Nobody from Hollywood has approached me about a movie-deal for the story of my life. EVER.
Some day I'll update this section of AngryPets with a bit of info, but I imagine just as many people would read said info as HAVE watched the movie of my life's story. So, until then, I've got a few thoughts/snippets below about some personality tests I've taken.
Normally I think personality tests are all rubbish. That being said, the Jungian Personality test is one of the coolest I've taken (and asked some VERY interesting questions). I also like the results (since I came back as a 'MasterMind'). But, to be fair, I really think that some of the summaries of INTJ's accurately describe my personality quite well. Additionally, my best bud Carson, took the test. He and I are basically twins separated at birth (I know, a scary thought to those who know me pretty well...). He, interestingly enough, took the test and came out as an INTJ as well.
The other test is something I took at work. It's not designed to stroke your ego (I don't think Jungian tests are either, but some of the descriptions of personality types seemed to wax a tiny-bit horoscopic at times), but help you figure out where your themes are (i.e. what 'strengths' you gravitate toward), so that you can compensate for them (and use them to their fullest). I was intrigued with the results because they NAILED me in terms of strengths. The notion of me collecting and storing info, and being intrigued by how learning takes place, is so spot-on that it made me appreciate the kind of effort and tuning that must go into creating the tests used by the Gallup Organization.
jungian personality type
As it turns out, I'm an INTJ (Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging). What's cool is that the 'shorthand' term for INTJ is 'MASTERMIND.' I really like that. Here's a description of INTJ that makes me think I'm cool, along with another description that convinces me that I'm a veritable gift to humanity. (Those that know me know that I take immense joy at the prospect of being called a MasterMind -- mostly because I've long known that some people perceive me as arrogant, so I've made it a habit of playing off of that perception with a healthy dose of sarcasm/self-aggrandization that has a strange twist of self-deluded-truth to it).
But seriously, go take the test yourself, your results will be much more intriguing to you than listening to me boast about how great I am (there'll always be time for that).
gallup organization strengths
Here's a list of my major 'Themes' based on the popular 'Know Your Strengths' concept promoted by the Gallup Organization.
I N P U T
People strong in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
L E A R N E R
People strong in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
F O C U S
People strong in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.
R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y
People strong in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.
I N T E L L E C T I O N
People strong in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
If you want a quick read, check out the book: Now Discover Your Strengths. It's put out by the Gallup Organization, and covers brain development in some intriguing ways. It also has key codes/etc. that will let you take a pretty comprehensive test that will tell you which 'pathways' your brain has chosen for development. (It's a quick little read that can give you a few things to think about at the least.)