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Friday, May 26, 2006

My Personality DNA

I wonder if these things are more fun for people who don't know themselves? I have to admit, I scored higher on "Attention to Style" than I thought I would. I also scored higher in "Trust in Others" because I was trying to game the trust questions. I was wondering when it asked about if I believed that others are basically honest, if it was really asking me if I was honest. It isn't.

Sometimes that M.S. in Psychology makes me think too much!





You are a Dynamic Leader.


Your solid grounding in the practicalities of life, along with your self-assuredness and your willingness to appreciate new things make you a LEADER.

You're in touch with what is going on around you and adept at remaining down-to-earth and logical.

Although you're detail-oriented, this doesn't mean that you lose the big picture.

You tend to find beauty in form and efficiency, as opposed to finding it in broad-based, abstract concepts.

Never one to pass on an adventure, you're consistently seeking and finding new things, even in your immediate surroundings.

Because of this eagerness to pursue new experiences, you've learned a lot; your attention to detail means that you gain a great deal from your adventures.

The intellectual curiosity that drives you leads you to seek out causes of and reasons behind things.

Your confidence gives you the potential to take your general awareness and channel it into leadership.

You're not set on one way of doing things, and you often have the skills and persistence to find innovative ways of facing challenges.

You are well-attuned to your talents, and can deal with most problems that you face.

Your independent streak and masculine nature allow you to make decisions efficiently and to trust your instincts

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:

There's more to life than the practical - take some time to daydream and explore the aesthetic sides of things.
how you relate to others


As someone who is DYNAMIC, you do not have a hard time meeting new people, and you have a bunch of close friends.

You are not overly concerned with what others may think about you, which leaves you free to be thoroughly involved in the world around you.

There are those who find being around people exhausting—but not you! Interacting with others, whether at a party or in conversation, gives you energy.

You have a strong sense of what the world is like and how it should be.

You have enormous respect for those who have earned their success, and have little patience for those who try to bend the rules or ride on the coattails of others' hard work.

Believing in the importance of integrity and hard work doesn't stop you from believing that people will do the right thing—you know that people are good at heart.

You sometimes have trouble understanding why others feel the way they do, but it doesn't stop you from having faith and trust in those around you.

Part of what makes engaging with people so interesting for you is that you occasionally learn something new about yourself or about a problem you're having when discussing things with others.

Your strong worldview leads you to believe that people shouldn't rely on their emotions so much when making decisions.

Your independent streak and masculine nature allow you to make decisions efficiently and to trust your instincts

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:

Taking some time to explore others' perspectives could make spending time with people even more compelling than it already is.

Making an effort to see the complexities of situations might open your eyes to alternative perspectives of how the world works.

Those who are as outgoing as you are often need to remind themselves that time alone can be just as fulfilling—take some time for yourself and you might find that there are many things in your inner world that are just as compelling as the world outside your window.

Hat tip: Mary Beth.

8 Comments:

  • I have to admit that taking the test isn't nearly as fun as reading other people's results. Plus I like the color block. Did Mrs. Hammer take the test? If so what were her results? I ended up having to come back to it in several intervals due
    to the two year old in the house, so adding one more munchkin to the equation probably makes it harder to do such things, but it would be fun to see her results as well.
    Thanks for sharing...

    By Blogger anna, at 5/27/2006 11:59:00 PM  


  • My Personal Dna Report


    You are a Considerate Inventor.

    You are an Inventor

    Your imagination, self-reliance, openness to new things, and appreciation for utility combine to make you an INVENTOR.

    You have the confidence to make your visions into reality, and you are willing to consider many alternatives to get that done.

    The full spectrum of possibilities in the world intrigues you—you're not limited by pre-conceived notions of how things should be.

    Problem-solving is a specialty of yours, owing to your persistence, curiosity, and understanding of how things work.

    Your vision allows you to identify what's missing from a given situation, and your creativity allows you to fill in the gaps.

    Your awareness of how things function gives you the ability to come up with new uses for common objects.

    It is more interesting for you to pursue excitement than it is to get caught up in a routine.

    Although understanding details is not difficult for you, you specialize in seeing the bigger picture and don't get caught up in specifics.

    You tend to more proactive than reactive—you don't just wait for things to come to you.

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

    Never one to be found in chic boutiques or trendy clothing stores, you take an extremely practical approach to getting dressed.


    You are Considerate

    You trust others, care about them, and are slow to judge them, making you CONSIDERATE.

    You value your close relationships very much, and are more likely to spend time in small, tightly-knit groups of friends than in large crowds.

    You enjoy exploring the world through observation, quietly watching others.

    Relating to others so well, and understanding their emotions, leads you to trust people in general, even though you're somewhat shy and reserved at times.

    Your belief that people are generally well-intentioned contributes to your sympathy regarding their problems.

    Although you may not vocalize it often, you have an awareness of how society affects individuals, and you understand complex causes of people's behavior.

    You like to look at all sides of a situation before making a judgment, particularly when that situation involves important things in other people's lives.

    Your close friends know you as a good listener.

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

    Never one to be found in chic boutiques or trendy clothing stores, you take an extremely practical approach to getting dressed.

    By Blogger Mark, at 5/28/2006 04:13:00 AM  

  • Anna,
    The whole dial-up thing makes it very hard for her to take the test. I have broadband at one of my jobs, which is when I use the net - during my luch time, of course!

    Mark,

    Your profile is pretty neat!

    "Never one to be found in chic boutiques or trendy clothing stores, you take an extremely practical approach to getting dressed."

    Hence your preference for flip-flops and bare feet! On that note, I saw a woman walking across a crosswalk once in Watertown, NY in a flowing skirt and bare feet! I was incredibly intrigued. However, the light turned green - but it was a memorable moment. Your preference, while not mine, is understandable!

    So...did you eliminate the "recommendations" the site gives you or do you happen to have the "perfect" perosnality that needs no recommendations?

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 5/31/2006 11:33:00 AM  

  • Hammer, yes I forgot about the dial up. I can't imagine doing the test with 3 kids running around and dial up. I'd have no hair! :)

    BTW...the other day I saw a birthday card with flipsflops on it. It read: "Happy Birthday....buy yourself some nice flip flops" I thought of you.
    And I actually bought a healed sandal that I like, but they still have a bit of a flip floppish look so I'm happy.

    Hope you guys are having a great summer begining.

    By Blogger anna, at 5/31/2006 09:17:00 PM  

  • This is the first time I've even read the blog in weeks! I'd like to take the test, where is it?? The results on Hammertime's is so right on!

    By Blogger mrshammer, at 5/31/2006 09:33:00 PM  

  • Just click where it says "Dynamic Leader", honey!

    By Blogger Hammertime, at 6/01/2006 08:43:00 AM  

  • You are an Attentive Analyst.

    Your attention to detail, confidence, sense of order, and focus on functionality combine to make you an ANALYST.

    You are very curious about how things work, delving into the mechanics behind things.

    Along those lines, how well something works is usually more important to you than what it looks like.

    You find beauty and wonder mainly in concrete, functional, earthly things.

    You are very aware of your own abilities, and you believe that you will find the best way of doing things.

    Accordingly, problems do not intimidate you, as you believe in yourself.

    You trust yourself to find solutions within the boundaries of your knowledge.

    You don't spend a lot of time imagining how things could be different—you're well-grounded in the here-and-now.

    It is important for you to follow a routine, and you prefer the familiar to the unknown.

    Your independent streak allows you to make decisions efficiently and to trust your instincts

    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.

    You have a strong sense of style and value your personal presentation - friends may even seek your style advice from time to time.

    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:

    Try to embrace the imaginative, creative part of your personality more often.

    Try moving beyond the things that you find comfortable—open yourself up to a broader range of experiences.


    how you relate to others
    You are Attentive

    Because you like spending time with others, understand their feelings, and often know what is best for them, you are ATTENTIVE.

    Some people are merely concerned about others, but you take action, helping people when you have the opportunity.

    Although you care about others, you are hesitant to trust them to act in the best way on their own.

    You don't let your concerns with people go unnoticed: if someone has hurt your feelings, that person will hear about it.

    People energize and excite you—you are able to have fun and be yourself when you're around others.

    You also learn a lot about yourself by talking things out with people, even if you don't always share things that are important to you.

    You have a strong sense of right and wrong, and you're not hesitant to express yourself.

    Understanding the dynamics of a situation is an important skill that you have, and you often intervene to clarify things for others.

    Your independent streak allows you to make decisions efficiently and to trust your instincts

    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.

    You have a strong sense of style and value your personal presentation - friends may even seek your style advice from time to time, as well as personal advice.

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

    By Blogger Rightthinker, at 6/01/2006 01:27:00 PM  

  • Ah, conversations with spouses over the internet. I often forward email to my wife who's computer is only two floors up from mine. (I work at home.) Back in the day we used to belong to the same email group and would often participate in the same conversation with the occasional "bring home milk" comment added in.

    So Hammer, you're a Psych guy, what's your Myer's Briggs? I'm going to guess you tested ESTJ with T and F fairly close, but you are really ESFJ but tested T because the SJ part of you thinks men are supposed to be T, not F.

    But it would be funny if you are ESTJ since I'm the exact opposite, INFP. (Same as Kurt Cobain and Mr. Rogers.)

    In my act of cutting and pasting I skipped over the recommendations, here they are:

    If you want to be different:

    Try applying your creativity to more artistic arenas, and letting your imagination take less practical forms.

    If you want to be different:

    Because other people would benefit immensely from your understanding and insight, you should try to be more outgoing in social situations, even when they make you uncomfortable. Others will want to hear what you have to say!

    By Blogger Mark, at 6/01/2006 01:52:00 PM  

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