Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Who are you?

After reading Janet's and Michael's blogs about personalities, I thought I'd take the test as well. Here's what it had to say about me:

You are an Encouraging Analyst.

· Your attention to detail, confidence, sense of order, and focus on functionality combine to make you an ANALYST.

· You are very curious about how things work, delving into the mechanics behind things.

· Along those lines, how well something works is usually more important to you than what it looks like.

· You find beauty and wonder mainly in concrete, functional, earthly things.

· You are very aware of your own abilities, and you believe that you will find the best way of doing things.

· Accordingly, problems do not intimidate you, as you believe in yourself.

· You trust yourself to find solutions within the boundaries of your knowledge.

· You don't spend a lot of time imagining how things could be different—you're well-grounded in the here-and-now.

· It is important for you to follow a routine, and you prefer the familiar to the unknown.

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

· You're not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you're generally considerate of others' feelings as well.

· You much prefer to have time to plan for things, feeling better with a schedule than with keeping plans up in the air until the last minute. Your decisions are well thought out, and you're not the least bit impulsive.

· Generally, you believe that you control your life, and that external forces only play a limited role in determining what happens to you.

· Your outgoing nature, understanding of others, and directness make you ENCOURAGING.

· You want others to do well for themselves, and you generally believe in their abilities.

· You often know what's good for people because of your caring nature and your worldview.

· When you care about someone, you don't keep it to yourself: you are good at letting people know that you're thinking of them.

· Because you trust people, you take violations of that trust very seriously.

· You thrive in social situations, and even though you know who you like and who you don't like, you can interact well with many different types of people.

· You have a healthy respect for people who have earned what they have, and you strive to be similar to successful others.

· You are a loyal friend and a good listener.

Well, no real surprises there. I've always thought (no pun intended) of myself as an analytical person, and one of my
spiritual gifts is Exhortation, or in plain English, the gift of encouragement.

Like Janet said, though, is this how others see me? How much of a gap is there between how we see ourselves, and how others see us?

It seems like you'd almost need to have some other people take the test about you; others that know you extremely well, and then some that know you at an acquaintance-level. I think only then could you really have an accurate picture.

Anyone brave enough to "I test about you, you test about me?"

Blessings friends!