Ever since I was little, I've been a huge fan of quizzes. I'd take quizzes to find our my Hogwarts house... my astrological compatibility... even what I should cook for dinner. There's something so exciting about the mystery of the whole thing: The idea that you can find out something about yourself you never would have known otherwise just by answering a few questions is exciting (even if that's just "Which Member Of One Direction Is Your Soul Mate?"). But the Vocational Personality Radar Test? It goes more in-depth than any test I've taken before, though perhaps for a good reason.
Hosted on ARealMe.com, the Vocational Personality Radar Test is based on the "16 Personalities" test, which plants you on a spectrum of four different features — features that will likely sound familiar to those well-versed in the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory: Either you are Introverted or Extroverted, Intuitive or Observant, Thinking or Feeling, and Judging or Prospecting (yes, Prospecting; it's a change from Myers-Briggs, where the P stands for "Perceiving"). Where you fall on the scale of each of these qualities gives you a personality profile that is actually quite revealing.
So: What kind of person am I? I decided to give the Vocational Personality Radar Test a try. Here's how it went:
These kinds of personality tests often take many forms. Many I've seen involve responding to questions on a scale of "highly disagree" to "highly agree." This quiz, however, has you choose from two options for each question. Even if you don't entirely agree with either response, you must choose the one that most accurately represents you.
Out of the 47 questions asked, some were strange, some were obvious, and some were insanely difficult to answer.
Even the first question already had me questioning everything I know. Are we talking about interior design, my career, or turning jeans into cut-offs?
This was another tricky one. I feel like being considered "easy to get to know" and "a vibrant person" are not mutually exclusive. But, I digress.
I feel like this is a question that requires a PhD to even begin answering.
According to the test, I am an "ISFJ," meaning I am Introverted, Observant, Feeling, and Judging and well suited for a "gaurdian"-type role. (I'll let the misspelling of "guardian" go for now.) I was honestly surprised by these results, especially since I answered one of the questions saying I love being the center of attention — but reading the in-depth description of this personality type, I definitely see the parallels within myself.
What It Means
Of course, as with any test or quiz, your results are to be taken with a grain of salt. Though many people use these kinds of personality tests as a way to define or learn more about themselves, there is a lot that varies from test to test and you might get different results depending on your mood that day. The point being: wait a few weeks before you take the plunge on that "INTJ 4 Life" tattoo.
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