What’s your Myers-Briggs book personality?
I saw this fun bookish activity over at Feed Your Fiction Addiction. If you want to do this prompt, first take the Myers-Briggs test, then grab the questions that match your results (originated by Jaded Reader) and answer them in your own post.
I had to take the test because I didn’t know my type. Apparently I’m an ISFJ-A (the A is for “assertive” which, haha yeah, that’s accurate). I can definitely see myself in these adjectives, although I think I’m not very traditional. And yes, I may follow rules, but I can see right through unjust rules and will seethe about it internally (or ignore it completely, depending on how it affects others).
(I) INTROVERT: You can be outgoing, but need to recharge with some calming solitude. Where is your favorite place to read & unwind? Why is this little oasis where you choose to go?
My favorite place to read and recharge is sitting on my front porch on a nice day with a cup of coffee or iced tea. We live at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. There’s a canopy of trees over the house, so I hear all kinds of birds and chattering squirrels. Tall bushes offer some privacy. I feel just secluded enough and just connected enough here.
(S) SENSING: A book can have great ideas, but poor execution can be a killer. What’s a book or series with an amazing idea but you couldn’t suspend your disbelief? (This can do with world building, magic systems, or plot flaws!)
You know what kills a book for me? When an author’s transphobia sneaks in. Two glaring examples: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi (which would have otherwise been a 4-star read for me) and Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt (the storyline was what kept me reading, but it wasn’t worth it).
(F) FEELING: Not everything needs to be realistic, where is the fun in a world with limits? Which fantasy world do you find so atmospheric you slip inside and never want to leave? (Put simply, a book with good vibes.)
It’s a middle grade series, but I love the atmosphere of The Bliss Bakery trilogy by Kathyrn Littlewood. It’s magical, funny, delightful, and full of heart. I’d be happy to stay inside this world!
(J) JUDGING: All play and no work leads to chaotic disorder…and anarchy. How do you structure and balance your reading, blogging, and personal life to better use your time?
I don’t structure it at all. Structure here would take the fun out of reading and blogging. I just listen to myself. In this moment, do I want to read? Do I want to blog? If yes, then when I have moments of time, I do these things. Even when I’m super busy, I can always sneak in some reading/blogging time on my phone during little breaks throughout the day. If I don’t feel like reading or blogging, it’s okay. Everything will still be there when I do.
(PS – Anarchist principles aren’t chaotic. They’re more about self-organization, horizontal decision-making, voluntary, non-coercive interactions, mutual cooperation, and mutual aid.)
ISFJ: The Nurturer – You often put others’ needs above your own, but what book or routine helps you when practicing self-care? (If you don’t have one, this might be a great time to figure it out.)
Routines: Naps, bubble baths, evening drives with my family, and delicious coffee.