For LIS 7040 (Library Administration and Management), we were asked to take the Creativity and Innovation quiz which is described, via the website as, “…quick and fun quiz to help you start to identify those creative behaviours in yourself and others. It’s important to note that these are behaviours, not personality types.”
My result, which I feel aligns with my Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (INTJ):
Mainly A’s: The Fact Finding/Pattern Seeking Position
The Fact Finding behaviour is driven by a need for mastery of concepts, knowledge, and competence. When we are in the Fact Finding and Pattern Seeking position we begin to understand the operating principles of persons, places and things. When in fact finding mode we draw on expertise, objectivity, logic, consistency and rationality. When you’re Fact Finding and Pattern Seeking you input into a creative process by objectively analyzing a situation for the purpose of considering previously un-thought-of possibilities. Research, analysis, searching for patterns, and reviewing current hypotheses are some of the key creative elements of Fact Finding.
P.S. Jane Austen and Mr. Darcy were both INTJs.