What the Initial of Your First Name Means in Numerology

First name Initials and Their Meanings ...

All the letters of our alphabet have a numerical value, and every number carries its’ own attributes, vibrations, qualities and energies. These in turn influence the vibration of your name. The initials of your name can give an indication of your personality traits.

The letter A resonates with the number 1. A is one of the most powerful letters of the alphabet, and people who have this letter as their initial are the ‘movers and shakers’ of the world. They are influential individuals and like to either run the show themselves, or be the driving force behind. They like to take control and are generally very sure of themselves. If they are not, then they will put on a false bravado. A’s make wonderful ‘actors’ and can put on the persona they wish for others to see. A is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 1 and symbolizes the attribute of confidence. When A is the first vowel in a name, the person tends to be bold and courageous.

People with the letter A are trailblazers, torch-bearers, researchers, teachers and people who show others the way. They are leaders, motivators and idealistic visionaries who are aware of their own innate powers.

Negatively, a person with the initial A can be critical and discouraging of the efforts of others.


B is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 2 which represents the emotions and duality. 2 is also the number of ‘love’ and this aspect one of the most important emotions for the B person. Partnerships are also very important to the B person.

People with the initial B are co-operative, courteous and are very considerate individuals. They have a tendency to be able to sense the feelings of others, with the knack to be able to demonstrate certain mediation skills when handling complicated situations. B’s know how to organize and handle people with care and ease. Peace and harmony are of the utmost importance to them.

A person with a B initial is friendly, caring and sharing and is generally a homebody. B names like to make a ‘nest’ for their family.

On the negative side, B can be self-absorbed and a bit greedy at times.


C is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 3 which represents creative energy, curiosity and communication. C people are very talented and get along well with others and are quite social.

C’s are most often optimistic souls who have a genuine enthusiasm about life and the living of it. People tend to like a C person because they are generally charming, pretty easy-going and are good conversationalists. Their ability to communicate often motivates and inspires others. They do well in areas where they can best utilize their skills.

The C person is capable of deep love and emotions and they need to be admired and loved by others in return. The many and varied interests of the C vibration give them many different experiences on the emotional level. The C's charms and popularity can bring many contacts and social situations.

Negatively, C people can be ruthless and cruel and sometimes lack empathy.


D is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 4 which represents balance, security and hard work. D is very powerful energy and is the letter associated with business and wealth. When D is the first initial the person is prone to over-work themselves, but often find success in their lives.

People with D as their initial feel compelled to build strong foundations for themselves and those around them, particularly family.

Negatively, a D person can be stubborn, often to their own detriment.


E is the second vowel in the alphabet and is the equivalent of the number 5. An E person is generally a warm-hearted, loving and compassionate soul.

A person with the E initial is usually highly flexible and well equipped to making and accepting change throughout their life. With E resonating with the 5 energy they always seek excitement and are sometimes a bit of a risk-taker. E’s are imaginative, and often, through their unconventional way of thinking, are naturally able to solve complex problems with ease. E’s are quick thinkers and observers who are clever, analytical and versatile.

Negatively, a person with the letter E as their initial can be unreliable and a bit flaky at times.


F is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 6 and represents love in all its’ forms. F’s are warm-hearted, compassionate and easy going individuals who enjoy the company of others. When F is the first initial in a name it carries the vibration of a natural ‘nurturer’.

People with the F initial are caring, responsible, family-orientated, romantic, artistic and disciplined. F’s are natural lovers of children and animals, and strive for peace and harmony. F’s are ‘trouble-shooters’ who have a tendency to give help and comfort to those who need it most. F’s have a great depth of compassion and understanding and have a sense of wanting to keep the balance and harmony in situations. This produces the need to protect or take care of others.

Initial F people are very loyal, honest, kind and generous to both friends and family and have a strong sense of being dutiful about their responsibilities.

On the negative side, F people can be quite self-piteous.


G is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 7, which represents mysticism, spiritual and religious experiences.

A G initial person is imaginative, creative, insightful and helpful. When G is the first initial in a name, the bearer may tend to choose to be a loner.

Those with the G initial have intelligent, quick minds and are particularly good at searching out and finding the truth. Very little escapes their observation and deep understanding so G’s are very capable of analyzing, judging and discriminating the facts in all situations.

G’s may have a natural, life-long interest in the spiritual and/or psychic realms.

On the negative side, G's do not listen very well to others nor heed advice.


The letter H is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 8 and represents creativity, wisdom and power.

An H person has a great deal of business acumen and people with the initial H most often have the ability to create, establish and maintain ‘wealth’ for themselves; although this must be tempered with humility and integrity.

H people tend to see the bigger picture and from a higher perspective. H’s look at life in a practical manner, using with discernment. Being the leader and having authority, H first initial people must have a purpose and a goal in life. They can direct the mind of humanity to reach a higher attainment by putting great effort into all of their undertakings. The H and 8 vibrations have much to give the world as they are an efficient, stable, dependable and reliable influence - which others need.

Negatively, a person with the initial H can be self-absorbed and greedy.


I is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 9 and represents law and order. The I personality is sensitive, compassionate and humane.

9 is the vibration of the ‘humanitarian’, and those with the initial I are generally willing to make sacrifices for those less fortunate than themselves. They are intelligent, dependable, deep thinkers and fighters for justice and just causes. The peacemaker, mediator, negotiator, I people work well with others and feel most comfortable within themselves when they are able to be of help to others and/or give their time and efforts to humanitarian causes.

I’s have a generous nature of good-will and don't like confrontation of any kind. I’s have a great depth of human understanding, compassion and sensitivity which enables them to inspire friendships, affection and love in those they meet and/or help.

On the negative side, people with this first letter of I can be ill-tempered and moody.


The letter J resonates with and is the equivalent of the number 1 andis one of the most powerful and influential letters of the alphabet.

People’s whose names begin with the letter J like to be in charge, whether that be upfront or from behind the scenes. J’s like to control and are generally quite sure of themselves. If in reality that is not the case, then they will convincingly make out as though they are. J’s can be very talented ‘actors’ in life and can put on the persona they wish others to see and believe.

J’s tend to be assertive self-starters who are very original-thinking people. They have a creative approach to problem-solving and initiating action. J’s are generally conscientious, well-behaved, punctual and hard-working individuals who tend to be very detailed and meticulous. This can sometimes mean that others have a hard task of keeping up with them, particularly if they are in charge.

J peoplecan be quite ambitious, self-confident, determined and self-reliant, with a strong unyielding will and the courage of their convictions.

Those whose names begin with J are leaders, motivators and idealistic visionaries who are very aware of their own innate powers and persuasions. The letter J is truthful, benevolent and intelligent.

Negatively, J can be lazy and lack direction.


K is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 2, which represents someone who goes to extremes. With K as their initial, people must look for balance and harmony in all that they do. People with K as their first initial are strong-willed and influential.

K’s are the mediators, peacemakers and the helpers of the world. They have the talent and ability to work well with others and are co-operative, courteous and very considerate towards others. In many ways K’s are dependent upon others and seem to function best when in a partnership or in a form of group activity.

A person with the initial K, being influenced by the number 2, must always be true to themselves. They must live their truths in order to feel and be authentic. With this, they are also called upon to nurture and support others.

On the negative side, K’s can be quite dissatisfied with life at times, and often take their discontent out on others.


is the numerical equivalent of the number 3, which represents creativity, action and communication. A person with the initial L is most often a charitable, well-adjusted and friendly person.

Charismatic, cheeky and sociable fun-lovers, L’s are adaptable to change and adore colourful bright surroundings.The gift of communication is there for the L person, as are inspiration, cheerful optimism and joy. The L person loves life and wants and needs to share their enthusiasm with those around them. L’s tend to be the 'joker' and have a wonderful sense of humour. The 3 energy encourages L’s to be enlivening, youthful and enthusiastic individuals. L’s talents lay within communications of all kinds.

Negatively, L’s can be somewhat accident-prone.


M is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 4, which represents spirituality, stability and solid foundations. A person with M as their first initial is an extremely loyal, hardworking and security-conscious person, with traditional values and high morals and ethics.

M’s have a great deal of self-confidence and are therefore likely to achieve success. They are generally work-oriented people who have a plan for everything they do. The M individual needs to be disciplined and have a high standard of honesty. M’s are dependable, serious-minded individuals who need to be practical about all that they do.

M’s do not want to be told what to do and can quickly become argumentative and aggressive if/when pushed beyond their patience and endurance.

M’s are cautious people who do not jump into anything impulsively. They need to think things through thoroughly, then make a judgment based upon their own value system.

Negatively, people with the letter M as their initial can be workaholics.


N is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 5, which represents imagination and freedom and fun.

An initial N person is generally active, daring, non-conventional, unpredictable and attracted by the physical senses and indulgences. The 5 energy encourages N’s to be opportunistic and pragmatic, and at times they can be very, very persuasive.

N is the natural researcher and detective and are very intellectual, imaginative, versatile and investigative individuals.

N’s are quite often unconventional and do not follow the crowd or the more accepted modes of life. N’s need freedom to express themselves in their own way. N’s do not like confinement or routine and have the need for constant change and activity in their lives, which keeps them in an ever-changing lifestyle. They are welcome to change and new experiences in their lives and need freedom of thought, action, ideas and lifestyles.

There is great flexibility for the N person and this allows them to suddenly stop something and go off in an entirely different direction. N’s ongoing change of interests keeps them curious about life and everything in it.

People with the initial N are intuitive and communicative, but negatively can be predisposed to envy and jealousy.


Along with A, J and S, the letter O is one of the most influential and powerful letters of the alphabet.

6 is the 'Mother' number and symbolizes responsibility and service to others, which needs to be achieved through love, nurturing and protection. These vibrations strongly influence people with the initial O.

O people are the trailblazers, researchers, researchers and teachers of the world and are the ones who show the way for others. O’s are motivators, leaders and idealistic visionaries who are well aware of their own innate powers.

The letter O personis truthful, benevolent and intelligent and others are drawn to the loving, magnetic energy of the O person.

O’s will fight for their principles and ideals and are deeply concerned for the welfare of others. O’s have the greatest depth of emotion of all the letters and feel very deeply about everything they deem important. At times O’s are deep and very serious and have great intuition and inner-knowing.

The number 6 represents truth, order, justice and economy. O people will have many opportunities in their life to learn their responsibilities, and to give service to humanity. They wish to see ‘fairness’ in the world and will diligently work to that end.

O people have strong beliefs and opinions about what they believe to be ‘truth’. Even though they are sensitive and kind, O’s do not relent nor bend over their personal truths. O’s are dependable and reliable, and in return they demand truth and fairness from all, and for all.

The drawback or negative side of being an O person is a tendency to be a bit of a ‘drama queen’ at times.


The letter P is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 7 and represents power and spirituality. When P is the initial, the bearer is likely to consider spiritual matters and be very curious about life in general.

The initial P tells of someone who is a seeker of wisdom and knowledge. P’s have a deep desire and yearning to learn and they possess the abilities that will assist them in being a great teacher in any field.

P people use their natural senses to gain deeper knowledge into the unseen, metaphysical and spiritual realms. P’s have very strong psychic abilities and tendencies and are natural healers. They are known to be quick-witted, sometimes possessing a dry sense of humour.

Many P people have an air of mystery about them and may not wish for anyone to know too much about them. P’s may often come seem aloof and withdrawn and it may be difficult to figure out what they are thinking and feeling. P’s often keep to themselves and can be quite introspective and introverted. P people can shut themselves off and make you feel as though they are not remotely interested in what you are doing or saying – but in reality, they are the ultimate observers – they don't miss a trick.

On the negative side, people with the initial P can be selfish and flaky at times.


Q is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 8 and represents originality, stability and wealth. The initial Q symbolizes genius and the ‘unknowable’.

A Q person may try to be all things to all people. They need to learn to delegate responsibilities and duties to others. Q’s have a great deal of willpower, courage, integrity, trustworthiness and stability, and being influenced by the number 8, Q’s goal is to work for the cause of bettering humanity and the world at large.

The Q person has a philosophical nature, and within them there is a desire to know all about life and its purpose. Q is a natural ‘do-er’ and has a strong driving force that persists to achieve this goal. The intensity in which they work can at times seem overwhelming to others.

To the Q person, relationships are necessary as they need to associate with humanity. Q’s are loyal, true and dependable, frank and honest - and they let you know where you stand at all times.

Q’s require love and admiration as rewards for their efforts and achievements. At times they need to slow down to look at the real value of those near and dear to them.

Negatively, a Q person can be too self-absorbed.


The letter R is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 9 and is representative of tolerance, wisdom and humanity. With the letter R as the first initial of a name, the bearer will often act as a diplomat throughout their lives.

There is a great strength of character within the R initial person, as well as wisdom, compassion, intuition and high idealism. There is also a great deal of warmth of feeling and love of home, family and friends.

The 9 vibration is one of the healer and educator, acting always for the benefit of others. This strongly influences R people, who look for and find solutions from the inspirational, intuitive and creative worlds.

R people can be very creative and often the fields of art and culture may interest them. R’s enjoy luxury and being comfortable and have an appreciation of beauty in all its forms.

R’s can be quite charitable, benevolent and altruistic people who have a sympathetic understanding of the under-privileged and under-developed, while at the same time sharing the aspiration and idealism of more advanced souls.

By practicing humility, R people can turn passion into compassion for the benefit of all. R’s however, must not allow themselves to become doormats or martyrs.

Negatively, R’s can have a tendency to become short-tempered. R’s can be quick to become tense and stressed as they attempt to solve everyone else's problems for them.


As with the letters A, J, and O, S is one of the most powerful letters of the alphabet. People whose names begin with the letter S are the ‘movers and shakers’ of the world and are individuals who show others the way.

The letter S is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 1 and represents new beginnings and personal resources. S’s have the ability to get things done.

S’s can be quite ambitious, self-confident, determined and self-reliant and have a strong unyielding willpower and the courage of their convictions. New projects, new ideas and the desire for expansion all allow the S person to go forth with courage, originality and decisiveness.

S people appreciate relationships in both business and marriage. Within relationships, the S person makes for a good companion, but needs the support of their partner at all times. In marriage, S’s are extremely loyal, but not particularly romantic. To the S person, deeds rather than words show love. S is a natural leader who needs love and affection in the domestic arena, as they see this as support.

The creative flow of the number 1 vibration, coupled with the need to help all of humanity, allows for the S person to have genuine compassion and warmth. The letter S personis truthful, benevolent and intelligent.

Negatively, S people can act impulsively without concern or thought for others.


T is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 2, which represents the attributes of growth, harmony and balance.

The T person plays the role of the 'peacemaker behind the scenes', and this gives them excellent diplomatic abilities. To the T person, balance and equilibrium are their focus as their greatest successes comes through playing a supportive role and being the mediator.

A T person must always be true to themselves. T’s must live their personal truths in order to feel and live authentically. With this, T’s are also called upon to nurture and support others. Their goal is to bring peace, balance and harmony to all experiences. This will take tolerance, patience, co-operation and sensitivity on behalf of the T person – particularly to the needs of others.

A T person is generally a restless person who often seeks answers to their spiritual questions.

On the negative side, T’s can become overly emotional and indecisive and are often easily influenced by the opinions of others.


The letter U is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 3. A person with the initial U is generally very lucky in all ways throughout their lives.

The U person can be quite charming and entertaining and are very social. U’s have a keen intellect and want the best out of life - the pleasant, the beautiful and the luxurious. U’s also feel the need to inspire and beautify the world. The natural capabilities of the number 3 allows U people to take anything they have and create something beautiful from it.

The number 3 is a free-form energy that does not work well with structure, plans or routines. This makes U the creator rather than the worker. U people can find personal fulfillment by using the expressive creative energies they possess, such as music, painting, design, culinary pursuits, in fact any creative endeavour they choose to undertake. U people need to test and experiment to find where their special talents lie - then use them appropriately.

The U person is capable of deep love and emotions, and has a need to be admired and loved by others. The many and varied interests of U’s gives them many different experiences on the emotional level. The U's natural charms and popularity can bring many contacts and social situations.

U people often have strong intuitive and psychic gifts and this is can be a very positive aspect when used for the service and highest good of others. U’s are an open channel with spiritual insights and inspiration for living life.

U's are easily hurt emotionally, dislike confrontation and can attract domineering partners.

Negatively, people with the initial U can be greedy, selfish and indecisive.


The letter V is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 4 and represents construction. V is an industrious letter which is tireless, hardworking and efficient.

People with the initial V are: the manager, organizer, the hard worker, and are detail oriented. V’s have the exceptional ability to be organized and practical in whatever they undertake. They have a natural willingness to work through to completion any project they start, with great patience and an eye for detail. They are self-starters who are not afraid of hard work, with the ability to follow their own interests and visions through to completion.

V’s are loyal and determined, are true survivors and security-seekers. Known as the one who gets the job done, V’s are dependable, reliable and consistent.

Negatively, people with the letter V as their initial can be quite ruthless.


W is the numerical equivalent of the number 5 and represents self-expression and freedom. People with the initial W are generally very artistic and creative in all that they undertake.

People with the initial W generally love pleasure and need to watch for over-indulgence and impulsiveness. This impulsive nature can see them enter a situation only to discard it just as easily. W’s do not hang onto anything that creates monotony in their lives and they abhor routine and a dull, monotonous occupation is 'death' to them.

W's personal life may be full of unexpected change and variety, and at times they may experience too many changes at once, making them scatter their energies. This can lead to a lack of application and discipline, which leaves nothing of lasting value.

5, being the number of freedom, fun and adventure, encourages W people to live their lives filled with adventure; otherwise their lives may become too 'dramatic' as they look for activity, and will create chaos themselves if bored.

W’s often have a hard time settling down and have an innate fear of being trapped and smothered, particularly within relationships.

Negatively, people with W’s can be greedy and take too many unnecessary risks.


The letter X is the alphabetical equivalent of the number 6, which represents selflessness, love and sexuality. People with the letter X as their initial are generally very loving, sexy and sensual.

The number 6 symbolizes the principle of nurturing, caring and harmony, giving X people the need for stability and a solid home-base with comfort and warmth.

X is the teacher, the trainer and parent. X loves tradition and is health-orientated.

X’s are happiest in conventional or familiar surroundings – and can become opinionated and anxious when insecure. X’s are rarely selfish and may take on the burdens of others unnecessarily.

X people prefer to work in a slow, deliberate and orderly manner and they do not like to be rushed. X’s demand that their own personal affairs be kept in order.

The goal of the X person is to provide for others' wellbeing and to create security and harmony. Their main aim is to love and be loved. X’s will give comfort and help when needed, and are motivated by a sense of duty to their fellowman. X’s find true joy in serving others.

Negatively, X’s can tend to be unfaithful, and this is an unpleasant character trait.


The letter Y is the penultimate letter in our alphabet and is the alphabetical
equivalent of the number 7, which has a highly spiritual and intuitive vibration.

People with the initial Y love freedom and self-expression, and dislike restraints of any kind. Y’s have quick, intelligent minds which are particularly adept at seeking out, finding and exposing the truth. As very little escapes their observation and deep understanding, Y’s are very capable of analyzing, judging and discriminating facts from fiction in all situations.

Y people demand a lot of themselves and others due to their extremely high standards. Y’s need to spend quality time on their own in order to reflect, meditate and work. They are very independent and introspective individuals, and do not always like to join in with others. Y’s often prefer to remain behind the scenes where they can roam freely.

Y’s often end up teaching others more than they learn themselves during their lives, and part of their life or soul purpose is to be the ‘teacher’. They prefer solitude and their own space, and can often find it a little difficult 'fitting in' with others. Y people are highly aware, and are able to attain their special life purpose. Y’s have natural healing abilities.

On the negative side, people with the initial Y can be indecisive and lazy.


The letter Z is the final letter in our alphabet and is the alphabetical
equivalent of the number 8. People with the initial Z often have powerful beliefs to do with hope and peace.

The boss, the manager, business, finance and goal-oriented, people with the initial Z have the required tools to make considerable achievements in business and other positions of power. Z’s tend to have practical judgment when it comes to money and financial issues and Z’s understanding on how to build and accumulate material wealth through sensibility and management makes them a sound person in business affairs. There is a great deal of willpower, courage, integrity, trustworthiness and stability in the nature of Z initial person. High achievers, Z’s are forceful and have great personal stamina and willpower and Z’s seem to attract more wealth than most during their lifetime.

Z’s have a philosophical nature and a strong desire to know all about life and its purpose. Z’s have sound judgment and have a need for their idea of security. The diligent Z will work tirelessly for a cause they believe in, and like to see the results of their energies. People with Z as their first initial will leave an inheritance or legacy in life by all that they accomplish.

Negatively, people with the initial Z have the tendency to act without thinking and without regard for others.




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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Apparently I am a mover and shaker as my name begins with the letter "S". I really like the description of myself. I also enjoyed reading about the other letters, especially the letter "D". The description fits my husband to a "T". Voted up and awesome.

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PsychicJoanne 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia Author

Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals ... I'm so pleased you are able to resonate and relate with the vibrations. Numerology is quite incredible once you start looking into it!

Thanks for your positive comment,

Love and Light


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April-Lachelle 5 years ago from Lexington, KY

Excellent article Joanne. I can see how the letter A resonates with me. I love research as a hobby and I hope to one day teach in the field of Nursing. As for the "driving force behind things", yep, that's me! I was amazed at how accurate the letters correspond to my children and family members as well. Numerology is fascinating.

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PsychicJoanne 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia Author

Hi April-Lachelle,

I'm so pleased you were able to resonate, and I agree with you totally - Numerology is fascinating. It never ceases to amaze me.

Thanks for your positive comments ...



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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Great hub. Loved learning about my first initial. What about the initials for middle and last name? Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more of your hubs. Rated up and beautiful.

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PsychicJoanne 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia Author

Thanks so much 'toknowinfo'.

I actually do Full Name Readings as well,which tells you the the vibration of your entire name. This is actually more powerful than just the 'first name' or 'first initial' meanings ...

It is easy to do ... have a look at:

to find what number each letter represents, then add them together until you get to the single digit. This number is then your full name vibration.

The vibration and meaning of each number is also on this Hub.

Thanks again for your comments 'toknowifo',



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IntimatEvolution 5 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

Another great hub.

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Stephdiva 4 years ago from New york

Awesome i found that ppl with the same names were similar.Now i know why.thanx.

Kena Bladel 4 years ago

Excelent Hub, this was the info i was looking for! thanks

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PsychicJoanne 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia Author

Thanks Kena, I'm pleased you found the information you were looking for ...



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ajayshah2005 4 years ago from Mid Asia

Very good and informative Hub!

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PsychicJoanne 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia Author

Thank You :)


Clarice 3 years ago

Thank you for writing this

jdlnf 3 years ago

Not accurate at all. The initial W essentially means wisdom. In name science(AKA Neimology) W, S and J represent unusual intelligence with W and J being brilliantly humorous.

This article is mostly misleading people.

Mary G. 2 years ago

Good God! That's the EXACT OPPOSITE of my character!! The most succinct way to put it would be: I'm a Myers-Briggs INTP! The far extreme of the spectrum in terms of practicality, reliability, impulsiveness, planning, organization, follow-through, etc. etc. ETC.!

What a load of waffle!

Myat 2 years ago

Oh My BUDDHA!This is so true.My name starts with M.It's exactly me.

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