Personality type.. ?

by lelakoopal

Lately I've been thinking a lot about life and what kind of person I would like to be. When I'm lying on my death bed (assuming i get that courtesy and don't die in another, more random and quick fashion), would I rather look back and regret decisions I made, or decisions I didn't make? For now, I've come to the conclusion that I would rather live TOO much life than not enough life. I've only got one shot at this life, and I'm going to try and make the most of it I can. Too many people spend their days nervous and shy and wondering "should I.... what will they think.... but it's embarrassing.." Life is too short to ask yourself those questions. If you want something, go for it. Don't ask for permission, don't think twice (unless it's life or freedom threatening). Some of the happiest people I know are also the most impulsive and spontaneous. Now I'm not saying take it to an unhealthy level, but too an extent being impulsive and spontaneous (from what I've observed), can make your life random, amazing, happy, and you never fret about the things you DIDN'T do. If you're one of those people that like planning and to have everything planned out and not take any random chances, that's fine, but just try living on the edge one time. You might find it suits you to not play it safe every once in a while.


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by lelakoopal on

When I say "living on the edge" I really mean doing things you usually wouldn't do, getting outside of your comfort zone. Often, people get too comfortable in what they know and their little boxes.


Hi Lela

by Monda on

It's nice to read you here again and I like your attitude.

In addition to Azadeh's wonderful Jungian-based suggestion, you may also enjoy checking out the Big 5 personality Dimensions: //

The Big five traits are Openness (or Intellect), ConscientiousnessExtraversionAgreeableness, and Neuroticism (or Emotional Sensitivity).

Each of the Five factors, contains a cluster of more specific traits that correlate together. For example, extraversion includes such related qualities as sociability, impulsiveness, excitement seeking, and other positive emotions.

Personally, I like the idea of Dimensions/ Traits better than Types. 


Living on the edge or not are both cliché

by Anonymouse on

You may be thinking of doing something that you shouldn't be doing or actually know that you shouldn't be doing and looking for an excuse to do it!

There is no such thing as living on edge or playing it safe.  People act and live pretty much to the maximum of their abilities or opportunities.  When someone has low self-esteem or low self-confidence s/he needs to work on those instead of "trying" new things or playing it "safe".

A person with good or high self-esteem or self-confidence is not really concerned about these clichés because these clichés are in fact the ones that are advertised on TV on a daily basis and turn people into having low self-esteem or low self-confidence of themselves. They're constantly trying to imitate what is shown on TV as opposed to real life.  Note "real life" is not reality TV!

But just to be fair, what do you consider "living on the edge"?  Would you please provide an example or two?  

Everything is sacred

Azadeh Azad

Dear lelakoopal

by Azadeh Azad on

Kudos to your approach to life.  Your Personality Type might be  ENFP; that is, you might be an Extrovert, iNtuitive, Feeling and Perceiving person based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Are you? You can take a free personality test on the following site if you have not taken it already. .........................................................