Monday, October 6, 2008

I can lovingly delegate (harhar)

We just got back from a great little mini-vacation to Branson. I haven't even downloaded pictures yet, what with all the dirty laundry beckoning. Ugh. But, since this is still a "vacation day" for us, I've decided to be crafty instead. I found an awesome flip-top child's desk that needs to be repainted.

Before I left I took Shan's personality test thing.

It's kinda scary in its accuracy! "You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well." What a nice way to say that I'm emotional. ;-)

Quoted (almost verbatim) from Shan: I posted most of my description here so you can see how thorough it gets, but don't feel like you have to read it in its entirety(unless you simply MUST study up on me before our next get together). I just thought you'd like to see what you get for your test taking troubles. Please come back and let me know if you took this yourself because I want to know what kinda crazies I'm dealing with that read my blog. Barhar. Click on this Personality DNA and see what you get!

You are a Benevolent Director.

personalDNA

about you

You are a Director


  • As a DIRECTOR, you combine an unusual openness and passion for beauty and style with confidence and a down-to-earth sensibility that allow you to realize your vision.

  • You are practical and pay attention to the details that others tend to miss.

  • By focusing on what is real and concrete, you achieve more than those who always have their heads in the clouds.

  • When it comes to what really matters in your life, you are confident in your ability to succeed.

  • Having beautiful things in your life gives you pleasure and satisfaction - you have a keen eye for style.

  • Even when problems present themselves, deep down you know you will overcome these challenges.

  • When routines get too familiar, you become bored and start looking for ways to spice things up.

  • You are open to new types of experiences – you are not afraid to take a risk on something new.

  • You have a highly developed sense of taste – you know what looks good on you, in your home, and in the world at large.

  • You're not one to force your positions on a group, and you tend to be fair in evaluating different options.

  • You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.

  • You prefer to have time to plan for things, feeling better with a schedule than with keeping plans up in the air until the last minute.

  • Generally, you believe that you control your life, and that external forces only play a limited role in determining what happens to you.

  • If you want to be different:


  • Occasionally let yourself dream a little more, even if it doesn't seem practical or efficient.

  • how you relate to others

    You are Benevolent


  • You are a great person to interact with—understanding, giving, and trusting—in a word, BENEVOLENT

  • You don't mind being in social situations, as you feel comfortable enough with people to be yourself.

  • Your caring nature goes beyond a basic concern: you take the time to understand the nuances of people's situations before passing any sort of judgment.

  • You're a good listener, and even better at offering advice.

  • You're concerned with others at both an individual and societal level—you sympathize with the plights of troubled groups, and you can care about people you've never met.

  • Considering many different perspectives is something at which you excel, and you appreciate that quality in others.

  • Other people's feelings are important to you, and you're good at mediating disputes.

  • Because of your understanding and patience, you tend to bring out the best in people.

  • If you want to be different:


  • You spend a lot of time taking care of others, but don't forget to take care of yourself!

  • Sometimes you can get overcommitted, and when you sacrifice spending time with those close to you, it can make them feel unimportant.

  • Your Personality Chart

    »Glossary of Traits

    This chart shows thirteen personality traits. Each bar indicates the percentage of test takers who entered a lower value for that trait than you did. For example, if Confidence is at 80, that means that 80% of people entered lower values for confidence questions than you did. Based on a sample of 30,000 users. Click here to learn more about the traits.

    Confidence
    Low High
    78
    Openness
    Low High
    36
    Extroversion
    Low High
    86
    Empathy
    Low High
    56
    Trust in others
    Low High
    100
    Agency
    Low High
    84
    Masculinity
    Low High
    4
    Femininity
    Low High
    78
    Spontaneity
    Low High
    10
    Attention to style
    Low High
    70
    Authoritarianism
    Low High
    68
    Earthy/Imaginative
    Imaginative Earthy
    88
    Aesthetic/Functional
    Functional Aesthetic
    98

    Ahhh, I don't know that my trust in others is at 100, although I have realized in recent months that I overtrust others to some extent. Which is why my "openess" may be relatively low right now. I had one friend describe me (in those one-word tests) as "guarded" and another said I am "cautious." Interesting, indeed. Just in case you wanted to know ALL about how I function.

    And how about you?? It's a fun test. Go take it. Also, it does not take nearly as long as it says it does (unless you just have a lot of trouble with the unusual testing method...heh)

    4 comments:

    Shan said...

    Teeheehee Wendy. Isn't that a good test? I am glad you mentioned the time thing because I waited until I knew I had a good thirty minute window, but it doesn't really take that long.

    And rats, I was all prepared to mock your high testosterone level but you let me down on that one. Mine was low as well but my mom's was extremely high and she is not a manly sort so it made me laugh. She is quite unemotional about things so that is probably what did it. ;)

    Ann-Marie said...

    I hope you'll trust me when I say (what am I talking about? Of course, you will) that I really enjoyed reading this!

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    Mimi and Papaw said...

    Hello Wendy,
    I read your blog--and I am sure those test serve a purpose, but they cannot show your spiritual side--your commitment to the Lord and His leading. I have taken many of them over the years--and I feel that some show things about me and others don't show much as we are so much more than what can go into a simple answer. One of my main operating points is that I know that deep within me, I want to please the Lord and the way we respond to others is often through his leading--and if it is, it is always right. When I get out of sorts and do things in my own flesh and strength, I am wrong many times.
    If we model our lives by the scriptures--and I feel that your goal is just that--there are times that we will trust others, and times that we will know that we cannot not and must not. There are people that I am very open with and share much of what I think and feel and others that I know it would not be wise to totally open up with them. As you get to know others, you know what kind of relationship you can have with them--deep and intimate or some may always be more on the surface.