and include the Twitter handle for the Blogger or Bloggers who nominated you.

7 Things About Me:

  • I consider myself a nerd and a lifelong learner.  One of the things I love to study the most is personality types and psychology.  I love to read books about personalities and find out that I’m not alone in my quirks and habits.  These books also help me interpret other people’s actions and motivations.  So I decided to do something a little unique for the next six items – different things I have learned about my personality and how they impact me as a mom!
  • I’m an accountant.  Being an accountant may not be a personality type per se, but there are a lot of things that accountants have in common.  We are analytical, we love numbers and are capable of applying math to every day situations.  Here are some examples of how being an accountant affects my every day life:
    • I’m a little OCD – I need to find all the pieces to all my daughter’s toys and keep them together (good luck with that, right?)
    • I make lists for everything I do.  In fact, if I could, I would make a list of all the lists I want to make.
    • When I’m picking up my daughter’s blocks, I don’t just dump them in the bucket.  I send them through the block sorter just like any 2 year old would do (except I’m proud to say I’m much faster).
    • Everything can be turned into a number
    • Spreadsheets are not just for business – they are essential to your daily life
    • I hoard collect notebooks, notepads, and pens.

  • I’m an introvert.  If you want to know about introverts, read Quiet by Susan Cain, a book that essentially described my life from birth to adulthood.  Introverts gain energy from being alone (or from being one on one with close friends).  I can get lonely, and I do need to get my cup filled up with interactions with others from time to time.  But pretty much all my hobbies are introverted things I can do alone: reading, writing, blogging, playing musical instruments.  My greatest desire right now is to spend a day all by myself.
  • My love languages are quality time and physical touch.  If you aren’t familiar with the Five Love Languages, you should read the book!  It’s a unique way of looking at yourself to figure out what types of love fill you up and how you like to show others that you love them.  Once you know someone’s love language, you can try to respond to them in the way they want to be responded to.  Given that I’m an introvert, it’s probably no surprise that my love language is quality (one on one) time.  More surprising is physical touch.  After reading the book and taking quizzes on the subject, I determined that physical touch is also my love language because I only allow those I love to touch me.  The rest of the time I’d prefer to wear a T-Shirt that says, “Please Don’t Hug Me.”  But if you are very close to me, I not only will let you touch me, I long for hugs and cuddles.
  • I’m melancholic.  I read about temperaments in The Temperament God Gave You.  The melancholic temperament ties in to my other personality traits like introversion.  However, in reading the book I discovered that there are a few melancholic things I do that I thought were unique but are actually part of my melancholic trait:
    • I love to start things but not finish them.  I love to plan.  I used to spend hours as a child making up plans for games and books that I never put into action because I enjoyed the process of planning.
    • I need to be completely relaxed and filled up in order to make decisions.  For instance, if I’m struggling with my job and want to quit, what I really want to do is take a weekend off and be all alone and write pros and cons lists, plan out a possible new career, and then read and relaxed so that I’m refreshed to make a decision.  Given that what usually stresses me out is a lack of opportunity for retreat, these big life decisions rarely get made or acted upon.
  • I’m an INTJ.  It’s been a while since I’ve read up on INTJ’s, but if you are familiar with the Myers Briggs personality tests, you will know this is one of 16 types, also known as the mastermind.  I think that’s a good description for it.  As a Sherlock Holmes fan, I’m disappointed to announce that most analysts think that Moriarty, the villain of the series, is an INTJ.  On the other hand, I like to think of Sherlock Holmes himself who often wonders what it would be like if he had turned his “powers of deduction” to crime.  I choose to use my mastermind powers for good.  INTJ is the least common personality type out there – running about 2% of the population.  It’s even more rare for women.  Here is how it’s described at Personality Perfect (emphasis mine):

    INTJs, as introverts, are quiet, reserved, and comfortable being alone. They are usually self-sufficient and would rather work alone than in a group. Socializing drains an introvert’s energy, causing them to need to recharge. INTJs are interested in ideas and theories. When observing the world they are always questioning why things happen the way they do. They excel at developing plans and strategies, and don’t like uncertainty.

  • I may be on the autism spectrum.  This is a hard thing to admit.  But given that it is a spectrum, pretty much everyone falls somewhere on it.  Still, I have some unfortunate traits such as being overly analytical and unable to read people.  I prefer to believe that these are aspects of my personality and not an autism disorder, but it also makes me wonder if our extrovert-centric world is too quick to judge personality quirks and call them disorders.  I’ve never been officially tested for Asperger’s because I like to take on the challenges that I face head on.  Still, I wish the world was more open to the introverted, analytical personalities.

Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly what was meant when they said, “7 Things About Me.”  But I thought it was kind of fun.  What is your personality type?  If you aren’t sure, try reading up on personality types, love languages, and temperaments in the links below!

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I am very grateful for all of the Bloggers and followers that support me every day.  These are the good old days of blogging, and it is wonderful to be a part of all the exciting things happening out there!  Thank you all for your support!


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5 Comments

  • Sarah Garden November 20, 2018 at 3:17 am Reply

    Thank you for the nomination! I am married to an INTJ and I happen to be an ENTJ and my E is not too far from the I range. Introverted people are often very extraordinary people and it is worth digging into get to know them 🙂

    • admin November 20, 2018 at 3:36 am Reply

      Thanks for the insight! I think it’s so helpful to know these things – it puts everything in perspective when you know where someone is coming from.

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