Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Running update and Myers-Briggs

First on the running, I had planned to run 18 miles on Saturday instead I hobbled my way through 13. Karyn and I were running in the river bottoms when I stepped into a hole around 3 miles into the run and re-torqued my right ankle. I was able to walk off most of the pain within a few minutes but it caused some ancillary pain as the run continues most of it in of course my achilles area. I was not happy but it is what it is. I have less than two weeks before Swan Lake. Any further attempts at a long run would probably not be wise but I am hoping that maybe I can get in a 15 miler tomorrow. If I can't so be it, I will run Swan Lake with the mindset that I have 6 hours and will attempt to do no major damage to myself. After that, I will target Afton and see where I am at. Karyn did question whether or not I could have gone 13 more miles if I have issues at Swan Lake. I can't remember exactly how I answered her as I too was thinking that wouldn't be a pleasant journey. I think I did say it would be my 10th state which would motivate me some and that I would rest a bit between now and then and from there I simply need some race day magic and a bit of luck.

I was reading Steve's recent post where he mentioned Myers-Briggs and that he was an "INFP" which got me thinking what am I? So I did what only made sense, checked for it on the Internet and I found a website with a fairly quick poor mans version of the test, you can find it at the HumanMetrics.com they call their test the Jung Typeology Test.

Based on this test, I am an INTP, the interesting part is their analysis of where I was in each category. Here are those results:

INTP
Introverted (67%) Intuitive (62%) Thinking (1%) Perceiving (33%)

(Strength of the preferences %)

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:
  • distinctively expressed introvert
  • distinctively expressed intuitive personality
  • slightly expressed thinking personality
  • moderately expressed perceiving personality
I agree that I am introverted and intuitive, the other two categories it appears I am not quite as strong in one way or the other especially the thinking/feeling category. The fun part with the test is I you can go back through it and play with some of the questions and see what affect they have on the scoring. (I should add sometimes you have to wait 5 minutes or so as it came back service unavailable occasionally). The bottom line is for me the questions I could go either way on didn't change anything at least not too much.

I did read the typelogic description for my type and it did strike close to home.

What's it mean, you got me but it's always fun to psycho analyze oneself.


5 comments:

Londell said...

I did Myers-Biggs once. Thought it was close but do not recall what I was? Is there a NUTS designation? I have my MRI tomorrow... Amazing how it hurts so much more after the Doc questioned how I could be running on this injury at all with the pain that must be there? I have a high threshold... Anyway, good luck with the training.

starbadger said...

I'd like you to come over to my website. I am interested in you for a bunch of reasons. You are a runner and an INTP or at least those are two things you do.

wildknits said...

Interesting... got me to go over and take the test. first time since I was a teen (oh so long ago and can't remember those results other than introvert - which surprises many ;-> ).

Hmmm - results seem to fit fairly well.

Here is to your ankle healing and a good race!!!

SteveQ said...

I took the test and came out INFJ this time (80-90% INF, 5% J). The INFP profile still fits better, but it's close.

Now try to find Wired Magazine's test for autism. I scored 47 out of 50 on that one (12-18 is standard).

RunWesty said...

Steve - took the test, came in at a 32.

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