Many bloggers do a great job sharing the whys and wherefores (explanations) of their choice of content for their blogs. They tell readers right up front their reasons for blogging. So, we know where their head is at. They’re consistent. They share their comic genius, photographic masterpieces, or prowess for discovering inspirational videos. Some like to do a little rant now and then just to shake things up a bit. They knock our socks off and then kick back while the comments roll in. They don’t come at us from out of left field without providing a reason for the departure from the agreed upon format.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not one of those kind of bloggers. Some days this is a photo blog. Some days it’s a test balloon for my writing. Some days a lead balloon, one mood swing away from a slam poetry rampage.
“What exactly was going on over there at HonieBriggs.com today?” My loyal follower says to the woman slumped over the keyboard with her hair wrapped in a towel, because rather than take fifteen minutes to dry her hair so it doesn’t look like a meth head squirrel has styled it, she’s got to figure out if everyone in the blogosphere is pissed off at her or if she’s just bored them all to death. (this scenario happens frequently)
LouAnn, who I tried, unsuccessfully, to call HomeFab because the name of her blog is onthehomefrontandbeyond, inspired this post. So, you can thank her for this little detour into the fascinating world of personality typing. More specifically, my personality type.
I am wysiwyg, which means, what you see is what you get. I put myself out there and sometimes it seems I’m waaaay out there. I know this. It’s a curse some boll weevil high priestess put on my ancestors in 1483. What happened next is irrelevant. Suffice to say, ever since then the women in my family have been what we like to call, a little touched.
The Myers Briggs (no relation) personality type indicator used by many companies tells me I am an ESTP – Extrovert – Sensing – Thinking – Perceiving which means I am flexible and tolerant and take a pragmatic approach focused on immediate results. Theories and conceptual explanations bore me – I want to act energetically (proactively) to solve problems. I focus on the here-and-now, am spontaneous, and tend to enjoy each moment that I can be active with others as well as enjoy material comforts (who doesn’t?) I learn best through doing.
In other words, I’m a pantster with an attitude and the scars to prove it.
For those interested in knowing more about the most widely used tool to create functional and productive work groups, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, check it out for yourselves. I created a personality assessment of my own in this old post. If you’re interested, and if not, maybe you’d like to take a look at my Friday Fictioners pages. Feel free to comment on my attempts at flash fiction. I’ve been using this exercise to tighten up my writing. It has helped tremendously as I work to complete my next book, Beyond Belief.
I appreciate the other Friday Fictioners for their encouraging comments. I appreciate the bloggers I follow for the endless inspiration. I LOVE my followers, all but two so far, sight unseen. That’s saying quite a lot to total strangers, but no stranger than this guy…so….
Those of you who are humans are truly amazing, hilarious, and talented people. I wouldn’t keep blogging if it weren’t for the fact that it’s cheaper than therapy comments you share with me here and on your own blogs. You mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
THANKS FOR READING.