The Personality Book Tag

Yes, it’s Tuesday. I’m supposed to publish a Top Ten Tuesday post…but I wasn’t feeling this one. I have also had this book tag ready for weeks, so I’m posting this instead!

I was scrolling through the WordPress newsfeed when I saw that Thrice Read and Arrow & Dot did this really cool book tag.

It looks pretty fascinating, since you get to see information on your personality and who relates to you in that manner. The questions go along with the Meyers-Briggs personality types. I’m not going to tag anyone, but please let me know (ping this page or message) if you do it! I would love to know your test results!

Find out yours for free by doing the MBTI personality test at Sixteen Personalities or Personality Page.

I did mine at Sixteen Personalities, in addition to using the images from this site as well.


What is your MBTI personality type?

I’ve done this test multiple times, especially during my psychology courses that focused on personality and healthy well-being. I always end up either being an INFJ or INFP.

As of today, I am the Mediator INFP (-T):

Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

What is your personality like?

Mediators are a diplomat personality type, guided by principles rather than other ambitions. Mediators are also able to communicate deeply with others, through language and other forms of self expression. Basically, I can talk well with others and I’m good at connecting through feelings – true enough. I have a hard time with communicating how I feel sometimes, but that’s because I struggle finding how to phrase it – especially when my emotions start to take control.

We are also dreamers and looking for the good. If we’re surrounded by too much darkness or sadness, it can take a great deal on our mental well-being. This I relate to…I can’t even read certain books or watch certain movies unless I mentally prepare myself, knowing it’s going to take an emotional toll on me. We can get lost in though, causing a hermit mode…yup, I do that. But we tend to come back; a little push from friends doesn’t hurt.

If you were a character in a book, what would be some of your character strengths and flaws?

Strengths: We’re pretty idealistic folks, so people depend on our optimism to boost their own. We’re also open-minded and flexible, so we’re wonderful company when it comes to diversity and understanding others. We also are good with communication, making it easier to connect with others.

Flaws: We’re very sensitive people, though I hate to admit it. I take things to heart fairly easily, which is definitely due to my low confidence level. Apparently Mediators are altruistic and extremely private? I don’t think I’m THAT private and altruistic, but those two things could definitely be problems. Our idealistic mentality can also cause a strain when the world becomes a rather dark and ominous place.

Do any authors share your personality type?

Apparently I share personality types with Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, and J.R.R. Tolkien! Three of my favourite authors?! I feel a little biased now with choosing them as favourites ha-ha!

What fictional characters share your personality type?

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Some other characters are Jane Eyre, Lucy Pevensie, Jamie Sullivan, Coraline Jones, and Belle (though some say she’s INTP – I feel like half of these are guesses…).

If you were a character in a book, what job would you have?

According the Sixteen Personalities website, author is number one – I guess I should start working on writing my own novel eh? Our work needs to focus on engaging with others but independent, with something meaningful behind it. Work in academia, social work and counselling are some other prime examples. A professor at Hogwarts it is!

What personality type would complete your OTP?

Someone who is compassionate and has the same moral compass as I do, basically matching my ideas and feelings regarding things. We tend to have a certain idea of relationships and like the idea of one…but have a really hard time getting into one due to our ideals and pickiness. We need to be 100% sure…so I need someone willing to deal with my crap as I figure out what I need…way too relatable. Basically, I’m that main character that everyone gets frustrated at and doesn’t end up with until the end of the novel.

Who are some fictional characters that would complete your OTP?

According to the  romantic relationship and the strengths and weaknesses sections, I need to find someone like me but not exactly like me – confusing, eh?

After some fairly simple research, I found out I work well with those who are INFP, INFJ, ENFP and/or ENFJ:

INFP: Faramir in Lord of the RingsBill Weasley in Harry Potter | Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

ENFJ: Peeta Mallark in The Hunger Games

INFJ: Remus Lupin in Harry Potter | Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

How funny that every one of these characters I had a crush on at some point…so this makes sense. When looking at these fictional characters, I think I would work well more with Faramir, Newt or Remus the most. I also had a huge crush on Derek from Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers Trilogy. But I’m still struggling in the whole letting people into my life as a relationship thing so I could be on glue…


There you have it! What do you guys think? Do you match me? What are your personality types?

Happy Reading!

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