For this week’s first impression post, I took different personality tests to see if they described my personality and evaluated them to see if they are credible.

  1. Humanmetrics Typology Test:

On this test my personality type was ESFJ: Extravert (50%), Sensing (19%), Feeling (16%), Judging (9%). This is an accurate representation of my personality.  I consider myself an extravert. I love being around people and tend to be very outgoing once I am used to my environment. I understand why my sensing scored higher than my intuition because I like to make conclusions based on my experiences in my environment. It also makes sense that my feeling scored higher than thinking because again I like to asses the situation before I act and I like to think that I am a more empathetic person than I am logical or analytical. Lastly, I agree that my judging is higher than perceiving because

  1. Personality Test:

For this test also I received the type ESFJ. I think this accurately describes my perception of my personality. I thought it was interesting how I got the same type for this test and the humanistic test. Each test describes occupations. Both gave careers that are similar to occupational therapy which is what I plan to practice in the future. I think that this personality test is also credible. It allows others to gage their strengths and weaknesses and then relates them to everyday life.

  1. Big 5 Personality Test:

For this test I received the following scores for the 5 major factors that make up a persons personality: Extroversion (58), Emotional stability (70), Agreeableness (80), Conscientiousness (31), Intellect/Imagination (23). Since I scored higher on extroverted that means I am friendly and optimistic which is accurate. Since I scored lower on the intellect section I tend to be more traditional which is also correct. This test seems to be credible because it gives examples to each factor and descriptions what each factor means.

  1. Color Quiz:

This quiz seemed silly to me because it seemed odd how colors can tell so much about a person’s personality. I did not see the correlation between picking colors and determining a personality type and factors that go along with it. I don’t think that this test was a credible, accurate portrayal of my personality.


First Impressions – Personality

The first personality test, the Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test, compared Introversion v. Extroversion, Sensing v. Intuition, Feeling v. Thinking, and Perceiving v. Judging.  My type was ISFP, meaning I am more introverted, sensing, feeling, and perceiving.  What I like about this personality test is that they have a description of the ISFP type and they have different careers that they might suggest for a certain type of person.  In my case, some of the careers were interior design, customer service specialist, nursing, or early childhood education.  Considering I am an education major, I found this to be quite an accurate description of my personality.

The Personality Test Center was slightly different, in which I was scored with an ESFP.  The descriptions of these personalities include a title, mine being “Entertainer”, and a short, fun description of each.  It also tells you the percentage of the population that each type is.  About 13% of people have the ESFP personality.  I liked this test better because instead of giving you a range of options that you could kind of swing back and forth between, like a “YES” and “yes”, it gave you two options that were different enough that you could easily tell the difference between.

The Big Five Personality Test has five factors rather than four.  It gives you your raw score and the percentile you scored in.  I do feel as though the results are a bit difficult to read and understand.  I feel they are accurate, but it takes a bit to understand them and understand what they mean.  I believe this test is fairly credible.

The Color Quiz was my least favorite of the four personality tests.  There isn’t necessarily a feeling when looking at colors, at least not for me, so when I took this test I just felt like I was just clicking the colors to make them go away.  Although the results seemed fairly accurate as to “my stress sources” and “my desired objectives”, I do not think this is a credible source for a personality test.

First Impression Post #9 (Week 10):

For this week’s first impression post, I am discussing the different personality tests including the Jung Typology Test, the IPIP Big Five Factor Markers, and the Color Test. These free online psychological tests help people learn more about themselves in a quick and easy process. All of these tests ask the user prompted questions to answer or options to click.

For the first test, I have taken the Jung Typology Test. This test is free, and it is based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theories. The test ask certain questions, and the user responds with “YES, yes, uncertain, no, or NO.” I receive results suggesting my type is ISTJ. This concludes I am an introvert, who senses, thinks, and judges. I believe this tests accurately describes me in the last three characteristics; however, the first one confuses me. The results show I have no preference to being an introvert or extrovert, even though the test concludes I am in fact an introvert. With this in mind, I believe this test is credible because it is based off of a personality theory. Many companies and schools use this test for their employers or students as well. This test allows the users to see their results, and the percentages which go along each characteristic. I believe the test is beneficial because it gives careers and occupations, which are most suitable for each personality type. Lastly, I find it interesting to see how the test also shows famous personalities related to oneself, and compatibility for long-term partners.

For the second test, the Jungian Personality Test is used again. This test consists of multiple choice questions with two possible answers. The questions are very similar to the ones in the first test I have taken. Even though the two tests are based off the same theory, I receive an ESTJ as my result. This is interesting because on the last test I have received an ISTJ. I have the same last three characteristics; however, this test says I am more extroverted. I believe this test is credible because it is based on the same theory as the first example. There are multiple questions, which take in a wide scope of considerations; however, I find only two possible answers creates a dilemma for some users. Lastly, I like how this test explains who you are and the percent of the total population which matches your results. For example, I am an administrator who is responsible, loyal, orderly, realistic, and loves traditions. This definitely describes who I see myself in my personality.

For the third test, I have taken the IPI Five Factor Marker Test. The results from this test show I am an extrovert, not emotionally stable, agreeable, conscientious, and not imaginative. This is an accurate description of myself; however, I am surprised with the fact it says I am not emotionally stable and am agreeable. I usually feel stable, but I believe it is harder to be agreeable with others. I am not surprised I am conscientious and less imaginative because I am always worried about what is going to happen and like to stick with factual information. I believe this test is credible because the beginning states the introduction, procedure, participation, sources, and references for the test, which has been developed by Goldberg. The test comes from a statistical study to personality pieces, uses factor analysis, and is completed with samples from all over the world. Researchers believe five characteristics are showcased for a user based on questions. These questions are then ranked on a scale of one to five on how well the user agrees or disagrees to the statements.

For the last test, the Color Quiz is used to determine one’s personality traits. For this quiz, eight colors are displayed, and the user picks which ones appear most attractive until all the colors are gone. This repeats two times, and then results are given. The test reveals I am emotional, artistic, wants freedom to pursue opportunities, flexible, laid back, afraid to form deep relationships, conceited, easily offended, energetic, independent, and enjoys making plans. After viewing my results at first, I honestly started to laugh at some of them. I believe some of the options are extremely wrong including the artistic, emotional, laid back, conceited, and the fear of relationships characteristics. I even asked some close friends, and they agreed those characteristics do not describe me personally. With this in mind, I do not believe this test is credible. There is no author or description of how the results are formed. There are spelling and grammatical errors in the results as well, which indicates poor revision of the test. Lastly, I did not see any scientific research or evidence suggesting this quiz is credible.

Even though all the personality tests are useable and sometimes accurate, I find it difficult to see how a computer can generate what your personality is by asking a limited amount of questions, I like to believe people are more complex, deep, and intricate in their own personal lives. I believe the psychological tests try to explain your personalities; however, it is not precise or accurate for all people.

Personality – The Original Personal Property

I took four personality tests to try and determine what kind of personality I have. The first two tests were focused on the Extraversion vs Introversion, Intuition vs. Sensing, Feeling vs. Thinking, and Judging vs. Perceiving. Ironically, for both tests, I received the same exact results of ENFJ. Apparently, I choose to be significantly more extroverted than introverted. I also have a slight preference for intuition over sensing and a moderate preference for feeling over thinking. Lastly, I have a slight preference for judging over perceiving. Ultimately, these tests say that I am someone who connects well with people, and because of that, I can communicate, relay messages, and convince people easily. I believe in myself and my dreams, but I also see myself as someone who assists others. I tend to look forward and see a bigger picture. I am good at handling things and taking on responsibilities. Relationships are very important to me. I tend to have a strong appreciation for people, and I often put others before myself. Sometimes, I take more than I can bear, but I do everything for the love of other people.

These test results describe me extremely accurately. I tend to care a lot about people and I would do anything for them, even if it puts me at risk. I do have a lot of dreams for the future, and I long to see the world. I value relationships and try to be a leader in most situations. I have taken this test in the past twice now, and still, I end up with the same exact results of ENFJ. I would say that because of that, the tests structured like that are very accurate and trustworthy.

The other tests I took were different. The third test was one telling me about what was my strongest area of interest and how significantly it influenced me. It was similar to the other tests but structured differently. It said the same things in unique ways. Apparently, I am very extroverted, meaning that I am drawn towards people, and I love to develop relationships. I would say that this is extremely accurate as I take a high interest in others and I hate to be alone. The third test made sense, but it was a lot harder to understand than the first and second tests. Although this is true, I think it was still very accurate. The final test was a color test. The first round, it told me to simply choose colors. It did not give any further instruction. Then, it made me wait 100 seconds or so until I was to conduct the same operation again, but this time I was to choose colors in the order that they made me the happiest. I am pretty sure I chose the same exact colors in the same exact order. I do not know how trustworthy this test was because that was all there was to it. Even still, the analysis was very interesting. It told me that I am someone who is typically very concerned with the future. I also am often stressed when things get in my way, whether it be relationships or responsibilities. I tend to be harder on myself than need be, I get stressed easily, and I get stressed more often than I should. I do get stressed a lot, but I do not necessarily think of it being more often than I should. Who knows though, maybe I am more stressed than the average person, I just handle it better. I would not say that these results are the most important to me, but they are not inaccurate. I am nervous about the future, and certain things such as relationships do scare me when I think about the outcomes.

Overall, taking these personality tests was very fun. Although I have taken them before, it is interesting to see how I remain consistent over time. These personality tests are very helpful as they help me learn more about myself. The more I learn about myself, the more appreciative and accepting I become. Sometimes the features I think are negative for me I actually find are there for an important reason. I also realize that where I may lack in something, I am stronger in something else. Diving into the realm of personalities is a fascinating trip because there are so many unique sights to see.

Here are the tests in case you are interested in taking them!


What were your results, Core Techs?



*Art from my 2016 AP portfolio

Your Culture, Your Brand

My cultural background will influence my work as an occupational therapy practitioner by gaining different insights to better my understanding of others and their way of life. Many different people come from many different backgrounds, each with their own set of standards and morals. In a sense, we are like vegetable medley soup – lots of ingredients that provide unique flavors. It simply would not be the same if a specific group of veggies was taken out. This is very similar to the world; each person learns from another. The world would not be the way it is today if we did not have different backgrounds to compare to. Our uniqueness as a society allows us to be proud of our culture and background.

My background starts off in Russia. This is where I was born. Although this is true, I did not stay there for long. As soon as I was born, I was put in an orphanage where I was later adopted and loved by an American family. I grew up in small-town Pennsylvania, right by the countryside. Life for me has always been very simple. My life may be very different from someone who grew up in California, however. The CA resident may have known life to be much more busy and loud. Their stories will differ from mine. My struggles might be getting stranded in the middle of nowhere on the road when my car breaks down. In California, their struggle might be finding a person who is actually willing to stop and help them as all the other cars pass by. Each person comes from their own place with their own set of stories. We learn from each other by hearing these different stories. Think about it; If we were all the same, we would not learn anything. We would not learn anything because we do not need to. Life would be boring. There would be no struggle, and this might seem nice, but once you think about it, it might seem scarier. If we were happy as we were, there would be no adrenaline rush when we sneak out of the house at night to go to see a boyfriend or girlfriend. There would be no sadness in a breakup. There would be no true joy when a miracle happened. In fact, there would be no miracles.

As an occupational therapist, I will meet many different people and see many different cultures. I hope to learn as much as I can from my patients. In my practice, my morals will guide me. Despite this, my morals may be different from someone else’s and, therefore, I may have to react to that during my practice. Finding a balance for each client is no easy task; not everyone’s is the same. We cannot expect a patient to come in and be the same exact person we are. They may abide by different standards, and in order to create the best treatment plan possible, it is essential to open our eyes and ears and tune in to our client’s station.

Stories are crucial; they make us who we are. Life guides people and changes them. Stories cannot be known unless they are heard. Our culture is our brand. Hollister may have a white shirt, and Aeropostale may have another one that is nearly the same. So, which shirt do you choose? Some choose Hollister, and others choose Aero, but why? A lot of different factors come in here. How the shirt is made, what it costs, how it feels, and more can all tie together the ultimate decision of a buyer. This is similar to humankind; We may look similar to our neighbor, but are we made in the same way? Everyone is unique and those differences should be celebrated by all as they bring life to this world. As an occupational therapist, it is extremely crucial to tune into to different stations, whether it is our favorite one to listen to or not. If we listened to the same thing over and over, we would not be very educated, now would we? Next time you think you know someone, try and step out of your Nikes and into their Adidases. 

How does your culture influence your lives, Core Techs?



*Picture from my international field hockey tour in Barbados

First Impression Post Week 10

I first took the quiz called the Jung Typology Test. It is based on the Carl Jung’s and Isabel Brigg Myers’ typology personality tests. I have taken the Myer’s Briggs test numerous times and normally get an ENFP which is an extravert, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving. On this test, I got an ENFJ which is most of the same characteristics except I received judging over perceiving by a small margin. I read the description of an ENFJ compared to an ENFP and I see myself more as an ENFP, but I have received the score of an ENFJ before, so I am not surprised.

The second personality test I took was called the Personality Test. I also received an ENFJ. This is making me believe I may be an ENFJ. I felt like the options for this test were easier to answer than the previous test, but the end did not give a description about what an ENFJ is or what it means.

The third test I took was called the IPIP Big Five Factor Markers Test. It was a questionnaire which was filled out to rate people’s extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness and openness to experience. I received a very high score for extravert and agreeableness. I received a lower score for emotional stability which also makes sense to me because I am a very happy yet anxious human being. My scores for conscientiousness and openness to experience were more in the middle to lower ranges. I agree because I am a little disorganized and traditional in certain aspects of life. I believe this test was very accurate at least for how I view myself.

The last test is the most inaccurate. I chose yellow first because it is my favorite color and then preceded to choose other colors in a random order based on my feelings. I then retook the same test with the same colors and was give my results. I thought the test would have interesting results but instead I got very random misspelled results. I was also accused of being a lazy human who can only pleasure myself with sexual activity. I see this as very false.

I do not think these tests can perfectly explain anyone’s personalities but some of the quizzes with more options and questions are able to better identify personality traits.

Week 10 First Impression Prompt – Personality

For this week’s first impression prompt, I really enjoyed taking the four personality quizzes and comparing them to the way I view myself. However, I definitely felt that some aspects of these tests were more reliable and accurate than others.

For both the first and second tests that I took, I ended up with the results ESFJ, which stands for extrovert (E) over introvert, sensing (S) over intuition, feeling (F) over thinking, and judging (J) over perceiving. Based on the questions that the both of these surveys asked, I feel like these tests are mostly accurate and credible, as the questions asked were very specific. However, several of the questions that were asked were rather wordy and a little bit confusing, therefore I don’t believe that I answered them as accurately as I could have. I think that this is why the results I got are slightly different from how I think of myself. While I do agree with the ESF, I do not agree with the J. I would definitely say that I am far more perceiving than I am judging.

For the third test I took, I received results that I agree with. There were many questions that were all very precise, therefore I feel that this test was accurate. This test put me in the 74th percentile for extroversion, the 62nd percentile for emotional stability, the 80th percentile for agreeableness, the 52nd percentile for conscientiousness, and the 28th percentile for intellect/imagination. All of these are similar to the way I would rank myself as well.

For the fourth test, I found that the results accurately describe me, but I don’t understand how these results could be accurate from just simply selecting the colors that like. Even though the results were very specific and describe me very well, I think that the people who created this test may have just came up with a general answer that could fit many people and the way they feel.

Overall, I feel as if the third test was the most accurate and credible source for determining someone’s personality.

First Impression Post #10

For this first impression post, I took four personality tests and discussed not only how accurately they were in describing my personality, but also how credible they seem.

The first personality test I took was the personality test and I got INTJ: Introvert (6%), Intuitive (6%), Thinking (3%), and Judging (16%). I think that this personality test was fairly accurate in portraying my personality not because of the four words that they group me into, but the fairly long description that they have for that specific grouping. I am pretty introverted at times, but I am also confident in what I know and what I can work better on. This test does a great job in describing the how these types of people think, their strong suits, and their weaknesses. I think this test can be a credible source because it has been updated recently to this year, it admits that the test is based off the Jung and Myers theory, and adds a disclaimer saying that this specific test is not affiliated with the company that does the Myers-Briggs test. In terms of the test itself, my only concern is that instead of providing different responses to a question, each question had yes or no but in different size. I did not really like that because there was not a wide range or middle ground answer besides uncertain, which sometimes I did not agree with either.

The second test I took was the personality test and I got ISTJ. This is another Jung theory based test and I was actually surprised that I did not get the same results as the first test. This test result did not line up with the previous test and I actually do not agree with the description that they gave me. ISTJ’s are supposedly people that are perfectionists that stress too much and I cannot agree with that. Credibility wise, This test described that it was based off the Jung theory of personality, however, the site has not been maintained since 2017, and does not include much information on references, disclaimers, or much information anywhere on the site. The site seems a little less credible than others because of this.

The third test I took was the personality test and I got Extroversion (37%), Emotional stability (84%), Agreeableness (56%), Conscientiousness (84%), and Intellect/Imagination (70%). This test was a IPIP Big Five Factor Markers test and instead of giving me words to categorize me, the test provided me with a percentile score and descriptions based on the percentage given to me. I agree with the results of this test but I am not exactly sure by how much because the descriptions given to me are minimal. I would like to say I agree fully with the results but I do not really have a good basis of what my results mean. The test does provide sources and references which adds to their credibility, and provides a well formed introduction describing the test and who developed it.

The final test I took was the personality test and I based on my answers, the results I received I can only agree to maybe half of them. This test broke down the results into objectives, sources of stress, restrained characteristics, situation, and problem. Along with this, the test included a description of what each one was to me. The test said that I was strong willed and I do agree with that, but it also said that I was demanding and picky, which I like to think I am not. The test itself was interesting because it was just picking colors twice in a certain time span. I do not know how credible this test can be because it was last updated in 2015 and has very minimal info on the test itself. Very little resources and references are given, but a small description of who developed the test was included.

Overall, these personality tests are interesting to take but should be taken with a grain of salt because the accuracy and credibility of the tests vary.

First Impression Post Week 10

For this first impression post, I took four personality tests and am analyzing how accurately each of them described me and if I find them credible.

  1. The first test was the Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test. Of their sixteen personality types, my type was ESFJ, extraversion, sensing, feeling, judging. To summarize, the results say ESFJs love traditions, are liberal in giving, enjoy being in charge, work hard and play with enthusiasm, provide service and expect the same from others. ESFJs are easily wounded and show their emotions, are warm and friendly, have a ‘mothering’ drive, and have trouble making important decisions. As caretakers, ESFJs sense danger all around; they are not paranoid, but alert and cautious, and serve excellently as protectors, outstanding in fields such as medical care and elementary education. These results very accurately described me. I love traditions, work hard, provide service, have sensitive feelings, am warm and friendly, have a mothering drive, hate making important decisions, am alert and cautious, and I am going to work in the medical field. Overall, this site was credible because the test was thorough, and the explanations were clear and logical.
  2. The second test, the Personality Test Center, was the easiest of the four because there were only two answer choices per questions, with explanations, rather than agree/disagree or yes/no. It was also credible because the website appeared to be the most organized and official and didn’t have advertisements. According to this test, my personality was ENFJ, extraversion, intuition, feeling, judgement, similar to the first test. ENFJs are optimistic, group leaders, and help others be the best they can be. When conflict affects a group, ENFJs take responsibility. They think they have a liability to be empathetic. When dealing with pain of others, ENFJs put them first, and lose sight of their own concerns and interest. ENFJs hold in and push off their feelings until their emotions explode. I think that these traits also describe me, and occupational therapy was on the list of careers for this personality type.
  3. The IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers test was not as credible as the previous tests because the website was unorganized and failed to thoroughly explain the results. For example, the explanation for the first category, extroversion, was: “Individuals who score high are outgoing and social. Individuals who score low tend to be shut ins.” My score, 54, was slightly above average. I scored just below average on the second factor, emotional stability, which had no explanation. My score, 93, was high for the third category, agreeableness, which stated, “A person high in agreeableness is friendly and optimistic. Low scorers are critical and aggressive.” Next was conscientiousness; high scores mean people are careful and diligent and low mean they are impulsive and disorganized.” I received a high score of 98 for this category. Lastly, the fifth factor was intellect/imagination, in which low scoring people are traditional and conventional. I scored just above average at 11. I did not enjoy this test because you are not provided with a clear and detailed explanation of how all your traits combine into your personality, as the previous sites did.
  4. The last test was the least accurate. The Color Test instructs you to start by choosing the color that makes you feel the best when you look at it, and then repeat the process for the remaining colors until none are left. The second step, done 110 seconds after the first, uses the same colors and rules, except the colors are in a different order. This test lacked credibility because the website was disorderly, overcrowded, and the instructions were unclear. I interpreted the directions as picking the colors in order of most appealing to least appealing, because I assumed the colors I liked the best were the ones that made me feel the best. My results barely explain my personality. I feel that my results were very generic, and most parts could apply to anyone. Thus, it was not specific to me.

First Impression Week 10

For this week’s first impression post, I took several personality tests to see if they accurately describe my perception of my personality and if they are credible.
1. Humanmetrics Typology Test:
For this test I was given the type ESFJ: Extravert (53%), Sensing (22%), Feeling (53%), Judging (9%). I think this accurately portrays my personality. I tend to be more extraverted with others and prefer to be hanging around people rather than being by myself. I usually prefer sensing over intuition and definitely prefer feeling over thinking. I also tend to have a low attitude of judging over perceiving others at first. I think that this test is pretty credible because I took another test (Myers Briggs Test) that had very similar questions, some the same, and I received the same type and very similar percentages. Some were a couple percentages different but the overall theme and type was the same. There were also many different options to pick from on the range from yes to no.
2. Personality Test:
For this test also I received the type ESFJ. Therefore I also think that this test accurately describes my perception of my personality. I liked how both this test and the humanmetrics test gave a description of what an ESFJ likes and dislikes and careers that would fit them. Both gave careers that are similar to occupational therapy which is my major here at Elizabethtown. I think that this personality test is also pretty credible and people can use this to get an overall general idea of their likes and dislikes and what suites them according to their personality. I think that the first test is more credible, but this is still pretty accurate.
3. Big 5 Personality Test:
For this test I received the following scores for the 5 major factors that make up a persons personality: Extroversion (78), Emotional stability (78), Agreeableness (95), Conscientiousness (67), Intellect/Imagination (83). I found these to be in agreement to my perception of my personality: being more extroverted, friendly and optimistic, careful and organized, and open to new experiences. I found this test to be pretty credible also. It gave examples to each factor and descriptions to what each factor means.
4. Color Quiz:
I thought this quiz did not make any sense and was not relevant to showing a persons true personality. I did not see the correlation between picking colors and having them choose your personality type. I did not think this was credible and did not accurate portray my personality.