Take the four personality tests linked below, discuss how accurately they describe your perception of your personality, and discuss the credibility of each test. Make sure to use the tag “Personality” on your post.
On the human metrics personality test, I got ESFP. The letter E represents extroversion, which I am only classified as moderate: 50%. I disagree with this as I would like to believe that I am 90-100% extroverted. I like talking to almost everybody, unless I am at a party that involves drinking, where I don’t know anybody because I feel like I cannot communicate with the rest of the people when they’re intoxicated. Also, if I am with lots of adults who are a lot older than me and they give are super successful, I can get intimidated and can freeze. Otherwise, I have little to no problem talking to people. I will often go up to people I don’t know to make conversation. I am not afraid to ask for things either. The next letter S, represents sensing. I got a score of 50%, saying I have a moderate preference of sensing over intuition. I don’t really have an opinion on that. I don’t quite know myself. The next letter, F means feeling, where I scored 66%, says that I have a distinct preference for feeling. I would have to agree. I am very emotional and often let my emotions cloud my judgement and guide my decisions. Lastly, the letter P represents perceiving. I only scored 44%, meaning I have a moderate preference of of perceiving over judging. Further explanations say that my type loves people, excitement and fun. Also it says that I am impulsive and spontaneous and love to entertain. That is true. Also, it says that I can say something then stop mid sentence and jump to something else. Many of my friends actually have pointed this out to me. The test further says that ESFPs in general love to talk and are good storytellers. I would have to agree with that with a huge yes. This test in my opinion would be most accurate when compared to the rest I am about to mention.
On the Jungian Personality Type Test, I also got ESFP. The basic description stated that I radiate warmth and optimism. And am smooth, witty, charming, and clever. I can be fun to be with and am very generous. I apparently could make for a good performer, and love to talk on the phone. All these are scarily accurate in terms of how I perceive myself and how others perceive me (when they do tell me of course). The description says that my type has a huge need to socialize, which could be problematic in school. Hello, freshman year! Also, I still struggle with balancing my time between being happy by socializing with people I care about, while not losing focus of why I am in school: to study. The part of losing liberty is something I disagree on. To the test, SP’s in general resist rules and can feel defiant if they feel like they don’t have freedom. I might have been that way when I was younger, but I think that I have changed throughout college. However, I do agree with the test when it mentions that ESFP’s can become overwhelmed with stress and will thus behave in ways unproductive to themselves and others. I am still trying to work on that, but it is something I face and have to deal and work through. This test was close to how I felt about myself in some aspects, but also not quite there in terms of others, in terms of defiance.
On the IPIP Big Five Test, there are 5 different categories, essentially five big personality traits. The test states that for factor I, I am labelled in the 95th percentile in terms extroversion. Because I scored high in this category, I am said to be outgoing and social. I can definitely agree on this part. I thrive on the constant company of others. Without it, I can feel lonely and depressed, sometimes not knowing what to do with myself or what to do with my time alone. For the second factor, emotional stability, I only scored 5% above others, with a low raw score as well, which means that I am the opposite of being stabile emotionally, I am “negative emotionally”. Although this sounds pretty bad, I also agree with this statement. I have been putting a lot of stress and pressure on myself recently, as I am a junior trying to put together her pieces of her life together while improving my GPA. My emotions really get to me and if I am in a state of emotional instability, or if I am triggered by a thought that affects me a lot, it is not rare for me to break down and cry. Holding in my emotions when I am under a lot of different stressors is extremely hard to do for me. For factor III, the one talking about agreeableness, my raw score was pretty high, but it shows that I am at only 56% more than others. Still, I would say that I am pretty agreeable, although I do feel at times that I am pretty aggressive as well. The conscientious factor, factor IV, is next. I only scored 3% above others on this, and my score was pretty low, meaning that I am impulsive and disorganized. This is very true. I can get very neat and tidy, but as soon as I put one thing out of place, or if I am having a bad day, my room can reflect my state of mind, and look like a total mess in a matter of days. For the last factor, factor V, intellect and imagination is measured. I am in the 28th percentile for this, and scored relatively high in terms of raw score. So, this implies that I am pretty open to new experiences, but others scored higher. I have mixed feelings about what exactly this measures. However, I would still say that yes, I am less conventional and more liberal than most, but the percentile does not reflect that. In terms of reliability, I cannot really measure this and compare it to the other tests because the categories used are not the same. In terms of accuracy, to how I feel I am, I think this test is pretty accurate for the most part. The raw score along with the percentile is pretty deceiving, however. How are you supposed to interpret a high raw score that has a very low percentile?
On the Color Quiz Test, certain parts of my life are supposedly explained, which should tell me more about my personality. For the first category, existing situation, I apparently am authoritative. And I feel that current difficulties are causing problems in my life, hindering my progress. Still, I am determined and commanding and work at my goals despite these obstacles. I would say that those are accurate statements that describe how I feel. I don’t really know how they came up with this based on the order of colors I chose, but ok! In terms of my source of stress, the next category, it says that I am trying to develop my independence and wants to make up my own mind with freedom for my own choices. It says that I want to be seen as one with respected and wise opinions and that its hard for me to admit that I am wrong. Also, this also meant that I am reluctant to accept or respect other’s point of views. I do want respect and be seen as smart, but I am pretty good at admitting when I am wrong. I may not like it, however I do feel as though as I try my best to listen to other’s point of views. I might not be able to deduce or observe their values right then and there, but once they tell me I can react appropriately. The next category is restrained characteristics. The test says that I have high emotional expectations and desire to be the center of attention, which makes it hard to be in a satisfying relationship. This last statement is very wrong of me being cautious and emotionally distant. Otherwise, the part of having high expectations on people, as in what I put in is what I expect to get out is true. Also, I do love and thrive on attention. It’s something I’ve developed as a little girl. The next category is desired objective which essentially says that I want to be known for being accomplished and win people over, showing my emotional, romantic, and sensitive sides. This is all true. Then comes the actual problem category. It says that I am impressed by unique things and different people and in being this way, try to take characteristics she likes and incorporate it to myself. I guess you could say that that is true, but how is that a problem? The second “actual problem” is another category. It says that I long the freedom and plans on my own and use charm to get what I want. I actually no longer yearn for freedom as I feel that I have it. Also, charm does not always work for me. There is no way that I can say that this test is credible. I can’t see how choosing colors and not answering any questions can give all this. I think that the descriptions given were like fortune cookies, vague and nonspecific, which means that it could fit many people in the category.