Harry Potter Personality Test

Harry Potter Personality Quiz by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

I took a more elaborate version of the the above test (known as Myers & Briggs) when I was a manager, maybe 10 years ago. At the time I was designated a borderline INTJ. That was good news at the time because most software developers fall into that category. The examiner told me that by being “borderline” I might actually fall into another category. He said that the reason I am borderline might be because I’m supressing part of my nature. God, did he ever read me like a book!

INTJ means you are Introverted, iNtuition, Thinking and Judging. INFJ means the same thing, except instead of being Thinking I’m more Feeling. Check it out at TypeLogic.

The part of my nature I suppressed the entire time I was in management was my femininity. Early in my career, I was given advice by another woman in software, she said, “Leave your femininity at the door.” The idea was if you are going to be in software, you are going to have to be one of the guys. At the time, over 80% of the people in software were men, and it was hard to be taken serious by a pack of guys unless you were one of them.

Anyway, I left my role in management about seven years ago, and it looks like the part of my nature I have been suppressing is now the part of my nature I’ve been indulging in. I’m happy to be an INFJ. I am happy that I am more feeling than thinking.

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One Response to Harry Potter Personality Test

  1. Amena says:

    Well written article.

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