who am iiii?*

So I love the meyers-briggs test. Some people don’t, but hey, that’s them.I figured that if you are going to spend time reading about me, you might as well know how my brain works. So who am I? I took the test in high school and I was an INFJ. Of course, I have changed over time and have morphed into an ENFP. The following list is from another blog, but I figured I would post it because it is 25 things about ME.

ENFPs are passion-driven ‘ideas’ people. They gain energy from interacting with the world around them, and become quickly excited over new possibilities. Though ENFPs loves being around people, they crave alone time much more than the average extrovert. ENFPs search for a deeper meaning in just about everything, and use their much-coveted alone time to decide how their experiences fit in with their system of core values. To be frank, it’s an exhausting personality to have. Here are a few struggles most ENFPs face.

1. Getting your energy from social interaction, but disliking superficial conversations. Yes, I want to go to a party tonight. But a party full of contemplative people who want to alternate between taking shots and discussing the meaning of life.

2. Being very socially conscience but also fiercely individualistic. This means always wanting to fit in with a group, but never wanting to compromise your personality to do so.

3. The constant tug-of-war between ‘YES, I WANT TO GO EXPRIENCE EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW’ and ‘Wow, I need a lot of time to process these experiences, can I take a breather?’

4.Having a thousand great ideas that you never follow through on.

5. Regularly forgetting that your physical needs exist.

6. Getting into the perfect job/relationship/groove and hearing that nagging voice in the back of your mind going “But maybe there’s something even BETTER out there…”

7. Constantly contradicting yourself because you genuinely see multiple sides to most situations.

8. Everyone thinking you’re flirting with them, all of the time.

9. Being a HUGE, UNSTOPPABLE FORCE of creativity and productivity… an hour before the deadline.

10. Getting bored 500 times faster than the average human being.

11. Constantly biting off more than you can chew… and then chewing it out of stubbornness.

12. Stressing out friends and acquaintances who don’t like straying from the original plan.

13. Working towards a constantly altering notion of your “ideal self.”

14. When you have to complete a task that you simply cannot find a way to make fun.

15. Begrudgingly identifying Peter Pan as your spirit animal.

16. People underestimating your intelligence because you lead with the fun, upbeat parts of your personality.

17. Needing significantly more alone time than other extraverts.

18. Others being surprised that you hold such strong opinions and beliefs, despite your easy-going nature.

19. Trying to explain to the people closest to you that yes you love pretty much everyone, but you love them the MOST.

20. People thinking you’re looking for advice when you simply need to process things out loud.

21. Staying in bad relationships because you focus on how things COULD be rather than how they are.

22. Wanting to be alone… but like, with other people nearby.

23. Appearing shallow because of your tendency to flit from topic to topic in conversation, with lightening speed.

24. Having a fiercely independent streak… but getting bored without company.

25. Being a walking contradiction in almost every way, but knowing that you wouldn’t change a thing, even if you could.

*24601!!!!!!

A coincidence and a follow up

So I consider myself a feminist. More on that later. I also consider myself a bit addicted to pinterest. I feel that each of these two attributes feeds one another. So here I was pinning away feminist type tins when I read one that really struck me. It read:

“We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things.”   -Nate Pyle

And I was like HECK YEAH! This guy is great! I want to read more! So I looked him up and read the rest of the blog post. ( http://natepyle.com/seeing-a-woman/ ) It’s really great. I was literally fist bumping the air in the library.

Then I hoped on over to his about me page. And I was like wait a minute…. this guy is a pastor who lives in Indiana. Tony, my boyfriend, has an uncle who is a pastor who lives in Indiana. They have the same last names: Pyle. After some facebook research, BOOM. This man who I stumbled upon on pinterest  is my boyfriend’s uncle.

I almost cried, this is so funny!

So this leads to my next thought.

A while back I posted a rant about the Indiana Bill. I feel that though I started some thoughts, I didnt get a chance to really dive deep into the issue and what it means. Of course, my new favorite uncle wrote a post on it that almost brought me to tears.

What I want to highlight from it:

For that reason, I’d bake the cake. If Jesus can make 120-180 gallons of wine for a wedding party that is already long underway and not be condoning or celebrating drunkenness, I can make a cake for a wedding that I may have some theological issues with. Truth is, we as Christians do this all the time. We bake cakes for Jewish weddings, weddings for people who divorced for non-Biblical reasons, atheist weddings, and maybe even a Wiccan wedding. To choose one lifestyle we disapprove of as the one we cannot offer services to is hypocritical.

http://natepyle.com/outrage-over-rfra-is-about-christians/#sthash.AtYqUBov.dpbs

Read it. He articulates my thoughts better than I can.

S