Tests that are supposed to tell you about who you are have always intrigued me. That includes personality tests, or IQ tests, or just basic ones.
I’m always curious how they work and how they would do for an individual. It’s very rare I take one as they usually want money at the end. But, for the sake of this challenge, this theme, and this post, I decided it was time.
Let’s turn to 16personalities.com.
This personality test didn’t take too long and I tried to avoid answering with the “neutral” choice too often. There were times, however, that it was just something I had to do. In the end, it gave me some “information.” Let’s check out the results.
My personality type: Adventurer (ISFP-T)
Adventurers are flexible and charming, always ready to explore and experience something new.
My thoughts: I guess I can see that somewhat. I can be, at times, flexible. I do love to explore and I will try new things. But I don’t think I am always up for those things, so … I can see it to a point.
65 percent introverted; 35 percent extroverted.
Introverted individuals tend to prefer fewer, yet deep and meaningful, social interactions and often feel drawn to calmer environments.
My thoughts: I’d agree with this, especially as I get older. Take for example going to baseball games. I love going, but I truly loathe full and crazy stadiums. I like when there are smaller crowds and I can breathe a little. I also have a hard time with “small chat” anymore.
51 percent observant; 49 percent intuitive
Observant individuals are pragmatic and down-to-earth. They tend to have a strong focus on what is happening or very likely to happen.
My thoughts: I guess I can see this. It’s basically in the middle, but I do tend to “people watch” and observe a bit more.
59 percent feeling; 41 percent thinking.
Feeling individuals value emotional expression and sensitivity. They place a lot of importance on empathy, social harmony, and cooperation.
My thoughts: I actually wonder if the gap on this one shouldn’t be a little bit wider. I feel, again as I’ve gotten older, I am definitely more like this.
60 percent prospecting; 40 percent judging
Prospecting individuals are very good at improvising and adapting to opportunities. They tend to be flexible nonconformists who value novelty above stability.
My thoughts: I always feel I have been able to adapt. Sometimes I can improvise. And while I want to believe I am flexible, I can’t agree that I fully value novelty over stability. As for being a nonconformist … I think we would all like to be that way, but we all tend not to in certain situations.
65 percent turbulent; 35 percent assertive
Turbulent individuals are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They feel a sense of urgency in their emotions and tend to be success-driven, perfectionistic, and eager to improve.
My thoughts: I would say this is probably close to what I am. Definitely stress. Definitely try to be success-driven, and though I won’t attain it, I’d say I try to be a perfectionist. I also am always looking to get better at things.
I’d like to think that this personality test somewhat captured me. I was as honest as I could be with all of the questions, and I worked to make sure I actually didn’t just put “neutral” for every answer. Some of the questions actually made me think a little.
Now, does a test like this shape who I am in a different way? I don’t think so. But at the same time, it does give you something to think about.
There is a lot more on the website about this personality. It would be hard for me to really dive into all of it in a blog post — but maybe in the future. One thing did make me chuckle, though.
“Unassuming and humble, ISFPs tend to see themselves as “just doing their own thing,” so they may not even realize how remarkable they really are.”
I don’t think who I am or anything I do is remarkable. But the part where it says they see themselves as just doing their own thing — that’s me to a T. I’ve often said that about myself, so it was something interesting.
So how about all of you? Any personality tests? And how did it do?
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