Monday, September 27, 2010

I was reminded by a great convo this a.m. that I am an ENFP

Portrait of an ENFP - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
(Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling)

The Inspirer

As an ENFP, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is internal, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system.
ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.

ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They're constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP's life, and because they are focused on keeping "centered", the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.

An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals. Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors. Others may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.

Most ENFPs have great people skills. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. Sometimes, especially at a younger age, an ENFP will tend to be "gushy" and insincere, and generally "overdo" in an effort to win acceptance. However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.

Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and will frequently remain oblivous to these types of concerns. When they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP's family members.

An ENFP who has "gone wrong" may be quite manipulative - and very good it. The gift of gab which they are blessed with makes it naturally easy for them to get what they want. Most ENFPs will not abuse their abilities, because that would not jive with their value systems.

ENFPs sometimes make serious errors in judgment. They have an amazing ability to intuitively perceive the truth about a person or situation, but when they apply judgment to their perception, they may jump to the wrong conclusions.

ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in marital relationships. Always seeing the possibilities of what could be, they may become bored with what actually is. The strong sense of values will keep many ENFPs dedicated to their relationships. However, ENFPs like a little excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.

Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Judging tendancies. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand, as the children are pulled along in the whirlwind life of the ENFP. Sometimes the ENFP will want to be their child's best friend, and at other times they will play the parental authoritarian. But ENFPs are always consistent in their value systems, which they will impress on their children above all else, along with a basic joy of living.

ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they're doing.

Because they are so alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments, ENFPs often suffer from muscle tension. They have a strong need to be independent, and resist being controlled or labelled. They need to maintain control over themselves, but they do not believe in controlling others. Their dislike of dependence and suppression extends to others as well as to themselves.

ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum. They have many gifts which they will use to fulfill themselves and those near them, if they are able to remain centered and master the ability of following through.

Jungian functional preference ordering for ENFP:
Dominant: Extraverted Intuition
Auxiliary: Introverted Feeling
Tertiary: Extraverted Thinking
Inferior: Introverted Sensing

What are you?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Calling Me Sugar

Can't seem to get this song out of my head today. The first time I heard this was the night of the Grammy's when she cirque du soleil'd over the audience so beautifully.

Glitter In the Air
by Pink

Have you ever fed a lover with just your hands?
Close your eyes and trust it, just trust it
Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?
Have you ever looked fear in the face
And said I just don't care

It's only half past the point of no return
The tip of the ice burg
The sun before the burn
The thunder before lightning
The breath before the phrase
Have you ever felt this way?

Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?
You're whole life waiting on the ring to prove you're not alone
Have you ever been touched so gently you had to cry?
Have you ever invited a stranger to come inside?

It's only half past the point of oblivion
The hourglass on the table
The walk before the run
The breath before the kiss
And the fear before the flames
Have you ever felt this way?

There you are, sitting in the garden
Clutching my coffee, Callin' me sugar
You called me sugar

Have you ever wished for an endless night?
Laugh so the moon and the stars and pulled that rope tight
Have you ever held your breath and asked yourself will it ever get better than tonight?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

wonderful WISCONSIN

Meet the Wisconsin Fall Princess. She was very nice and fruitful.

The cousins and I near the river in Prairie du Chien.
Yep, I'm using the timer on my camera for the 2nd time in 5 years.

Wisconsin flowers all pretty like and me lookin' all photo shopped in.
I really was there! Promise.

Why fall is so awesome in Wisconsin. This stuff is everywhere.
We're behind the seasons in Florida.
Top two reasons I would fly fly for five hours and drive for two hours to meet up for a few days.
Congrats to Justin and Tanya! Love you both so much!!! (I love Doc's tail too!)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fabulous Fall Celebration for Tanya & Justin

the fairly new mrs. v with her beautiful fall corsage

the happy couple with friends, giovanni and laura

family shot with aunts, uncle and cousins

tanya and i by the fire pit. after party pic.

by the fire pit after everyone else went home

Monday, September 13, 2010

Touring the Waverly Penthouse

Awesome view, strange sized rooms, not really as big as I thought it was going to be.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Celebrating Matt

Where it all began...

And this is us on our birthday adventure with the Super Shah's.

They both are super but since it's Matt's birthday, Matt is "super-er."

the hilarious -- Danielle and Mike AKA Hank's Mommy and Daddy

the fashionably late -- Matt's brother and sis-in-law

I love it when ladies wear a non-approved hair clip at a bar.
That thing is just for wearing behind closed doors or at a hair salon ONLY.
How many times do I have to say this?
Where are we? Dancing on the table and napkins on the floor. guessed it...Taverna Opa!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Toy Story 3 on Ice

Probably the last event I go to at this venue.
I think the first was a Chicago concert.
My how times have changed.

The Green Army Men were so cool!
Mainly because green is my favorite color.

Hey! It's Dave and Jen from
I can't wait to meet their baby!!!
What a night! Baby girl loved it. She's all about Toy Story
and she enjoyed her first ice skating show.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Remembering Ava

I never met this little girl but her story is a reminder of how grateful we all should be for each and every moment. Whether you're five or 50, life is full of twists and turns so for today, cherish who you love and what you know to be true...Thinking of Ava's mommy and daddy and all who knew and loved her.

Thank you God for loving unconditionally for all eternity.

Rest in peace, Ava.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

party on the eastside

Mr. and Mrs. Landis, Popie and some other guy

Rich and I

Holly and Mr. Wonderful

Holly and I...She is awesome!

Robb and I...She's awesome too! Hahahahaaa...

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Sweet C Play Dating

Play date with Eila. Swinging at the SW Beach.

Laughing it up at Breakfast.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Celebrating MyMy's 8th Bday!

CyCy and MyMy at Lake Lily

Fun with MyMy and Gin

It's amazing how fast they grow up. Love you MyMy!
Happy Birthday to you!

Question: What's grosser than gross?

Answer: An open cut and scrape by a lake when it's buggy outside

Quick Start from the Heart

PRSA Sunshine District Officers

2010 PRSA Sunshine District Quick Starters

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I'm All Pretty and New Here

FINALLY! This place is looking a lot more like me. Thanks Design Girl for a re-work on the ole Dragonfly Lorelie area. I love it! Just trying to get things a little bit more organized. Soon my friends, soon.

In the meantime, I need to figure out the following:

How do I change the font for past posts? I love Century Gothic. It's one of my favorite fonts. I believe that's the one I now automatically post in.

Before I continue writing, I am running on a couple hours sleep and I'm starting to feel a bit mind cloudy. Must sleep...Nowwww.