personality

My friends, Jennifer and Kate have both taken an online personality quiz and posted about it on their respective sites. I always find these sorts of things interesting, so I wandered over and gave it a shot.

The results are after the jump- Jenn and Kate posted their feelings about the results, but I will leave mine untouched. I think that there are many characteristics that the quiz got spot on and some that missed the mark. Over all I think it gives a pretty good description of my personality.

I’m curious to know what those of you who know me think. Did they get me right?

Click on the link below to read my results

The Results
You are gentle, caring, talkative, dutiful, neat, dependable, and modest. You can be counted on to make sure everything is in its place, that people are doing what they’re supposed to be doing and all the supplies have been secured.

When it comes to expressing yourself you walk a fine line between not wanting to offend anyone and helping people see when they’re not in line with social standards. You pay too much attention to other people’s evaluations of how acceptable you are if such evaluations are ever negative.

You are driven by a sense of obligation, often overworked for the benefit of others. You prefer tasks that are highly outlined, organized and practical. You fill your life with meaningful activities and schedule any down time. You function at your best when people recognize your dedication and hard work. You enjoy helping any friend in need. You have a strong work ethic and can be critical of sloth, laziness and people who have possessions only through extreme indebtedness. You don’t receive nearly the gratitude or recognition that you deserve for all you do for others.

One of your greatest strengths is supporting family or group activities. You are a natural host or hostess. Your contribution of cooking, cleaning, fixing, or constructing is an expression of your love and loyalty to everyone present, and such labor is truly a pleasure for you to fulfill.

You were a model child. Relatively neat, sweet and conscientious, you were the child that every parent thinks they’re going to have. You may have openly disagreed or rebelled but if so it was short-lived and harmless and you were quick to accept the judgment of your parents along with any punishment they deemed reasonable.

As a mate you are completely dedicated to the partnership, willing to go the extra mile to keep it happy and stable. Parenting, for you, is a lifetime commitment. You are protective, supportive and patient, often putting your children’s needs before your own. You make sure all of your child’s physical needs are met. More than other parents, you see your children as an extension of yourself and your self-image suffers disproportionately if your child or children behave inappropriately in public.

You go by the book and are suspicious of anyone suggesting that tried and true established methods should be revised or ignored.

You have a strong appreciation for traditions and ceremonies (such as birthdays and holidays). You skillfully connect with just about anyone you meet, able and willing to discuss topics like weather and sports which are sure to be shared by everyone. Your conversations often drift to nostalgic reminiscence of past events.

You put a lot of energy into maintaining your home. You keep things tidy, visually appealing and in working condition. You make sure your home is always well stocked with food and supplies. You take better care of your possessions than most types, cleaning, oiling, maintaining things so that they will always be nice, maintain their value, and function when needed. You want things to be sturdy and may replace something which isn’t broken if, after acquiring it, you realize that it’s of the new, shabbier quality.

You may or may not be a pessimist, but your speech is laced with reminders to realistically expect problems to arise. You are aware of the general dangers of living and are conscious of the fact that other people don’t heed your warnings as often as they should. You are also the first to point out to someone who seems surprised that they should’ve known that setbacks would occur.

In a marriage you are helpful and supportive of your spouse. You enjoy working on tasks together, or working on your specialties at the same time (one cooks while the other fixes the plumbing). As a parent you do all you can to ensure that your children are well behaved and hard working.

That’s all folks!

4 thoughts on “personality

  1. jennifair

    I think it describes you very well. Perhaps not a carbon-copy, but it is very you. I guess this exercise works pretty well – mine was true about a lot of stuff – but I was skeptical considering Kate and I got the exact same reading, word-for-word.

    (smack smack!)

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  2. Rebecca Post author

    Yes… I’m particularly puzzled about the “neat house” part. Anyone who’s ever seen my habitation knows that it is rarely neat! (except for when Peter takes over 🙂 )

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  3. Peter

    I think it’s spot on. Here are a couple things that really jumped out as personality traits I admire:

    “One of your greatest strengths is supporting family or group activities. You are a natural host or hostess. Your contribution of cooking, cleaning, fixing, or constructing is an expression of your love and loyalty to everyone present, and such labor is truly a pleasure for you to fulfill.”

    “You have a strong appreciation for traditions and ceremonies (such as birthdays and holidays). You skillfully connect with just about anyone you meet, able and willing to discuss topics like weather and sports which are sure to be shared by everyone. Your conversations often drift to nostalgic reminiscence of past events.”

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