Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Profiles

Richard at Looking Backward...Looking Forward turned me onto some profile tools. One is called the IPIP. I took the long form (300 questions) since longer forms of these things are generally more informative. THe tool looks at 5 areas (with sub domains among them). Here is a summary of my results:
EXTRAVERSION...............14
Friendliness.............24
Gregariousness...........19
Assertiveness............42
Activity Level...........18
Excitement-Seeking.......2
Cheerfulness.............42
Your score on Extraversion is low, indicating you are introverted, reserved, and quiet. You enjoy solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends. THis is about what I would have self-named. Although I think I may be more excitement seeking at times and am not at all sure I am that assertive.

AGREEABLENESS..............90
Trust....................78
Morality.................65
Altruism.................73
Cooperation..............61
Modesty..................88
Sympathy.................97
Your high level of Agreeableness indicates a strong interest in others' needs and well-being. You are pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative.

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........21
Self-Efficacy............8
Orderliness..............20
Dutifulness..............69
Achievement-Striving.....15
Self-Discipline..........17
Cautiousness.............52
Your score on Conscientiousness is low, indicating you like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized. Part right. I don't always live for the moment and I take pride in my end product being organized and careful (although the process getting there may not be).

NEUROTICISM................79
Anxiety..................90
Anger....................92
Depression...............62
Self-Consciousness.......88
Immoderation.............14
Vulnerability............79
Your score on Neuroticism is high, indicating that you are easily upset, even by what most people consider the normal demands of living. People consider you to be sensitive and emotional. At last it is official. I am neurotic!

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....75
Imagination..............60
Artistic Interests.......58
Emotionality.............93
Adventurousness..........25
Intellect................66
Liberalism...............83
Your score on Openness to Experience is high, indicating you enjoy novelty, variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative, and creative.

THe other was called Political Compass. On this one I showed up as:
Economic Left/Right: -7.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.13

This puts me in the same general area as people like Ghandi and Nelson Mandela -- not bad company!

5 comments:

  1. Hey, Gord
    We have some similarities and some differences!
    Extraversion - average
    Agreeableness - high
    Conscientiousness - average
    Neuroticism - average
    Open to Experience - high
    I was surpirsed at scoring LOW on dutifullness and HIGH on modesty. Either I answered some questions incorrectly, or ....

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  2. As to the eco-political compass
    Economic L-R = -5.63
    Social Libertarian = - 7.59
    The closest dot to me is that of The Dalai Lama. I like the company I'm keeping!

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  3. LOW on dutifulness?? YOU??? Something doesn't seem right there.

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  4. Amen
    Add that to High on Modesty and I know that things are not what they seem.
    Though I heard a good quote recently, in a movie, I think, but I cna't remember which one - to the effect that you have to be good at something before you can be modest about it! I liked that.

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  5. I was a bit surprised at what the instrument came up with for me - expecially around the extraversion and conscientioiusness categories.

    I'm thinking I have different definitions than they do. :)

    Richard

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