This past weekend I was talking with my mom about life (at the beach where all “life” conversations occur) and she told me I need to learn to be a bit more flexible. I’m sorry what? I can’t touch my toes, but personality wise I’m so easy going…..
When I started to defend myself about what a “relaxed” and “cool as a cucumber” person I am, I had the
life altering shocking realization I am not. Probably just shocking to me. But still. I started describing myself and I realized that maybe I’m not totally as laid-back as I claim to be. So wait… what else don’t I know about myself?? It’s no secret I like taking quizzes. I would even go as far to say I like tests (of the multiple choice variety). So I figured, why not take a personality quiz. You know, where you get the results and it’s actually just a jumble of letters as an acronym that describes all your personal intricacies. And then I have to use a key to figure out what the acronym means, and then a dictionary to figure out what said personality traits actually mean.
So to get to the point of the post (do I ever really have a point?), I am linking up with Sara from Lake Shore Runner for her Tried it Tuesday and OlivesnWine for Treat Yourself Tuesday to share with the world (LOL JK just the 10 of you who read my blog) what the internet (so we know it’s accurate) says about my personality.
You can find the test HERE. It really only took me about 10 minutes to complete which is a totally acceptable amount of time to procrastinate in the morning during the time of “getting to work” and actually “sitting down to do work”.
So what did my test say… I’m a Logistician (ISTJ-T)….. like I said… I needed to look a few things up.
Logistician: Obviously I googled this because 1. I didn’t know it was a real profession and 2. I had no idea what they do.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says logisticians “analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.” Again, I had no idea this was a “thing” but if I did, it might have been a career I pursued. KIDDING I LOVE HEALTHCARE!
Now onto my weird acronym… ISTJ-T
Introverted 31%: I am more introverted than extroverted. Kinda makes sense to me since I’m an only child in a very small family. Introverts are said to “prefer solitary activities (running hai) and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (sound, sight, smell) in general”. This shocks me zero percent.
Observant 78%: I am more observant than I am intuitive. Observants are described as “highly practical, pragmatic, and down-to-earth. They tend to have strong habits and focus on what is happening or what has already happened”. Again, I felt like this little quiz wizard knew me. I love schedules. I love order. And I love rituals. Probably why I like planners and training plans.
Thinking 1%: This was a close one. Thinking vs. Feeling. I definitely know myself to be a deep thinker (math/science love) but I also have a hard time deciding whether I should listen to my head or my heart in a lot of situations. Especially personal ones. Thinking types are described as “less empathetic and more competitive”. Yep. Okay. I see why I leaned to the 1%.
Judging 86%: Well then. Compared to prospecting types, I am far more “judging”, meaning I do not improvise well, and tend to be rather inflexible (Mom this one’s for you…). Yikes… maybe I should try to be more prospecting (more flexible, relaxed, nonconformist who likes to keep their options open…) Hmmm I didn’t think I was THAT bad…
Turbulent 64%: Opposed to assertive, “turbulent individuals are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and to be success-driven, perfectionistic and eager to improve”. I’m 100% self-conscious, especially when it comes to my professional life, I find myself attempting to be a perfectionist. Maybe that’s what makes me pretty decent at my job, but I can also understand why this may not be one of the best characteristics to have. It absolutely feeds into my competitive drive, but I can often feel compelled to be in charge especially in aspects of life (work/personal) where I feel like I am being judged.
Of all the characteristics determined through my 10 minute online quiz, “turbulent” caused me the most self reflection. I think the quiz is an interesting concept, and I definitely recommend giving the quiz a try. I’m not saying it will cure all your personal struggles/conflicts, but I think some character attributes were more prominent than I expected/realized.
I’m linking up with Amanda this week to share this post for Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
Have you ever taken a personality test?
If you have, what acronym did you receive?
Do you think you have a pretty good idea of how others perceive you?