What Brings You Joy?
Your energy comes from spending time alone or with one or two people who are close to you. You see meaning in the things that people say. You read between the lines. You make decisions based on facts and logic. You prefer order and structure rather than spontaneity.
I get my energy from spending time alone, or with one other person that I’m close to. I’m most comfortable when I’m playing with an idea in my head. I see these ideas in pictures, memories, and replaying reactions from myself and others, like a movie playing in my head. These ideas are mostly consistent and stable for me, though it may take some time for me to go through all of the scenarios before I decide. There are times that I like the idea of something more than the actual thing.
The best way to make decisions is by finding a basic truth and applying it consistently - no matter what the situation. I like to be analytical, weighing both sides of an issue before making my decision. It’s important not to let my personal desires or other people’s desires sway me when making a decision.
I am a future-oriented thinker. I think about what might be possible and new, which is why I don’t like hands-on experience. I would rather brainstorm a solution with theories and patterns. I’m most interested in patterns and impressions and am able to see them with very little active effort. It just happens naturally. When I think about the past I focus more on the impression of the event rather than the details.
I use my decision-making (Judging) preference (whether it is Thinking or Feeling) in my outer life. I like to plan and control my life as much as possible. I’m good at checklists and schedules. I like for decisions to be made and things to be in place. This is true for my outer world. My inner world is a bit more flexible and open. Do not confuse Judging with judgmental, in its negative sense about people and events. They are not related.