I took an online career match test the other day. I have always been fascinated by the study of human behavior. I was curious to see what data the model would spit out as to my personality traits. It turned out to be the best $11.90 I’ve spent in a long time. It was surprisingly accurate. Just so we are on the same page, these are personality traits, these are not character flaws. Keep that in mind.
According to the data, I can generally be described as skeptical, independent, original, logical, non-conforming (What? Kidding. I knew this too), rational, analytical, objective, aloof (this is such a stupid word), ingenious, inventive, resourceful, and enjoy complexity. All-in-all I find the list to be a fairly accurate description of who I am. I am, however, disappointed that they left out humor. I’m pretty darn funny. I’m going to have to deduct one point for accuracy.
Other points they were right on the money was the fact I have a high level of concentration, require quiet time for myself, and do not appreciate having this time invaded by others. I’m glad someone else finally understands why interrupting is so rude! RUDE!
And apparently, sometimes I am perceived by others as shy or aloof; although I completely disagree with this assumption, it appears others may view me as distant and reflective. Good! That just means less interaction and conversation.
I’m also a “mean what you say and say what you mean,” kind of person and I get wary if people are too flattering or aggravated if someone repeats what has already been said. Sorry, it is a no-win situation, folks. Love me, just not too much, because that is just irritating!
According to the data, I receive satisfaction by figuring out how things work just for the sake of curiosity. That is true.
Also, I can take either side of a misunderstanding and give a convincing argument. My Mom used to tell me I would make a good attorney because I can argue anything. She was right!
I also find it possible to remain impartial and composed in scenarios when others get emotional. Even though others often mistakenly view this as insensitive and callous. Psshhh! I may have been accused of being insensitive in the past, possibly, maybe…
I am structured and decisive. This word, decisive, keeps coming up. This is a good thing, right? I SAID THIS IS A GOOD THING, RIGHT?!
I am also “SURE” that the world would be a better place if everyone would simply do what they’re supposed to do, when they are supposed to do it. YES! YES!! AND YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Take care of your stuff people!
I almost always have my days scheduled and planned out before they start, and can get unnerved when things don’t go as planned. Uh…. go back and read the earlier segments again. This may be exactly why the interruptions are annoying. You take care of your stuff, I take care of my stuff…. See how this works?
Nothing challenges my patience more than inefficiency, incompetence and disorder. Yes! Yes! And, YES AGAIN! But, mostly incompetence. Oh, and laziness. They forgot laziness. Deduct another point.
According to the data, I can be too complex for others to understand. Seriously? How hard is it? I just gave you the answers!
Apparently, I have a constant drive for improving everything I come in contact with, which can be very frustrating for those that think everything is just fine as it is. Nothing is fine, people, okay?!
Although I like being challenged intellectually, I need privacy for reflection. Hence, interruptions are irritating. Do you see a pattern yet?
The report did list some negative traits too (Yes, those listed here are actually the positive ones. Yes, I understand it can be confusing), but what do they really know?
According to the data, my personality traits are similar to the likes of Susan B. Anthony, C.S. Lewis, Calvin Coolidge, and the fictional character Hannibal Lecter. Yes, you read that right. It made me laugh out loud. So…. I’m either dangerously brilliant or really smart but also really scary. You decide (insert evil laughter).