Who Are You?
Moony takes six personality tests and shares the results from each.
Have you ever taken a personality test? I have. More accurately, I recently took six. Now, I know what you are thinking, “HOLY CRAP MAN! SIX?!”
Yes, I took six personality tests. After each one, I kept asking myself, “What about this one?” and many clicks later, I got a lot of results back.
The personality tests I took were: MBTI, Career Interest & Work Style, Core Pattern, DISC, Enneagram, and OCEAN.
While saying I have taken six personality tests is interesting, I think it would be more impactful if I shared each of those test's results with you all. So, below I will be providing the results from each test with provided detail on what the results indicate about me.
For those interested in understanding each test with further detail and possibly taking one or all, you can find non-affiliated links at the end of this article.
MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator):
At various times since my teens, I have taken and retaken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Each time, I was given the same classification: INFP. This last retaking was no exception except that I found the results showed my levels in the four categories had increased. Being a very proud INFP, this made me smile.
Crystal Knows shares:
People with an INFP personality type tend to be reserved, idealistic, and adaptable in their behavior. They are curious people, often lost in thought. They enjoy being by themselves or with small groups of people, and prefer to listen to and contemplate the thoughts of those around them.
To explain my results, in a nutshell, I am a heavy idealist always seeking emotional harmony for everyone in the world.
Career Interest and Work Style:
I am clumping these next two results together since they are so closely related.
It was pleasing to see that the results for both Career Interest and Work Style tracked so well with my creative and emotional focuses. However, what is not pleasing to then realize is that I work in both deep and surface-level IT… A career space that is not the most imaginative nor emotionally connective.
Coming away with these results, I have decided that these are observations I need to remedy.
Here is the test that started the whole adventure.
Though I had heard many kind words about the Enneagram test and how the results seem to fit a person so well, I had never taken it before.
For the Enneagram test, my results showed that I am a #4 with a proud score of 98/100. My wing is 5.
Crystal Knows shares 4w5’s are:
People with an enneagram type four wing five personality tend to identify most with type fours, but may also relate to type fives. They are introspective, creative, and perceptive in their behavior. They want to form a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. They tend to be much less concerned with public image than other fours.
#4’s are called the Individualist. A type that tends to use their creativity to carve out a space for themselves in the world that is unique and different from all others; at least that is what they strive for.
Taking a look at the subtypes, I also am a very strong SX/One-To-One/Intimate/Competitive (it is named in so many ways…).
The Core Pattern test is brand new to me, and it came as an addition to my Enneagram test.
Getting the results back, it was pleasing to see that my scoring shows the strongest presence in Empathetic Idealist (EI). Being a weighted INFP, it seemed only natural for me to be a hefty EI.
I’d like to also make a note that my Logical Mechanic (LM) results showed near nonexistent. It’s there… you just need a magnifying glass to see it.
Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness (DISC):
Of all the tests taken, this one makes me the happiest, but not because of the classification for each result. Rather, it is because the design of the results provides the shape of a helmet. I just thought it was hilarious, and also rather fitting.
Based on these DISC results, I am dominant in both Drive and Influence; so, I tend to ram straight forward into what I need to get done. Being that the others have much less influence, I will usually break stuff and do not notice the details as much.
So, yeah, a helmet was pretty fitting.
Career Addict explains Drive (D) and Influence (I) as:
The dominance trait looks at how competitive and goal-driven you are. It defines those who are strongly motivated by success and accomplishing results, measuring how well people work under pressure. This aspect describes those who are highly resourceful, enjoy challenging tasks, and can be direct, demanding and outspoken.
The influence trait identifies how well you relate to others and your level of optimism. This characteristic distinguishes those who are very people-focused and enjoy persuading and influencing their environment. They can be convincing individuals who are sociable, enthusiastic and open, although often avoid conflict and can become over-emotional.
As with each of the other tests shown thus far, OCEAN tends to track along the same patterns. I am strongly defined by a certain set of characteristics while the less dominant traits tend to suffer.
My highest qualities were Openness (Imaginative/Creative) and Agreeableness (Patient/Kindness). The ones I tended to lack were Conscientiousness (Thoroughness/Planning) and Extroversion (Sociable/Social Confidence).
Yup, that seems — very — accurate.
With my two strongest characteristics being Openness and Agreeableness, I felt that a better explanation of both would be helpful. To provide that, I am sharing the descriptions for each provided by Talent Alpha.
(Results: 100%) Openness — Consistency
The openness experience scale concerns people’s willingness to try new things and their capability to think outside the box. People’s openness ranges from very traditional and conventional to very curious, daring and innovative.
(Results: 92%) Agreeableness — Competitiveness
The agreeableness scale refers to how people tend to treat others in relationships. People’s agreeableness ranges from more competitive, straightforward and cold to more unselfish, warm and helpful.
Taking each of these personality tests was fun. Additionally, it was reassuring to see that the results amongst each of the tests were similar but explained in their own unique way. Too, it was pleasant to see that my personality is so consistent and stable.
Before I close out this article, I would like to share that these tests and results are tools. The focus of each of these tests is not to box someone into a definition; so, others taking these tests should understand they are guides, not rulebooks.
Although this may ruffle some of the more hardcore subscribers to these personality evaluation exams, I can not endorse the idea that human personalities are linear and predictable. None of us can be easily boxed and shipped with predictable accuracy.
However, what do I know? I mean, based on these tests’ results, I am a highly imaginative, creative, individualist, who is not great about details and social order.
Be well, my friends.
— Extra —
Hey my friends!
I am starting another art project. This one is focusing on artists of all kinds where I interview them. I plan to make a series of these interviews and to call them collectively Dreaming While Awake. The point of these interviews is to better understand the artist’s focus, discipline methods, hopes, dreams, projects, and what they are moving towards.
For those interested, please reach out to me through one of my various connections shared in my LinkTree down below!
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— Sources —
INFP Personality Type — The Empath. (n.d.). Crystal Knows. https://www.crystalknows.com/personality-type/infp
Enneagram Type 4w5 — The Free Spirit. (n.d.). Crystal Knows. https://www.crystalknows.com/enneagram/type-4/wing-5
Harris, E. (2021, September 17). How to Interpret Your DISC Personality Assessment Results. CareerAddict. https://www.careeraddict.com/interpret-the-disc-personality-test-results
Zioło, M. (2021, January 18). Understanding Your Big 5 Personality Results. Talent Alpha. https://talent-alpha.com/blog/understanding-talent-analytics/understanding-your-big-5-personality-results/