the best friends you’ll never have

Ages ago, I took the Myers-Briggs test (you know, INFJ, ESTP, etc.) for Kristy. I got stuck on Claudia, so I never did anyone else because I kind of feel like my “picture” of Claudia isn’t that clear.

Mary Anne, however, is a character I feel slightly more sure of. So I took it for her, and this is what I got:

ISFJ – “Conservator”. Desires to be of service and to minister to individual needs – very loyal. 13.8% of total population.

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ISFJs are, accordingly:

follows the rules, polite, fears drawing attention to self, dislikes competition, somewhat easily frightened, easily offended, timid, dutiful, private, lower energy, finisher, organized, socially uncomfortable, modest, not confrontational, easily hurt, observer, prone to crying, not spontaneous, does not appreciate strangeness – intolerant to differences, apprehensive, clean, planner, prone to confusion, afraid of many things, responsible, guarded, avoidant, anxious, cautious, suspicious, more interested in relationships and family than intellectual pursuits, not adventurous, fears doing the wrong thing, dislikes change

Make a great:

homemaker, stay at home parent, office worker, health care worker, personal assistant, school teacher, administrative assistant, child care worker, clerical employee, receptionist, library assistant, dietitian, health educator, librarian

And would be terrible at being a:

rock star, philosophy professor, filmmaker, performer, writer, bar owner, comedian, dj, entertainer, ceo, psychotherapist, bartender, entrepreneur, lecturer, astronomer

Do you think this sounds like Mary Anne? I think it’s pretty accurate–it even mentions her crybaby tendences–but misses out on her inner strength/bitchiness. I think it’s hard for that come out with the questions that are asked on a short-ish personality test. It might be more accurate for early-series Mary Anne rather than the Mary Anne we see in Friends Forever. It is interesting to note that one of the careers that are ISFJs are unsuited for is “psychotherapist,” which I recall as being one of Mary Anne’s top career choices.

I think it’d be fun if other people want to try the same test for Kristy and Mary Anne and see if they get the same results I got. Here is the exact test I used. Post your results in the comments!

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Eowyn said, June 24th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Why was Mary Anne always described in the books as being shy but little – if any – evidence was provided to suport that claim? I did think the writers succeeded in depicting her as being sensitive but I just never got the shy thing. (For one thing she had a lot of friends.) Does anyone remember any incident(s) in the series where Mary Anne was particularly timid?

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