In a recent post comment, I mentioned to Jan Evett that I could actually "hear" her pronouncing the word "Bee-You-Tee-Ful." She also read a comment I made to Jennifer Bukaty, that I could actually "hear" her saying something.
Jan said: "Karen, you must tell me. HOW you can hear the sound of everyone's voice on AR! I CANNOT FIND that button! You can hear Bukaty ... and now me!!! I can't hear anyone's voice. Now... back to that hearing the sound of her (my) voice thing... PLEEEZEEE tell me how you do it !"
OK Jan: Here it comes:
If you are familiar with a "personality inventory" called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, I usually test out as an INFP. The I is for introvert, the N is for intuitive, the F is for feeling and the P is for perceptive.
My Introvert-Extrovert usually ranges towards the middle... but usually more Introvert than Extrovert... although my introvert is natural, and much of my extrovert is learned or acquired.
On the Intuitive-Sensing scale, I pretty much "pin" the meter on the intuitive side of the inventory. Usually up around the 90 to 95% scale. So... I have pretty good intuition.
The next pair, the Feeling-Thinking scale, which has to do with how you make decisions, I again pretty much pin the meter on the feeling side... about 95% of the time.
And last, on the Perceiving-Judging scale, I am somewhere in the middle, usually more on the perceiving side, and less on the judging side. So, MBTI-wise... that makes me an INFP.
Are you sorry you asked yet ? LOL.
So... with the I and the P so off the deep end so to speak, sometimes when I am reading something someone wrote, I can sometimes "hear" or "sense" or "feel" what they are saying... sometimes better than they can. It is not something I do on purpose, or even try to do.
Sometimes I try to get away from it, but I just cannot. Bottom line... I just test out as being intuitive and perceptive. They are not scientific qualities that one can measure, by any means. And, sometimes when I think I am intuiting or perceiving something, I am all wet and off base. So, I guess I really have no idea whatsoever what I am talking about... LOL. But, that's the best I can do.
OK Jan... time for you to call the guys in the white coats to come and get me. At least I'll have some peace and quiet, and will be able to take more naps.