Recently my friends and I all took the 16 personality quiz and I want to talk about my results. I am a Turbulent Mediator or INFP-T. Mediators are quiet, private, free spirits who view life as an endless series of idealistic possibilities waiting to be realized. They typically try to get along with others and promote harmony wherever they go. How they do that though depends on whether they are Assertive Mediators, INFP-A or Turbulent Mediators, INFP-T (That’s me!).
These personality types tend to be open-minded, and imaginative, and they apply a caring and creative approach to everything they do. Mediators are creative and imaginative, they happily lose themselves in daydreams, inventing all sorts of stories and conversations in their minds. They can have profound emotional responses to music, art, nature, and the people around them. Idealistic and empathetic, Mediators long for deep, soulful relationships, and they feel called to help others. Because this personality type makes up a small portion of the population they may sometimes feel lonely or invisible in a world that doesn’t seem to appreciate what makes them unique.
Mediators strengths are that they are empathetic, they can feel the emotions of others. They are very passionate, when an idea captures their imagination Mediators want to give their whole heart to it. Like most people Mediators also have weaknesses that affect their strengths. Mediators are self-isolating, they long to connect with others, but they don’t always know how, especially in new environments. They are also desperate to please, conflict tends to be very stressful for Mediators. When someone dislikes or disapproves of them they tend to get fixated on trying to change that person’s mind.
INFPs are hopeless romantics. They don’t just want to find a partner, they want to find their soulmate. Mediators pride themselves on their ability to look past appearance, social status, or possessions, but they do have preconceived standards for a significant other. Their vision of their ideal partner may be based on a favorite fictional character or simply the stories they’ve told themselves about how love “should” look. Many Mediators come to learn that true love doesn’t just magically happen.
After all no partner is perfect, fortunately people with this personality trait can find a great deal of joy in the effort it takes to strengthen a relationship. Mediators tend to promote harmony over disagreement, yes this lends stability to their relationships, it can also lead to problems.
Mediators long for a career that doesn’t just pay the bills but also feels fulfilling. They want to spend their days doing something they genuinely love, preferably without too much stress or drama.
Taking this test was fun and I really learned some new things. If you want to take this test I’m leaving the link at the bottom