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Personality Tests... - Alex Sirkman
August 25th, 2009
12:40 pm


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Personality Tests...
So, I was invited to take a Myers-Briggs test on Facebook, which I had already taken... I looked at my results again, and thought to myself, "this doesn't seem too accurate".

So I took three more tests. And my results... confuse me.

ESTJ - Facebook

INFJ - HumanMetrics (All "slight" preferences, apparently, except for "moderate" feeling")

Strength of the preferences %
Introverted 22 Intuitive 12 Feeling 38 Judging 11

ENFP - Personality Test Center

And finally...

ES(T/F)P - SimilarMinds

With the following proportions:
Extroverted (E) 66.67% Introverted (I) 33.33%
Sensing (S) 54.17% Intuitive (N) 45.83%
Thinking (T) 50% Feeling (F) 50%
Perceiving (P) 58.33% Judging (J) 41.67%

So... what the hell? Am I doing something wrong with these? How can I ever hope to understand myself if I don't get consistent results on free internet personality tests?

Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Prince Caspian - Phish

(7 comments | Leave a comment)

Date:August 25th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Because your results arent strong. Theyre all borderline, so theyre going to shift.

My results arent even *close* to borderline, so I get consistent results.

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Date:August 25th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
You are blowing my mind. Are you telling me that I cannot believe everything I find from the internet!?!
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Date:August 25th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Myers-Briggs is complete and total bullshit. Really.
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Date:August 26th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm curious why you think so.
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Date:August 25th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Myers-Briggs! Your scores can change depending on your mood in most Myers-Briggs tests. It's more accurate than random, but hardly actually useful.

ENFP seems most likely to me, though.
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Date:August 26th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Taking the same test again and again so quickly while knowing the results each time, you bias your answers each time.
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Date:August 26th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Conceivable... but the three tests I took were each different, the first two made of binary decisions, and the third choosing where I fall between two juxtaposed qualities. So, while they all seemed like they could be testing for the same things, I felt like if I tried to answer the questions as honestly as I could each time, they would be about as accurate as they could be.

On the other hand, I know that with about four questions on the second test (Personality Test Center) , I could see that the questions were similar to ones on the first test(humanmetrics), yet the phrasing was different enough that I felt like my answer might have changed, if they were counting the questions the same way
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