Get inside yourself

There’s an interesting online personality test available here. Among the things it sheds light on are the ways we communicate and how we learn. I found it to be pretty on target with how I see myself.

I’m curious how well a blogger’s personality matches their blog in regards to this study?
Let me know what you think, if inclined.

9 thoughts on “Get inside yourself

  1. A Simple Jew

    These are the parts of my report that I thought were accurate:

    – Before you begin any project or task, you need to see the big picture. Not one step can be taken until you know how that one step fits into the whole.

    – Change, particularly in ideas, is never-ending for you. What you’re enthusiastic about today may not be the focus of your
    energy in a week, a month or year.

    – You’re an excellent communicator with individuals and small groups of three, no more than four people. You listen attentively
    to what people say, how they say it and what feelings are generated. When you give feedback, it is usually very sensitive and
    leads to further communication. You have an unusual awareness of what is happening to the person and others that are
    participating. It’s almost like a sixth sense. Sometimes, people distance themselves from you because of this sensitivity and
    your feedback.

    On the other hand, when you enter a room with conversant people, you can sense the themes of the discussions and the
    feelings being emoted. First, you’ll look for people you know to talk with. After a while, some new people will be drawn into a
    conversation that you’re having and begin sharing their thoughts and feelings with you. Many times, these new people that
    are drawn to you have a need to express their unusual thoughts and feelings to you. In some way, you attract people who
    are different or are going through difficult, emotional times.

    – You seem to stretch the facts to create a new theory or develop a synthetic way of tying different theories together.

  2. Neil Harris

    Thanks, ASJ. A few of the parts were accurate with my profile follow:

    When you are walking down a corridor or a street, you like to greet or stop to speak to someone. People just love to talk with
    you about anything.

    You love to interact with people. It doesn’t matter how many people there are or at what level you’re communicating; you do
    it effortlessly. Conversation has been extremely natural to you your whole life.

    Your humor and ways of communicating
    are constantly creating situations that relax and motivate other people.

    Unless people know you very well, they won’t realize that you are quite capable of creating strategic plans, following intellectual pursuits and developing new, abstract theories about how things integrate or function. You’re able to look at thewhole picture, break them into discrete, unusual parts, and synthesize these into unique wholes or strategic plans.

    You thoroughly enjoy discovering creative options when thinking through difficult problems and challenging ideas.

    It’s when the situations are dynamic and need optional thinking and/or in-the-moment organization that you’re able to step forward, take command and lead others towards successful outcomes.

    It doesn’t matter to you what conversations others are having or what topics they’re discussing, you can join in without missing
    a beat. That’s because you intuitively know how to listen to the underlying messages being delivered and how to successfully
    respond to people intellectually with just a few facts.

    One of the best ways for you to learn and to be motivated is to belong to a study group, particularly one that has members who are
    focused on the objectives and deadlines.

    Speeches and presentations to small or large groups come naturally to you. You can either be prepared or wing it when making a speech. The latter, with a few notes jotted on a piece of scrap paper, is your preferred way to present. Also, you’ll use theatrical intonations and gestures, personalized comments and anecdotes with humor, integrating them around facts, logic and important points.

  3. Neil Harris

    Oh, come on. Shaya, I’m so curious if your profile was anywhere near on target. I’m sure prases like “independent thinker” or “doesn’t follow the crowd” or “prone to taking prayer shawls of relatives” would come up.

    BTW, I use to rock the straw hat on Shabbos myself (mine was white), but chose to give it up years ago.

  4. Ezzie

    Ooooh, really accurate. I liked this. (I wonder if it factors time spent debating the ones that were close into its conclusions.)

  5. Lady-Light

    Just found this interesting post of yours, on a subject I had been thinking about for some time, but I have been away for a while so haven’t done anthing about it.
    Am simultaneously looking forward to and a bit scared of taking this ‘test.’ I have my theories about blogging and personality; let’s see how close I am. . .


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