Personality Tests

What better way to get to know someone than through the results of their personality tests?!  So here is me in 5 different personality profiles. BEST

16 PERSONALITY TYPE

Based on the Myers-Brigg test but has assigned a “type” to the results. I turned out to be a ESTJ (Extroverted Observant Thinking Judge) which is known on this particular test as “The Executive”.  The part that seemed to fit me the best was the strengths and weaknesses.

Strengths: Dedicated, Strong-willed, Direct & Honest, Loyal, Patient and Reliable, Enjoy Creating Order & Excellent Organizer

Weakness:  Inflexible and Stubborn, Uncomfortable with Unconventional Situations, Judgemental, Too Focused on Social Status, Difficult to Relax, Difficulty Expressing Emotion.

DISC 

is not based on Myers-Brigg at all.  You answer a series of questions selecting what traits you see most in yourself and which you do not see in yourself.  After some calculations, you get your personality type.  The D stands for Dominance, I for Influence, S for Stability, C for Consciousness.    I arrived at a primary D with a secondary I.  Again pretty darn spot on!  You can take an abbreviated version of the test here.

“A profile of this type represents a highly assertive person, capable of both direct, dynamic action or charming sociability as a situation demands. In combination, these factors describe a person with clear goals in life with the determination and commitment to achieve them. This style of person will seek to maintain a position of dominance, both in terms of personal authority and control, but also in a social sense – they like to feel that they are not only respected by those working with them, but also genuinely liked.”

5 LANGUAGES OF LOVE

So this is actually a book that I was assigned to read (I haven’t read it quite yet but I would assume that knowing your love language to start with would be helpful).  Basically it is centered on how you interpret love.

My results in order are: Quality Time, Acts of Service tied with Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, and Receiving Gifts.  This honestly doesn’t really surprise me for several reasons but mostly because I believe that actions matter. People can easily say anything or buy you all the gifts in the world, but if they do not put effort into spending time with you for me personally, it’s hard to believe they care.

Strengthsfinder 2.0

This one is a little different because it isn’t a personality test.  As the name says, it is about your strengths but doesn’t really go into your weaknesses. After you take the quiz your results list in order your top 5 strengths. While not all of these immediately scream “Ashley”, I will say overall (whether I outwardly show it or not) these all fit me pretty well (definitely in my personal life, maybe more mixed results in my professional life).

  1. Context – People who are especially talented in the Context theme enjoy thinking about the past. They understand the present by researching its history.
  2. Relator – People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
  3. Leaner – People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
  4. Positivity – People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.
  5. Ideation – People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena

ASTROLOGY – LEO PROFILE

So I get it, there is no scientific data backing this one up, but I can say that at times I feel like the Leo profile matches up pretty darn well for me.  According to Astrology-Insight.com, “Leo is a generous,the kind of person that would give you the shirt off of their back. Always has a smile, this warmhearted individual will be the first to boast your spirits when you are feeling down. Very charming with a flamboyant personality which tends to draw in those around them. They tend to be diligent and hardworking. Their desire to play hard as will as great emphasis placed on the pleasures of life qualifies them as excellent companions.Some negatives:Being flamboyant and exuberant, Leos may tend to withdraw when their position of power is challenged. They can be highly opinionated therefore appear overly pompous.”

So the interesting thing is how much each of these overlap, and how completely different they are at times.  Not sure how much stock you can put into any one or the combination of any of them, but it makes for some introspection on how to capitalize on the positive qualities and a minimize the effects of the negative qualities or weaknesses.

Have you taken any of these?  What were your results? Were they accurate?

Random Musings #anything Goes

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2 comments on “Personality Tests

  1. I haven’t taken any of those but I would like to. I just may have to do that. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #Alittlebitofeverything! Have a great night!

    • Thanks for stopping by Stacey! I love personality tests. They are all kind of fun to see how close they match you. Also it’s a great way to get clarity on your strengths and weaknesses.

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