The Red in this image represents my slight preference for using emotion rather than logic to make decisions in many situations. In Introverts, the dominant function is directed inwardly, and spiritual portraits use a long horizontal line to represent this. Because this is a very slight preference, I can be flexible and make logical decisions when the situation calls for it.
The Blue in this image represents my preference for idealism over pragmatism. In Introverts, the auxiliary function is directed outwardly and is more evident than the dominant function. This preference is fairly strong and shows up consistently when I take different versions of the various online four-letter type quizzes.
Results of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, 2019
This portrait is based on the score I got when I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter after deciding to retire from full-time work so I could devote all of my energies to this project. The score is ....
Tom H. VI: KTS in 2019:
This portrait is based on the score I got when I took the Keirsey Temperament Sorter after deciding to retire from full-time work so I could devote all of my energies to this project. The score is nearly identical to my score on the same quiz thirty years ago.
The image shows my Introversion, Feeling, and Perception scores have increased a little bit over the years. In other words, these preferences have become a bit stronger, showing I am a bit more reticent, emotional, and idealistic than I was back in the day. Importantly, these changes are of degree rather than of substance.
Studies have shown that there are fewer INFPs like me than there are of other types. Put another way, I am weird. The strengthening of my preferences shows that I have become more comfortable being myself.
Ultimately this means I have first-hand experience in trying to be more
normal — more like other people. As a result, in retrospect I can attest to the fact that trying to be soemone who you're not is difficult, and it's best to embrace being who you actually are deep inside.