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27.7.15

MBTI

Last week over dinner with my JC girls,
someone brought up the topic of the Myers & Briggs test and sent the questionaire link through our group chat.

The first time I've ever came across the MBTI test was during my JC days.
We were made to go through a lengthy psychometric questionaire during one of our Civics classes, 
which tells you about your personality type and characteristics.
It tells you more about how your personality type generally perceives the world and makes decisions based on four psychological functions - sensing, intuition, feeling and thinking.
There are a total of 16 personality types to be derived from the test.


I was curious to see if my test results differ from the one which I got many years back.
So I took the test again.
And this time round, the results describe my personality much more accurately than the first time I took the test. In fact, so creepily accurate that I was a bit taken aback when I read the analysis and descriptions.

Got some people around me to do the test and share their results with me.
And the results coincide with (what I know of) their personalities to pretty large extent as well.
Can I just say that I am super amazed?!


I used to be categorised as ENFP (extroversion, intuition, feeling, perception) but I don't think it fully reflects my personality. Maybe I was distracted and not mindful enough when I was doing the test back then.

Here's the first paragraph from the 16personalities site which describes ENFPs:

"The ENFP personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd."

Which truly does not sound like me.
At all. Hahaha.
Part of the reason why I didn't feel like the test was THAT accurate back then.

Some parts like "ENFPs are fiercely independent, and much more than stability and security, they crave creativity and freedom. ENFPs' self-esteem is dependent on their ability to come up with original solutions, and they need to know that they have the freedom to be innovative – they can quickly lose patience or become dejected if they get trapped in a boring role." are quite true though. These are also present in my current set of test results.


Edited:


Oh look, apparently there are quite a few other people who developed into an ISFP from an ENFP over time as well.
Looks like I'm not the only one!



I took the test from HERE if you're keen to give it a try as well.
But be prepared okay, there are over 60 questions!
I took around 10 minutes to complete it.

This time round, the test showed that I am actually an ISFP (introversion, sensing, feeling, perception).

To be exact,
22% Introversion, 41% Sensing, 44% Feeling and 31% Perceiving.

ISFP personalityhttp://www.16personalities.com/isfp-personality
ISFP strengths and weaknesseshttp://www.16personalities.com/isfp-strengths-and-weaknesses
ISFP relationshipshttp://www.16personalities.com/isfp-relationships-dating
ISFP friendshiphttp://www.16personalities.com/isfp-friends
ISFP career choiceshttp://www.16personalities.com/isfp-careers
ISFP workplace habitshttp://www.16personalities.com/isfps-at-work

Some parts resonated so well that I actually was quite creeped out while reading through the analysis.
It's just the same feeling you get when you talk to someone who knows you better than yourself, you know?
I would say that it's 90% accurate for me.
Especially so when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses, relationships and workplace habits portion of the analysis.
They have a section on parenthood as well, but obviously it's not applicable to me right now so I didn't bother linking it up.

This test is intriguing for me because I don't think about my own personality and character on a conscious level on a day to day basis.
In a way, it helps me understand myself and why I do certain things/make certain decisions better.

Try it and I hope it does the same for you too, provided the results are accurate.
Hahaha.

24.7.15

The Fight Against Blemishes

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Clear and unblemished skin has always been a dream of mine.


My skin has always been problematic since my JC days, with zits which popped up on a regular basis and leaving scars which refuse to go away for months on end. Sharing from my personal experience, having troubled skin can really affect one's confidence level to a great extent. I used to really hate looking into mirrors because of the numerous angry red bumps which did not subside no matter what I did back then.

The bad skin condition back then was probably due to a combination of lifestyle habits and genetics. Some skincare and makeup products I used also contributed to it because my skin was so sensitive and every little thing can trigger breakouts.

I'm happy to say that it has since improved after many visits (which meant that I spent a bomb!) to the dermatologists.

However, even until now, my skin has yet to achieve that blemish-free state which I'm still working really hard towards.

Recently went to the dermatologist and got myself started on Roaccutane, which is meant to reduce the body's natural oil production - one of the main reasons why my skin gets breakouts. 


At the same time, I was also actively on the lookout for skincare products with a track record of being able to prevent breakouts effectively. More specifically, skincare products which are gentle in nature, and not prone to further aggravating the troubled condition of my skin.

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I've heard of the Eucerin brand even before I was engaged for this campaign to share about this DermoPURIFYER range. You would have probably noticed this brand as well, when you were making your rounds at Watsons and Guardian.

Eucerin is one of the leading dermocosmetic brands in America and Europe that develops products for different skin needs.

Their products under the DermoPURIFYER range mainly focus on combating acne issues. Acne usually stems from several root causes such as excess sebum, formation of comedones, abnormal growth o bacteria and inflammation. Eucerin has successfully formulated their products to address those causes.

Like I said, my skin is slightly sensitive and hence I am always discerning when it comes to picking the right products for my skin. Used these products for a while before I decided to blog about them because I would only want to share if they work well for me.

They complement my existing skincare regime well and also independently.
On days when I'm too tired to pile on 358236214749 skincare products before bed,
this simple 4-step regime is the bare minimal I abide by.

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Removing the makeup after a long day is a MUST for me.
I can never rest easy if I know that make-up is not cleansed off in entirety.
I like how this light cleansing fluid effectively removes all traces of gunk of the face and leaves a faint refreshing sensation after.

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My skin generally feels clean and supple after using the cleanser and toner - zero traces of make-up residue after these 2 steps!

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DermoPURIFYER Active Concentrate

This is my favourite product from the range which I was sent. What I like best about it is that it is oil- and preservative-free, which serves acne prone skin well because you wouldn't want something which aggravates the skin.

It is lightweight and non sticky in texture, which gets absorbed into the skin in no time at all. This makes it ideal to be incorporated into my already fussy regime.

After application of a week or so, I noticed that the blemishes on my skin were clearing up slightly faster and there was less build-up of sebum throughout the day.

Although I wouldn't say that this product can entirely solve the issue of acne,
but it can certainly act as a preventive measure against breakouts with prolonged usage and a well thought out skincare regime which complements.

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Eucerin Public Forum
16 August (Sunday) 2-5PM
Raffles Convention Centre
Stamford Ballroom Level 4
80 Bras Basah Road

You can expect to purchase Eucerin products at up to a whooping 50% discount, hear from skincare experts on how best to care for different skin types, understanding how to make the right product choices and also receive a goodie bag worth $100!


This is a ticketed event and you can purchase the ticket at $15.
It costs $12 if you are a Passion card holder.

Tickets can be purchased from:
http://www.guardian.com.sg/Eucerin-Eucerin-Public-Forum-Ticket/p/163349
Sales end 7th August so hurry!


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