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 No.19764

Recently, I took the Enneagram test. I'm either a type 8, type 4, or type 6. Also either a 8w7 or 8w9. This doesn't surprise me much since it fits my experience with every other personality test. I don't neatly fit into one category and the way I act and think dramatically shifts depending on the circumstances. Frankly, I think Meyer-Briggs is obsolete bullshit unsubstantiated by modern reseach. People who take it too seriously come off as pretentious and simple-minded to me and on forums it's like they actively try to fit the stereotype. I think it appeals to people who don't have anything real going for them. The missing piece is taking into account how people's personalities naturally shift. The brain is remarkably complex, but what we perceive as personality is basically an illusion.

Anyway, I thought about how you could make a better test and came up with some ideas. Aside from testing for general behavioral tendencies like extraversion and introversion, I think there should be sub-catergories depending on other factors:

How you interact with people you see as socially and emotionally above, equal and below you. By socially above, I mean like societal position. A boss or parent or teacher is above you. Emotionally above is somebody you actually respect and look up to. A boss you think is an asshole or idiot is somebody you see as socially above you, but emotionally below you, etc.

How you deal with your own and others social/emotional challenges.
How you deal with your own and others social/emotional desires.

All of the questions will also take into account whether you feel content or discontent(sadness/anger) socially/emotionally. Depending on everything, your results would also include stable/unstable and successful/unsuccessful.

Overly positive descriptions give people a warped sense of self-perception. Taking into account whether a person is well adjusted or not would give more accurate results. I think this whole thing could only be accomplished by asking about complex scenarios and including some more personal questions.
https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test

 No.19765

It might also help if you could get one or more people who know you well to take a test where they describe you and vice versa. Figuring out how a person's own personality affects the way they perceive others and others perceive them would add another layer of complexity. That's probably too ambitious though. Either way, without solid research baking it up, it's just for fun.

 No.19766

The fact that this site seems to be dedicated to selling books about chinese medicine (i.e. not real medicine) doesn't fill me with confidence, but I took it anyway. I got 5w6, which is true enough, but I don't see how this is any more useful than meyers-briggs.

 No.19767

>>19766
I agree, it's not.

 No.19769

>>19764
Ironically this entire post is very 4, maybe a 4 fix.

 No.19770

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>>19769
Ironically, this post is super gemini with a dash of cancer. You're gonna need to open up your root chakra some more.

 No.19772

>>19770
That's not even…comparable to astrology

 No.19789

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>>19764
Don't really care for personality tests as I don't see any value in them but took the test you linked anyway. Like the other anon on this thread I also received 5w6. Apparently I have a type 1 personality and the description somewhat seems to describe the type of person I have been the past few years.

Your ideas to include questions pertaining to how a person treats people of different social ranks is interesting and probably would result in more effective tests.

However, the main issue I see with personality tests are related to the actual method of gaining answers; from the person themselves. If a person is not good at introspection or is highly emotional the day they fill in the test, the results will be inaccurate. Having other people fill in the test for you also seems to have similar issues.

Before we try to find better methods of testing we should ask what value the results of a personality test offer anyone. I struggle to find much value in assigning different personality 'types' to people. (Perhaps it could discover which couple combinations work best or which personality types tend to form friendships with one another).

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I don't really believe super strongly in personality tests and don't do them too often. I did a couple different ones once because of the Homestuck Title Test on Tumblr some time ago.

I can't remember the exact results, only that I'm a Mage or Seer of Hope. Make of that what you will.



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