Friday, February 11, 2005

There's hope for me yet...

Either I'm a half-assed failure in the computer field I fell into as a way to pay the rent (no concern there), or there is hope for me yet.

I am nerdier than 35% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Apparently, the folks who did the nerd test will soon have a personality test, but if you can't wait, take the Keirsey Sorter/Jung Typology Test now. If you like, you can take the full-fledged Keirsey Sorter Test, but they'll give you the first characteristic out of four, and charge you for the rest.

Please Understand Me is a good book to read for more on Keirsey personality types, and the book includes the test you can take yourself, or administer to others.

I don't think anyone should take these things too seriously. They're just discussion openers--at least I hope I'm not that screwed up ;-)

Just in case you're wondering how screwed up I really am, I have consistently turned out as an INFP (Healer Idealist) whenever I've taken the test. Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Albert Schweitzer, Shakespeare, Fred Rogers, and (yeah baby) Neil Diamond are all examples of Healer Idealists.

Healer Idealists are abstract in thought and speech, cooperative in striving for their ends, and informative and introverted in their interpersonal relations. Healers present a seemingly tranquil, and noticeably pleasant face to the world, and though to all appearances they might seem reserved, and even shy, on the inside they are anything but reserved, having a capacity for caring not always found in other types. They care deeply-indeed, passionately-about a few special persons or a favorite cause, and their fervent aim is to bring peace and integrity to their loved ones and the world.

Deeply committed to the positive and the good, yet taught to believe there is evil in them, Healers can come to develop a certain fascination with the problem of good and evil, sacred and profane. Healers are drawn toward purity, but can become engrossed with the profane, continuously on the lookout for the wickedness that lurks within them.


Blogger mikeyblue said...

Those are some excellent personality tests! Man I haven't heard about them since highschool though... I'll have to go check em out again. I think I tested as an ENFJ before? I can't rememeber.

Awesome thing to check out for anyone trying to understand themselves and/or other people better and interpersonal relationships.


2:26 PM  
Blogger Schroeder said...

I'd be interested in knowing what experience other people may have had with the Keirsey test. Did you think it was accurate? Did the test have any emotional impact on you? Did you do anything different with your life after you took the test?

4:46 PM  

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