I’m Probably Why the Term Exists

So I took one of those Briggs-Meyers personality tests, and the results generated this analyis:

INFJ – Pretty high percentages in all four aspects: Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging.  The part about finding quiet time to recharge batteries is crucial. It’s not pretty when I don’t make a little time for myself. Just so that you’re aware.

Here‘s another synopsis.

I had dinner with an old friend last night. We caught up and discussed a number of things. As we were heading back to the car I told her it was good seeing her again, and she joked, “Why, so that I could use you as my therapist?” And I said something like, “It’s not just you I do this for. This happens a lot.”

It does. I’m not complaining. It’s just something I’ve noticed throughout my life, and I take great joy in being able to help people when I can, in this particular capacity. You know if you like something, I will see that spark about that something within you, and I will encourage and support you about that something … pretty much forever. I will be excited for you and pump you up and I will do everything I can to make sure you know there’s no stopping you. I will also tell you in no uncertain terms to get as far away from that last jacked-up, destructive, rotten relationship as possible.  Because you deserve better.

I  hope it helps.

Seven Years Ago

It was snowing. A lot. The missionaries came to help us move furniture into our Lower East Side 4th-floor walkup. Stanton Street. Loved it.

It snowed the rest of the night. A two-foot drift settled upon the streets and top-hatted the cars.

My lower back and quadriceps were very sore the next day.

I wandered the city. Instantly fell in love.

Found adventure everywhere.

Found every adventure.

Eventually found friends.

Great ones.

The kind I didn’t think I’d ever be able to make again since high school.

And opened my heart.

Years passed.

Then I had to leave.

Somewhere else now.

And I have to do it again.


How else am I going to survive?

How else am I going to be happy?