Like You Care

This is rather interesting – different sets of mental tests, not your run-of-the-mill personality type testing. Test your synesthesia quotient!  Test your memory!  I am apparently an idiot-savant.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/index_surveys.shtml

The results below WERE from a run-of-the-mill personality test.

Your answers suggest you are a Strategist

The four aspects that make up this personality type are:

Spontaneous, Ideas, Heads and Introvert

Summary of Strategists

  • Quiet, easy-going and intellectually curious
  • Use logical, objective thinking to find original solutions to problems
  • Think of themselves as bright, logical and individualistic
  • May be impractical, forgetting practical issues, such as paying bills or doing the shopping

More about Strategists

Strategists are quiet people who like to get to the heart of tough problems on their own and come up with innovative solutions. They analyse situations with a sceptical eye and develop ways of measuring everything, including themselves.


Strategists are the group most likely to say they are unhappy in their job, according to a UK survey.

Strategists are generally easy-going. They are intellectually curious and enjoy abstract ideas. Sometimes they like thinking of a solution to a problem more than taking practical steps to solve it.

In situations where they can’t use their talents, are unappreciated, or not taken seriously, Strategists may become negatively critical or sarcastic. Under extreme stress, Strategists could be prone to inappropriate, tearful or angry outbursts.

Strategists may be insensitive to the emotional needs of others or how their behaviour impacts the people around them.

Strategist Careers

Strategists are often drawn to technical or scientific careers, where specialist knowledge is required. They also seem to enjoy jobs that involve long-term planning, abstract thinking or design.

It’s important to remember that no survey can predict personality type with 100 percent accuracy. Experts say that we should use personality type to better understand ourselves and others, but shouldn’t feel restricted by our results.

3 thoughts on “Like You Care

  1. the tests looked interesting and I’m a sucker for that sort of thing, but the time estimates for taking them were so long.

    so I did the 2 minute ‘smells from the decade you were a child in” and they had the gall to tell me I remembered wrong!

    hrmph

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  2. mine came back as ‘supervisor’. UGH! probably true, but not what i’d like to be… seeing myself as a creative, innovative, inspirational soul, i’m simply a soul-crushing slave driver (sigh).

    seriously, looks like a modification of the Myers-Briggs Personality test – the short version seems to be a bit off the mark from other assessments i’ve done…. but it was a lot quicker and more fun!

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  3. bc says:

    nm: Oh fine, now I’m going to have to do the smells test.

    df: Meyers-Briggs – I’ve been trying to think of that name ever since I took that personality test as it seemed a lot the same to me, too. But not nearly as interesting, right? I was INFJ on the last MB I took. Don’t know how that ranks with the picture answers.

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