Life,  Other

Personality Profiles

     I’ve always liked doing personality tests
every now and then, as a bit of fun, but I’m never really sure about how
accurate they are. Some claim to be very thorough and exact; others are just
silly quizzes to tell you which TV character you’re most like. I’m usually
pretty sceptical about a test’s ability to accurately explain my personality – especially
to reduce it to one of only a few categories – but these more in-depth ones are
surprisingly accurate, I think. I found it pretty interesting, so I’m sharing
some of my results, both serious and light-hearted ones.
     First up, here are some of the more
serious, in-depth tests:
Jung/Briggs Meyer test – INFJ: Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling,
– INFJs are complex in character. They are idealists, but also “doers”, and
this rare combination often leads them to taking disproportionate amount of
responsibility. They are concerned about relationships, with individuals and
the larger state of humanity. INFJs can only be emotionally intimate with a
chosen few long-term friends and family. They will court the demands made on
them by others, but at times will suddenly withdraw to themselves.  They may have the clearest insight into
others’ motivations, for good and evil, but this empathy can cause discomfort
in stressful situations. Inner conflicts are common and they can find it
difficult to articulate deep feelings. Self-expression comes easiest in
writing, and academically they tend to gravitate towards liberal arts. INFJs
have deep convictions about weightier matters of life, and those who are activist
are there for the cause, not glory or power. They are champions of the
oppressed and ‘poetic justice’ appeals to them. INFJs are suspicious about
others motives, and not easily fooled. They have a knack for languages and
communication, and there nonverbal sensitivity allows them to know other
intimately. Writing, counselling, public service and even politics are common
career areas.
Four Temperaments Test – Melancholic
– Melancholic temperaments are fundamentally introverted and thoughtful, but
are often perceived as getting unnecessarily worried about things. They can be
highly creative, and often become preoccupied with tragedy in the world. They
are often perfectionists, self-reliant and independent, but can get so involved
in activities that they forget to think of others.
Enneagram Test – Type 6, The Loyalist
– The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are
reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent “troubleshooters,”
they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive,
evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be
cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically
have problems with self-doubt and suspicion.
And here are
some more light-hearted ones, mostly silly character comparison. For the
Sorting Quiz, I think Pottermore’s is the most reliable, as the answer options
aren’t obviously geared to each house, so you can’t force yourself into your
preferred option. The others are all from Zimbio, for similar reasons of being
less obvious in their answers. They have loads of these, but I only did the
ones of shows etc. that I watch, or am at least vaguely familiar with.

Hogwarts House – Gryffindor
Harry Potter – Luna Lovegood
Disney  princess
– Belle
Disney villain – Evil Queen (from Snow White)
Disney sidekick – Sebastian
Disney prince (best suited for) – Aladdin
Toy Story – Jessie
Game of Thrones – Tyrion Lannister
Pretty Little Liars – Aria
Star Wars – Padmé Amidala
Tolkien magical creature – Elf
The Hunger Games – Katniss
Once Upon A Time – Snow White
Glee – Rachel
The Big Bang Theory – Sheldon
How I Met Your Mother – Lily
X-Men – Jean Grey
The Avengers – Hulk
Downton Abbey – Lady Edith
New Girl – Cece
Clueless – Tai
Mean Girls – Cady
The Muppets – Kermit
Revenge – Jack
Arrow – Felicity
Johnny Depp character – Willy Wonka

     So, what do you think all of this says
about me? What would you expect me to be like? Do you think personality tests
are accurate? What do they say about you?