Predicting Personality

I took the Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test, IPIP-NEO, Big Five Personality Test, and the Color Test to assess how closely each test would match my perceived personality. Accoding to the Humanmetrics and IPIP-NEO tests, I ranked as an ENFJ. Those with this personality type tend to be leaders in groups, rather than followers. They see themselves as helpers and enablers most of the time. I had many of the traits that these personality tests predicted I would have. I dedicate some of my time to serving the community through APO and I enjoy helping others by being a TA/peer tutor. Both of these tests seem to be accurate predictors of personality, as shown by my example. The questions on the test were relevant to personality, unlike the color test. Additionally, the tests gave a statistical analysis of how common one’s personality is, which lent to its credibility.

The Big Five Personality Test ranked me in the 88th percentile for extroversion, 74th percentile for emotional stability, 62nd percentile for agreeableness, 72nd percentile for conscientiousness, and in the 76th percentile for intellect. Overall, I would agree that this test is representative of my personality. The healthy relationship I have with myself fosters things like emotional stability and extroversion. While I don’t think I’d personally rank myself in the 88th percentile for extroversion, I would agree that it is higher than the average person’s. I value time by myself after being around a lot of people for a long time. Then again, I don’t think anyone can be around large groups of people for extended periods of time. I found a lot of the credibility of the test came from the fact that it used statistical analyses to estimate one’s personality, and did so accurately.

The last personality test I took was the color test, which did not seem to be a credible test. It determined one’s personality by asking them the way they felt about colors. There is very little, if any, correlation between personality and the way one feels about a color. I agreed with the results of the test because they used blankets statements that a majority of people would agree with, like horoscopes do. For example, the test said things like “I desire to live in a calm, peaceful, relaxing environment, where everyone gets along and there is a strong sense of belonging”. I don’t think I know anyone that aspires to live in a stressful, chaotic, exhausting environment where discrimination provokes constant fights.

Personality Examination

These tests were enlightening in some aspects, but they don’t completely explain me because they can not be that flexible. It would take much more discussion and probably and actual human to give me an explanation of what I am like and why it is so. The first test calculated that I have an ENFP personality type. The second test told me the same thing which was surprising. This personality type is called the journalist on the second test. I love to write and I feel I do it with ease so I can agree with that. The ENFP personality suggests I am slightly extraverted and intuitive I live by emotion and I prefer to perceive others points of views instead of judge them. Oddly enough This explains me pretty well. The response I got on the third test was boring but basically I’m extraverted.  The color test was surprising to me because I can agree with it pretty well it had half of my issues right but I think it was trying to hard to give me a solution to my mental health. Based on the colors I clicked I am emotional and artistic. I enjoy being around beauty and art. I am looking for a partner who has an eye for beauty and enjoys close loving relationships. I can agree with all that. The test assumes I feel unappreciated and in an unpleasant position. This is not true. It assumes I haven’t found people that reciprocate my emotions and point of view, also false. The test assumes I am unwilling to give myself fully but I want to change my ways and surrender to deep urges. In reality I give all of myself to the people who deserve it. Apparently this makes me feel weak and irritable but that’s not true I love being real with someone I can trust. Sad thing is you can’t trust people these days. A lot of snakes in the grass. Like the response says I do long to be valued, given importance and admired for my personal qualities. Based on the colors I avoid conflict and disagreements. I Prefer a peaceful, calm, and relaxing environment this is true I don’t like stress or drama. People who like drama are the worse kind of people. Find something more important in life than causing mischief with others. This is where I think the constraints of the test come into place my actual problem. Apparently my desire to be respected and to stand out from the crowd is not being satisfied and therefore I feel anxious. My normal friendly self is being held back and I refuse to become involved or participate with others in normal day to day activities. Error, I love others and I get involved easily and believe me the right ones recognize my genuine personality and they definitely let me know I am respected. I am not anxious because of a lack of respect or acknowledgement, I am anxious because of life. Overall I found the tests to be insightful to who I am and slightly eye opening because they made me think about the way I am and why.



What are personality tests? A personality test is a questionnaire or other standardized instrument devised to uncover qualities of an individual’s character or psychological makeup. Earlier this week I took four different personality tests in order to better understand myself, personality tests, and just how accurate these tests are. The four tests I had taken were a Jung Typology Test, a Personality Type Questionnaire, a IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers personality test, and a ColorQuiz test.

The Jung Typology Test, I believe described me pretty accurately overall because I was told my type was a ESFJ. Being an ESFJ means I have marginal or no preference of Extraversion over Introversion (3%), I have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (9%), I have moderate preference of Feeling over Thinking (47%), and I have moderate preference of Judging over Perceiving (25%). I find this test to be very credible because it lists how this test is performed and that it is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality theory, not based on just a random theory that barely has any support.

The Personality Type Questionnaire, I thought described me alright but was not completely accurate. This test said I was a ISFJ “Conservator” meaning I am service and work oriented as well as very loyal. It also said that ISFJ “Conservators” are good nurses, teachers, secretaries, general practitioners, librarians, middle managers, housekeepers, and make up six percent of the total population. The reason I do not agree with this test is because it said I was more introvert than extrovert, while find myself to be more of an extrovert with introverted tendencies. I do not find this source to be credible because it does not state what this test is based upon or what references are used to support it.

The IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers personality test I believe described me pretty well overall.  On the IPIP Big Five Test, there are 5 different categories, essentially five big personality traits. The test states that for Factor I my extroversion was at a 50, meaning I am half introvert, half extrovert, and that I am neither really outgoing and social nor a shut in. For Factor II the test shows that my emotional stability is at a 30. That does not seem right to be because I am emotionally stable and if I have problems I have family and friends I can turn to help or to just listen to me. For Factor III the test states that my Agreeableness is at an 80. I am a little unsure about this because this means that I am super agreeable, and while I can be agreeable, this does not sound like me. For Factor IV the test shows that my Conscientiousness is at a 41. Again this does not sound like me, because I view myself as a very conscientious individual. For Factor V the test states that my Intellect/Imagination is at an 11. This does not sound like me and personally sounds a little insulting, even though it is just a machine telling me my results. Overall, I do not think this test described me very well at all. I find this source to be very credible because on the home page of this test it describes the test, the procedures used, other info, as well as sources and references to support that this personality test is legit and accurate.

The ColorQuiz test I originally though was a very weird test because it just asked me to pick certain colors in a group in the order that they make me feel the best, and then I had to do it again, at first I believed I would just be given a random answer; however, as I read the results of my Colorquiz test I was shocked by just how accurate that test describes me. It said things about me that I do not tell other people about, and though I feel that some of the comments were a little inaccurate, it was mostly spot on. This test surprised me the most because out of all the personality tests that I remember taking in my life not one personality test has given me a description like this test did and be able to hit so close to home. This source is very credible because on the home page of this test it is stated that the test is based on the work of Dr. Max Lûscher and has been used by many different individuals of various occupations worldwide since the 1950’s and a link is displayed to provide more information on this test.

All of these personality tests were fun to take, and I learned more about myself and which tests provide more accurate results.


Works Cited


Who Do You Think I Am?

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?,1.6,3.9,2,3.5#_V



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.,5,3,2,0,1,4,6,7,5,5,2,3,4,1,0,6,7,6&p=full



Personality Test – Week 10

After taking the four different personality tests, I am able to say that all four were fairly similar in results excluding the second test listed. I feel that the other three were, for the most part, representative of my personality. To my surprise, I think that the color test (the last personality test available) represented my personality well at this point in my life. The opening statement of the personality assessment was capturing because it appeared to read into my thoughts exactly: “[she is] organized and detail-oriented, she has a very precise and methodical manner. She needs relationships which offer her understanding, respect, and approval” (She, referring to me). It assessed parts of my life/personality at this moment fairly clearly. The other personality tests were not as exact as this test, however did give an interesting insight towards my personality traits. I appear to be an extrovert, intuitive, mind over feelings, and consider things in an intellectual way instead of giving in to perception. Each test gave a disclaimer at the beginning of how they may be valid but not reliable, or neither valid nor reliable. It appeared that the second test may have used some sort of constructed validity because at the very beginning it had asked for previous results if the user had already taken a personality test; it is unknown to my behalf if this was used to calculate their own scores or if it was to correlate and compare with other tests besides its own.



Here are the list of personality tests for others outside of the Psych 101 class to access:


I took 4 personality tests and two of them had similar results.The first test labeled me INFJ and the other test said ISFJ. I guess some traits are relate-able but then I wonder how accurate these tests are since I had different results on both tests. The second  test described me as a working and loyal person which i do agree with that.The results lacked more information because I feel it only provided some traits not all of them. The third test had different results since it labeled my personality as an , extrovert, emotional stability, agreeableness, conscientiousness,  intellect imagination. These results were somewhat accurate since I am organized and do socialized when I want. This test is accurate in most of the traits that explains my personality and it did provide some feedback comparing the score of the test to other test results that have lower results.

The fourth personality test was just about choosing colors and did not ask questions.The outcome of the test was not accurate at all.It said, that I was not a responsible person and not organized which i disagree with those results. It was an easy test by just choosing colors, but I feel it was not accurate at all since by just clicking on colors can determine a person’s personality.Overall I think the most credible test was the third test.

Week 10 First Impression- Personality

I have always found personality to be a very intriguing topic and I have always enjoyed taking personality tests to learn more about myself. For this blog post, I took four online tests. The first was the Jung Typology Test. My result was ISFJ, Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging. I thought this result did describe me. It stated that ISFJs are “characterized by their desire to serve others”. This is very true for me and is, for the most part, the reason I want to be a pediatrician. It also described ISFJs as methodical and accurate workers. This is also true for me and is also the reason it is difficult for me to delegate. It also stated that ISFJs are also very loyal to a few close friends and are always willing to provide support which completely describes me. This test is based off of Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology so it did have a basis to make its scoring methods and results more credible.

On the second test, “Personality Test Center” I also got ISFJ and received a similar description to the previous test. However, this source seemed a little less credible since the scoring method was not discussed. Also, there were only 2 answer options making the results extreme and leaving no room for intermediate.

The third test was the IPIP Big Five Factor Markers. My highest score was in Agreeableness followed by Conscientiousness. I think these results described me very well since I do consider myself as optimistic, careful, friendly, and diligent. I also think the results are credible since the scoring process and procedures were explained and references were provided.

The fourth was the Color Test. The results of this test were not accurate at all for me and any results that did apply were very vague and could have applied to anyone. I do not think this test is credible at all since it relies simply on color preferences. Although there was some explanation given about the basis of the test, the research would have to be looked at to ensure that no conclusions were being made on simple correlations.

Personality can be very difficult to clearly define with just a few questions so most personality will most likely not provide extremely accurate results. To ensure better results, however, I think it is important to look at the research and studies the test is based on and how the results are calculated.

Personality test

The four personality test I took for this blog did not seem to accurately reflect my perception of myself. The first personality test labelled me as the personality type ESTJ. This personality type describes me as being an outward and orderly. I do not agree with this all that much considering I do not go to social event that often nor is my workplace tidy to any degree. The second personality test stated that I am of the personality type ISTJ. This one seems to fit a bit better because of the introversion, but I still do not completely agree because I am not very organized. The third test seemed the most accurate because my highest scores were in the categories emotional stability and conscientiousness, which I do view as similar to my personality, but the same test also labeled me as an extrovert and not very agreeable. The last test was the most interesting, because the method it used was based off of choosing colors, but I still found it lacking in accuracy. The last test labeled me as stubborn and having high standards, which does not agree with me at all because I think that I am a compromising and agreeable person. I find that these test are not very credible because most of the results are so generic. The last one I would say does not seem generic, but I do not see how one can determine a person’s personality based off of choosing colors and I would be very interested in seeing how such a process could work.

First impressions: Personality

We were asked to complete these four personality tests and then give our opinions of their accuracy. Here are the four (free) personality tests:

The first two tests used the same scoring system as the Meyers Briggs test does. The first time I took the Meyers Briggs two years ago I was an INFP, but I have changed quite a bit since then. One of my friends was trying to figure out the personalities of everyone on the tennis team and she predicted mine as INTJ, and was shocked to learn that I had scored INFP previously. Well, she was very excited to learn my score for both of the first two tests was INTJ. The most surprising thing to me was how accurate it was in describing me. The first test seemed the most accurate to me because the questions never left me annoyed that there wasn’t a third option. There was always an obvious path to take for all of the questions, so I believe it worked the best for me. The second test scored the same thing for me, but there were some questions on it where I wanted a third answer choice because neither one seemed to accurately represent what I would do. This only happened about 4 times out of 50 or so questions though, so it did not seem too inaccurate. The third test did not seem very accurate to me because it categorized me as only 40% out of 100 in agreeable ness and said if anyone scored low, they were aggressive and confrontational. I found this amusing as I am very easy to get along with and my friends often comment to me how I am a calming person to be around. While this test did show some results that fit with my own assessment of myself, it was not as accurate as the previous two. Finally the color quiz was interesting to say the least.. I was very skeptical initially and that didn’t improve much. I selected the colors and upon reading the results was surprised to find that the section over existing situation and sources of stress were fairly accurate. It was all down hill from there, and the results began to fit me less and less until it seemed it was describing someone with a totally opposite personality. I am also not sure how the colors had anything to do with who I am, I know people the exact opposite of  me who like the same colors.

The first three test had a solid method of testing, using the questions on the spectrum. (the second one didn’t have a spectrum just one or the other, which explains my wish for another choice). The questions intuitively seem like they would work much better than the colors, and based on the results I would say that is true.


          I took the four personality tests, and I found the first three to be pretty accurate, but the last one based on colors assessed me quite differently than I think of myself. I got INTJ on the first and second test, but I liked the first test better because it showed the degree of each of the traits (moderate on I, N, and J and slight on T). I find this to be a pretty accurate description of myself as I am confident, a perfectionist, value knowledge, and do struggle to cultivate personal relationships. I do think that some of my decisions are based on feeling rather than thought, and I have taken this test before and received INFJ, so I do fluctuate in that area. I think it is always a little questionable to rank yourself and see where you are, and since I have taken this test in the past, I felt like I knew what kind of answers I would need to give to get the same response. I do think these tests are somewhat reliable, but I don’t think that anyone should base their perception of themselves on a quiz like this.

          On the third quiz, I had an 11% on extroversion, 16% on emotional stability, 62% on agreeableness, 62% on conscientiousness, and 95% on intellect/ imagination. I think this test kind of exaggerated my results, and I do not think that I am that low in extroversion or emotional stability or am that high in intellect/ imagination. Since there were not that many questions, I think it is difficult to completely assess and rank aspects of people’s personality. I found this test to be less reliable than the first two, but more reliable than the last one. The last test, based on colors, definitely assessed me as being much more extroverted than I consider myself, and said that my main issue was that I could be manipulative, which I do not consider myself to be. I did find this test to be fun to take, but I don’t think that it has any basis in accurately predicting my character traits. I did not find this test to be very credible.