Monday, February 26, 2007

Personality test

I took a personality test online. While not directly related to triathlon, I think it helps me to understand a bit of myself to know how best to work on my training, etc. That, and it's just so fun to do these things! I did it twice and it came out the same both times.

I am "ESTJ" - (Extroverted/Sensing/Thinking/Judging) - organized, group oriented, focused, conventional, leader, emotionally stable, anal, attention seeking, planner, realistic, fearless, responsible, finisher, decisive, norm following, respects authority, punctual, hard working, stiff, self confident, thinks rules and regulations are important, follows the rules, clean, outgoing, social, content, does not like being alone, normal, regular, does not like weird or strange people / things - intolerant of differences, strict, disciplined, aggressive, assertive, content, happy, proper, formal, strict with self, meticulous, strong sense of purpose

Hmmm...what do I think of that? I don't know about the whole 'intolerant of differences'/'does not like weird or strange people.' I value differences quite a bit. They're what make us, well, US. I'm also NOT the most punctual person I know - let's just be real here. I STRIVE to be punctual, but alas, I'm just not. :( That's a whole other blog entry - "Sarah's Pursuit in Punctuality." I would say the test is 80-85% accurate.

It also said that favored careers are: executive, ceo, supervisor, business consultant, manager, strategist, financial planner, business person, office manager, public relations manager, international business specialist, business analyst, management consultant, operations manager, loan officer, lawyer, marketing, sports management, government employee, investment banker

INVESTMENT BANKER? I don't think so. PR Manager, I could see that. Sports management - Hmmm, I like that!

Unfavored careers include: poet, artist, songwriter, musician, novelist, art therapist, theatre teacher, art curator, film editor, video game designer, photo journalist, travel writer, actor, record store owner, camera operator, art historian, music teacher

Ha. No, I would not be a good poet. And while I do like acting, I don't think that being an actress was ever something I'd want to pursue as a lifestyle. Video game designer...maybe not, but I sure did play a lot of video games as a kid. Super Mario Brothers, Metroid, Tetris, Pac-Man...

Anyway. Enough digression!

ESTJ - "Administrator". Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

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