ENFP OR INFP–That’s Me…Erm–Depends on the Day or Even the Moment.

img_1239           People are complicated, and that’s my motto. I decided to take the famous Myers Briggs test again, having last taken it in 2010 when considering a job move.

Over the years, the test has shown me to be a consistent split between ENFP and INFP.  I’m about 50/50 split between intraversion and extraversion, but usually NF for sure.

I’ve taken this and other personality and career tests over the years, and found them helpful and fun.  I’ve been found to be:






Huh? What’s this mean? If you are not familiar with the Myers Briggs, you can find a free version online here in many places, including here: http://similarminds.com/

Remember this is just for fun and to be enlightening.  This is not medical help or psychological help.

Good thing my spouse is a very compatible (and rare!) type for this highly sensitive soul seeking sometimes over the top person that I am.

Teaching is a great career for me–yay!  My gut knew that.  Writing can be a good fit if I’m not too isolated, although I love being alone for long periods of time.

I’m actually a good advocate, mentor, cheerleader for people and causes I believe in.  I’ll fight for those!

What I know I’m not good at, have little interest in being good at?  Anything with details I find boring, anything with machinery or physical stuff in the world.  Run if you see me driving.

Strong Interest Inventory up next. Oh, that was so valuable!

Well enough about me.  Have you taken this test, and did you find it helpful?

Just for fun now, no heaviness.

Thanks for reading!

Laura Lee

Crack the Spine Literary Magazine: a Mini-Review

spines   Yes, people still read. Yes, people still write. Don’t forget that on days when you feel discouraged.

I know I am holding on to this knowledge when the news gets too awful, when I feel my own writing is not going well, when I wonder about the world.

But where there is a love of literacy, I sense hope. And I sense a lot of hope when finding so many earnest and passionate literary journals, including one that is new to me, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine.

When I first heard the name of this magazine, Crack the Spine (CTS), I was put off a bit–no cracking spines, please.  But I kept going back to CTS, intrigued by the name and wondering just what is this magazine all about.

I’m delighted to find out “Crack the Spine loves the written word. Some might say we’re in love with the written word.” (from their website)  Furthermore, the process of submitting to the magazine is full of kind humor, encouragement, and wit.  CTS publishes flash fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction, sponsors a themed print edition, biweekly digital editions, a “best of” and yearly anthology.

In addition, CTS has a cute “shop” where you can buy their published books as well as literary gifts such as mugs and tee-shirts.

While being a serious literary magazine, Crack the Spine emotes a kind and playful attitude that is welcoming to writers, even down to making submissions easier by using Submittable.com.  I highly encourage writers to read there and consider submitting to this magazine.

As to the name? I’ve learned not to judge a magazine by its title–but I’m still watching out for my aching back.

Thanks for reading.