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What Type of Person are You?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by NightWalker, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    Have a go at this personality test. Takes about 15 minutes.

    http://www.keirsey.com/sorter/register.aspx

    You get the results at the end, no need to enter a real email address.
    My result seems to fit pretty well. Some of it is a little off, overall not bad though.

    My personality type is the Guardian.

    All Guardians share the following core characteristics:

    * Guardians pride themselves on being dependable, helpful, and hard-working.
    * Guardians are concerned citizens who trust authority, join groups, seek security, prize
    gratitude, and dream of meting out justice.
    * Guardians tend to be dutiful, cautious, humble, and focused on credentials and traditions.
    * Guardians make loyal mates, responsible parents, and stabilizing leaders.


    Guardians are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.

    Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly -- they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.

    Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.

    Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population, and a good thing, because they usually end up doing all the indispensable but thankless jobs everyone else takes for granted.
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    I guess I'm a Guardian too:

    Custom Keirsey Temperament Report for: Ken
    Your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the

    All Guardians (SJs) share the following core characteristics:
    Guardians pride themselves on being dependable, helpful, and hard-working.
    Guardians are concerned citizens who trust authority, join groups, seek security, prize
    gratitude, and dream of meting out justice.
    Guardians tend to be dutiful, cautious, humble, and focused on credentials and traditions.
    Guardians make loyal mates, responsible parents, and stabilizing leaders.

    Guardians are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.
    Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly -- they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.
    Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.
    Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population.
     
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  3. Theprof

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    I am Artisan based on the test. It's actually pretty close description although not everything is 100% correct.

    * Artisans pride themselves on being unconventional, bold, and spontaneous.
    * Artisans are excitable, trust their impulses, want to make a splash, seek stimulation,
    prize freedom, and dream of mastering action skills.
    * Artisans tend to be fun-loving, optimistic, realistic, and focused on the here and now
    * Artisans make playful mates, creative parents, and troubleshooting leaders.


    Artisans are the temperament with a natural ability to excel in any of the arts, not only the fine arts such as painting and sculpting, or the performing arts such as music, theater, and dance, but also the athletic, military, political, mechanical, and industrial arts, as well as the "art of the deal" in business.

    Artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands. They seem right at home with tools, instruments, and vehicles of all kinds, and their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to go, and as quickly as possible. Thus Artisans will strike off boldly down roads that others might consider risky or impossible, doing whatever it takes, rules or no rules, to accomplish their goals. This devil-may-care attitude also gives the Artisans a winning way with people, and they are often irresistibly charming with family, friends, and co-workers.

    Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow never comes.

    There are many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I'm an idealist, based on the test. I don't think it's right out of the ball park, either.

     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    I am a guardian too, although I took one of these about 10 years ago and it said I was a realist. Maybe I have changed :D
     
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  6. MLP

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    The test said I'm a Rational:

    Custom Keirsey Temperament Report for: Maria
    Your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the

    All Rationals (NTs) share the following core characteristics:

    * Rationals pride themselves on being ingenious, independent, and strong willed.
    * Rationals are even-tempered, they trust logic, yearn for achievement, seek knowledge,
    prize technology, and dream of understanding how the world works.
    * Rationals tend to be pragmatic, skeptical, self-contained, and focused on problem-solving
    and systems analysis.
    * Rationals make reasonable mates, individualizing parents, and strategic leaders.


    Rationals are the problem solving temperament, particularly if the problem has to do with the many complex systems that make up the world around us. Rationals might tackle problems in organic systems such as plants and animals, or in mechanical systems such as railroads and computers, or in social systems such as families and companies and governments. But whatever systems fire their curiosity, Rationals will analyze them to understand how they work, so they can figure out how to make them work better.

    In working with problems, Rationals try to find solutions that have application in the real world, but they are even more interested in the abstract concepts involved, the fundamental principles or natural laws that underlie the particular case. And they are completely pragmatic about their ways and means of achieving their ends. Rationals don't care about being politically correct. They are interested in the most efficient solutions possible, and will listen to anyone who has something useful to teach them, while disregarding any authority or customary procedure that wastes time and resources.

    Rationals have an insatiable hunger to accomplish their goals and will work tirelessly on any project they have set their mind to. They are rigorously logical and fiercely independent in their thinking -- are indeed skeptical of all ideas, even their own -- and they believe they can overcome any obstacle with their will power. Often they are seen as cold and distant, but this is really the absorbed concentration they give to whatever problem they're working on. Whether designing a skyscraper or an experiment, developing a theory or a prototype technology, building an aircraft, a corporation, or a strategic alliance, Rationals value intelligence, in themselves and others, and they pride themselves on the ingenuity they bring to their problem solving.

    Rationals are very scarce, comprising as little as 7 to 10 percent of the population. But because of their drive to unlock the secrets of nature, and to develop new technologies, they have done much to shape our world.
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    You have to register and give them your email address to take this thing? :blink

    I remember a more primitive version of the Keirsey sorter was part of my masters program in Counseling that I took back in the '80s. Interesting to see that it's still around and that it has been further developed. It would also be interesting to see how well the results actually map to the test taker's behavior (since behavior is the only way you can "see" an individual's personality).
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Apparently I've changed but the test hasn't. The questions (as I remember them) are the same ones I became familiar with in school over 20 years ago. The labels (Guardians, etc...) have changed but if you look at the four-letter representations for personalities underneath, those haven't changed.

    This says I'm a "Guardian" and the four options beneath are Provider (ESFJ) | Protector (ISFJ) | Supervisor (ESTJ) | Inspector (ISTJ). I *used* to be an IMFJ, so I'd imagine my current answers shifted from the M to S part of the scale, while the other attributes (I for Introvert, F for Feeling, and J for Judgment) have stayed the same. I can't quite recall what the M/S means. I/E and F/T should be obvious and the last letter basically represents whether you need to have closure on a decision or prefer to keep your options open.

    Keep in mind, 71 questions or so in a personality inventory won't be particularly accurate. It's pretty easy to spot what the questions are really probing for. Usually, it takes a battery of personality tests, each comprised of hundreds of questions, to even begin to provide an accurate result...that's assuming you have any sort of faith in standardized tests to begin with. :wink:
     
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  9. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    oh this looks like fun, I think I will check it out tommrow.
     
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  10. newkoba

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    apparently i am a guardian.
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Another Guardian here.
     
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  12. Luddym

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    Rational here.
     
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  13. Armchair Pimp

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    Idealist...

    ..right.. back to my Mills and Boon..
     
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  14. GrumbleDook

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    I've done too many of these to really be able to do them honestly.

    I was able to be reproduce answers to get all 4 with no real difficulty.

    From my last evaulation (3000+ questions over 5 tests) I tended to come out as a Provider (ESFJ), but had to be able to swap to Champion, Composer and Mastermind when required. This was a few years back now though ... and using self-eval methods I would say that I tend towards Promoter now (ESTP)
     
  15. twizzle

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    I'm a Tree!
     
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  16. wizard

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    Ooooo goody, I'm a dog with a full bladder :twisted:
     
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  17. vgarg

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    Im a Rational 8)

    Most of it is very accurate aswell :eek:
     
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  18. JoshC

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    an idealist for me
     

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