First Impression: Personality

--Original published at Jessica K's College Blog

Personality has been one of many components to describe an individual, and a person’s interaction with the world is both similar but unique to someone else. On hindsight, a multitude of personality tests are formulated by thousands of traits and information, For example, in completing a 68-question personality test, the attributes connected to each answer is measured out in a series of letters called the Jungian Personality Type. (

In performing the test myself, it describes my personality in the INTJ aspect, the Scientist. This percentage of the population are theoretical thinkers and perfectionists, setting expectations for themselves in order to acheive them in the highest standard. While that does describe my personality in a analytical standpoint, I do find myself straying sometimes from my work and occupy myself with other matters.

It is an interesting to think back on myself, even for the people who see me as a creative and intellectual mind. And even if personality tests are not for everyone, there are times where you can look into the details behind the results, and think about how some people have the same mindset as someone else.

Personality Test

--Original published at Bogo's Blog

Your Existing Situation

“Is reckless and short-tempered. His decisions are made with little thought out the consequences, often times leading to unnecessary stress and conflict.”

I do not agree with this decree because I do not consider myself as a short-tempered person as I consider myself a person with a lot of patience and I do not like conflict. I partially agree with my decisions having little thought because I tend to focus on the positive sides of my actions and get surprised when something negative happens

Your Stress Sources

“Wishes for freedom and independence, free from limitations and restrictions except for the ones he choices to give himself.”

I agree with this part because I do tend to dislike being told what to do. I like feeling in control of my own life and whenever someone tries to take the wheel it puts me in a sour mood.

The Restrained Characteristics

“His desire to avoid open conflict and tension forces him to put his desires on hold, even though he is feeling restrained and uneasy.”

“Current situation makes him feel unable to prove himself, but tries to make the best of things.”

I do tend to put my wishes on hold if it means avoiding conflicts so I do agree with this assessment.

Your Desired Objective

“Longs for tenderness and for a feeling of acceptance from a partner. Appreciates things that are beautiful, pleasing to the eye, and stylish.”

I believe most people long for tenderness and acceptance from their partners when they’re in a relationship. This assessment seems very general in my opinion.

Your Actual Problem

“Prefers to be left in peace and avoids arguments, confrontation and conflicts.”

Of all the others this is the one I felt portrayed my personality accurately because I like my peace and I do my best to stay out of conflicts.

Overall this personality assessment did not seem very accurate to me. I felt like they were pulling at straws hoping to land an assessment I connected with. Most of them felt very general and unconcise.

Personality Tests

--Original published at Jill Distler's Psychology Blog

I feel that most of these personality tests were scary accurate. The questions were somewhat confusing to answer at times, but in the end, I feel that the results properly described my personality. The first test’s results were slightly hard for me to understand, just because my results came out to have slight preferences or even marginal to no preference over each of the traits, I found myself answering these questions, mostly unsure because I didn’t understand these questions as a whole.

First Test Results:ESFP

Extravert(19%)  Sensing(3%)  Feeling(19%)  Perceiving(9%)

  • You have slight preference of Extraversion over Introversion (19%)
  • You have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition (3%)
  • You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking (19%)
  • You have slight preference of Perceiving over Judging (9%)

The second test, I feel properly described me because I feel that my presence does draw people towards me in social settings. I feel that this test could end up being the most credible, but the source of these personality tests doesn’t seem the most credible as a whole. I understood these questions more than those of the first test, so I feel that my answers were more accurate.

Second Test Results: ENFJ – Teachers

The atmosphere is levitated with their presence and their authenticity draws people towards them. They have an impressive imagination and are natural visionaries. 5% of the total population.

After taking the third personality test, I feel that I may have not understood the questions as well because my results came out making me seem like a terribly aggressive, disorganized, and impulsive person, when I know I am not an aggressive person by nature even though I do know I am disorganized and carry impulsive tendencies.

Third Test Results


Factor Descriptions:

Factor I was labelled as Extroversion by the developers of the IPIP-BFFM. Factor I is sometimes given other names, such as Surgency or Positive Emotionality. Individuals who score high on Factor I one are outgoing and social.

Factor II is labeled as Emotional Stability. Factor II is often referred to by other names, such as Neruoticism or Negative Emotionality (in these two cases interpretations are inverted, as Neruoticism and Negative Emotionality can be thought of as the opposite of Emotional Stability).

Factor III is labeled as Agreeableness. A person high in agreeableness is friendly and optimistic. Low scorers are critical and aggressive.

Factor IV is labeled as Conscientiousness. Individuals who score high on this factor are careful and diligent. Low scorers are impulsive and disorganized.

Factor V is labeled as Intellect/Imagination. This factor is also often called Openness to Experience. People who score low tend to be traditional and conventional.

My favorite personality test, the color test, actually became the most accurate in describing each situation I am currently facing. I am not sure how my choice of the order I chose the colors (pink, blue, green, light orange, bright orange, grey, and black) concluded to these results, and I wish there was description on how these results were formulated, but I found that taking each of these tests allowed me to learn more about myself as a whole.

These results were most accurate to my personal observation:

Your Existing Situation

“Creative and emotional, looking for ways to further expand those qualities. Looking for a partner who enjoys the same activities. Seeking adventure and new and unusual activities.”

Your Stress Sources

“Feels empty and isolated from others and wishes to overcome this feeling. Believes life has more to offer her than what she was experienced thus far and doesn’t want to miss out on anything. she purses all her goals and dreams, fearful that any missed opportunity will cause her to miss out on even more. Quickly becomes an expert in any field she pursues and can sometimes come off as overbearing and nosy.”

Your Restrained Characteristics

Current events leave her feeling forced into compromise in order to avoid being cut off from affection or future cooperation.

Giving more than she is getting back and feels misunderstood and unappreciated. Feels she is being forced into compromising and even her close relationships leave her feeling emotional distant.

Giving more than she is getting back and feels misunderstood and unappreciated. Feels she is being forced into compromising and even her close relationships leave her feeling emotional distant.

Current situations have left her feeling overwhelmed and tormented. Needs to avoid further activity or demands and concentrate on relaxing and becoming emotionally sound.

Your Desired Objective: 

Very active imagination and may be prone to fantasies and daydreaming. Always dreaming of interesting and exciting things to happen to her. Is a charmer and wants to be admired for that.

Your Actual Problem:

“Fears she will be held back from achieving things she really wants, leading her to search endlessly for satisfaction and become involved in activities which are pointless.”

Your Actual Problem #2

“Feeling held back and restricted from moving forward, looking for a solution that will give her more freedom and less obstacles.”

Chapter 13 First Impression

--Original published at Ally'sCollegeBlog

When taking the personality tests, I felt like the yes or no answers were difficult to answer. I wanted to say maybe or I do not know, but they were not an option. Other than that, I think that most of the personality tests are credible. It is difficult to be accurate though, because of all the exceptions. Some people. including myself, do not fit into the categories the quizzes presented. I would say they were all reasonably credible. They are free quizzes that are not very thorough, so I did not expect them to be these amazing quizzes.

I think the quiz that most accurately describes my personality was the color quiz. I was confused on why they had me pick the colors in order of how each made me feel. I did not see the correlation between them and my personality. On the contrary, when my results came back, they were more accurate than the past sixty question quizzes. I also liked the Humanmetrics Jung Typology quiz. When I got my results, the were pretty spot on. They said I was 16% extrovert and 19% introvert, which I agree with. In certain situations, I tend to be one over the other. It just depends on where and who I am with.


--Original published at Ariana's Blog

The first test I took was the color personality test. It told me that I was creative and emotional, always seeking fun and adventure. Even though, some of these results are correct, I don’t think that this test is credible at all. All I did was pick colors and it told me my personality. I don’t believe you can figure out a personality but the colors they like. The next test told me that I was an extrovert, emotional stable, and intelligent. I believe that this test was the most credible because it gave me a layout of my top 5 traits and I found those results to be most accurate. On the other two tests I got the label ESFJ. These are outgoing, friendly, caring, kind and sympathetic people. These two tests were more credible as well because they had 60 questions about what type of person you are. Some of the questions on each test were weirdly worded and hard to understand.

While I believe all these traits to be true about myself but I do not believe in personality tests. I think that the only real way to know someone’s personality is to get to know them personally; a test that takes 7 minutes is not going to be able to do that. Everyone has different personalities that encompass many traits in different categories and none of these tests take that into account. Overall, I think these tests did not give me any important information about myself and if I really wanted to know what traits I had, I would ask family and friends that know me well enough to give me accurate answers.

Personality Tests

--Original published at Olivia's College Blog

In the HumanMetrics test, I was happy to see that my score reflected my career aspirations and how I view myself. My answers placed me into the “INFJ” category, with a preference for introversion over extraversion, and a preference for feeling over judging. INFJs are characterized as having a deep concern for their relationships with others and the state of humanity at large. People with this personality type are described as dreamers and doers having a “rare combination of vision and practicality”. I feel like these descriptions are spot on. While I am slightly introverted and value time to myself, I do have a lot of empathy for others and like to express my feelings to people I am close to. The first category for career suggestions is social, like counseling and social work. I thought it was very interesting that my questionnaire produced these results that matched me with counseling, which is the career I aspire to have.

The personality test center questionnaire placed me into the ENFJ category. In these results, I was matched into teaching for my best fit profession. Teachers, and people with this personality type are more extroverted. They are known for their authenticity and for being ‘natural visionaries’. I can see how this difference would cause the career shift from counseling/social work to teaching, since teaching is more centered around extroversion and having a presence that is easily felt. I realize I am biased toward the HumanMetrics test because it confirms what I want to hear about my career interests, but I do not believe I would be as good of a fit in a career that requires more extroversion. Afterall, since the answers I selected matched me with ENFJ, I would be open to potentially exploring careers in that field.

The psychometrics questionnaire evaluated 5 main personality traits. My extrovertedness scored 37%. It seems fitting that I am close to the middle because I do not feel as though I am one of the two extremes, but more toward the introversion end of the spectrum. Emotional stability was in the second percentile. This is interpreted as negative emotionality. My highest score is in agreeableness, at 87%. This is described as friendly and optimistic. To me, a combination of introversion and agreeableness is a healthy blend of the two characteristics. My contentious score is 67, indicating that I am careful and diligent. My intellect and imagination scored a 38%, meaning I am closer to the end of being traditional and not being as open if I were over 50%. If this score is a true representation of me, I would like to improve in my openness.

I completely disagree with the color test’s evaluation. The results listed me as having trouble forming emotional attachment, being picky in my relationships, and feeling as though relationship are a limiting circumstance. This is not how I view emotional attachment whatsoever; I prefer to have deep emotional connection with people and view that connection as very important. The color test also suggested that my desired objective is to be seen as a unique individual, wanting to gain recognition and observing how others are reacting to me. I can admit that I can be self-conscious at times, but nothing about the way I think or carry myself leads me to believe that my primary desire is to gain acceptance from others. I think the color test is a bizarre way of evaluating one’s character and is the least accurate/reliable of the tests I took today.

Chapter 10 First Impression Prompt

--Original published at Phil's College Blog

The speaker during the Ted Talk made me think about my idea of happiness. The talk made me realize that what made me happy was completely dependent on myself. This synthetic happiness is real. At first, when I watched the video I did not believe that something such as synthetic happiness could be achieved. Synthetic happiness is when your mind makes you believe that something that you have is greater than what you do not have. Even though the item or thing in your possession is not as good as the other options. However, once the speaker explained the idea with his experiments, I understood where he was coming from because I was able to connect it to my own life. For instance, I look as at my car as being better than the options that I do not have however everyone tells me that my car is not as nice as I perceive it to be.

Secondly, I believe that the speaker is credible because he has written a book on happiness and he also is a Harvard Psychologist. The school will back any research he has done. This makes him credible because Harvard would not endorse something if they thought the information was faulty.

Thirdly, I do think this message is reasonable because I found myself placing people and items from my life into his examples. If I could not do that easily, I would not believe that the message was reasonable but since the reason is as transparent to my life and the speakers examples. I do believe firmly that his idea is truthful and realistic.

Finally, I can incorporate synthetic happiness into my life by appreciating what I have rather then what I do not. I also could use this in my relationship with my friends. I should see the value of someone even though they might not always be there. Even though they are there about 90 percent of the time. I should just focus on what they are not but what they are giving to me.

Emotion : Option 2

--Original published at Bogo's Blog

At first sight, I thought the facial recognition test was going to be a walk in the park. After getting the first two pictures wrong I had an idea what I had gotten myself into. For the six I got wrong, it was mostly due to me second guessing myself and changing my original answer because I thought it was too obvious. I scored around what I assumed I would because I knew petty mistakes would drag my scores down in a test like this, despite my ability to read emotions very well.

I thought some options being put together made it harder than it should have been. For example, on one of the photos, the options included embarrassment and shame which are very similar in definition. This made it harder since I struggled to decide which of the two it was. If they avoided trickery like this the test would have been a lot easier. The test definitely opened my eyes to minor expressions made for certain emotions that I had never noticed in the past.

Ch. 10 First Impression- Personality

--Original published at Ben's PSY105 Blog

Taking the first three personality tests mainly just confirmed what I already knew about myself. I am a very introverted person, I like to keep to myself more often than not. In the first two tests I had the results show this. The third test gave me a very low score in extroversion, also supporting this statement. None of that was news to me, I have always known that I was an introvert, I keep to small friend groups with closer bonds. I have never enjoyed going out of my way to talk to new people or make new friends.

The first two tests classified me as ISTJ, and the third test supported those results. I believe those are accurate because I tend to trust logic first and foremost when trying to make decisions. I agree with the results because I rarely let my emotions impact my decision making. I stick to the things I know and things which can be proven. According to the description on the Personality Test Center, I seem to be on the right career path based on my personality type. I look forward to being an industrial engineer, which fits with the results showing that I would do well as a supervisor, a scientist, and an inventor. My future will most likely involve being a supervisor, using science to invent ideas to make the workplace more efficient.

The Color Quiz was the most surprising for me. In the few minutes I spent taking the test, which only involved clicking on different colors in order of preference, they were able to describe my personality almost perfectly. It said that I want people to see my unique qualities, but don’t want to come off as needy, so instead I have an “I don’t care” attitude. This was painfully accurate. It described my main objective as wanting to find a close relationship in order to relieve stress. It also says that my two biggest issues are wanting a close, mutually respectful relationship, and having a feeling of depression and anxiety from not achieving my desired goals. Both of these were pretty much spot on. Overall, the color test was the most eye opening of these tests based on the simplicity and accuracy.


--Original published at Zach Nawrocki's Blog

One thing that everyone strives for in their life is to be happy. One way that many people try to achieve happiness is by setting goals (either long term or short-term goals) and by achieving these goals people feel happy with themselves. Nevertheless, if you don’t achieve those goals many people tell themselves that it wasn’t meant to be, or they will try it later and produce happiness that way. On the other hand, even if people reach their goals they will be happy for a short period of time until they set new goals. People are always chasing happiness which is a never-ending cycle.

In the Ted talk Dan Gilbert talks about how we sabotage ourselves by saying “it wasn’t meant to happy” or “I don’t care” which produces synthetic happiness unlike if we get what we want it produces natural happiness. This way of thinking can make many people second guess themselves which then makes them less happy. He explained an experiment in his talk were a group of students had to give up one of two pictures they took, however half the group was given time to think about switching the picture they give up while the other half did not have an option to switch. He found that the group of students that had a chance to switch which picture was given up got unhappier over time with the picture they kept while it was the opposite for the other group of students. I find this amazing but at the same time if I think back on experiences in my life it is very true. I believe that Dan Gilbert is a very credible source considering he is a Psychologist at Harvard and the experiments he explained seem very well planned out and conducted well.

I can incorporate more synthetic happiness into my life if I reduce the amount that I overthink on a daily bases or comparing myself to others. I always find myself overthinking or second guessing myself about assignments that I did for class or general activities that I do throughout the day. When I look back on experiences I have had throughout life I always feel happier when I make a decision and don’t have a chance to switch it or overthink it and accept it and appreciate it.