Preferences 1 Introversion-Extroversion 2 Intuition-Sensation 3 Thinking-Feeling  Essay

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preferences: 1) Introversion-Extroversion; 2) Intuition-Sensation; 3) Thinking-Feeling; 4) Judging-Perceiving

Introversion is the quality of being focused on one's inner world. Extraversion is the quality of being more interested in what is going on outside of oneself. Introverts tend to be more analytical and thoughtful in nature, and less prone to going to parties. Extraverts prefer parties to being alone, and like talking and being around others as much as possible.

Intuition refers to gut instinct. Someone who prefers intuition usually demonstrates the tendency to rely on gut instincts or dreamy perceptions rather than on logic when making decisions. A sensation-oriented person needs hard evidence gathered from their physical senses. An intuitive will say, "I have a good feeling about this person, I will date them." A sensation-driven person will say, "I like her hair, I think I will ask her out."

All persons think and feel. However, the preference for thinking means a person is highly rational. A feeling person is more emotional. Those who cry a lot would be feeling people; those who rarely if ever get the urge to cry are probably thinking people. The judging preference means favoring order, structure, routine, and predictability. Perceiving people like to be open, loose, and casual in their approach. For example, a person who prefers perceiving does not like to make exact plans, whereas a judging person wants an exact time and place to meet.

Part II:

On the Myers-Briggs scale I am an INFP. Because I like to be spontaneous, I can totally understand that I am both an intuitive and a perceptive person on the Myers-Briggs scale. I do not always think about the consequences of my actions; I prefer to act now and think later because I get enthusiastic about new ideas. I am definitely more comfortable without strict plans. At the same time, I recognize the importance of discipline. I cultivate my discipline from within, and tend to rebel if discipline is forced on me from the outside. I love variety in my life, on every level. I have a lot of different types of friends, and enjoy different types of activities. My work as a dancer shows that I appreciate the opportunity to mix work and play in my life. Freedom is very important to me.

I tend to live mainly in the here-and-now. I move on easily, tending not to dwell. This is why I find it easy to forgive and forget. I do not hold grudges. I do have a selective memory of the past -- wanting to remember only what makes me happy rather than all parts of the truth. This means that although I can recall rich details, they will only be the details that matter to me, or that make me feel good. They are the details that fit my mental schema.

I also have trouble thinking too far into the future. This means that I have a vague sense that I will be successful, but I have no idea of the actual steps I will take to get there. Some people have a set plan, with goals set for this year, and two years, and five years. I do not work that way. I use common sense and intuition a lot, rather than strict rules. Although I prefer flexibility in my life, I like having information that is clear and it bothers me when people are vague. Although I can be shy at times, I enjoy attention and do not mind being in the spotlight. This might be why I am successful as a dancer, because I enjoy performing. When I dance, I feel am in total control of my environment and myself. I feel empowered. I am head strong and sometimes stubborn, which can be a problem with some relationships.

Being a feeling person, I tend to choose relationships with friends and romantic relationships based on the way the other person makes me feel. I have made some bad relationship decisions in my life because of this. Because of my tendency towards freedom, I have a very hard time making commitments. However, part of my fear of commitment stems from the fact that I have been hurt and taken advantage of: because I can be the fool in love.

I am predominantly an extraverted person. I love being around people and enjoy lots of different types of people and relationships. Some people prefer one good friend, but I prefer many good…

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