The internet is filled with quizzes, tests and other random generators that love to tell us who we are. You see them on Facebook all the time. Find out when you’ll get married. See who you were in your past life. Which one of your friends is secretly in love with you. Most of the time, these are just random algorithms that don’t have anything to do with you, but we get bored and click them, hoping that some type of good prediction will enhance our lives.
While searching for good topics to blog about, I ran across a website called 16 Personalities. They have a personality quiz that, although a little lengthy, I tried just to see what my results would be.
It reminded me of those job assessment quizzes that ask the same questions in different forms to try and trip you up. I didn’t like it, to say the least, but I decided to continue on and see if this quiz could really assess my personality, or better yet, give me something to think about on my road to recovery.
Here are my results:
Now, as a writer, I absolutely loved being titled as the protagonist. If you aren’t familiar with the terminology, it usually refers to the heroine in a story. The one people root for and usually want a good, positive outcome for.
I’m here for this!
Things I did not agree with is being more of an extrovert and intuitive. I may come across as someone who likes to be around people, but anyone close to me can tell you otherwise. The website describes intuitive as being the opposite of observant, and that’s a little weird to me. I feel like I’m both, so I didn’t like these two being compared to each other.
The test also graded my tactics. This trait reflects my approach to my work, planning, and decision-making. It says that I am decisive, thorough and highly organized. I’ll take that.
I feel more than I think and that is absolutely true. It is one of the traits I don’t particular like about myself, but knowing our weakness is the first step right? I am a very emotional person and sometimes that doesn’t translate right. Learning to balance and remove your emotions from situations is one of the best ways to think logically and make better decisions. I’m too old to be crying about everything.
16 Personalities has identified me as being turbulent. Turbulent individuals are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and to be success-driven, perfectionist and eager to improve. That started off a little rocky, but I can’t say that it’s wrong.
Each trait has more definitions and examples and goes into details on how you interact with others and how some of your characteristics may conflict with others.
Overall, I think this test was mostly spot on. We usually know our own faults and strengths, but it’s something about when complete strangers (or in this case, computers) tell you that makes you look at things a little differently. This definitely highlighted some of the areas I wanted to work on when I began this blog. It’s also good to know that my strengths are noticeable.
Take the test here and let me know what you got and if any of your results match up with mine.