Craftsman • Creator • Artisan • SP
Personality quizzes never seem to completely capture you. Or rather, you guys are the ones who say to us, “I’m not one specific personality type. I am a little bit of them all.” Or, “I don’t believe in that crap.” Pretty much whenever we hear that we know exactly who you are: A Fun. Yes, you are easy-going, sometimes adventurous, and adept at living in the moment. However, you are also firmly grounded in reality and the practical details of life and work, which means bills get paid and work gets done even if you misplaced or have never had a To-Do list. Focused on the here and now, Funs get things done but are flexible about the when and how — thriving at improvising in the moment to solve problems and meet deadlines. You make up about a quarter of the American population (27%) and tend to trust your five senses over less tangible concepts and ideas.
Funs (SP) like Classics (SJ) are separated into two different types based on whether they use logic or subjective criteria to make decisions.
If any of this sounds eerily familiar then you are probably Fun. Whether you love a good party or would prefer a quiet night at home, read on to see if you are Fun Structure or Fun Freedom.
Bond … James Bond
We gave you a cool title but don’t get ahead of yourself because some of you could also be described as “Computer Programmer” or, ahem, “IT nerd”. This is because you’re logical, detail oriented decision makers who believe in fairness and tend to put people second when solving problems. But that’s your serious side. You’re also easy going and spontaneous (umm, you’d have to be if you’re a spy, right?) yet practical, tending to keep your possessions neater than most. You can step on people’s toes more often than your Fun Freedom (ESFP & ISFP) friends because it means you probably say inadvertently rude things sometimes and don’t understand why being honest was rude. But, this logic also means you’re more decisive in the moment, which comes in handy when you’re an international man (or woman) of mystery and need to make decisions at the drop of a hat to save your life without getting flustered. Some people talk about carpe diem yet rarely do it. You do it almost instinctively when left to your own devices. Those people who take their school age children on year long sailboat cruises? Yeah, only you. 10% of the population.
Timmy Bond, James’ cousin
We joke, we joke. You too are spontaneous like a spy, carpe diem, and a massive help in a crisis — you always seem to land on your feet. You’re clutch and easy going. You really know how to enjoy life but don’t ignore practical aspects like organization. The major difference between Fun Structures (ESTP & ISTP) and you guys is that you have more awareness of what others might be feeling than say James Bond. This is because you are value based, subjective decision makers. You base decisions on past experience and also consider how things might impact others. Sometimes you’re logical, sometimes you’re not. For example, if you grow up being told that when an older person in poor health dies it’s a relief, you’ll say so when you hear of someone dying in this situation — rational but not sensitive. If you’re then told that this person’s daughter is super sad, you’ll realize what you said wasn’t the best fit for the situation (whoops!) and if you can, you’ll make a quick amends. Your cousin, James Bond, however, might never fully understand why this was rude. It’s this sort of awareness that makes you seem more thoughtful about others than your Fun Structure friends. You are 17% of the population.