So I’m bored and I took an online personality test. Although it’s kind of long and the questions are pretty dry, this one makes some bold predictions at the end of the questioning, and I appreciate that. It also has a strange streak of subjectivity, biased wording, and unrational thinking--things not typically found in a test like this. Usually everything is put mildly with an equal number of positives and negatives. You could be a child molestor and it would put something like "young at heart."
Anyway, according to this thing, I'm:
"messy, outgoing, open, self revealing, ambivalent about chaos, unpredictable, not good at saving money, social, likes large parties, likes to stand out, risk taker, quick to make friends, does not like to be alone, rash, fame seeking, sarcastic, craves attention, social chameleon, low self control, food lover, not rule conscious, weird, assertive, not a perfectionist, anti-authority, thrill seeker, vain, likes to fit in, reckless, emotionally sensitive, leisurely, [and] trusting."
For the most part, it's disturbingly right on. But, honestly, there are really only like four different traits there. Outgoing, open, social, likes large parties, does not like to be alone--I get the point already. Also, there are a couple traits that make no sense whatsoever, and, frankly, sound pretty darn unscientific. I mean, how do you find out if someone is sarcastic or a "food lover" or not based on questions like "On a scale from 1-5, How vain are you?" or "Do you like things to be unchanging or not?" And "weird"? What a pinpoint descriptive word. I'm guessing they just equated that with "artistic". They do usually go hand-in-hand.
Here are a bunch of stats:
Work ethic 63%
Self absorbed 76%
Conflict seeking 56%
Need to dominate 83%
Change averse 36%
Peter pan complex 23%
Physical security 83%
Physical fitness 64%
Female cliche 36%
Underneath all this is a result box of that's more a lecture than anything else:
“Stability results were moderately low which suggests you are worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.
Orderliness results were moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.
Extraversion results were very high which suggests you are overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense too often of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.”
Yeah, fuck you too, personality test.
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