yMusic takes test, explores results, enters period of denial

(not a yMusic member)

(not a yMusic member)

Newsflash: yMusic gets curious! yMusic goes corporate! yMusic takes a test!

[ anyone else feel like they’re in the middle of a Sufjan Stevens song title? ]

In order to explore our group dynamics from a safe distance, we tangled with a compact, internet version of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. The results follow:

Alex- ENFP, Hideaki- INTJ, CJ- ESFP, Rob- ESTJ, Nadia- ENTJ, Mike- ENTJ

Commentary: 4 N’s vs. 2 S’s. 4 T’s vs. 2 F’s. 4 J’s vs. 2 P’s. The group refuses to meet in the middle. Nadia and Mike, soul mates or sworn enemies? Hideaki, sole introvert from the world of ideas and reflection! Alex and CJ, Rob and Nadia/Mike, so close but unable to get together on that second letter.

Newsflash: yMusic is unconvinced! yMusic ups the ante! yMusic adopts monikers!

Apparently, it’s not enough to receive your own tailor-made set of initials. Some websites, such as this one found by Alex, discuss the tendencies, triumphs and trials of the various personality types. Please enjoy your reintroduction to yMusic plus nicknames and visuals!
[N.B. photos are not associated with Myers-Briggs, Carl Jung, or similarminds.com. You must forage for your own likeness]

CJ CAMERIERI- THE ENTERTAINER

CJ CAMERIERI- THE ENTERTAINER

HIDEAKI AOMORI- THE FREE THINKER

HIDEAKI AOMORI- THE FREE THINKER

ALEX SOPP- THE VISIONARY

ALEX SOPP- THE VISIONARY

NADIA SIROTA, MIKE BLOCK- THE LEADERS

NADIA SIROTA, MIKE BLOCK- THE LEADER(S)

ROB MOOSE- THE ENFORCER

ROB MOOSE- THE ENFORCER

Commentary: On paper, yMusic makes a halfway decent military unit. To those unable to participate in the power structure, we raise the following questions:

1) CJ, our “entertainer,” do you prefer to be regarded as an occasional stripper for the troops or more of a modern day fife and drum type?
2) Hideaki, as the “free thinker,” I’m guessing you’re not down with the pushups?
3) Alex, am I misreading this, does your “visionary” status actually make you the General?

Disclaimer: These tests were not administered in a contained, controlled environment. Nadia may well have taken hers on an iPhone. Rob’s results shifted from website to website (initially, he was a member of the leadership squad but, disliking the handshake picture, jumped ship). Hideaki deserves a different picture but, as an introvert, is unlikely to express himself audibly. CJ was the last to complete the test after claiming he was busy waterskiing. He makes no promises about his sobriety during the testing period. Alex was the first to take the test and was later scared of the results. After reaching the test summary page, Mike threatened to change the name of the group and argued that alphabetically, he deserves an earlier slot in the sometimes arbitrary listing of yMusic members’ names.