Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,
[If you dislike narcissistic entries, then please don’t read this!]
Last night, I was supposed to be diligently studying for my coming mid terms, when I ended up taking this Personality test hehe. I’ve always wondered why at times, I’m being misunderstood even when I mean no harm. Really! I guess I figured out why now 🙂
Healers present a calm and serene face to the world, and can seem shy, even distant around others. But inside they’re anything but serene, having a capacity for personal caring rarely found in the other types. Healers care deeply about the inner life of a few special persons, or about a favorite cause in the world at large. And their great passion is to heal the conflicts that trouble individuals, or that divide groups, and thus to bring wholeness, or health, to themselves, their loved ones, and their community.
Healers have a profound sense of idealism that comes from a strong personal sense of right and wrong. They conceive of the world as an ethical, honorable place, full of wondrous possibilities and potential goods. In fact, to understand Healers, we must understand that their deep commitment to the positive and the good is almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary sacrifices for someone or something they believe in. Set off from the rest of humanity by their privacy and scarcity, Healers can often feel even more isolated in the purity of their idealism.
Also, Healers might well feel a sense of separation because of their often misunderstood childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood-they are the prince or princess of fairy tales-an attitude which, sadly, is frowned upon, or even punished, by many parents. With parents who want them to get their head out of the clouds, Healers begin to believe they are bad to be so fanciful, so dreamy, and can come to see themselves as ugly ducklings. In truth, they are quite OK just as they are, only different from most others-swans reared in a family of ducks.
At work, Healers are adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information, are patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details. Healers are keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others. Because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone. When making decisions, Healers follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling. They have a natural interest in scholarly activities and demonstrate, like the other Idealists, a remarkable facility with language. They have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion. Frequently they hear a call to go forth into the world and help others, a call they seem ready to answer, even if they must sacrifice their own comfort.
Haha, healer? It’s actually very accurate because I can relate to almost everything being said here. [Yes, even the part where it says I’m a dreamer and that I live in my own fantasy-filled world lol]. Healers make up about 4-6% of the world’s population so.. I guess I’m not entirely surprised that those with conflicting personality find it difficult to fathom me. It is just my inherent nature to behave in a certain way and can’t exactly be helped..
Here are a few (strange) facts about me:
- I don’t hurt animals even if it means they have the ability to harm me. There was once I discovered a venomous spider sitting just outside my window and I couldn’t bear to kill it. I think I drove the sister who lived with me, insane because I made excuses that it is haraam to kill spiders especially and that even after spending days reading fatwas which permit us to kill them, I let the spider roam happily outside my window.
- My cat prefers snuggling on my bed than the sofa so sometimes I end up sleeping on the floor in case I wake her up. And she is not a ‘pet’, she’s my little sister 🙂
- I used to sit by the river after Fajr prayers and have my breakfast whilst I contemplate on life, immerse myself in deep thoughts at the same time enjoy the beautiful sunrise. alone. (well, cause there’s no one to go with me :()
- If it’s possible, I’d stay away from conflicts as much as possible although it’s integral part of life. I rather be a mediator but if I’m involved in that conflict, I might just dig a hole and disappear (hmm.. I need to work on this).
- Last thing before I bore you guys to death – I can be at the lecture hall listening attentively when I can think of strangest situations. Like for example, I wondered what would happen if there was a terrorist attack in my Economics lecture. Would the students immediately blame me for it since I’m the only Muslim there? And if someone died in this made up scenerio, I might actually cry. [Ok, just sharing my thoughts lol]
Since I have revealed my personality to all of you – share yours! Make me feel like I’m not that crazy after all lol! 🙂 Also, if you find my previous posts slightly questionable or very sensitive, then you know why now 🙂