"Secret skimping is out, like false bosoms." - Marjorie Hillis, Orchids on Your Budget, 1937.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I've been doing some sniffing around online about Myers-Briggs personality typing. I took a quick test yesterday through my school's alumni center, and it typed me as INTJ. IN, ok, but TJ?

Let's rewind. For those of you who need a reintroduction to the new-age personality typing that was all the rage with high school guidance counselors of yesteryear, here's the wikipedia entry.

Anyway, it's no secret that I'm constantly angsting about what I should be doing with my life, so I was hoping for a little insight via 10 minute online quizzie. Unless my powers of recall have lessened considerably with age, I believe I've always tested as INFP. What's this TJ business? Was I feeling particularly thoughtful, judgemental yesterday? Reading more about the INTJ type description, it sounded even less like me than I expected, which leads me to believe that the quiz was rigged and possibly put there to confuse people (like me) dumb enough to take it. As you can probably deduce from my snark, I'm sceptical.

Do I even buy into this personality typing stuff? Is it possible to type yourself through your own perceptions? I don't know. What I do know is that I'm no closer to a potential career in anything.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 2009 Net Worth

Emergency Fund: $901.41
Checking: $39.00
ING Funds (total): $162.71
Roth IRA: $6,368.78 (out of the $6,900 I've invested so far)
401k: $4,021.10 (from the $3,686.40 invested so far)
Sharebuilder: $35.88 (out of $50 initial investment)
Total Positive: $11,528.88

Rent: $PAID
Phone: $35.00
Bus Pass: $59.00
Credit cards: $700.00
Student Loan I: $8,696.87 (from over $19k)
Student Loan II: $0
Total Negative: $9,490.87

Total Net Worth: +$2,038.01

I took a beating this month due (mostly) to a dear friend's wedding (bach party, my dress, gift, etc.). If only all beatings were so pleasant. Next month I will redeem myself!