January 25, 2009

What Type Am I?

Do I need to say anything more about my opinion of personality tests than to say that on this measure:

Agreeableness is the tendency to be sympathetic and cooperative towards others. People who score high on agreeableness strive for social harmony and value getting along with others. Disagreeable people tend to be more suspicious and hostile towards others.

I scored at the 14th percentile and Comrade PhysioProf scored at the 55th?

Well, probably. For now, I'll just note that this isn't a dig at CPP (I tend to think our behavior is pretty on par in this respect) and that how one perceives one's own views (i.e., suspicious) is not necessarily a good predictor of how one acts.


Betül said...

My Extroversion and openness to experience was up to 88%.

Extroversion: People who score high on extraversion tend to be active, energetic, and enjoy being around other people.

I wonder why they keep asking the same question in different words over and over though. As if, we will get confused and start doubts on ourselves and change the answers or something. "Am I really?"

Stephanie Zvan said...

And just barely different words at that. :p

Only 88% on extroversion, though? I'd have predicted 100%.

Mme Piggy said...

According to this (the short version) I am a 98.2% extrorverted, and 92% open to new experiences. I am 92.6% Agreeable.

There should have been a question about how much do you enjoy taking personality tests. Answer for me: 100%!!!!!

Stephanie Zvan said...

Golly, you don't think that how much the test annoys you could have any impact on your score, do you? I mean, I'd hate to think that anything other than the relevant portions of my personality might be reflected in my personality score. [Damn. No emoticon for batting my eyelashes in an innocent yet terrifying manner.]

Lou FCD said...

Recent comments! Yay!

Mme Piggy said...

Totally disagreeable. ;)

Innocent, yet terrifying... you should go with that!

Candid Engineer said...

Just posted my results- don't worry, I am completely unopen to 'experience'. Good to know.

Stephanie Zvan said...

Lou, yes and thank you.

Mme. Piggy, innocent yet terrifying is half the story of my life. The other half leaves off the innocent part.

CE, that's, um, ridiculous. I'm rather hoping the researchers find that there is no correlation between a person's personality "score" and the personality of their blog. I'm not seeing much in the (admittedly limited) sample that people are posting.

Anonymous said...

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