Personal DNA Personality Quiz

Personal DNA Personality Quiz

I research and evaluate workplace assessments as part of my flex-hours consulting job, so I’m “asssessed” all the time. I’d love to see how they crunch the numbers for this “Personal DNA” Quiz, since there is so much variation and subtlety in the choices here. I love the flexibility of the answers. The spine of it looks like a variation of the 4-quadrant model developed by Marston and Jung, with some alternative vocabulary. Comments from the developers are welcome.

My results seem about right for the puppet CEO of Benevolent Deities Inc:

About You: You are a Creator

Your imagination, confidence, willingness to explore, and appreciation of beauty make you a CREATOR.

You are independent, and you enjoy your self-sufficiency.

Defying convention, you are very innovative, and you have a vivid imagination.

The look of things is important to you, and you have a keen eye for aesthetic beauty in multiple arenas.

You have a strong interest in what is new and exciting—and that includes forging ahead with new ideas, not simply discovering what is already out there.

Your eagerness to seek new and varied experiences leads you into many different situations.

You’re not set on one way of doing things, and you are creative when it comes to finding novel solutions to complex problems.

You trust yourself to be innovative and resourceful.

Your confidence allows you to take your general awareness and channel it into creativity.

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

If you want to be different:

Appreciate the earthly, practical elements of things—there is beauty in form as well.

While you are good at thinking abstractly, focusing on details a bit more may help you discover things about the world.

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How you relate to others: You are Benevolent

You are a great person to interact with—understanding, giving, and trusting—in a word, BENEVOLENT

You don’t mind being in social situations, as you feel comfortable enough with people to be yourself.

Your caring nature goes beyond a basic concern: you take the time to understand the nuances of people’s situations before passing any sort of judgment.

You’re a good listener, and even better at offering advice.

You’re concerned with others at both an individual and societal level—you sympathize with the plights of troubled groups, and you can care about people you’ve never met.

Considering many different perspectives is something at which you excel, and you appreciate that quality in others.

Other people’s feelings are important to you, and you’re good at mediating disputes.

Because of your understanding and patience, you tend to bring out the best in people.

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

If you want to be different:

You spend a lot of time taking care of others, but don’t forget to take care of yourself!

Sometimes you can get overcommitted, and when you sacrifice spending time with those close to you, it can make them feel unimportant.

Then there’s a bar graph display of thirteen personality trait rankings based on the answers of 30,000 other people. I’d want to know more about the sample if I were paying for the quiz.

I’m not sure about some of the results. For example (and maybe I shouldn’t go there), it ranks me as much more “masculine” than “feminine.” I think I’m a pretty even mix – psychologically speaking – of whatever we mean by that. Is there substantial agreement on what is psychically/spiritually/psychologically more masculine and what is more feminine? I wonder what descriptors they would use to label the gender of a psychology?

I know I’m leaving this wide open to all sorts of comments, but hey – comment anyway.

(thanks to Mr. H.K. – that was a good one! )

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3 thoughts on “Personal DNA Personality Quiz

  1. Bush Takes Feminism Down Another Peg

    If you didn’t see the President’s whole press conference on Lebanon yesterday, you missed him unconsciously (as usual) deal feminism another blow.

    Throughout the press conference Bush repeatedly referred to his Secretary of State as “Condi” to answer a question about the proposed U.N. ceasefire resolution whenever he couldn’t answer a question. You can imagine how many times he did it since it appeared he hadn’t read it.

    Many people will think, ‘Well, they’re close friends, so what?’ True, but have you ever heard him address any of his other male cabinet members in public as “Dick”, “Don”, or “Al”? They are all referred to by their title and last name. And he’s good friends with Dick, Don, and Al too.

    Small point, but so revealing.

  2. You are an Artist

    Your appreciation of beauty, ability to think abstractly, and innovativeness make you an ARTIST.

    Never one to be tied to a particular way of doing things, you let your imagination guide you in discovering different possibilities.

    You would rather seek out new experiences than stick to your everyday habits, taking in as much of the world as possible.

    Your eye for beauty and your willingness to consider different perspectives make your creative efforts interesting—even though you may not realize this yourself.

    You prefer to think about things before voicing your opinion, considering a wide, diverse range of options.

    While there are forms and styles that you prefer, you tend to keep an open mind when it comes to your artistic preferences.

    You are curious about things, interested in the “why” more than the “how.”

    You have an active imagination that leads you express yourself in a distinct way.

    You’re not one to force your positions on a group, and you tend to be fair in evaluating different options.

    You’re well-attuned to your emotional state, and not afraid to use your feelings to guide you. You tend to be cooperative, rarely contradicting others, and always considerate of their feelings.

    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:

    Be more open to risks in your creative efforts, and don’t be quick to dismiss the praise of others.

    Think about how attention to detail may help you be more sure of yourself.

    how you relate to others
    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 one to force your positions on a group, and you tend to be fair in evaluating different options.

    You’re well-attuned to your emotional state, and not afraid to use your feelings to guide you. You tend to be cooperative, rarely contradicting others, and always considerate of their feelings.

    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.

    I found this interesting and while I enjoy almost every type of artistic creativity, have trouble acknowleging any particular talent myself. Nevertheless, I spend a lot of time planning my gardens and doing web sets. I was also inspired to start a new painting after taking this.

  3. Marshall – I have bigger concerns about the right-wing war against women than the President addressing Rice by her first name. He likes to surround himself with f–hag adopted mammas – Harrier Meiers, Rice, etc. I would love to see a psychological study of the guy. I am thinking he is a dry drunk, confused about his sexual identity, messed about with frat boy cheerleader clowning and whatever else they do to those boys at Yale, and in denial about his true role no matter what the venture. Still, he is canny in certain ways…

    I love your description Elainna! Yes, that really does sound just like you. Nice to see it inspired you too – send me a pic of the painting when it is done (or any others – I would love to see yr work).

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