Hello. I’m the Little Blind Girl, also known as LBG. I’m little (size-wise, not age-wise), I’m a girl, and I’m legally blind, which makes the whole facebook/blog thing a little tricky. However, with the ever-advancing technology available to aid the visually impaired, I am venturing into the blogosphere. I haven’t found many blogs addressing the issue of low vision, so feel free to give me a shout if you find one or you have one.
That isn’t my whole life, though; in fact, it’s only a small part of it. I have a wonderful circle of friends and family, and most people don’t realize I can’t see well unless I tell them. I also get to bypass the whole appearance obsession since I can’t actually see what anyone looks like, including myself. Don’t ask me how I managed to be a makeup artist while I was in school. All I can tell you is that overly-sensitive fingertips give me some mad blending skills. Skills? Skillz? Nah, I’m not that cool.
I’m also an INTJ, according to the Myers-Briggs type indicator test. To unpack that: I am Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging. My type is sometimes called the Strategist or the Mastermind, and we’re apparently uber-rational. The internet tells me that, as a female INTJ, I’m essentially a unicorn because INTJs make up less than one percent of the female population. It actually makes total sense that I would be the unicorn type because I’m rare, I’m fantastic, and I can stab idiots with my head. I should have seen it earlier, especially when I started to poop rainbows.
According to the Chinese zodiac, I’m also a Monkey, or at least I was born in the year of the Monkey. A monkey is essentially the opposite of an INTJ. Think robot (INTJ) vs. trickster (monkey). It’s okay, really. Ceaseless inner conflict keeps life interesting. How can I reconcile these disparate aspects of my being long enough to avoid the butterfly nets, you ask? I have no idea. Let’s find out! Meanwhile, if you still don’t understand what an INTJ is, here is one of my favorite examples of my personality type in action (the INTJ is the one in green, if you couldn’t tell):
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But what I really am is what I said in the beginning: a little blind girl. To me, the world is fuzzy. I like it that way. I just assume everyone is gorgeous and the world looks amazing. I’m sad that I may go completely blind someday, but I know there are benefits to blindness as well as drawbacks, and I have hope that before the lights go all the way out, there will be some way to save my vision.