Thursday, December 13, 2007

Meaningless Personality Tests

First, a quick introduction to my friend, JS Ouyang. I discovered his blog recently, and it's as eclectic and interesting as he is. I hired JS years ago at E-LOAN, and I think at this point he pretty much has my old job.

Perusing his blog, I found Yet Another Personality Test (but at least it's a very simple one):

What Type Are You?

I initially shied away from one image, and clicked one that turned out to be completely not me. ("Extroverted"? I think not!) So I went back and clicked the image that initially appealed to me, and it seems entirely accurate: "analytical, trustworthy, self-assured."
You appreciate high quality and things that endure. Consequently, you like to surround yourself with little "gems," which are often overlooked by others.

Culture and tradition are important to you.

You have found your own personal style, which is elegant and exclusive, free from the whims of fashion.

Your ideal, upon which you base your life, is sophisticated pleasure.
Sounds like me. Cool.


Houston Dunleavy said...

Hi, Chard.

I took that test too (oh the myriad ways to overcome boredom). I ended up with:

"You are quite willing to accept certain risks and to make a strong commitment in exchange for interesting and varied work.

Routine, in contrast, tends to have a paralyzing effect on you.

What you like most is to be able to play an active role in events. In doing so, your initiative is highly pronounced."

I suppose that souns a bit like me :-) I checked out some of the others and they all seem a bit extreme. They also tend to convey nuggets that I like to think I have too. Perhaps these are written by the same people who write astrology columns!

Chard said...

I thought that one was the prettiest, but I like bright colors.

I think you're on to something with the astrology link.