Before I was tagged in the Book Personality Challenge I had no idea it existed, but I do love personality quizzes and this one looked like a lot of fun so I was very excited to get around to it. I was tagged by Meghan at Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews. Thanks so much for the tag Meghan, I had a lot of fun with this one.
What is your MBTI personality type?
Advocate Personality (INFJ, -A/-T)
The Advocate personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As members of the Diplomat Role group, Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.
What is your personality like?
Advocates tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.
While I wouldn’t say it’s my purpose in life I am always willing to help people, whether that be while at work with system issues, or at home talking through problems with my friends. My job actually involves overseeing a team, and people know they can come to me for help if they ever need it.
They are decisive and strong-willed, but will rarely use that energy for personal gain – Advocates will act with creativity, imagination, conviction and sensitivity not to create advantage, but to create balance.
While I do see myself as a creative, imaginative, and sensitive person I really wouldn’t say I am decisive or strong-willed. It takes me ages of going back and forth to make up my mind, and people can easily change my mind as well. I’m not a pushover or anything, I just adjust my opinions as people offer their own points of view.
If you were a character in a book, what would be some of you character strengths and flaws?
- Creative – Yes, this is definitely something I would say is a strength of mine.
- Insightful – Maybe on a good day.
- Determined and Passionate – I wouldn’t say I’m determined but I would say I’m passionate.
- Sensitive – Sometimes I can be overly sensitive so definitely a weakness of mine.
- Extremely Private – Yes. If there is one strength/weakness that I would say defines me overall it would be this one.
- Perfectionist – I don’t see this as a weakness so much, just of wanted to do the job to the best of my ability.
- Can Burn Out Easily – Yes, and this is something I think I need to work on.
I found that I shared more of the Advocate weaknesses than strengths; what does that say about me?
Do any authors share your personality type?
The only author I got was Goethe, who I’ll admit I’ve never heard of before. However there were a few other notable people who have Advocate personalities including Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Morgan Freeman among others.
What fictional characters share your personality type?
There were plenty of fictional characters who share my personality type, all I’ve heard of and some even favourites of mine. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, James Wilson from House M.D. Aragorn and Galadriel from Lord of the Rings, and Aramis from The Three Musketeers.
If you were a character in a book, what job would you have?
Apparently Advocates need to find meaning in their work. That, combined with an Advocates desire to help and connect with people means in a book my job would possibly be something in healthcare; a doctor, psychologist, counsellor, or maybe a teacher if I went that route.
In my real life I think my actual job my Advocate personality quite well. I help oversee a team, and connect with people that way.
What personality type would complete your OTP?
Advocates look for depth and meaning in their relationships. So based on this my book character wouldn’t be one who jumps into a relationship in the first book of the series, instead I’d take the time to find someone who I can truly connect with.
Also Advocates don’t easily forgive manipulation or lying, so at least I have the comfort of knowing my book character wouldn’t have a relationship filled with unnecessary angst. I hate that trope.
Who are some fictional characters that would complete your OTP?
I can’t really bring myself to separate these characters so one could be the other half of my OTP so I changed my answer for this question slightly.
One of my bookish OTPs who I think define the Advocate personality when it comes to relationships are Natalie and Beau from The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. It’s a beautiful book and they have a beautiful relationship. While writing my answers for this tag and looking through my bookshelves for possible characters to answer this question Natalie and Beau just fit perfectly.
- Ash at The Infinite Library
- Camilla at Reader in the Attic
- Kate at Reading Through Infinity
- The Orangutan Librarian
As for everyone else out there reading this post let me know what your MBTI personality type is, and which fictional character would complete your OTP? And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.