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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Who Are You, Really? Find Out With These Five Online Tests

It's a dreary, rainy day here and I'm more than a little miffed that I had to put away the sandals I was wearing last week and break out the boots and scarf again. Anyway, I'm a grumpy curmudgeon from the change in weather, and I thought it might be fun for us to pass some time getting to know ourselves. To that end, here are five tests that can help you along:

 1.  The IPIP NEO-PI. Also known as the granddaddy of all personality tests. You can find this test on a variety of sites, but this one is really in-depth and gives you a great overview. According to them, I'm open to new experiences, more than slightly neurotic and I want to be left the hell alone most of the time. I'd call that accurate.

2. Reading The Mind In The Eyes. This test was developed by a prominent autism researcher and tests your "theory of mind" by seeing whether you can recognize the intention of others based on seeing nothing but their eyes. I scored a little above average on this one, and as an autism mom, I found it kind of fascinating.  I had David sit with me and do it, and he came out in the low single-digits (no surprise).

3. The Hypnoid Test. This test starts out odd and then moves on to truly bizarre. I felt like I was "guessing" what they wanted by the end (which is probably what they were looking for - who knows?) and the final result is that I'm emotional, creative, hate authority and:

"Rarely verbally effusive, you can at times feel as if your feelings are too deep for words. You are very observant, but rarely express these observations to others."

You know me. Never talk about my feelings. Heh.

4. The NY Times Dialect Quiz. Hey youse guys! Ya want I should take a test to find out what I talk like? (I'm from the midwest, apparently, which is what happens when you're raised in the Southwest and move to the East Coast).

5. The Color Quiz. This one is super-fast and simple, and the results for me were mixed. It gave me this:

"Needs excitement and constant stimulation."

Okay, I'll go with that. But it also gave me this:

"Holds back emotionally but is able to find satisfaction through sexual activity."

Helllooo? I'm a blogger. Holding back emotionally is not my forte. And I'd have to actually be having sex to test out the second half of that assessment, so we'll just leave that theoretical. And pathetic.

I hope you enjoy these and learn a little about yourselves. I think I'm a lost cause today. I'll just sit here with my mug of tea and gripe about the weather.

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