Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Personality Test

There is a great personality test online that is free and asks for no identifying information (email, name etc.) and gives some feedback on 41 questions. You can find the test here. I was reading on another blog about the importance to set baselines when we are creating our characters. A great way to do this is to take the test first for yourself and then to reflect on what situations you find yourself in. Next take the test as if you are the protagonist or antagonist. Compare the results to your test and think of the different situations that your character would find himself in.

Another way to setup a baseline is have friends and family take the test and then make a profile database. In this database you would save the results along with some situations that you find the particular person in. Then you could use it as a reference when creating your characters.

The test only took me about 5 minutes to take and gave some really good feedback. If you feel brave go ahead and post your own profile with some information that would help others when diagnosing their characters. If not so brave post your protagonist or antagonist instead :) You can see mine below.

Your personality type: “Harmony-seeking Idealist”
Quietly forceful, original and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perseverance in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following.
Careers that could fit you include:
Counselors, clergy, missionaries, teachers, medical doctors, dentists, chiropractor, Psychologists, psychiatrists, writers, musicians, artists, psychics, photographers, child care workers, education consultants, librarians, marketeers, scientistsm social workers.

Renowned persons with similar personality types:
  • Adam Sandler, actor and comedian
  • Gillian Anderson, actress
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • Jamie Foxx, actor, musician and comedian
  • Martin van Buren, American president
  • Mel Gibson, actor and filmmaker
  • Nelson Mandela, president of South Africa
  • Nicole Kidman, actress
  • Oprah Winfrey, TV show host
  • Tom Selleck, actor
Some of the things that made me the way I am is that I prefer small crowds of individuals that I know. I prefer to work one on one as opposed to big groups. I like to be home with family and a few close friends as opposed to big parties and or nightclubs etc. I like to work on my own and to set deadlines that I work towards. I enjoy writing and talking to people (as long as it is a one on one situation). I enjoy imagining and thinking through things. I like to be on time and hate being late. 

I hope to see others comments so that we can all increase our database. Please remember that this is public and you should not post anything that you would not want your employer or mother or grandmother to know about. Have fun!


  1. I am an Engaged Idealist, which actually fits me exceptionally well!

  2. I follow after you as a harmony seeking-idealist. The problem I realized is that depending on the situation depends on how I act. I'm not two-faced but I am not all or nothing. In typical situations I am introverted, though my family might argue, but since I am working on meeting editors and agents I have really made an effort to put myself out there. I like the idea of applying this to my characters. Especially to show their growth and development.

  3. I will must take this test, this is totally awesome, I have never taken a personality test and I was actually asked what mine was a couple of days ago so I am really looking forward to doing this and Ill be sure to report whatever the hell I am.

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