Thursday, June 9, 2011

Personality Test. A Really Fun One. Promise.

Myers-Briggs is too boring for you? Looking for something with pop and pizazz? Just kinda miss taking all those online tests you used to do in high school and college? (I won't tell.) Here's a personality test that I recently discovered and I must admit, it's the most fun one that I've taken thus far.

Not only are the various styles of answering questions more fun to take but the results are catchy as well. One aspect of my results is below:

So as you can see, I'm considered a "free-wheeling creator" which is defined in another section of the results. Hover over each block in the grid and it tells you an aspect of my personality and how I rate. Pretty nifty, eh?

 I don't entirely agree with the label "free-wheeling creator"; however, the grid you see above was pretty accurate for me overall.  Some things didn't match up, though. For example, I'm the most empathetic person you'll likely ever meet which my results stated in other sections despite my empathy being rated as "slightly low" on the grid.

Why? I think because the grid tries to be simplistic. It's averaging my actual empathy (definined by Merriam-Webster as "the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also : the capacity for this" ) with my having to experience the emotions of those around me. There are questions on the test about if I'm able to maintain a positive attitude when around those with a negative attitude..and I am. However, that merely implies that I can maintain my own feelings if I so choose.

Is anyone still reading this? No way anyone is. Uhhh.....burping twins. Cheez doodles. A bird in the hand is worth 12 coupons to Six Flags. 

Don't think you're slick and pretend you read that all the way through. Liar.

What did you think of your results?