Saturday, July 23, 2005

Not Quite Sure How to Take This

Therapeutic Writer at Cheaper Than Therapy posted her Advanced Global Personality test results. They looked so interesting I had to hop over to similarminds.com and try it for myself.

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion30%
Stability53%
Orderliness36%
Altruism70%
Interdependence56%
Intellectual70%
Mystical90%
Artistic83%
Religious90%
Hedonism10%
Materialism10%
Narcissism50%
Adventurousness36%
Work ethic56%
Self absorbed23%
Conflict seeking10%
Need to dominate16%
Romantic36%
Avoidant63%
Anti-authority43%
Wealth10%
Dependency36%
Change averse50%
Cautiousness43%
Individuality43%
Sexuality30%
Peter pan complex50%
Physical security90%
Physical Fitness10%
Histrionic10%
Paranoia43%
Vanity63%
Hypersensitivity43%
Female cliche56%
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My trait snapshot had this to add: introverted, secretive, messy, depressed, does not like leadership, somewhat nihilistic, observer, does not make friends easily, unassertive, feels invisible, feels undesirable, hates large parties, does not like to stand out, leisurely, suspicious, submissive, abstract, unpredictable, intellectual, likes rain, likes the unknown, negative, weird, not a risk taker, unadventurous, avoidant, strange.

Introverted, yes, but I make friends very easily when I choose to; I prefer to call it reserved rather than "secretive"; I'm not usually depressed; I enjoy being invisible (and that gold ring on my finger has nothing to do with it); I doubt Great Scott has noticed any particularly pronounced submissiveness on my part ever; I don't see how one can like the unknown and be unadventurous simultaneously; it's not called nihilism--it's called black humor; and large parties almost always have a quiet corner somewhere from which one can take notes on what idiots people in large groups can be--always good writing fodder. So I take umbrage with these things.

As for being messy, an observer, leisurely, abstract, unpredictable, intellectual, liking rain and the unknown, being weird and strange...well, ahem...maybe it's possible.

5 comments:

Connie said...

Aha. So far I haven't seen much to indicate you are either weird or strange. Intellectual, yes. Messy doesn't count in cyberspace.

Cindy said...

Connie--Ah! So that's why I love cyberspace so much!

alaiyo said...

I did the test, too, and came out remarkably similar to you in certain ways . . . :) I think the test-maker has accepted the fallacy that introversion is abnormal. Pity.

You, however, are no more abnormal than any of the rest of us who love words and ideas, and fight and embrace truth at the same time, and know God's grace while sometimes wishing we didn't.

And I'm privileged to call you friend.

Love you --

Beth

Anonymous said...

Great Scott! said:

Introversion is abnormal? Only in the sense that it is better....

Cindy said...

Beth--Thank you. For the second paragraph especially, thank you.

Scott--I can hear you now: "Extraverted peasants!!!" :::grin:::

I don't think it was the introversion that got the results "weird" and "strange. I think it was answering in the affirmative questions about whether or not I hear voices or see things other people don't or sometimes know things I have no way of knowing. The test designers are just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to them!