1) I had succeeded in my goal (i.e. of making the essay-readers laugh), or
2) they cared more about my GPA (which was pretty high) than the essay.
Either way, it was a win! And I can't believe I didn't notice how ESTJ it was, at the time, since I definitely had heard of the MBTI (and was a TypeC forum member -- or maybe it was MBTIc?) when I wrote it.
Edit: Speaking of things being totally true to your type... Did I tell you that your signature is the most gloriously INFJ thing ever??