Friday, April 17, 2009

How To Find Yourself Without A Number 2 Pencil

After reading Kirsty's post about being 'left brained' or 'right brained' I may or may not have gone a little nutso on the online personality tests.

Okay, I totally did...but it's okay-apparently, the compulsion to complete these tests is just another part of my personality. According to Myers-Briggs I am an INFJ-which seems to mean that I will seek out a deeper understanding of myself and others (through online Myers-Briggs tests?).

It was in the spirit of further understanding myself (and boredom) that I went ahead and did Kirsty's are you left or right brained quiz which revealed that I am nearly 50/50 with a slight emphasis on being right brained---though I must admit I've taken right/left brained tests before and ended up with a slight emphasis on being left brained. Pondering if this makes me no brained (or at the very least indecisively brained) I read a very simple table about right/left brain dominance characteristics, and have decided that I self-identify as a whole-brainer...meaning I have no idea, because I do things from both sides of the chart!

If you want to take a super long, detail oriented test that will suck half your afternoon away but give you some interesting feedback (as well as compare you with the population who has taken the test previously) you can go here to take the IPIP-NEO.

The Big Five test is a fun, quick sliding scale personality test which-as an extra super bonus-allows you to judge analyze a friend or family member at the same time so that you can compare! Ooooh. Aaaaaaah.

I'll admit some tests I took just for funsies. For instance, I didn't need this test or this test to tell me that I'm an "extreme libertarian"-but since I love politics and personality tests, I went ahead and took it anyway. [Didn't know I am libertarian? Hope I didn't scare anyone away.] I had a great time doing personality tests under the guise of 'understanding myself', and it was a fun way to pass the time while I was up at night being a pregnant insomniac. After all of that ultra informative testing there remains only one question left unanswered...

What part of my brain or aspect of my personality is responsible for my uncontrollable compulsion to change blog designs more often than some people change bedsheets?

The world may never know.

3 comments:

Suzie said...

I am totally hooked on FB tests apparently I am going to die by stabbing and the Star Treck race I am most like is Q. Maybe I should get a hobby

Mrs. M said...

Like changing your blog design 6,000 times? LoL [I don't recommend that, it makes you seem crazy]I love the FB tests too!

Muthering Heights said...

I always have such a hard time with those tests...I would answer the questions one way some days, and differently on others!