Sunday, August 24, 2008

whos personality is this? It's mine......apparantly

So I read kitkats personality test and decided to do my own. Here are the results.....

Your personality tendencies in a nutshell...

You enjoy making plans and commitments but you sometimes don't follow through. You value different and aesthetic experiences more than the average person. You tend to be relaxed in most situations and can handle stress well. You are typically respectful toward others and dislike confrontation. You show some tendency toward being outgoing and sociable.

About those "Casual" and "Disciplined" bubbles...

Conscientiousness is not one of your defining traits, meaning that you are neither anal retentive nor anal expulsive. What does that mean? In a nutshell, you keep it together fairly well, but you do not suffer too much if you let things fall through the cracks every once in a while. If you make plans with a friend, chances are good that you will show up at the designated time. Then again, something better may come up or you just might forget. Either way, you're good. Another possibility is that you are very conscientious about some things, but more relaxed about other things. For example, you might demand the utmost rigor and discipline in your scholarly/work life, but keep your home looking like a garage sale gone terribly awry, with various articles of clothing and personal belonging strewn about. Where's Fido? Hopefully he hasn't been eaten by the alien life that has developed since the last cleaning.


About that "Alternative" bubble...

Your scores indicate that while you are clearly a non-traditionalist, there are some aspects of your personality that are rooted in the comforts of the mundane. You may value artistic expression to the extent that walking through museums full of antiquities is your favorite thing to do. Perhaps you revel in the abstract and the unknown. Yet, you also shake your head in wonderment as to why some people choose to live their lives or decorate their bodies so non-traditionally. At times, you may also find yourself fixed in certain ideas, even though you pride yourself in being open to novelty and creative thinking. In the end, all this suggests is that you take a pinch of convention along with a scoopful of whimsy in your drink of choice.


About that "Unemotional" bubble...

Some people consistently react emotionally to their environment and freak out over little things. You, my friend, are not among those people - at least not usually. Worrying and stressing are not your typical style. Even faced with absurd circumstances, you are calm and may pride yourself in your ability to use logic and reason. As a consequence of your Dalai Lama-like persona, you seldom experience the highs and lows of more emotionally reactive folks. Rather, your moods could be graphed like the flat-line of an ER patient. That analogy may seem grim, but *really*, who is more placid than the person who ceases to be? Anyhoo, if you're annoyed with my analogy right now, it's probably because you only scored medium high in the emotional stability trait and have some tendencies to be easily disturbed and offended.


About that "Cooperative" bubble...

Your scores would suggest that you tend to be more agreeable than you are competitive. What does that mean? For starters, it means that you have a fairly strong tendency to believe in social harmony and cooperation. You are a nice person. You want people to get along and do the right thing - for each other, for the greater humanity. That's not to say that you are a total pushover, but that you believe in the niceties of life. This is probably why you are very popular with people and have many friends. The difference between you and someone who is very high in agreeableness is that you have a bit of an edge. Maybe you laugh when people fall down and hurt themselves, maybe you secretly occasionally think people suck. Whatever it is that's holding you back from winning Ms. or Mr. Congeniality, that's also what makes you more interesting.


About that "Extroverted" bubble...

I have a friend who can strike up a conversation with anyone: Nobel Peace prize nominees and winners, muppets, sanitation workers, perfect strangers, my crazy uncle Harry. My friend is a bona-fide extrovert. Your scores indicate that while you tend to be extroverted, you also have some degree of reserve. Perhaps in some situations, you prefer to say less or maybe you have duct tape over your mouth. Either way, you may save your high energy for the situations when you have a need or desire to be "on" and your quiet moments for those with whom you feel most comfortable.


What I am concerned about is the fact that I could be unemotional - although I might over react......I do care, really I do. It must be the teaching thing......

I love the idea that I am 'a nice person'. Something about that word "nice". It really doesn't mean that much anything - not nasty, not brilliantly lovely but 'nice'. But it does tell me that I have a bit of edginess. How cool! This is my favourite "Maybe you laugh when people fall down and hurt themselves, maybe you secretly occasionally think people suck" all of which is true!

Being ever so slightly alternative - I like! I believe in the conventional but I love the slightly out there! This makes my students think I am ever so slightly over the top........

2 comments:

Vanessa said...

It sounds like you are fairly well in the middle. And yes, what is it about being told we are nice? Why does that one word mean so much to us?

kitkat said...

I think I always associated "nice" with "kind," but I suppose it also means "one who doesn't rock the boat."

I'm glad to see we have some things in common. I'm envious of those who get higher in the "alternative" category. At least I'm honest, though. I'd like to be more open to abstract ideas and unconventional stuff, but I'm just not.