Monday, November 24, 2008

INTJ

I love personality tests! Since high school, I've been reading about them in psychology books. My favorite is the Jung Typology Test. There are several web sites that give elaborate descriptions of each type. But of course, you'll have to start with the test and I've found a harder one and an easier one. The harder one has 72 questions, which are easy to answer if you know yourself. The test can be found at HumanMetrics.

But if you'd rather take the easier route, you just have to choose from two attitudes/functions/lifestyles. There are four pairs, so you'll make four choices. Take the test here (courtesy of Ivan Girl)

As for me, these two tests always result with INTJ (Introversion, iNtuition, Thinking, Judging), which they refer to as, take note, "Masterminds." The descriptions are pretty accurate (in my case).
"Masterminds are introspective, pragmatic, directive, and attentive. They tend to be capable leaders, skilled in contingency planning and entailment organizing, which are directive activities that tell the planner what activities to do and in what order to do them. Despite their leadership capabilities, Masterminds prefer to stay in the background until others demonstrate ineffective leadership. However, once in a position of power, Masterminds are known for their efficiency and willingness to adopt useful ideas.
Masterminds are strong willed, self confident, and decisive. They are also highly theoretical and the most open-minded of the 16 role variants. Before Masterminds adopt a theoretical notion, they insist on researching all the available data and checking the idea against reality. Masterminds are suspicious of theories based on poor research and will discard ideas that cannot be effectively implemented.
Masterminds are highly pragmatic, and they will put forth a great deal of time and effort to implement effective ideas. They are driven to solve complex problems and to create organized, decided, and executed solutions. Masterminds tend to make positive statements instead of negative ones, focusing on how to make the organization more efficient in the future rather than dwelling on past mistakes."

=) What's your personality type?


More about INTJs here:
Wikipedia
Keirsey.com
Independent Thinker

2 comments:

  1. i too enjoy doing it. because most of the time, it tells you who you are and who you can be.

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  2. "...and who you can be"

    exactly.

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