While you may not be anti-social, you do need (and deserve) your private time and space to retreat from the world. Unlike extroverts, you need to develop a concept of the world or some aspect of it before experiencing it. Too much socializing may sap your energies. Your energies are derived from exploring the inner world of ideas, impressions and pure thought.
You usually gather information with your senses: what you can see, hear, taste, touch and smell in the physical world. The facts gathered from the sensory data you process are the building blocks of your model of our world. You concentrate your energies on what actually exists and do not ponder what might exist too much. You are usually practical and rely on your common sense to guide you through the world. You see things as they are and have little or no need to search for underlying meanings.
You like to have as much information as possible before making a decision. Putting off a final decision until the last moment does not make you uncomfortable. Indeed once a decision is made, a course plotted, you may feel a bit uneasy, because you feel bound to a certain course of action. You would much prefer to wait and see what happens. You enjoy the opportunity to improvise. Commitments are not etched in stone to you, and are changeable.
You make decisions subjectively based upon your values and what is important to you. How people will be affected by your decisions is important to you. You are likely to make decisions based upon what you feel is acceptable and agreeable rather than what is logical. Your truths are founded in your values and those of the society you live in. It is important to remember that we are discussing how you evaluate data and make decisions, and that you rely on your feelings to do so in no way implies you are overly emotional.
Your Personality Type
You like to do things for others in your own, quiet way. By nature you are gentle, loyal and compassionate. You accept others as they are and rarely pass judgment on anyone. You have little or no need to dominate others. Conflicts are very disturbing to you. You live in the here and now and find pleasure in life's simplest gifts.
In relationships you are kind, loyal, and nurturing. You make a good listener and are sympathetic to the needs of others. You are the one that can get your friends and loved ones through a difficult period, even if you yourself are suffering. You are very perceptive of others. You will avoid conflict whenever possible, and must be careful not to let more aggressive personality types overwhelm you.
Famous People of Your Type:
Marie Antoinette, Auguste Rodin, Ulysses S. Grant, Millard Fillmore, Warren G. Harding, Fred Astaire, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, Liberace, Elizabeth Taylor, Yogi Berra, Dan Rather, Ervin "Magic" Johnson, Patrick Duffey, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Kevin Costner, Greg Louganis, Brooke Shields, John Travolta.
Occupations Suited to Your Type Include:
Artist, beautician, botanist, carpenter, clerical specialist, dancer, designer, forester, gardener, geologist, marine biologist, mechanic, nurse, recreational leader, and teacher.