Ever tried the Jung-Myers-Brigg typology personality test? I just tried it and found it very enlightening.
Here's the link:
My personality type is INTJ.
-C. S. Lewis (!)
-Bruce Wayne (from the Nolan movies)
-Gandalf the Grey
-Sir Isaac Newton
I've heard that INTJs make up approximately 1% of the population ( ) so it's no wonder I feel like Lewis books were made for me.
Some common INTJ traits:
-Logical thinkers, trusting reason over feelings
-Natural leaders, but often slow to take lead
-Finds busy social environments (clubbing!) uninteresting or uncomfortable
-Becomes impatient with overly-emotional people
-Tends to struggle with pride (my Achille's heel )
-Never gives up on marriages (I find this interesting because, though I'm not yet married, there are few things that could make me feel more like a failure than a failed marriage)
-Tend to keep personal matters private
So there you have it. Keep in mind that these personality types are not set in stone. The traits I listed above are ones I can particularly identify with, but there were a few that didn't fit me. For example, INTJs tend to have little interest in the past whereas I'm a nostalgic sap and I love vintage books, furniture, culture etc.
"People are not equations."
Where sky and water meet,
Where the waves grow sweet,
Doubt not, Reepicheep,
To find all you seek,
There is the utter east.