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

14 Comments

  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!

    @Dan–Thanks

    @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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