Sunday, July 12, 2009

Getting To Know Myself Better (?)

I guess the thing with personality tests is that the answers are so universally true that it can make us believe that it actually says something about our lives when in fact what we're reading is a template. But anyway, some of it really hit the nail.

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true. (So what does that actually say about the type of partner I'm looking for?)

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person. (Really? If I meet him at 40, I'm sure as hell I'm ready!!!)

The seriousness of your love:

Your have very sensible tactics when approaching the opposite sex. In many ways people find your straightforwardness attractive, so you will find yourself with plenty of dates. (What about seriousness again?)

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can. (True)

The right job for you:

You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success. (What if the dream itself is unattainable?)

How do you view success:

You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous. (Wrong, wrong, wrong.)

What are you most afraid of:

You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear. (Also wrong. I don't try very hard to get accepted. I actually don't care who likes me or not but I know I should. What if I'm generally likeable... enough that I don't even need to try?)

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve. (True - I'd always rather use my head.)