Monday, July 25, 2011

Personality Tests

Don't personality tests crack you up?  Are they ever accurate?

I, particularly, would love to take that Red, Yellow, White, Blue Color Code test.  Alas, I am not willing to pay.

My friend, Jeff, inspired me to take the RHETI sampler.

Results?  Well, I scored just one point separate on these two and they were well ahead of the rest of the herd.

Type Two
The Helper

The caring, interpersonal type. Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their Best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others.  
Basic Fear: Of being unwanted, unworthy of being loved 
Basic Desire: To feel loved

Type Six
The Loyalist

The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent "troubleshooters," they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.  
Basic Fear: Of being without support and guidance 
Basic Desire: To have security and support

Any accuracies at all here, in your opinions?

What are you?


Janae said...

I love personality tests. I think they're fun to take. Mostly I appreciate the way they articulate things about me that I have trouble explaining.

The Color Code is definitely my favorite. It has changed my understanding and appreciation of certain people, because it helps me understand why they do certain things. It also helps me understand myself better, and why I do the things I do. (I am over 75% blue, by the way.)

I also like the Myers-Briggs personality test (where I am an ISFJ).


Janae said...

ALSO! You can take the Color Code for free online, but it won't tell you anything beyond your primary color.

Or, if you sign up for LDSMingle, also free, you can take the test and get very thorough explanations and complete results (then you can delete your profile). Don't ask me how I know this.

Jenny said...

Ok, you intrigued me and I took it. I'm The Helper, The Peacemaker, and "The Investigator?" I think that last one was off. My mother-in-law does the color coded test every year in her Sunday School class for fun...we have it around here somewhere...personality tests are just fun.

Miss Megan said...

I might have to try this personality test later tonight... I love these kinds of things!

My hairstylist has a book that tells you about your personality based on the number and month of your birthday. Mine is pretty accurate!

Mena said...

Seems correct about you to me! I got a tie between types 2 and 9. Thanks for the new fun game! :)

Type Nine
The Peacemaker
The easy-going, self-effacing type. Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually grounded, supportive, and often creative, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent and emotionally distant, simplifying problems and ignoring anything upsetting. They typically have problems with inertia and stubbornness. At their Best: indomitable and all- embracing, they are able to bring people together and heal conflicts.