February 27, 2007

Personality Test

On one of the forums I visit someone posted a link to one of the many automated tests:

Jung Typology Test

This sorts you by 16 personality types. I'm an ISTP -- a Crafter Artisan. As usual, it teases you with a description and offers to sell a book or two for more info.

They linked to a description:

"ISTPs ... good at logical analysis... strong powers of reasoning... not interested in theories or concepts... take things apart and see the way they work."

That pretty well nails me. There's the adage: "If it isn't broke, don't fix it!" With the ISTP counter, "If it isn't broke, take it apart and find out why."

"... attracted to motorcycles... usually fearless... independent... do not believe in or follow rules and regulations...."

Thumper! And it is not fearlessness, it is accepting that while you can be hurt ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I've blogged long ago that engineers design to the rules while technicians break rules to make things work.

"They are not people to sit behind a desk all day and do long-range planning. Adaptable and spontaneous, they respond to what is immediately before them. They usually have strong technical skills"

I pity they that live in their 36 square foot cube. I roam 150 square miles.

"...excellent in a crisis situations." Correct. "They're usually good athletes, and have very good hand-eye coordination. They are good at following through with a project, and tying up loose ends."

ALL WRONG! I dodged sports in school and you can ask Wendy about me and my finishing of projects.

"happiest when they are centered in action-oriented tasks which require detailed logical analysis and technical skill. They take pride in their ability to take the next correct step."

In my career I've only hit one trouble I could not fixed (or show it was not my trouble.)

Posted by Paladin at February 27, 2007 11:30 PM

My type is ENFJ.
Slightly extroverted.
Slightly Intuitive.
Moderately express feelings.
Slightly judgemental.

Posted by: Wingo at March 1, 2007 06:01 PM


Portrait of an ENFJ - The Giver:

"ENFJs are people-focused individuals. They live in the world of people possibilities. More so than any other type, they have excellent people skills. They understand and care about people, and have a special talent for bringing out the best in others. ENFJ's main interest in life is giving love, support, and a good time to other people. They are focused on understanding, supporting, and encouraging others. They make things happen for people, and get their best personal satisfaction from this."

Nailed you pretty good.

Posted by: Paladin at March 1, 2007 06:47 PM