Saturday, July 08, 2006

My Personality Profile

Thanks to Bill Harryman over at Integral Options Cafe, I discovered this personality test. I have misgivings about personality tests, for I always have difficulty answering their questions. I'm not sure if this is because I don't know myself well enough to answer confidently, or if it's because I know myself too well to accept any answer as a sufficiently accurate description of myself or others. I kind of think that if we knew ourselves well enough to answer these questions confidently, we'd already know ourselves so well that there would hardly be any point in taking the test. And if we don't know ourselves well enough to answer confidently, then our results may be of dubious accuracy and tell us things about ourselves that aren't true.

Yet, despite these reservations, I took the test anyway. Actually, I started to take it once earlier today and stopped because I just didn't feel confident at all in my answers. But then I went back to it later and completed it, and
here is the personal profile that my answers generated.

I guess this profile kind of sounds like me, whereas some of the profiles I've read of other people who took the test definitely do not sound like me.


Jess said...

I just did mine, thanks for the link. Says I am a benevolent director. How do I show you the information or should I just e-mail it to you? The one thing that struck me odd was the percentage for the authoratarian(sp) in me. I have always considered myself really bossy, maybe being an only child and dealing with adults most of my life. This showed only 2% in that category. Or is that, that I don't like authority? Probably that one it's more fitting with me and my personality ;).

Nagarjuna said...

Jess, I'd like to see those results if you'd like to share them. If you bookmarked your results page, you can copy and paste the URL into a comment here or into private email.


Jess said...

I hope I did this right. I had to do it a second time because I forgot to write down the access code. Still says benevolent but this time a leader. Maybe some of the questions after I re read them I answered just a little differently than this morning.

Jess said...

Opps forgot to add are you looking at these to see if you recognise your friends traits or are you just looking to be looking? I can honestly tell you, that nearly all of the description is me and my aunt affirms it, so it has to be true lol. The authoritarian one though, still has me confused.

Nagarjuna said...

Hi, Jess. I couldn't access your profile because I think the URL you posted got cut off at the end.

As to why I'm interested in people's results, I think it's a combination of both of the answers you suggested.

I guess there's reason to think that your results reflect your personality pretty well, since both you and your aunt seem to think so.

I guess my profile reflects my personality rather well too, or, at least, my personality as I perceive it from inside, so to speak.

Jess said...

Check your instant messenger screen. I was able to post and link to it there. I don't know why you could not link to it from here, I was able to. Ah, operator error ;).