Monday, October 17, 2011

Personality Tested

My friend Mal (who I love dearly - and you would too) put this personality test on her blog. I sortof love things like this because every time I read stuff about me I'm surprised. (And apparently self-centered since this happens on a regular basis. See? Surprising.)

So I took the personality test, and read my results. It tells you the top 10 traits you have out of 90, so these are all traits I scored highly in.

I read her results and thought "She's so awesome. I love it when personality tests tell you nice things about yourself. I'm gonna go take it." But it turns out that it only tells you you're nice if you really are. And if you're tightly wound and anal it will tell you that instead.


Scrupulous aka tightly wound

You are an honest, fair person. You don't lie or cheat to get ahead. You treat others with respect and hope for the same in return.
You do not feel that you are above the rules that everyone else follows; you are definitely not willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead.

Conscientious aka tightly wound

You feel it's important to work according to a plan and finish every task, to do things correctly and thoroughly.
You are not the kind of person who abandons a project before finishing it, or slacks off when you've lost interest.

Organized aka tightly wound

You like to think a task through before you embark on it. If it's the slightest bit complicated, you make a list (even if it's only in your mind) and methodically work your way through it. When you have a goal in mind, you're not satisfied until you reach it.
You are not one of those people who ignore the details, and you don't understand how anyone can get anything accomplished without thoughtful planning ahead of time.

Meticulous aka tightly wound

You tend to want everything you touch to be just right. You can spot errors, omissions, shoddy work, or bad taste from a mile away. You demand a lot of yourself, and you often hold others to the same standards.
You don't want to be one of those people who couldn't care less about doing a job well, and you don't think it helps to apologize for the sloppiness of others or cut them a lot of slack.

Buttoned-Down aka tightly wound (and boring)

You like to know that everything is in its place; it's somehow empowering to know that the world around you is neat and organized. For you, schedules and timelines are great ways to stay on track, and mowing down the items on your "to do" list is a source of happiness.
You do not believe that a clean, orderly desk is the sign of a person who doesn't have enough to do; you don't thrive on a sense of personal anarchy.

Efficient aka tightly wound

You are very well organized, even a bit anal. You like to stick to your plans and finish on deadline, wasting as little time as possible in the process.
You are not comfortable when things do not go according to plan, nor are you a procrastinator. You don't waste time when you can be getting down to business.

Responsible aka tightly wound

You fulfill your obligations and responsibilities, are true to your word, and generally obey the rules. While the majority of those who have a high score on the "responsible" trait enjoy traveling, they are usually very happy to return home — and don’t mind staying put for a while.
You're opposed to making hasty decisions, you don't insist that you're above the rules, nor do you feel compelled to color outside the lines.

Focused aka tightly wound

You know how to lock in on what's important. You quickly prepare yourself for a task, you don't procrastinate, and you don't let up until the job is done to your satisfaction.
You are the opposite of scattered. You don't procrastinate before starting a task, and you almost never lose track of what you're doing.

Competent aka tightly wound

You strive to master everything you undertake. You tend to learn quickly and do not shy away from challenges.
You are not a "que sera sera" type of person, nor do you go easy on yourself when attempting to master a new skill or get a job done.

Sympathetic aka nice!

You have a knack for knowing what's going on in the hearts and minds of those around you, without their having to tell you explicitly. People tend to turn to you with their problems because they know you care, and that you will likely offer good advice and a helping hand.
You do not feel that people with sad stories are just looking for attention, or have brought their problems upon themselves.


  1. Um, excuse me. We have a lot of the same traits! So if mine says nice things about me, then yours says the same nice things about you, goofball.

  2. Thanks for the link, that was a fun test. Generally, I felt flattered by the test. Although apparently my high accessibility score suggests that I enjoy rap/hip-hop music, LOL.

  3. Lol...your "tightly-wound" made me laugh! Thank you for that.

  4. And I am artsy-fartsy. That's what mine said...


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