The Liebster Award

I want to thank Dulcy Singh for nominating me for this award. She writes very magical and creative short stories on her blog, Stories. You can view her blog at https://dulcyblogs.wordpress.com. Thank you so much Dulcy!

The Liebster Award was created in 2011 to give recognition and publicity to blogs who had less than 2,000 followers. Currently, it’s usually given out to blogs who have less than 200 followers. The rules are that each nominee (should they choose to accept the award) must thank the person who nominated them and answer 11 questions asked. Then they in turn must nominate 5-11 bloggers, ask them 11 questions, and write out the rules in a blog post like this one.

Questions

1. When is your birthday? What is your most precious gift that you would cherish lifelong?

My birthday is in spring. My most precious gift that I would cherish lifelong hmmm… probably books or my tent.

2. Which country and place do you belong to?

I live in the United States.

3. Which supernatural powers would you choose- being invisible or reading people’s minds?

I always get hung up on this one because it would be so interesting to read people’s minds! I mean just think of how easy it would be to type people. Instant access to their dominant introverted functions! 😂 But then I get to thinking and I realize that I wouldn’t like it if someone else could read my mind without my permission. So definitely invisibility, which is super cool too!

4. Describe your blog in short.

MBTI Journey is a blog about the Myers-Briggs personality types. My goal is to help others through personal growth and the struggles of their type. I also aim to disarm stereotypes and show the complexity of people within and beyond type.

5. What do you prefer- tea or coffee?

I actually don’t like either of them. If I had to choose I would say tea with lots and lots of sugar!

6. Phobia for any object or situation that disturbs you very much.

Hmmm…probably going insane. That’s always freaked me out a bit.

7. Name a place you want to visit again.

I don’t really have a specific place that I would like to visit again. But revisiting national parks like Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain would be fun.

8. How was your life 10 years ago?

Pretty much the same as it is now 😂

9. How do you spend your time when you’re free?

In my free time, I usually will read, write, research MBTI, spend time with my family, or go outside.

10. How many awards have you been nominated for?

This is my first one! 😀

11. Who is your favorite author and why?

There’s so many to choose from! I basically like all authors that have a humorous writing style and bring their complex imagination to life.

Nominations

Now for what you have all been waiting for the list of nominees for the Liebster Award!

Chasing Seagulls– chasingseagulls is an INFP who writes beautiful poetry and great MBTI content as well. What I love about this blog: It’s MBTI content is unbiased and sheds light on the good and the bad of each type.

INFJ Woman– Sarah Kuhn is an INFJ who has created a wonderful blog dedicated to creating an online community for INFJs and helping them grow. What I love about this blog: It gives INFJs advice in a wide variety areas, including purpose, self-love, career, relationships, dating and even entrepreneurship.

Sara’s Glossary– Sara provides great tips and quotes for her fellow ENFPs, as well as content describing ENFP life. What I love about this blog: It gives unconventional advice for ENFPs that’s short but sweet.

INTJ UNICORN– intjunicorn writes entertaining and informative INTJ posts that get to the heart of who INTJs really are. What I love about this blog: It’s very honest and you can learn a lot about INTJs’ attitudes and behavior just by the style of her writing.

Funky MBTI– Charity is an ENFP, who writes fun, accurate, and descriptive posts about the MBTI types of fictional characters. What I love about this blog: In reading Charity’s posts about typing fictional characters and the character profiles, you learn a lot about how to type others in real life.

Questions to Nominees

  1. Why did you start blogging about MBTI?
  2. How did you find out about your MBTI type?
  3. In what ways has MBTI helped you and those you know?
  4. What is your favorite part about MBTI?
  5. What do you respect about your opposite personality type?
  6. What advice would you give to others who share your type?
  7. Which types do you normally get along well with?
  8. What is your favorite part of being your type?
  9. What is your least favorite part of being your type?
  10. What is your opinion regarding online personality tests?
  11. Have you ever mistyped as another personality type? If so, which type was it and why?

Congratulations to all of the nominees! You all deserved it!

15 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. I deeply appreciate the nomination, and had fun answering the questions… but I’d like to keep Funky!MBTI “just” character typings, so I won’t be answering ON the blog. If you don’t mind, I’ll just answer the questions for your benefit here. (I’m also not sure that I qualify, because while I may have less than 200 subscribers on wordpress, the tumblr extension of it has 30,000! 🙂

    1. Why did you start blogging about MBTI?

    It was a desire to learn more. I learn best by intellectually “doing” and learning to identify cognition through character behavior and reactions, so it was to help people identify the different types, to help myself learn, and for fun, because it’s neat to find out which characters are “like me.”

    2. How did you find out about your MBTI type?
    Trial and error. Years of misinformation on MBTI forums and chat boards. The taking of tests. Then… learning about the functions, clearing up my own misunderstanding, and having several conversations with knowledgeable people who helped me discover my judging axis (I had assumed I had to be Fe because I’m considerate of others. Basic mistake).

    3. In what ways has MBTI helped you and those you know?
    It’s given me a lot of insight into other people and how they think, which I hope allows me to be more tolerant of our differences and also figure out ways to “breach the gap” and resolve our differences. It used to drive me crazy, trying to figure out why friends and family members reacted in certain ways in comparison to my own reactions and… now I know why. And can give them (and sometimes, myself) a pass.
    4. What is your favorite part about MBTI?
    I would say that moment I get someone “figured out” in the sense of being sure of their cognitive process. I always know I have it right with a person when I can, without letting them know about MBTI, express something in a way that appeals to them or that they understand (and they think, “Wow, she really gets me”). With a character, it’s the delight of discovery and figuring them out at long last. I guess I look at people and life as a puzzle.
    5. What do you respect about your opposite personality type?
    My opposite type as in my functions in reverse order, which would be ISTJ, or my opposite type as in I have no functions in common with them, which would be ISTP? With both, there’s a heavy respect for their ability to navigate the real world and be tangibly present. ISTJs are among my favorite of the types because they are so straightforward and logical. And I think ISTPs and their ability to figure out things on the fly are just… cool.
    6. What advice would you give to others who share your type?
    To follow through on their commitments. It’s often hard for ENFPs not to float away on the breeze and get blown around between ideas, but if you do not keep your commitments, you get a reputation as a flake that does you no great service, and you have nothing to show for your great ideas. A good idea needs both inspiration and tender loving care, for you to nourish it, coax out its buds, and let it bloom in full. And to do that, you have to stay with it long enough to see the fruits of your labor.
    7. Which types do you normally get along well with?
    INFPs. We seem to ‘get’ each other on a basic level, although they are more rigid in their judgments than I tend to be. It often surprises me how much we have in common—similar views, interests, weaknesses, likes and dislikes, intolerances, and even our writing methods.

    8. What is your favorite part of being your type?
    I guess the adaptability of being able to change something “on the fly” without really even thinking about it. I can go back, tear up a chapter I have written, change it completely, and move forward with the storyline without breaking a sweat, because I’m not overly attached to anything. But it also has a downside, in that I can feel “un tethered” at times.

    9. What is your least favorite part of being your type?
    The reputation that ENFPs have online tends to be negative. People dismiss them as emotional, as erratic, as having no follow through, as being selfish, and being flakes – none of which is true of me, so I have to fight through that stereotype almost constantly in order to get taken seriously. In more practical terms, what I hate is inferior Si. I feel anxious about details, worried about forgetting them, and clueless about how to retain information, which makes me over-compensate and get stressed.

    10. What is your opinion regarding online personality tests?
    Stay away from them. They are guaranteed to lead you wrong. It is often user error, but also partly the intuitive bias, where all the sensor leading questions are bland and all the intuitive leading questions are interesting. No one thinks of them as a boring stick in the mud, so they choose the N answers and wind up an INJ of some sort. It does not celebrate the differences and strengths of the individual types and often causes mass confusion, with people who are not a type misrepresenting that type on the whole through blogs, YouTube videos, Instagram, and “in general” online. In case you think I’m bluffing, I had an entire group of ladies take a popular online quiz, and all of them came out INTJ. One was ISTJ, another was INFP, another was ENFP, and several were SFJ.

    11. Have you ever mistyped as another personality type? If so, which type was it and why?
    Lord yes. Several of them. But that’s water under the bridge and I’d rather not discuss it. I will say that they were sort of right in that I had Te, Fi, Ne, and Si. Just not in the right order or all at once.

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    1. Thanks for answering the questions! I loved reading your responses! I definitely agree that the intuitive bias influences online tests and resources. I’ve even seen MBTI shirts on online stores that are so disrespectful to sensors, telling people to “not be such a sensor” and “proceed to the nearest exit a sensor has just entered the room”.

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