It's time to get psychological. I'm not going to ask you to lay on a couch though, don't worry. That would be creepy. Really creepy. As a psychology major in my undergraduate studies (*cough*…when I actually attended class *cough*) I had the opportunity to learn all sorts of interesting things about the way we behave and operate as humans. Most of it quickly left my head after graduation, as I had already begun my transition to the photography world at that point. A bit stuck around though, and ironically, one of the things that I did remember was pretty much responsible for my awesome wife. Tina and I met online (Crazy, I know!), and I'm pretty convinced that one of the ways they connected us is the Myers Briggs Personality Type.
In a nutshell, the Myers Briggs rates individuals based on how they make decisions, receive information, focus, and deal with society. It's got its champions and detractors, but I'll leave all that discussion for a more relevant blog. I came across a really cool link recently that paired individuals Myers Briggs personality type with their social media habits & preferences. Fascinating! Well, at least for me, cause it pretty much hit me spot on. Of course, I'm going to share all this info with you, cause thats just how I get down.
My Type: ESFJ, which stands for Extraverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. I was given what percentage of each trait I was as well, but to sum it up quickly, I am "moderately expressed extravert (44%), moderately expressed sensing (38%), very expressed feeling(88%), and slightly expressed judging (11%). For the record "Judging" is more in the "I'm going to measure this photo placement on the wall 3 times, then make a plan to construct a graph paper layout, then use painters tape to line everything up" kinda approach (this is actually how I hang wall art) than a "I can't believe she wore those shoes with that outfit" kinda judging. Just so we're clear.
69.9% of ESFJ's had a Facebook account, while just 28.1% had a LinkedIn account and only 2.1% have a Twitter account. 2.1%!!
Whoo! I'm finally able to point to a scientific background to why I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. I really really want to love it. I want it to be a fun and social way to interact with clients and professional colleagues. I just tend to get really really mad at it when I try. I actually sat down and had a conversation with Twitter when I set up the studio. I was like, "twitter, hey… twitter (it's a bit ADHD)…so, now that we've opened the studio in Toronto, I just wanted you to know that, well, you're not going to be a part of it right now. Maybe in a little while…ok, maybe in a long while….but not right now, k? We can still be friends though, promise. I'll call you" Then Twitter got all misty, and mumbled something about being a deeper experience than I knew, and then it left to go talk about Bieber's haircut, or something.
Now I wonder how my newly found obsession with Pinterest reflects on my ESFJness.