Is She The Gangster or The Hippie?

Makayla and Her Confusion Over Her Personality

One Side of the Spectrum: What She Thought

"I honestly thought I was pretty swag back then, but everything has changed," The acne-ridden teenager confesses to our top reporter. Makayla Maxheimer was a pretty normal kid that lived in Springfield, Missouri. She had thought that because of her strong build and choice in fashion that she would be considered a gangster of somesort...but when she was required to take a personality test for her online summer class, she saw differently.

"It said that I was some hippie chick that spreads peace and love to the world. At first, I completely denied it and decided to take the test again. But I kept getting the same result. And when I actually reread the traits that it listed for the personality type, I was mortified that there were some traits that actually did describe me." The test that she took, the Myers-Briggs Personality test, evaluates your personality by asking you a series of questions that you have to be truthful on. Makayla got the result INFP, or 'The Mediator', and she got it multiple times. But why? What of her traits made her think she was different than the result she got? Well, it's time that she takes a look for herself.

According to her, the top three traits she thought that she usually showed were loyalty, creativity and passion. We pulled two of her friends over and they both agreed with this, meaning that she is all of those things. But is the INFP type also these things?

The Other Side of The Spectrum: What She Really Is

In the INFP Personality introduction on, it says that 'The strength of this intuitive communication style lends itself well to creative works, and it comes as no surprise that many famous INFPs are poets, writers and actors.' Makayla herself has said that she enjoys writing and drawing, as well as many other creative aspects. This is why she said that she was creative.This proves that the INFP personality does match up with her creativity.

Next up, we have her passion. It says in the strengths sectoin of the summary that 'When something captures INFPs' imagination and speaks to their beliefs, they go all in, dedicating their time, energy, thoughts and emotions to the project.' This can all lead back to the passionate spirit that Makayla has.

Even the last one, loyalty, seems to reflect off of the INFP personality as INFPs make deep relationships with only a few people so that they can have stronger bonds. This would imply that INFPs are very loyal.

It seems that the only trait Makayla does not have is the optimistic point of view that most INFPs have. But this is only one trait in comparison with three, so, yes, Makayla truly is an INFP. Whether that means she is a gangster or a hippie, I'm not sure. She's not too sure either. Perhaps all hippies are secretly gangsters in disguise.

Well, that's a wrap for this report. Reporter Carnotaurus, signing off.

(P.S.: I added music that I thought sort of fit the INFP personality! Hope you like...?)


Crusader (Are We There Yet) by BlackGryph0n