Personality Type: INFJ
Famous INFJs: Plato, Carl Jung, Agatha Christie, Florence Nightingale, Cate Blanchett, Edward Norton.
What do you love most about yourself?
I get great pleasure out of the little things of life.
What would you most like to change about yourself?
I procrastinate, get distracted, and don’t finish things. (That sounds like three things, but they really all go together!)
Favorite Fictional Character & why:
Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities), because he’s compelling and selfless and brave and smart and loving and generally wonderful.
Name one possession that you absolutely love:
Oh, that’s HARD. I love my possessions—probably more than I should—and my favorite changes practically every day! I guess right now, I would pick the very nice Nonesuch edition of A Tale of Two Cities that my parents got me for my 10th anniversary at work.
If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
It would have been really great to meet Jesus during His time here on earth, and actually be able to see Him!
Tell us three of your “guilty pleasures”:
- Potato chips
Name one thing (book, song, movie, item) you wish you had thought up first:
The Thursday Next novels.
Share several of your favorite quotes with us:
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
— John 1:4-5
“The only Christian work is good work done well.”
— Dorothy L. Sayers
“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it’s irresistible.”
— C. S. Lewis
“If you continue to love Jesus, nothing much can go wrong with you, and I hope you may always do so.”
–C. S. Lewis, “Letters to Children”
“I’m shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on in here!”
— Captain Renault, Casablanca
“I believe there’s a God — I believe the whole bag of tricks, there’s nothing I don’t believe, they could subdivide the Trinity into a dozen parts and I’d believe. They could dig up records that proved Christ had been invented by Pilate to get himself promoted and I’d believe just the same. I’ve caught belief like a disease. I’ve fallen into belief like I fell in love.”
— Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
“Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.”
— Ludwig van Beethoven
“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”
— Charles Dickens, “The Pickwick Papers”
“Fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more.”
— Edmund Blackadder, “Blackadder the Third”
What memory is the most special to you and why?
That’s another hard one. One of the most special is something my grandpa said to me. After we’d been having a big political debate, he hugged me and said he loved me even if I belonged to the other party. =) I learned a lot from that.
Who is your favorite actor / actress? What was the first film you saw them in?
Jimmy Stewart, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady
“I would never get tired of talking about…”?
Charles Dickens. I went to a Dickens Fellowship Conference for a week this summer, where he was the main topic of conversation, and I literally never got tired of it!
If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A Shetland sheepdog. I used to have three of them. They’re wonderful, affectionate dogs.
One miniseries or television show everyone needs to try out at least once: Person of Interest.