Saturday, October 28, 2006

He's A Complicated Man, And No-One Understands Him But His Woman...

This blogger has just taken one of those online "personality test" things. The results are, either, scarily accurate in a Twilight Zone-style or the biggest load of old cock yer actual Keith Telly Topping has ever read.

Personality Test Results
Neuroticism 94
Extraversion 32
Openness To Experience 58
Agreeableness 1
Conscientiousness 17


It then breaks down the results as follows:
"You are" it suggests "neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone. You can be very easily upset, even by what most people consider the normal demands of living. People consider you to be extremely sensitive and emotional. A desire for tradition does not prevent you from trying new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising and you have less concern with others' needs than with your own. You like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized."

This report compares you to other men between the ages of forty one and sixty in United Kingdom. It analyses you based on each of the five broad personality domains of the Five-Factor Model (Goldberg, L R. 1999), and the six sub domains at each level.

Neuroticism
Overall Score 94
Anxiety 93
Anger 99
Depression 95
Self-Consciousness 15
Immoderation 57
Vulnerability 99


You feel tense, jittery, and nervous and often feel like something dangerous is about to happen. [Yes, cos it usually is] You may be afraid of specific situations or be just generally fearful. You feel enraged when things do not go your way. You are sensitive about being treated fairly and feel resentful and bitter if you think you are being cheated. You tend to lack energy and have difficult initiating activities. You do not feel nervous in social situations, and have a good impression of what others think of you. You often resist any cravings or urges that you have, but sometimes you give in. You experience panic, confusion, and helplessness when under pressure or stress.

Extraversion
Overall Score 32
Friendliness 57
Gregariousness 11
Assertiveness 60
Activity Level 97
Excitement-Seeking 12
Cheerfulness 0
[Can't tell ya how cheerful that last one makes me!!!!]

You generally make friends easily enough although you mostly don't go out of your way to demonstrate positive feelings toward others. You tend to feel overwhelmed by, and therefore actively avoid, large crowds. You often need privacy and time for yourself. You are an active group participant but usually prefer to let someone else be the group leader. You lead a fast-paced and busy life. You move about quickly, energetically, and vigorously and are involved in many activities. You get overwhelmed by too much noise and commotion and do not like thrill-seeking activities. You are not prone to spells of energetic high spirits.

Openness To Experience
Overall Score 58
Imagination 95
Artistic Interests 43
Emotionality 64
Adventurousness 8
Intellect 56
Liberalism 58


Often you find the real world is too plain and ordinary for your liking, and you use fantasy as a way of creating a richer, more interesting world for yourself. You are reasonably interested in the arts but are not totally absorbed by them. Generally you are not considered to be an emotional person, however you are aware of and in touch with your emotions. You prefer familiar routines and for things to stay the same. You can tend to feel uncomfortable with change. You enjoy a certain amount of debate or intellectual thought, but sometimes get bored with too much. You like the security of tradition, but sometimes have a desire to bend the rules and challenge conventional thinking.

Agreeableness
Overall Score 1
Trust 4
Morality 1
Altruism 30
Cooperation 1
Modesty 12
Sympathy 1


[So, this blogger is, according to this, more modest than he is moral and just about as unsympathetic as it's possible to be ... Hmmm ... there might be something in this, you know.]

You generally see others as selfish, devious, and sometimes potentially dangerous. You believe that a certain amount of deception in social relationships is necessary. You are guarded in new relationships and less willing to openly reveal the whole truth about yourself. You do not particularly like helping other people. Requests for help feel like an imposition on your time. You are not adverse to confrontation and will sometimes even intimidate others to get your own way. You feel superior to those around you and sometimes tend to be seen as arrogant by other people. You are not affected strongly by human suffering, priding yourself on making objective judgments based on reason. You are more concerned with truth and impartial justice than with mercy.

Conscientiousness
Overall Score 17
Self-Efficacy 46
Orderliness 71
Dutifulness 1
Achievement-Striving 21
Self-Discipline 9
Cautiousness 11


You are moderately confident that you can achieve the goals you set yourself. You are well-organized and like to live according to routines and schedules. Often you will keep lists and make plans. You find contracts, rules, and regulations overly confining and are sometimes seen as unreliable or even irresponsible by others. You are content to get by with a minimal amount of work, and might be seen by others as lazy. You find yourself procrastinating and show poor follow-through on tasks. Often you fail to complete tasks - even tasks that you want very much to complete. You often say or do the first thing that comes to mind without deliberating alternatives and the probable consequences of those alternatives.

Yer actual Keith Telly topping doesn't, honestly, think that he is that neurotic, although I have my off days. And if there's one thing his work isn't it's 'careless and disorganised.' Quite the opposite, in fact. To the point of obsession.

I do like the amount of 'agreeableness' Keith Telly Topping is alleged to possess, though - that sounds absolutely right.

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