Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Things I Already Knew About Myself...

...except that no personality test tells me I am an egotist, which I know I come off as...

So, essentially, I am a Mohaired, Soul Seeking Considerate Architect... a little less
SciFi-ish, a little more HGTV-ish...

Can anyone tell it's been a slow past two days at work?

Apparently, all the little colors in the box mean something different about my personality, and on the web site it tells you what each one stands for and how you rate compared to the other 30,000 people who took this same test...

The problem with such tests is you can make it say you are anything, as all the question in this, the Mohair one, and the Soul Seeker one are all multiple choice... so unless you are very honest with yourself and know how you honestly are, it will simply reinforce long-held lies to yourself about yourself...

But who am I to ruin a bunch of inane fun on so dreary a Tuesday?

Here's what the colors mean (although I don't know which color corelates to which trait):

About You
  • You are an Architect
  • Your preference for concrete, visually pleasing things, combined with your confidence and your respect for order make you an ARCHITECT.
  • You are logical and detail-oriented, which allows you to get things done efficiently.
  • You are quite sure of yourself, so that you tend to know the best ways of doing things.
  • Your eye for aesthetic beauty and style indicates that you know a lot about design.
  • Having a routine and sticking to it is important to you; you find comfort in tradition and familiarity.
  • Self-reliance is something in which you take great pride—you are confident and down to earth.
  • You have a basic faith in yourself in many areas of your life, allowing you to be self-assured when facing challenges.
  • You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.
  • You do your own thing when it comes to clothing, guided more by practical concerns than by other people's notions of style.

If you want to be different:
  • Try moving beyond the things that you find comfortable—open yourself up to a broader range of experiences.
  • Question how much you know about things by imagining different possibilities.

How You Relate to Others
  • You are Considerate
  • You trust others, care about them, and are slow to judge them, making you CONSIDERATE.
  • You value your close relationships very much, and are more likely to spend time in small, tightly-knit groups of friends than in large crowds.
  • You enjoy exploring the world through observation, quietly watching others.
  • Relating to others so well, and understanding their emotions, leads you to trust people in general, even though you're somewhat shy and reserved at times.
  • Your belief that people are generally well-intentioned contributes to your sympathy regarding their problems.
  • Although you may not vocalize it often, you have an awareness of how society affects individuals, and you understand complex causes of people's behavior.
  • You like to look at all sides of a situation before making a judgment, particularly when that situation involves important things in other people's lives.
  • Your close friends know you as a good listener.

If you want to be different:
  • Because other people would benefit immensely from your understanding and insight, you should try to be more outgoing in social situations, even when they make you uncomfortable. Others will want to hear what you have to say!

Your Personality Chart
»Glossary of Traits
This chart shows thirteen personality traits. Each bar indicates the percentage of test takers who entered a lower value for that trait than you did. For example, if Confidence is at 80, that means that 80% of people entered lower values for confidence questions than you did. Based on a sample of 30,000 users.

  • Confidence: 72
  • Openness: 50
  • Extroversion: 20
  • Empathy: 46
  • Trust in others: 74
  • Agency: 28
  • Masculinity: 78
  • Femininity: 72
  • Spontaneity: 56
  • Attention to style: 16
  • Authoritarianism: 36
  • Earthy/Imaginative: 50
  • Aesthetic/Functional: 62

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