Saturday, October 24, 2009

Floaty-bits

I am an introverted loner with all the cuddle-factor of a rock. My "emotional expressivity" is low, my "emotional sensitivity" is low, and my "social expressivity" is so low it hit the wrong wall. However, I'm moderately concerned with appropriate social presentations and behaviors, even if I'm only slightly concerned with other people's perceptions and reactions to me.

As part of one of this quarter's classes, I took the 16pf questionnaire.

After I got the results I screamed for ten minutes straight. Things like, "NO!!" and "Stupid skewed test!" My kid had to talk me down. "Look, mom. It's all based on a desired norm." Which made me feel a little better, because I know I'm not normal, I just keep forgetting most people are.

(which is...er, the "definition" of normal, lol)

I didn't like the structure. Would you do this, that or ? Straight up? I have no interest in biking-hiking versus soccer-team sports. And if I had the choice between a party and a quiet evening at home with friends, I'd hope my friends would know I need some down-time.

According to the evaluation that came with my test results, I'm a shy, non-assertive person with "some" of the characteristics of a person who creates "novel or original works". Too bad I have average creativity and intelligence.

I don't think I've ever been so insulted. Worse when I read ipat's "how to interpret" your test results.

I prefer the Myer-Briggs. It least it allows for my eight deviations from desired characteristics without saying I fall outside the norm. Just that I have a "different" norm.

4 comments:

liana laverentz said...

Oh, send me one of those. I'd like to see where I don't fit in, either. I happen to know the cuddle factor of a rock is not true. Not that we've cuddled, but I know people who DO have the cuddle factor of a rock and you are not one of them.

Love and hugs,

Liana Laverentz
www.lianalaverentz.com

jodi said...

lol, Liana. The more I think about it and how I describe it (keeping in mind the RWA lecture Sociopaths and Psychopaths, they're not the same) I must be a functional psychopath.

BUT, the good thing is (you know how I am with research) almost all writers test out in the same way. So that whole part where you lose your writing if you start anti-depressants must be true. It alters your core personality.

Alice Audrey said...

Dang. I was all set to go take the test until I realized they take themselves too seriously to simply let me do it. Humph. Eggheads.

Unhinged said...

This is just yet another reason why you should join Facebook, because they have alllll these tests that will reveal your TRUE personality traits.

Seriously.

I am Sponge Bob, an unhinged, friendly psychopath good at making friends.