Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Recently, I have been very interested in self-actualization. I am at the point in my life where I think I have myself all figured out, but then the next day I have no idea who I am or what I want out of life.

This is why I was so pleased to be introduced to the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. This is a 72 question test created by the famous psychologists, Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs-Myers. The test gives you a full explanation and a 4-letter typing formula of who you are and what your personality means. I have never found any personality test to be more accurate, and I've taken many...

So what were my results? ... I am an ESFP personality type.

ESFP Strengths

These qualities are all so me. The test provides a guideline of who I am. It allows me to see concrete examples of how I can improve and what I can be proud of.

Another part of the ESFP personality I would like to highlight is dating and relationships:

  • "People with this personality type live completely in the present, squeezing everything out of every moment and approaching their relationships from the same perspective. For instance, ESFPs often enjoy dating someone without thinking about the next steps or long-term plans."
  • "Overall, ESFPs are very enthusiastic, direct, and affectionate partners. Their relationships are likely to be based on simple, pure, down-to-earth love and focus on small everyday pleasures. Being very social and easy-going, ESFPs will bring a lot of energy and freshness into their relationships."
  • Preferred partners: ISFJ and ISTJ types, as their Introversion (I) and Judging (J) traits counterbalance ESFPs’ Extraversion (E) and Prospecting (P) traits.
Once again all too true! Hopefully I will find someone to balance me perfectly. In the meantime I am content with myself and am completely happy being immersed in the present moment :)

Some famous ESFP's are: 
John F. Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Beyonce, and Cameron Diez  
Some fictional ESFP characters (from my favorite shows) are: 
Rachel (from Friends) & Serena van der Woodsen (from Gossip Girl)

I recommend taking the test yourself to see what you get: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp.

A Sincere Apology from my Capricious Self

Hello Blogger,

I must admit I owe this blog a sincere apology. I originally created it to document my travels while abroad and to colorfully write about my experiences and well-being. This I unfortunately did not follow up on. I was too busy having the time of my life! Which I do not regret, but sometimes I get so frustrated with my lack of follow through on projects. I am a doer, I always go after what I want, but the more mundane things I tend to ignore. Now that I am back in Tucson, I am admittedly underwhelmed and frankly... bored. So I will take up blogging again in my free time, and make the best of the situation like I always do.

Now that I have gotten that off my chest, I will begin my first new blog post. It is a list of summer goals. Summer is approaching and it is the best time to take on accomplishments because of my lack of endless homework and studies.

Here is a tentative list of summer to-do's:

-Finish a book // I always start one but never finish. I am determined to read a novel, "The Beautiful and Damned"

-Make and save over $3,000 // I was a little overindulgent while abroad therefore I am now officially a broke college student, I figured I should have some savings because of graduation and the real world looming close by.

-Invest in a gym membership and GO at least 3 days a week // "Exercise improves your mood" is the truest cliche to ever be spoken.

-Treat yourself with respect emotionally and physically // I have not treated my body as a temple as of late which is a cruciality that must be addressed. I also need to promise to respect my emotions and if something(or someone) is not making me happy, I need to just end it. Not worth my stress or time.

-Lastly, just enjoy yourself // This is my last summer as a student, worry-free. I am the first to admit that I never have an issue enjoying myself. But I mean enjoy yourself in a healthy context... adventure, hike, camp, swim, take trips, flirt, love, be free. Enjoying yourself does not have to include any substances beside the sun and a free spirt.

As for now, I will begin my pledge to treat myself with respect and to healthfully enjoy life. It's good to be back :)

xx Ciao for now!