I'm a techie by both personality and profession. My educational background is in science (in High School I took every science class my school offered). In college, I majored in Microbiology with additional classes in computer science; my master's thesis was a computer analysis of microbiological data. My jobs after grad school were initially in programming, followed by occasional forays into project management and quality assurance. In the past 10 years, I have primarily done internal technical writing and editing.
I was first introduced to the MBTI® in 1993 or ‘94 by a friend. The result (INTJ) seemed spot on, and I was hooked. By 2000 or so, there were enough references on the nascent Web that I could do more research. I read articles, collected books, and connected in Social Media with people who talked about Type. In 2012, one of those people, Donna Dunning, mentioned that she would be speaking in Millbrae in October. That's how I discovered BAAPT! I only wish I'd known about this group 10 years sooner.
BAAPT introduced me to Temperament and I learned that I'm a textbook NT. Our motto is "WHY?". When we are truly interested in a subject, we learn everything we can about it! I've been learning everything I can about Type and Temperament. In Feb. 2014, I was certified to administer the MBTI®. Thanks to years of BAAPT programs, the class was so easy I could have taught it myself! My blue sky plan is to make a new "mid-life" career of teaching Type and Temperament.
CPP recommends the phrasing "You have preferences for..." I agree with that phrasing in the second person, but in the first person, I think people should have a choice. In my case, I am INTJ. I proudly own my Type and Temperament.
My other interests include reading, writing (blogging, social media), technology, and cats. I live with my spouse, Rich (whom I met in grad school and who is largely responsible for my career path) and our four cats, on the western edge of San Bruno. If you're not tired of me yet, my web page at cfcl.com/vlb will tell you more than you ever expected to know.