Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tests

A while, back, I took the myers-briggs test, on a whim, and to appease my ever-fascinated councelor friend. If you have not taken this test, I highly reccomend it. It is not a test you can fail, but more of a personality assessment.

(http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp) if you would like to take the test.

Turns out I am an ENFP (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving)
Here is the description:

Idealist Portrait of the Champion (ENFP)

Like the other Idealists, Champions are rather rare, say two or three percent of the population, but even more than the others they consider intense emotional experiences as being vital to a full life. Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and a great passion for novelty. They see life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil, and they want to experience all the meaningful events and fascinating people in the world. The most outgoing of the Idealists, Champions often can't wait to tell others of their extraordinary experiences. Champions can be tireless in talking with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out. And usually this is not simple storytelling; Champions often speak (or write) in the hope of revealing some truth about human experience, or of motivating others with their powerful convictions. Their strong drive to speak out on issues and events, along with their boundless enthusiasm and natural talent with language, makes them the most vivacious and inspiring of all the types.

Fiercely individualistic, Champions strive toward a kind of personal authenticity, and this intention always to be themselves is usually quite attractive to others. At the same time, Champions have outstanding intuitive powers and can tell what is going on inside of others, reading hidden emotions and giving special significance to words or actions. In fact, Champions are constantly scanning the social environment, and no intriguing character or silent motive is likely to escape their attention. Far more than the other Idealists, Champions are keen and probing observers of the people around them, and are capable of intense concentration on another individual. Their attention is rarely passive or casual. On the contrary, Champions tend to be extra sensitive and alert, always ready for emergencies, always on the lookout for what's possible.

Champions are good with people and usually have a wide range of personal relationships. They are warm and full of energy with their friends. They are likable and at ease with colleagues, and handle their employees or students with great skill. They are good in public and on the telephone, and are so spontaneous and dramatic that others love to be in their company. Champions are positive, exuberant people, and often their confidence in the goodness of life and of human nature makes good things happen.

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Wow. I want to say that I think all of those things about myself, but I think that is cutting out an aweful lot of the crap. Ha. And a champion! Not so all of the time.
Hope you all enjoy. My next post will be more interesting. For now, I am appeasing demands..
I would love to hear what some of you think about this test.

1 comment:

shopsmart said...

Your Type is
ENTJ
Extraverted Intuitive Thinking Judging

Famous people of your particular type
Benny Goodman
General Norman Schwarzkopf
Harrison Ford
Steve Martin
Whoopi Goldberg
Sigourney Weaver
Margaret Thatcher
Al Gore
Lamar Alexander
Les Aspen
Candace Bergen
Dave Letterman
Newt Gingrich
Patrick Stewart
Robert James Waller
Jim Carrey
Steve Jobs
Penn Jillette

......some promising results here.

It also said that I would make a good Engineer....well at least that was right. =) By the way, I scored a 1 on Extrovert so I doubt that really counts.

About the test....I remember in psych class my teacher made fun of Jungian Therapists. I take it that the Jung Test is related to them....?

Oh, and thanks for changing the font size.