|I've realized that I cannot ask for commissions in money, not here and now, at least. So instead, I will do commissions for points!|
As I explained in a previous journal, I will not ask a number of points for a certain size or style. Instead, you ask, I do, and then you determine how much it's worth.
Here's another thing... . I want to make it a super group, but do not have the points to do that and give prizes to my contestants. So, if you want to drop points, it's all going to those guys.
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I will not ignore anything you have to say, whether question, comment, or concern. I will do my best to respond to everything that you say. It's only courteous, you know?
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Favourite genre of music: Christian rock
Favourite style of art: Japanese manga
Operating System: I'm a Mac...
MP3 player of choice: hodge podge
Personal Quote: I'm doing it wrong...
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you surely don’t deserve me at my best.Marilyn Monroe
If anyone is to be found spontaneously breaking into song and dance, it is the ESFP personality type. ESFPs get caught up in the excitement of the moment, and want everyone else to feel that way, too. No other personality type is as generous with their time and energy as ESFPs when it comes to encouraging others, and no other personality type does it with such irresistible style.
Born Entertainers, ESFPs love the spotlight, but this isn't limited to the stage. Though many famous ESFPs are indeed actors, they love putting on a show for their friends too, chatting with a unique and earthy wit, soaking up attention and making every outing feel a bit like a party. Social through and through, ESFPs enjoy the simplest things, and there's no greater joy for them than just having fun with a good group of friends.
It's not all talk either, as ESFPs have the strongest aesthetic sense of any personality type. From grooming and outfits to a well-appointed home, ESFPs have an eye for fashion, knowing what's attractive the moment they see it, and they aren't afraid to change their surroundings to reflect their personal style. ESFPs are naturally curious, exploring new designs and styles with ease.
Though it may not always seem like it, ESFPs know that it's not all about them – they are observant, and very sensitive to others' emotions, and will often be the first to help someone talk out a challenging problem, providing emotional support and practical advice all the while. However, if they are the point of contention, ESFPs are likely to avoid a potential conflict altogether than to address it head-on. ESFPs usually love drama and passion, but not so much when they are the focus of the criticisms it can bring.
The biggest challenge ESFPs are likely to face is that they are often so focused on immediate pleasures that they sometimes neglect the duties and responsibilities that make those luxuries possible. Complex analysis, repetitive tasks and matching data points to real consequences are not easy activities for ESFPs, who rely more on luck and opportunity, or simply asking for help from their extensive circle of friends. It is important for ESFPs to challenge themselves to keep track of things like their retirement plans or sugar intake – there won't always be someone else around who is willing or able to lend a hand.
ESFPs recognize value and quality, which on its own is a fine trait, but in combination with their tendency to be poor planners, this can lead to problems as they begin to live beyond their means, making credit cards an especially dangerous tool. Being a type that is more focused on leaping at opportunities than in planning out long-term goals, ESFPs may be distressed to find that due to their inattentiveness, some activities have been pushed out of reach. There's nothing that makes ESFPs feel quite as unhappy as realizing that they are boxed in by circumstance, unable to join their friends.
ESFPs are welcome wherever there's a need for someone who can laugh, play and volunteer to try something new and fun, and there's no greater joy for them than to meet that need, and bring everyone else along for the ride. ESFPs will chat for hours, about anything but the topic they meant to be talking about, and will share their friends' and loved ones' emotions through good times and bad. If they can just remember to keep their ducks in a row, they will always be ready to dive head-first into all the new and exciting things the world has to offer, friends in tow.
Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.
The ISFJ personality type is a unique group, in that many of their qualities often defy the definition of their individual personality traits. Though they possess the Feeling (F) trait, ISFJs have excellent analytical abilities; though they are Introverted (I), they have well-developed people skills and robust social relationships; and even though they are a Judging (J) type, as are all Sentinels (SJ), ISFJs are often receptive to change and new ideas. As with so many things, ISFJs are more than the sum of their parts, and it is the way they use these strengths that defines who they are.
ISFJs are true altruists, meeting kindness with kindness-in-excess and engaging work and people they believe in with enthusiasm and generosity – there’s hardly a better type to make up such a large proportion of the population, nearly 13%. Combining the best of tradition and a desire to do good things, ISFJs can often be found in lines of work with a sense of history behind them, such as medicine, academics and charitable social work. However, they are unlikely to seek out managerial positions in these fields, and are still more unlikely to brag about their accomplishments – ISFJs prefer to be rewarded by seeing first-hand the positive impact of their efforts, and will remain enthusiastic simply knowing that what they do is genuinely appreciated by the people they care for.
This personal style is reflected in ISFJs’ preference for working in small, tight-knit groups, with as little friction as possible in the employer-employee relationship. If the employer is too brusque, especially when it comes to changing the rules unannounced, ISFJs will find themselves stressed and unhappy – they need time to prepare for change and new ideas, and while they are perfectly capable embracing such things, it’s important for a new approach to pass ISFJs’ moral filter. If a new idea trespasses on their principles, ISFJs will fight strongly for the traditional approach or existing norms and procedures.
ISFJs are often meticulous to the point of perfectionistic, and while they may sometimes procrastinate, if the rules are known, they can always be relied on to get the job done on time – ISFJs take their responsibilities personally, consistently going above and beyond and doing everything they can to exceed expectations and delight others, whether at work or at home. The challenge for ISFJs is ensuring that what they do is noticed – they have a tendency to underplay their accomplishments, and while their kindness is often respected, more cynical and selfish people are likely to take advantage of ISFJs’ dedication and humbleness by pushing work onto them and then taking the credit. ISFJs need to know when to say when and stand up for themselves if they are to maintain their confidence and enthusiasm.
Naturally social, an odd quality given that they are Introverted, ISFJs utilize an excellent memory not to retain data and trivia, but to remember people and details about their lives. When it comes to gift-giving, ISFJs have no equal, using their imagination and natural sensitivity to express their generosity in a way that will always touch the hearts of their recipients. While this is certainly true of their coworkers, whom ISFJs consider their personal friends more often than not, it is in family that their expression of affection blooms fully.
Though passionate about their work, home is where the heart is for ISFJs, and they take no greater pleasure than in being available for the people they love most. Here, ISFJs’ kindness goes beyond the mere exchange of gifts for gratitude, and into the joy that is found in truly taking care of another person’s needs, in being there for emotional and practical support whenever it’s needed. ISFJs may sometimes believe that they are doing this for their own benefit, but in reality it is a true expression of selflessness.
The trouble is, not everyone is prepared to receive the benefit of ISFJs’ kindness. Some personality types, especially the more independent ones such as INTJs, will find the emotional availability and attention that ISFJs offer up to be cloying or overbearing. Not everyone shares the same sensitivities and philosophies as ISFJs, and it’s important for them to not be put out when someone questions their kindness.
ISFJs are a wonderful group, rarely sitting idle while a worthy cause remains unfinished. ISFJs’ ability to connect with others on an intimate level is unrivaled among Introverts, and the joy they experience from using those connections to maintain a supportive, happy family is a gift for everyone involved. They may never be truly comfortable in the spotlight, and may feel guilty taking due credit for a team effort, but if they can find a way to ensure that their efforts are recognized, both in the workplace and at home, ISFJs are likely to feel a level of satisfaction in what they do that many other personality types can only dream of.
Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends on your frame of reference.
The INTP personality type is fairly rare, making up only three percent of the population, which is definitely a good thing for them, as there's nothing they'd be more unhappy about than being "common". INTPs pride themselves on their inventiveness and creativity, their unique perspective and vigorous intellect. Usually known as the philosopher, the architect, or the dreamy professor, INTPs have been responsible for many scientific discoveries throughout history.
They love patterns, and spotting discrepancies between statements could almost be described as a hobby, making it a bad idea to lie to an INTP. This makes it ironic that INTPs' word should always be taken with a grain of salt - it's not that they are dishonest, but people with the INTP personality type tend to share thoughts that are not fully developed, using others as a sounding board for ideas and theories in a debate against themselves rather than as actual conversation partners.
This may make them appear unreliable, but in reality no one is more enthusiastic and capable of spotting a problem, drilling through the endless factors and details that encompass the issue and developing a unique and viable solution than INTPs - just don't expect punctual progress reports. People who share the INTP personality type aren't interested in practical, day-to-day activities and maintenance, but when they find an environment where their creative genius and potential can be expressed, there is no limit to the time and energy INTPs will expend in developing an insightful and unbiased solution.
They may appear to drift about in an unending daydream, but INTPs' thought process is unceasing, and their minds buzz with ideas from the moment they wake up. This constant thinking can have the effect of making them look pensive and detached, as they are often conducting full-fledged debates in their own heads, but really INTPs are quite relaxed and friendly when they are with people they know, or who share their interests. However, this can be replaced by overwhelming shyness when INTP personalities are among unfamiliar faces, and friendly banter can quickly become combative if they believe their logical conclusions or theories are being criticized.
When INTPs are particularly excited, the conversation can border on incoherence as they try to explain the daisy-chain of logical conclusions that led to the formation of their latest idea. Oftentimes, INTPs will opt to simply move on from a topic before it's ever understood what they were trying to say, rather than try to lay things out in plain terms.
The reverse can also be true when people explain their thought processes to INTPs in terms of subjectivity and feeling. Imagine an immensely complicated clockwork, taking in every fact and idea possible, processing them with a heavy dose of creative reasoning and returning the most logically sound results available - this is how the INTP mind works, and this type has little tolerance for an emotional monkey-wrench jamming their machines.
Further, with Thinking (T) as one of their governing traits, INTPs are unlikely to understand emotional complaints at all, and their friends won't find a bedrock of emotional support in them. People with the INTP personality type would much rather make a series of logical suggestions for how to resolve the underlying issue, a perspective that is not always welcomed by their Feeling (F) companions. This will likely extend to most social conventions and goals as well, like planning dinners and getting married, as INTPs are far more concerned with originality and efficient results.
The one thing that really holds INTPs back is their restless and pervasive fear of failure. INTP personalities are so prone to reassessing their own thoughts and theories, worrying that they've missed some critical piece of the puzzle, that they can stagnate, lost in an intangible world where their thoughts are never truly applied. Overcoming this self-doubt stands as the greatest challenge INTPs are likely to face, but the intellectual gifts - big and small - bestowed on the world when they do makes it worth the fight.