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.