I'm an ASIAN ESTP! And sometimes I laugh to myself merrily about it, for the irony of being born into a society of dominant "I" "S" and "J"s.
Meet my Dad, typical Asian lawyer, working in a prestigious law firm. Typical conversations with him will be "How are your studies girl?" "What are you doing tomorrow?" "Sleep early, or you'll get a tight slap" (Happened to me when I was a kid I got spanked alot And yes, he still talks to me like that sometimes! DO IT OR ELSE)
Then there's my Mum, who came from a less educated background from my Dad, where she grew up in a tiny tribal village in Taiwan. Mum's an ESFP I think, and she's always talking about makeup, how to look pretty, and marrying young.
So, I mentioned before somewhere on this thread I grew up in Asia, where I was the naughtiest kid in school! I loved reading storybooks and watching Teenage Mutant ninja turtles, and goodness knows why but my English was my best subject. Class was always too boring, so I stirred it up by arguing with teachers, or catching centipedes and releasing it in class in my all-girls school. I was bad at home too, I used to climb into my neighbours house, kidnap their cat and tie it on top of the car at home, and my dog would try to climb up and get at the poor kitty. (but back then I didn't feel sorry for it)
So teachers requested my parents to send this "bad kid" abroad.
This only happened 1 and a half years ago when I moved to Melbourne, where I became a Christian and went to the punkiest church you can find, Planetshakers, I'm studying Masters of Med Science in Melbourne Uni and I love life here now and I finally feel comfortable. My hobby? Playing the guitar, driving, jogging, and Japanese martial Arts, Aikido (I'm one belt below black ). However, people still tell me I'm "not like other Asians", whatever that means, or they think I'm mixed (I have funny features and brown hair) My theory is that it means that I'm outgoing! Other Asians? They'll just think I'm crazy. I had such a hard time in Singapore because everyone in school... all they did was study and study And they were always paranoid about getting into a prestigious and good school
One of my best pals, for e.g, Australia Idol wannabe Jaime (in my avatar) and he's still trying to be a musician. He's really girly (to me) and I feel like I'm the boyfriend most of the time! I slap him and yell at him all the time and he always looks really..erm..sad. (He's ENFP) I always have to ask God to give me the patience to deal with him sometimes, I dont have the vision to see him as a musician but whatever *rolls eyes* I pray he gets there.
I'm friends with a bunch of really sporty girls, but I'm always hanging out with a wide range of people, and alot of them are computer geeks, and NFs, who I can hardly understand but I'm beginning to In fact, I know them so well they sorta get annoyed at me. When they ask whats there to do at my house if they're coming over, I'll point at my PS2, (that's Playstation 2 for non-nerds) and they'll be like "Oh shutup, you're stereotyping us again". My housemate is this really quiet INFJ, I don't bother her but we get along strangely well and she doesnt mind playing Time Crisis 3 on Ps2 with me
All in all, that sorta describes me pretty well. Wonder what you guys think about Asian society and the Myer Briggs! I gotta say that, living in Singapore was difficult for me and even thinking about visiting home makes my stomach turn! I find it hard to talk to people who don't understand my jokes, and going out with mum and dad was difficult Hooray that now I'm 21, living independently and saving up to buy the motorbike of my dreams!