Lesson learned.

Word to the wise:

While presenting a workshop about the Meyers Briggs Personality Test and how it can positively impact marriage as an invited guest, feel free to refer to the letter sub-types in abbreviations.  For example, you can call a person’s tendency towards “Introversion” one’s “I-ness” or one’s score in the “Judging” category one’s “J-ness.”

Do not under any circumstances refer to one’s “Perceiving” score as one’s “P-ness.”

This is especially true when presenting said workshop to a church-based women’s group, on the heels of scandalizing the room by reading a quote which contains the word “sex” several times, and even talks about someone wanting to have sex.

Believe me, you will wish you were somewhere more comfortable. Like maybe a proctology exam.

Surgeon putting on gloves
“This might be a little bit uncomfortable.”
You think that glove intimidates me, doc? 
Apparently you’ve never seen this:

Senior and mature women at tea party


  1. That's awesome! My old boss would always say stuff like that. More than once he told the parents we taught homo-sexuality in religion instead of human sexuality.

    Good stuff.

  2. P-ness *snort* Oh, that's good. Of course that's easy for me to say, as an INFJ (I was an INTJ until I had children–those little monsters make feelers of the most cerebral of us)–did you know that those two types–a mere 5% of the population combined, make up more than half of writers? At least according to a poll I was part of last spring, but it wasn't a bad sample size.

  3. @Christine–True dat!

    @Jenni–Glad I could make you cry… (Not such a good thing when processed by the counselor part of me, ha.) No, but seriously, thanks.

    @Melissa–Glad I could be of service!


    @Susan–Oh geez–that's horrible. And hilarious.

    @Hart–I'm an INFP. (Hence the comment, ha.) Yeah, we NF's tend to have lots and lots of writers in our midst. Hadn't heard that about INTJ, though–very interesting!

  4. When I was in high school, I would utilize hyperbole by adding, "-ness of America." For (lame) example, if I was bugged by someone, I would (only to my friends) say, "annoying-ness of America." One day, I REALLY had to go to the bathroom, and to emphasize the great need, I said, "Pee-ness of America!" Oh yes, we were laughing so hard that I almost wet my pants. It happens to the best of us! (Well, the P faux pas, not the wetting of pants. Although, I'm sure the latter could be debated.)

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