16Personalities

Hello!

Last spring when I was going to counseling sessions at my university, the counselor recommended that I take this advanced personality quiz to see what my personality type is. I took the test back in January 2017 and was surprised how crazy accurate the results were. The personality trait that I got was “The Advocate.” The description, according to the website, is a “quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealist.”

I almost forgot about the test until my supervisor brought it up again during my second week at the social media marketing job. She told me about a website that determines your exact personality types and tried to guess what mine was. After she told me the site was 16Personalities, I let her know that I’ve taken the test before a while back. Considering I took it over a year ago and never really went back to go over my results during that time, I didn’t remember what I was. She urged me to retake it, and I said I would. After about three months of a continuous cycle of remembering and forgetting about retaking the personality test, I finally got to it! My results were a little bit different from the first time I took it though.

I took the test a second time on November 26, and that time I got “The Mediator.” The website describes this personality type as “poetic, kind and altruistic people, always eager to help a good cause.” I don’t think I took the time to thoroughly read through the entire description the first time I took the test, but I did read through everything the second time. I felt like I matched everything to the T.

I wanted to email myself these results so I can keep them for my records, but apparently, I had already emailed the results from the first time I took the test since the email address was “already taken.” I didn’t want to create a new account, so I just wrote them down.

There isn’t too much of a difference between “The Mediator” and “The Advocate.” After all, both personality types are under the role of “Diplomats.” The percentages of my individual traits from both times I took the test were super close, except for the “Tactics” category.

The individual traits I got when I took the test the first time were 86% “Introverted,” 60% “Intuitive,” 65% “Feeling,” 58% “Judging,” and 83% “Turbulent.” The results from the second time around were 89% “Introverted,” 73% “Intuitive,” 86% “Feeling,” 51% “Prospecting,” and 72% “Turbulent.” Both times I took the test, the strategy that I got was “Constant Improvement.”

I’ve always known that I was an introvert and that I only become extroverted around a very small number of people I feel comfortable around. Once I’m done being sociable, I enjoy recharging in solitude if that makes sense. I use up a lot of energy talking to people and, let me tell you, it can be exhausting! I guess almost two years later, I’ve only gotten more introverted by three percent!

I have always been a daydreamer! Sometimes it gets so bad that I zone out during a conversation because I get so invested in my imaginative little mind. Lots of things make me curious, and supposedly I’ve gotten a lot more intuitive since the last time I took the test! No wonder I enjoy reading and writing so much!

I’ve also supposedly gotten a lot more sensitive since the last time I took the test! I tend to make decisions based on how I feel instead of logic. I sometimes also try to please everybody, which almost never works. What can I say? I’m a people-pleaser!

The way that I approach work, planning, and decision making was close to a 50/50 both times I took the test. The first time I got a 58% on the “Judging” category, and the second time I got a 51% in “Prospecting,” which is on the other side of the spectrum. It’s true, though: At times and during certain situations, I can be very organized and prefer to plan things out. Then again I also like to be open to options and can be flexible in other situations. My tactics can be tricky.

My emotions tend to control me more than I can control them, and both times I scored pretty high on the “Turbulent” side when it came to my identity traits. I’ve been self-conscious all my life, and I’m seriously my worst critic. I tend to freak out when things don’t go the way I want them to, can sometimes be a perfectionist, and I always want to improve.

I want to say that my actual results are more toward “The Mediator,” but it could be because I read more in-depth about that one than I did for “The Advocate.” If you want to take the test yourself, you can do it here. It should take no more than fifteen minutes to complete, and the results were pretty accurate and specific. Let me know what your personality trait is! Thank you for reading!

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