In the past few months, I’ve been learning a lot more about myself and how I think. A few days ago, a Facebook friend posted a link to a personality test. I don’t usual take these kinds of things very seriously, but the results of this one I found were actually quite accurate.
According to this test, I am an analytical thinker. Here is the description of that type, with things crossed out that I don’t think apply to me. Highlighted in yellow are my own comments.
Analytical Thinkers are reserved, quiet persons. They like to get to the bottom of things – curiosity is one of their strongest motives. They want to know what holds the world together deep down inside. They do not really need much more to be happy because they are modest persons. Many mathematicians, philosophers and scientists belong to this type.
Analytical Thinkers loathe contradictions and illogicalness; with their sharp intellect, they quickly and comprehensively grasp patterns, principles and structures. They are particularly interested in the fundamental nature of things and theoretical findings;
for them, it is not necessarily a question of translating these into practical acts or in sharing their considerations with others. I love building things and putting my knowledge to practical use. Analytical Thinkers like to work alone (most of the time, but not always); their ability to concentrate is more marked than that of all other personality types. They are open for and interested in new information. Always!
Analytical Thinkers have little interest in everyday concerns (I’m not really sure what they mean by that) – they are always a little like an “absent-minded professor” (uhhh….ok) whose home and workplace are chaotic and who only concerns himself with banalities such as bodily needs when it becomes absolutely unavoidable. The acknowledgement of their work by others does not play a great role for them; in general, they are quite independent of social relationships and very self-reliant.
Analytical Thinkers therefore often give others the impression that they are arrogant or snobby – especially because they do not hesitate to speak their mind (I do hesitate in many situations but not all) with their often harsh (even if justified) criticism and their imperturbable self-confidence. Incompetent contemporaries do not have it easy with them. But whoever succeeds in winning their respect and interest has a witty and very intelligent person to talk to. A partner who amazes one with his excellent powers of observation and his very dry humor.
It takes some time before Analytical Thinkers make friends, but then they are mostly friends for life. They only need very few people around them. Their most important ability is to be a match for them and thus give them inspiration. Constant social obligations quickly get on their nerves (sure do!); they need a lot of time alone and often withdraw from others. Their partner must respect this and understand that this is not due to the lack of affection. Once they have decided in favor of a person, Analytical Thinkers are loyal and reliable partners. However, one cannot expect romance and effusive expressions of feelings from them
and they will definitely forget their wedding anniversary. I’m not married, but I am actually pretty good at remembering birthdays and stuff, so I probably wouldn’t ever forget my wedding anniversary. But they are always up to a night spent with stimulating discussions and a good glass of wine! (I hate wine. lol. But the concept is accurate.)
Adjectives that describe your type: introverted, theoretical, logical, spontaneous, rational, analytical, intellectual, skeptical, pensive, critical, quiet, precise, independent, creative, inventive, abstract, eccentric, curious, reserved, self-involved, imaginative,
unsociable(I don’t think I’m bad with social situations, but I don’t enjoy them), determined, modest, careful, incommunicative, witty
So, as you can see, there’s not much of that that I don’t agree with. I’ve never seem a test like this produce such an accurate result of my own personality.
That’s not to say it will be as accurate for others. There are only 4 questions.
If you take the test, you’ll notice that you get two lists of statements, and you have to pick the list that you agree with the most. I found most of them, there were a few statements in the one I didn’t choose that I agreed with and a few in the ones I did choose that I didn’t agree with. But one of the questions I had a hard time choosing because it was fairly evenly split. Because of that, I figured it wouldn’t be accurate, but I was pleasantly surprised by the result.
If you want to take this test, click here.