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Monday, 22 January 2007

Personality Tests

Over at Live Journal, there's a bit of a craze for the funstuff to be found at http://www.blogthings.com/ I've just wasted half an hour there doing personality tests:-)

I'm afraid I am a personality test junkie - have been ever since I was eleven. Using a Myers-Briggs type of test I did my undergraduate dissertation on Personality Type and Religious Preference (religion was my major). It was fascinating! I studied groups of Christians (mainly Anglicans) Tibetan Buddhists, Pagans and serious Iyengar Yoga practitioners.

Now, you don't expect to be able to draw conclusions from undergraduate research, but the results of my study were amazing. The Christians came out almost diametrically opposite those who favoured what for want of a better expression we might call "alternative" religions. The average Christian subject was ESFJ while all the other three groups turned up averages of INFP. The huge divide was on the P/J scale. The Christians were predominantly J: the Alternatives almost universally P. The answers to the questionnaire were very telling - Christians like Christianity because it answered all their questions. The Alternatives liked their chosen paths because they left the gate open for choice in beliefs and practices. Typical Sensate / Judging as opposed to Intuitive / Perceiving answers.

Interestingly, almost all writers are NFs of one kind or another, despite the fact that all the Intuitive Feeling Types (ENFJ, ENFP, INFJ, INFP) added together make up only about 12.5% of the general population. I'm INFJ and here's the result of the quick quiz I did over at http://www.blogthings.com/ While hardly a full Myers-Briggs, it does seem surprisingly accurate:
Your Personality Cluster is Introverted Intuition
You are:
Multilayered and complex. Inspired and driven to achieve your goals. A visionary with a complete life plan. Intuitive enough to understand difficult problems, ideas, and people.

Go and give it a try. But be sure you've got at least half an hour to spare as it will suck you into doing test after test after test - if you're a PT tragic like me!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

fyi:
www.INFJ.com

Imagine me said...

Maybe after Clarion, Satima. This week's story finished (or perhaps I should say completed. Next week's about to be started.

Satima Flavell said...

That's a super site of Vicki's! I shall dip into it again and again, I'm sure. http://www.infj.com/

Patty said...

Actually, Satima, they called me Introvert Thinking and I don't think that's wrong (especially seeing the boy/girl thing ;-) )

Satima Flavell said...

Yeah, I'd've picked you for an INTJ, Patty. Not that I'm any bloody expert:-)

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