I confess, I'm a sucker for personality tests. I suspect, however, that most of the time, you're looking at the "horoscope effect" where a vague mostly positive description is deemed accurate courtesy, if nothing else, by wishful thinking. Some of the tests have more validity than others, but I've decided to include as many as I can here, just for schnicks. I think the rest of this site is a better way to get a hold of my personality, although it will take a lot longer than reading this one page.
|Keirsey Temperament Test Results|
EI: 7 out of 10 Extrovert+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+Introvert | 70% SN: 20 out of 20 Sensation+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+iNtuition | 100% TF: 18 out of 20 Thinking +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+Feeling | 90% JP: 13 out of 20 Judging +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+Perceiving | 65%
The above result is from a (now-defunct) on-line version of the Keirsey Temperament sorter. I've also taken the full Myers-Brigg and on both I come out as an INFP. Whilst browsing through lists of home pages of INFPs, I found at least two transsexuals. I'm not sure if this should disturb me.
The Enneagram is a much less analytical typing system. At first, I had thought myself to be a seven, based on a rather gestalt approach to the enneagram. The results above are from an on-line enneagram test which doesn't appear to exist on-line anymore. I came out as a four. A different enneagram test scored me high in both the four and seven categories, although in that one I also had a better sense that a question was, say, a "four" question than was the case with this test. As I've examined the Enneagram further, the four type seems more appropriately me than the seven. The origins of the misdiagnosis would certainly be interesting to look into, but a bit beyond my capabilities at the moment.
|Luscher Colour Test|
Imaginative and sensitive; seeking an outlet for these qualities--especially in the company of someone equally sensitive. Interest and enthusiasm are readily aroused by the unusual or the adventurous
Wants freedom to follow his own convictions and principles, to achieve respect as an individual in his own right. Desires to avail himself of every possible opportunity without having to submit to limitations or restrictions.
Feels listless, hemmed in, and anxious; considers that circumstances and forcing him to restrain his desires. Wants to avoid open conflict with others and to have peace and quiet.
Remains emotionally unattached even when involved in a close relationship.
Seeks the determination and elasticity of will necessary to establish himself and to make himself independent despite the difficulties of his situation. Wants to overcome opposition and achieve recognition.
Strongly resists outside influence and any interference with his freedom to make his own decisions and plans. Works to establish and strengthen his own position.
Needs to be valued and respected as an exceptional individual, in order to increase his self-esteem and his feeling of personal worth. Resists mediocrity and sets himself high standards.
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