1. A guy I went to school with:
He is very earnest & is eager to be of use. He takes responsibility VERY seriously (almost comically so) & is very devoted to his duties. He seems concerned with doing things by the book. He likes to help people.
He is very friendly & polite. He made it a point to introduce himself to me when I was new. Always says hello & asks how you are.
Sometimes I catch this look on his face, like he is frustrated about something, or feeling down about himself.
He is not a good public speaker. His speech is littered with "um" and "like" and he sometimes misuses words. He speaks very passionately & heartfelt though.
In conversation, he has to make a lot of effort to speak linearly. He can hardly get a coherent sentence out. He's one of those people who changes direction half way through a sentence. He will run on & on awkwardly to make a very small point; doesn't know how to be succinct or how to end a statement.
I cannot tell if he is introverted or extroverted. He does not seem shy though. I saw him once at a party and he left early to go study; there weren't many of his friends there & I think he felt left out. However, he seems to spend a lot of social time with friends he knows well. I am leaning towards E.
Sometimes he dresses quite sharp, and other times he will wear something kind of odd, especially in his color choice.
2. My aunt: (long...sorry)
I can't figure her out....
She usually dresses very plain, either preppy (like 80s yuppie) or a slight hippy look (long flowered skirts). Strangely though, she can be kind of a brand snob & loves to shop. She rarely wears makeup and as a child her parents had to fight with her to comb her hair. When she fixes up she can look really pretty though, and has good taste. She's had the same bob hairdo for 20 years.
Her home is very plain & she dislikes clutter. She cooks very bland food.
My family used to call her car a trash can on wheels because it was always full of junk. Her home is clean though.
She strongly values intelligence and intellectual things. My grandma says all the guys she liked as a teen were nerds & she was in love with their "brains".
She is very good at math and science, and says she doesn't have a creative bone in her body. She says she is better at "refining existing systems" than coming up with them. She works as an accountant or something like that (I call it a Chandler job - no one remembers exactly what it is because it's so boring. She likes it).
She enjoys reading a lot and rarely watches TV. She reads everything from novels to books on theories related to her interests. She likes to listen to news radio in her car & not music. I can't think of anything she likes to do that is hands-on....it's all mental stimulation.
She is kind of a hippy...an agriculture major in college, very into the environment, health and animal rights. She can be extreme in her views & behavior. She is extremely opinionated & likes to push her views on others.
She was raised religious and now has an intolerance for it that borders on scary & that is extremely irrational. I think she votes with the green party, and she is generally into politics.
She is horribly hypocritical & inconsistent with her beliefs. For instance, she was boycotting a fast food restaurant because of their lack of ethics (or whatever), but then she'd drive through sometimes when she was tired & it was convenient. She also went vegetarian & then vegan, but then quit when she started getting fat from it (too much carbs I guess).
She can be very mean & say awful things, but don't you say them to her; she gets very sensitive & lashes out then. You never know just what will set her off. She never apologizes & will hold a grudge for a long time. She can also be two-faced and play both sides of an argument with whoever she is talking to.
She has a very quick sense of humor, and can be the life of the party & get quite loud (but not in that ESFP center of attention way). She likes smart, quiet people with surprisingly good sense of humors. I suspect her husband is an INTJ. She says he's just along for the ride with her, as she's the stronger personality. She has this way of making everything seem fun & mischievous, even if you're just running to the store with her. At concerts she'll run to the front & dance, and she doesn't embarrass easily. When she does get embarrassed, she turns it into self-deprecating humor & takes delight in telling everyone what happened.
She is not shy. She can approach strangers & initiate conversations just fine. However, she has few close friends, especially female friends.
She will be openly rude to people & thinks it is hilarious (sometimes it is! ). If someone cuts in front of her or gets in her way she will loudly call them a "fat cow" to their face. She likes to make loud, mean comments for people to purposely overhear.
She used to say she never wanted children, but had one and is now obsessively attached to him and slightly controlling. She admits she is not affectionate and has little need for it. She doesn't show much emotion except for when she gets mean & lashes out. When something upsets her a lot (like the death of a family member), she blocks it out & refuses to speak of it.
Despite all this, she can be quite likable.