Saturday, May 17, 2003

After doing Test the Nation, I started exploring the Web (again) to look at online tests. The set I focussed on this time was the Myers-Briggs typology tests - (based on Jungian principles) - and started off with a test which said I was INFJ, so I joined a mailing list for those types...then I took another couple of tests, and it changed to INFP, then INTP, and so on. [If you don't get the jargon, do the research...]

I am consistently Introverted, and iNtuitive on these tests, but they seem undecided about my Thinking/Feeling split, and the Perceiving/Judging split. Julie came across this great page for XD38 types which rings certain bells, although she insists it is even more like Keili...

If you have found your way to my blog, and have read this far, I would guess that this might describe you quite well:

"You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself. While you have some personality weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them. You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage. Disciplined and self-controlled on the outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure on the inside. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. You also pride yourself as an independent thinker; and do not accept others' statements without satisfactory proof. But you have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. At times you are extroverted, affable, and sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, and reserved. Some of your aspirations tend to be rather unrealistic."

you can find this text, and a good discussion of this sort of stuff in The Skeptics Dictionary - for the above text you should check out the 'Forer Effect' before you start believing more than is good for you. Oh the wonders of self-deception.....

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