Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Testing, testing

I had to take an on-line personality test for my job today. It had 400+ true/false questions. I really wanted to check "it depends" for many of the questions, but alas, that was not an option.

It was also tempting to answer some of the REALLY obvious "weeding out" questions with a questionable answer of my own. "Why yes, I do hear voices inside my head." Or, "yes, as a matter of fact, I did grow up in a home with no love." Or "Yes, I am deathly afraid of deep water." (Although, what deep water has to do with a marketing job - that I'll never know.)

But I didn't. I answered truthfully. Or as truthfully as I could when what I really wanted to check was "it depends."

I guess my personality is dependable? Or completely undependable?

I will find out in early July, when the results are in. I've been making fun of this test all day - but I am very eager to see what it says about me. Usually these things are more accurate than I'd like to admit. Exhibit A: My Myers-Briggs profile:

that's me - the inadvertent manipulator...


Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I love personality tests (I'm an INTJ), but I have always thought it was kind of creepy that employers use them.

And I think it's funny that the guy who wrote the ENFJ piece is named Joe Butt.


Diva Mom Vicki said...

I'd never taken that test before. I'm 'INFJ' - and the description is pretty spot-on!

Anonymous said...

I'm an INTJ too. I get that result every time I take one of those tests!


K said...

I hadn't noticed the Joe Butt...that's too funny.