Personality

I’m a sucker for evaluations – not the “Which Star Wars Character Am I?” kind, but the ones with a little more relevance.  So, this page is my dumping grounds for all the stuff these tests say I am.

MBTI ]
Test results classified me as an  [ INTP ] – This test is almost spot on, although it feels like it depends on where you are in life when you take it, when I was younger I certainly was not how I am now 🙂

[ Keirsey ]
Test results classified me as  a [ Rational (NT) ] – The part I really dig about this is that, in conjunction with being INTP, their chart aligns me as an [ Architect ] role variant – which is creepy because this is the career goal I’ve been seeking, and the parts of my current job I tend to excel at. Of course, as neat as this is to find out, I do also have to fess up to being guilty of almost all of the social flaws these write-ups point out:

“Architects need not be thought of as only interested in drawing blueprints for buildings or roads or bridges. They are the master designers of all kinds of theoretical systems, including school curricula, corporate strategies, and new technologies. For Architects, the world exists primarily to be analyzed, understood, explained – and re-designed. External reality in itself is unimportant, little more than raw material to be organized into structural models. What is important for Architects is that they grasp fundamental principles and natural laws, and that their designs are elegant, that is, efficient and coherent.

Architects are rare – maybe one percent of the population – and show the greatest precision in thought and speech of all the types. They tend to see distinctions and inconsistencies instantaneously, and can detect contradictions no matter when or where they were made. It is difficult for an Architect to listen to nonsense, even in a casual conversation, without pointing out the speaker’s error. And in any serious discussion or debate Architects are devastating, their skill in framing arguments giving them an enormous advantage. Architects regard all discussions as a search for understanding, and believe their function is to eliminate inconsistencies, which can make communication with them an uncomfortable experience for many.

Ruthless pragmatists about ideas, and insatiably curious, Architects are driven to find the most efficient means to their ends, and they will learn in any manner and degree they can. They will listen to amateurs if their ideas are useful, and will ignore the experts if theirs are not. Authority derived from office, credential, or celebrity does not impress them. Architects are interested only in what make sense, and thus only statements that are consistent and coherent carry any weight with them.

Architects often seem difficult to know. They are inclined to be shy except with close friends, and their reserve is difficult to penetrate. Able to concentrate better than any other type, they prefer to work quietly at their computers or drafting tables, and often alone. Architects also become obsessed with analysis, and this can seem to shut others out. Once caught up in a thought process, Architects close off and persevere until they comprehend the issue in all its complexity. Architects prize intelligence, and with their grand desire to grasp the structure of the universe, they can seem arrogant and may show impatience with others who have less ability, or who are less driven.

Albert Einstein as the iconic Rational is an Architect. Dr. David Keirsey, Robert Rosen, Marie Curie, George Soros, Gregory Peck, James Madison, Ludwig Boltzman, Charles Darwin, Adam Smith, and Thomas Jefferson are other examples of the Architect Rational.”

You might think I made the part about being 1% of the population bold because I’m proud of that little number. Actually I made it bold because it’s hilarious to think that 99% of the people out there either have no fucking idea what I’m talking about, or they just think I’m an arrogant asshole, or both.

[ Enneagram ]
This test works a little differently, rather than coming out as “one thing”, it simply assigns a weighted value to each of the archetypes at the end of the test.  The wiki describes other stuff, but I don’t recall seeing any business about “Ones” or “Fours” or “Directional Scales” so I might have to go looking for something more official.  Anyhow, here were my weighted results:

# – Archetype (Weight)
5 – Investigator (8)
1 – Reformer (6)
7 – Enthusiast (6)
4 – Individualist (4)
6 – Loyalist (4)
8 – Challenger (4)
2 – Helper (3)
3 – Achiever (3)
9 – Peacemaker (0)

[ Political Compass ]

I answered honestly and landed almost smack dab on [ Ghandi ] from the example.