Georgia, The Advocate

As a blogger and a writer, I often struggle to find motivation or topics to write about. I tend to feel uninspired and overwhelmed; the thought of writing is so daunting especially after I have gotten out of the habit of doing it. I’m going through one of those phases now and decided that in order to jumpstart my writing brain again I would do a 30-day blogging challenge. Today is Day One and my prompt is to describe my personality.

I actually recently took the Myers Briggs personality assessment and the Enneagram Type assessment (I’m not sure what the real name is) and I found my results to be crazily accurate. It triggered my curiosity to really understand myself.

For the Myers Briggs assessment, I learned that I am considered an INFJ-T or “The Advocate.” INFJ means that I possess the Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging personality traits. 

People with this personality type tend to see helping others as their purpose in life. Advocates can often be found engaging in rescue efforts and doing charity work. However, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.

Though soft-spoken, they have very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. They are decisive and strong-willed, but will rarely use that energy for personal gain.

Strengths:

  • Creative
  • Inspiring and Convincing
  • Decisive (Not sure about this one)
  • Determined and Passionate
  • Altruistic

Weaknesses:

  • Sensitive (Too true!)
  • Extremely Private
  • Perfectionistic
  • Always need to have a cause
  • Can burn out easily (me, me, me, me)

For the Enneagram Assessment, I am considered a Type 6 or “The Loyalist”. I don’t really understand the Enneagram Assessment all too well but from what I can understand Sixes are loyal, courageous, attentive to people and problems; often strategic thinkers. However, we are also suspicious, pessimistic, and doubtful.

One of the most important aspects to Sixes is safety. We are very anxious and are very distrusting. Personally, safety and trust are key to any kind of relationship with me. If those two do not exist, then the relationship will not exist.

One of the key commonalities I see between being an INFJ and a Type 6 is that I am very passionate about solving problems and helping others. One of the most recommended career fields for has been the mental health field which is very fitting considering I am working to become a licensed mental health counselor. As someone who is very passionate about having a safe space to go, I want to be that safe space for others. 

I will always and forever work to take care of others. It is my dream. It is my goal. It is my purpose. This is who I am.

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