Who Am I?

"Who Am I?" is a question that we probably ask ourselves at least once in our lifetime. As I have written several times before, this stage of self-doubt and the need to seek out oneself is especially common during our quarter life crises. And to me, the way to get over this is to be more aware of who we are and where we are at in our lives. Personally, what I have found useful as a first step is the Myers-Briggs personality test.

Find out your personality type!

And no, I am not receiving any money if you click on the link. It is purely for educational purposes. After you have completed the test and got your personality type, you can adjourn HERE to read more about the kind of person you are. You can also check out various other personality types on the right side of the page. Let me just throw it out there that this is not one of those Facebook "What kind of superhero are you?" kind of things. This is often used for people to plan their careers in real life.

For those of you who are curious, I am an INTJ. According to the link above, INTJs are classified as "Masterminds". This quickly points towards the notion that I am an evil genius who plans to take over the world, or perhaps a mob boss. Well, those would be very good career alternatives if I turn out to be a poor business owner. I think I'd make a good mob boss.

Nonetheless, I am just going to copy the description wholesale for you here:
All Rationals are good at planning operations, but Masterminds are head and shoulders above all the rest in contingency planning. Complex operations involve many steps or stages, one following another in a necessary progression, and Masterminds are naturally able to grasp how each one leads to the next, and to prepare alternatives for difficulties that are likely to arise any step of the way. Trying to anticipate every contingency, Masterminds never set off on their current project without a Plan A firmly in mind, but they are always prepared to switch to Plan B or C or D if need be. 
Masterminds are rare, comprising no more than one to two percent of the population, and they are rarely encountered outside their office, factory, school, or laboratory. Although they are highly capable leaders, Masterminds are not at all eager to take command, preferring to stay in the background until others demonstrate their inability to lead. Once they take charge, however, they are thoroughgoing pragmatists. Masterminds are certain that efficiency is indispensable in a well-run organization, and if they encounter inefficiency -- any waste of human and material resources -- they are quick to realign operations and reassign personnel. Masterminds do not feel bound by established rules and procedures, and traditional authority does not impress them, nor do slogans or catchwords. Only ideas that make sense to them are adopted; those that don't, aren't, no matter who thought of them. Remember, their aim is always maximum efficiency. 
In their careers, Masterminds usually rise to positions of responsibility, for they work long and hard and are dedicated in their pursuit of goals, sparing neither their own time and effort nor that of their colleagues and employees. Problem-solving is highly stimulating to Masterminds, who love responding to tangled systems that require careful sorting out. Ordinarily, they verbalize the positive and avoid comments of a negative nature; they are more interested in moving an organization forward than dwelling on mistakes of the past. 
Masterminds tend to be much more definite and self-confident than other Rationals, having usually developed a very strong will. Decisions come easily to them; in fact, they can hardly rest until they have things settled and decided. But before they decide anything, they must do the research. Masterminds are highly theoretical, but they insist on looking at all available data before they embrace an idea, and they are suspicious of any statement that is based on shoddy research, or that is not checked against reality.
A large portion of the description above appears to look like self-praise. But let me just say that while I enjoy being who I am, there are tremendous drawbacks. I will not go into detail about my personal life here, but it suffices to say that it is not easy being a mob boss :)

P/S: Here is some additional entertainment for those who are more visually inclined: