Thanks to Katy I took the Meyers-Briggs personality test again. After reading how she has grown and changed since then, and finding that her results were the same, I was intrigued as to how I have or have not changed.
In high school, I was an ENFP. ENFPs are initiators of change who are keenly perceptive of possibilities, and who energize and stimulate through their contagious enthusiasm. They prefer the start-up phase of a project or relationship, and are tireless in the pursuit of new-found interests. ENFPs are able to anticipate the needs of others and to offer them needed help and appreciation. They bring zest, joy, liveliness, and fun to all aspects of their lives. They are at their best in situations that are fluid and changing, and that allow them to express their creativity and use their charisma.
Today, when I took the test, I have changed. I am now an ESFP, which is only one letter difference, but a pretty substantial difference.
ESFPs are friendly, outgoing, fun loving and naturally drawn to people. They are quite enthusiastic and exuberant, and are usually well liked by others. They are good at meeting people and helping them enjoy themselves. They are sympathetic toward people and generous with their time and money. At their best, they are able to realistically meet human and situational needs in a fun and lively way.
Part of me is really surprised at the change, as the description of an ENFP seems to fit me really well. Part of me is not surprised as I seem to fit the ESFP description as well.