Saturday, January 12, 2008

Because I Can't Tell My Own Personality!

Well, I'm heading back up to Berkeley this weekend, so it may be a couple days before you hear from me again. In the meantime, here's a small time-waster: a personality test!

This is supposed to be an all-inclusive "Advanced Global Personality Test," and tells you about all sorts of traits based on somewhere around 100 questions. Now, I actually took this test nearly a month ago, and have kept it in my blog's digital storage banks for a while. However, sometimes I know that when you only take a quiz once, it can be affected by your current situation or mood. So, I decided to take it a second time (without consulting my previous results) and then make an average of the two for what would be generally accurate results.

So, without further ado, here are my results:

12/15/07
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion||||||||||40%
Stability||||||||||||||||70%
Orderliness||||||||||||||||63%
Accommodation||||||||||||43%
Interdependence||||||30%
Intellectual||||||||||||||||||||83%
Mystical||||||||||||||||70%
Artistic||||||||||||||||||||83%
Religious||||||||||||50%
Hedonism||10%
Materialism||||||||||||||56%
Narcissism||||||||||||||||63%
Adventurousness||||||||||||||56%
Work ethic||||||||||||||56%
Self absorbed||||||||||||||56%
Conflict seeking||||||||||||43%
Need to dominate||||||||||||||||||||83%
Romantic||||||||||36%
Avoidant||||||||||||||||||76%
Anti-authority||||||30%
Wealth||||||||||||||56%
Dependency||||||||||||50%
Change averse||||||||||||||56%
Cautiousness||||||||||||||||70%
Individuality||||||||||||||||||||83%
Sexuality||||||||||36%
Peter pan complex||||16%
Physical security||||||||||||||||||||90%
Physical Fitness||||||30%
Histrionic||||||||||||||||||76%
Paranoia||||||||||||||||63%
Vanity||||||||||||||||||||90%
Hypersensitivity||||||||||||||56%
Indie||||||||||||||53%
Take Free Advanced Global Personality Test
personality test by similarminds.com


Now, that's all fine and good, but the test was soooo fun that I had to take it again.

1/11/07
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion||||||||||40%
Stability||||||||||||||||||80%
Orderliness||||||||||||||||66%
Accommodation||||||||||36%
Interdependence||||||||||||50%
Intellectual||||||||||||||||||76%
Mystical||||||||||||||||||76%
Artistic||||||||||||||||||||83%
Religious||||||||||||||||63%
Hedonism||10%
Materialism||||||||||||||56%
Narcissism||||||||||||||||63%
Adventurousness||||||||||||50%
Work ethic||||||||||||43%
Self absorbed||||||||||||43%
Conflict seeking||||||||||||43%
Need to dominate||||||||||||||||||76%
Romantic||||||||||36%
Avoidant||||||||||||||||70%
Anti-authority||||||||||36%
Wealth||||||||||||50%
Dependency||||||||||||43%
Change averse||||||||||||||56%
Cautiousness||||||||||||||||70%
Individuality||||||||||||||||||76%
Sexuality||||||||||36%
Peter pan complex||10%
Physical security||||||||||||||||||||90%
Physical Fitness||||||||||37%
Histrionic||||||||||||||56%
Paranoia||||||||||||||||70%
Vanity||||||||||||||||||||90%
Hypersensitivity||||||||||||||||63%
Indie||||||||||||50%
Take Free Advanced Global Personality Test
personality test by similarminds.com


Now, the number of the numbers were (surprisingly) similar, even to the point of being exactly the same. However, I wanted to make this as fair as possible, so here are the averages of the two tests.

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion||||||||||40%
Stability||||||||||||||||||75%
Orderliness||||||||||||||||64.5%
Accommodation||||||||||39.5%
Interdependence||||||||||||40%
Intellectual||||||||||||||||||79.5%
Mystical||||||||||||||||||73%
Artistic||||||||||||||||||||83%
Religious||||||||||||||||56.5%
Hedonism||10%
Materialism||||||||||||||56%
Narcissism||||||||||||||||63%
Adventurousness||||||||||||53%
Work ethic||||||||||||50.5%
Self absorbed||||||||||||50.5%
Conflict seeking||||||||||||43%
Need to dominate||||||||||||||||||79.5%
Romantic||||||||||36%
Avoidant||||||||||||||||73%
Anti-authority||||||||||33%
Wealth||||||||||||56%
Dependency||||||||||||46.5%
Change averse||||||||||||||56%
Cautiousness||||||||||||||||70%
Individuality||||||||||||||||||79.5%
Sexuality||||||||||36%
Peter pan complex||13%
Physical security||||||||||||||||||||90%
Physical Fitness||||||||||33.5%
Histrionic||||||||||||||66%
Paranoia||||||||||||||||73.5%
Vanity||||||||||||||||||||90%
Hypersensitivity||||||||||||||||59.5%
Indie||||||||||||51.5%
Take Free Advanced Global Personality Test
personality test by similarminds.com


Some take-away points...
3 Highest Ratings:
-Vanity: Really, does this surprise anybody? I freely admit that I am completely in love with myself, whether or not it be a good thing. I personally find it healthy. Others may find it annoying, but hey, what do I care? :P
-Physical Security: This isn't so much a "trait" as it is a "situation." At first, I thought this just meant how comfortable you are with yourself and your body and such. However, after checking the definition, I saw that it was actually about if you're, y'know, financially well off, not going hungry, and never worry about a roof being above your head. And on all those counts, I'm doing fine.
-Artistic: This is also not particularly surprising. I consider myself pretty artistic...in thought. I will be the first to admit that my actual skills (drawing, etc.) are average at best. Still, if you could see into my mind (God willing/forbid) I think you would be impressed by the vivid ideas I come up with.

3 Lowest Ratings:
-Hedonism: I'll admit, this came as a complete surprise, considering, well... I think the main issue is how one defines "Hedonism." The creators of this particular quiz say that hedonists are substance abusers, like strip clubs, are "kinky," and are promiscuous. They also say that hedonists are prone to Nihilism. Now, I think you all know my views on Nihilism (if you don't, check out that link a couple sentances back).
-Peter Pan Complex: As the name implies, this is the desire to stay a child forever, to "never grow up." I'll be on the level with you (and this may be expanded into a full post one day): I remember very, very little of my childhood. Like, anything from when I was less than 10 years old only comes in brief flashes or not at all. I know I had a fine childhood, so that's not the issue. It's just...I think I was never meant to be a child. I dunno. But I do know that I havve no desire to be a child forever.
-Anti-Authority: Now, this actually is not as extreme as the last two (there's a 20 percentage-point jump betwixt this and the last one). However, I still agree that I'm not much of anti-authoritarian. I have a healthy respect for those in charge, mainly because I plan to be there one day, and to expect people to respect me when I would do the same...well, that would make me a hypocritical jerk, wouldn't it.

Anything catch your eye? Do any of these results surprise you? Am I too stable? Too cautious? Too sexual? Let me know! Also, take the test yourself, see how you compare!

Anyhoo, I'll see you all soon, from back in Berkeley! Huzzah(?)!
(Oh, and a happy birthday to TLD reader Squall!)

3 comments:

Christopher said...

Seems about right, although you don't seem like the hypersensitive type...Oh well. As for me, here you all go...I re-aranged it from highest to lowest:

Intellectual: 90%
Interdependence: 83%
Work ethic: 83%
Cautiousness: 83%
Accommodation: 76%
Anti-authority: 76%
Sexuality: 76%
Extraversion: 70%
Stability: 66%
Orderliness: 63%
Individuality: 63%
Physical security: 63%
Need to dominate: 56%
Paranoia: 56%
Romantic: 50%
Hypersensitivity: 50%
Materialism: 43%
Narcissism: 43%
Dependency: 43%
Indie: 40%
Conflict seeking: 36%
Change averse: 36%
Artistic: 30%
Self absorbed: 30%
Physical fitness: 17%
Religious: 16%
Adventurousness: 16%
Histrionic: 16%
Vanity: 16%
Mystical: 10%
Hedonism: 10%
Avoidant: 10%
Wealth: 10%
Peter pan complex: 10%

My “three” highest were:
1.) Intellectual (90%)
2.) Interdependence (Tie – 83%)
2.) Work ethic (Tie – 83%)
2.) Cautiousness (Tie – 83%)
3.) Accommodation (Tie – 76%)
3.) Anti-authority (Tie – 76%)
3.) Sexuality (Tie – 76%)

My “three” lowest:
1.) Wealth (Tie – 10%)
1.) Avoidant (Tie – 10%)
1.) Hedonism (Tie – 10%)
1.) Mystical (Tie – 10%)
1.) Peter pan complex (Tie – 10%)
2.) Religious (Tie – 16%)
2.) Adventurousness (Tie – 16%)
2.) Histrionic (Tie – 16%)
2.) Vanity (Tie – 16%)
3.) Physical fitness (17%)

I guess I should’ve said three highest and three lowest groups…So I guess this means I’m a cerebral, interdependent, hard-working, careful, compromising, anti-establishment, sensual, poor, out-there, straight laced, realist, mature, secular, timid, restrained, humble and somewhat overweight personality?

I would say that there’s some truth in that.

-Comrade Chavez

Mom said...

Andrew
Ok I'll take the test.

Squall said...

I know it's kind of late, but thanks for the happy birthday.