My Personality


In Psychology we are studying personality and personality tests. One the of these tests is called the Myers Briggs test which yeilds four letter which contains infomation about a persons personality. My letters were INTP, that is Dominant Introverted thinking.

Here is a description from the website

Rodin’s Thinker is introverted. Here these thinkers ponder the apparent chaos of the world in order to extract from it the universal truths and principles that can be counted on. These principles, once extracted, will provide the logical structure on which to build strategies.

They have a finely nuanced ability to analyse situations, find root causes and foresee consequences. They distrust action taken too quickly without the necessary investigation. They are usually levelheaded, objective, impersonal yet intensely involved in problem solving. They are fiercely independent, seeking input and comments from a chosen few. When reporting to others, they need to establish credibility first: their own and that of the person they are reporting to. If the gap in knowledge and expertise is too great and their own proficiency dismissed, belittled or ignored, they will lose interest and motivation.

They are less interested in running the world as they are in understanding it. They are curious and capable of explaining complex political, economic or technological problems, taking great pleasure in explaining all the factors and intricacies. They are rigorous with their thoughts and analysis, choosing the exact words that convey precisely what is meant. They may spend a lot of time defining words, concepts and systems in order to define a problematic solution.

They are armchair detectives, scientists and philosophers, spending most of their time in quiet reflection to ponder truth, and solve mysteries. They may tend to neglect social requirements and responsibilities, finding many relationships to be too superficial to be of much interest.

Personally I feel that description is rather flattering, however I expect that all the personality descriptions focus on the good points.

Those four letters correspond to the role or ‘architect’. Read into that whatever you want.

A quick google search and I found out who else is considered to have been an architect
* Albert Einstein
* David Keirsey
* Robert Rosen
* George Soros
* Gregory Peck
* James Madison
* Ludwig Boltzmann
* Charles Darwin
* Adam Smith
* Thomas Jefferson

I got all of this information from this website: http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory.html

Also in my search for personality tests I stumbled across this site: http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/

Possibly the dodgiest website I’ve ever come across. Please don’t complete the who thing, people will come to your house in the middle of the night and murder you.

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