So, remember when I took the 16Personalities test a few years ago? Oh, you don’t? Read it here then 😏
Anyway, I retook it because the job I’m currently working at likes to know everyone’s personality. They think it’s a good way to have a feel for how each person is so they can know how to interact with them and such. Now I’ve taken the test three times and have gotten three different results. I expected it to be similar to what I got last time, but I completely shifted quadrants.
When I took the test this past March, my results actually shocked me. According to 16Personalities, I am now an Adventurer (ISFP-T). So, I guess I’ve changed quite a bit in the last two years. Let’s go over the results.
You know what’s funny? Each time I retook the test, my mind trait scored higher on the introverted side. I mean, I already know I prefer keeping to myself more than hanging out with larger crowds. I’ve been noticing that after some time socializing with people that I come home feeling drained. Being alone really does give me more energy since I don’t have to think so much about what to say, and I can just enjoy my company.
For the energy trait, I think it would make sense that I’m more observant. Some of the characteristics I agree with about the observant trait is liking factual, actual, and concrete.
All three times I’ve taken this test, the nature trait spectrum was always close to 50/50. I make my decisions based on so many things, but it makes sense that feeling is slightly higher than thinking. I do admit my emotions can take control over my logic for the most part, but it always depends. I don’t understand it either!
Oh, planning and decision-making. Actually, I think the tactics trait was also close to 50/50 the last time I took the test. It all goes back to how I feel before I make decisions. For the most part, I do enjoy knowing all the concrete facts and exactly what’s going on before making a decision. Other times, I’m just like, “what will be will be.”
For the identity trait, I think it’s pretty accurate that I’m more turbulent, considering I’m my own worst critic. I might never think something I do is good, which is why hearing it from someone else completely makes my day. My love language is words of affirmation, so it makes sense. I always feel like I could be doing more to improve myself.
As I was going through the Adventurer description, I noticed how accurate a lot of it was. As I slowly learned how to break out of my shell over the years, my personality has slightly changed. Since I wasn’t as open about it before, I’m learning more about what I want. These are some tidbits from the site that I believed were mainly spot-on about me.
Some of my strengths are that I’m curious, passionate, imaginative, and sensitive to others. Some weaknesses are that I’m fiercely independent, easily stressed, my self-esteem fluctuates A LOT, and I sometimes feel uneasy about long-term commitments or plans. All of this is to the tee.
In my relationships, the site says that Adventurers can feel hurt if they don’t hear that their love and attention are valued but would never ask for that too much. This also makes sense since my love language is words of affirmation. If you value and appreciate me, please tell me! Otherwise, I’ll think I’m just a boo-boo person who’s incapable of being loved. I bug my boyfriend about this a lot, but he’s gotten so much better with it. I love him dearly for that.
Another thing from the website is that Adventurers are shy in public but take the mask off when they’re alone with someone they trust. For those who have had the fortune of seeing my goofy side, you’ll know. I’m shy and mostly quiet at first, but once I feel comfortable around you, it’s a whole ‘nother story! I like to think I’m a fun time when I open up, but not everyone is worthy of seeing this side of me. I have to really like you, trust you, and feel comfortable around you.
When reading about career paths, I never realized this about myself until recently. The site says Adventurers need creative freedom and an outlet for their imagination. They want a chance to express themselves artistically and want positions that have the flexibility to allow them to do things their own way. Tightly held traditions and strictly enforced procedures don’t appeal to those with the Adventurer personality. And dude!!
I’ve never imagined myself having a “normal” job working 9 to 5 in a stuffy office. I mean, my office job right now is nowhere near stuffy and is arguably one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. But it’s so hard imagining myself there for like the next 20 or 30 years. I have no idea how some people can do the 9 to 5 life for decades. My ideal career is to be a content creator, where I’ll make a living writing books, blogs, podcasts, scripts, and anything else I can use to tell a creative story. That way, I can have the flexibility to do other stuff I want, explore the world, discover new hobbies, and just take care of myself. I guess I realized I don’t like being tied down to strict rules and traditions.
Well, that got deep. Anyway, I’ve always enjoyed taking fun personality quizzes, even the silly ones like, “which television character are you.” I was fascinated with the 16Personalities result and took a DISC personality test and an Enneagram test to see how accurate those were as well. If you’re curious, my DISC results were Planner (Sc), and my Enneagram type is a 6.
Now I know these tests aren’t always going to be 100% accurate and will pretty much be determined by how I felt when I took them. I mean, I went from an Advocate to a Mediator to an Adventurer. Who the hell knows what I’ll be next time I take the test? But some of the information was pretty spot-on for the most part. There were more things that I thought were true than I thought were just boo-boo.
So, now you know my 16Personalities type, DISC type, Enneagram, and love language. I’m curious if you truly believe in personality tests or just think they’re a load of barnacles. Leave your comments below.
PS, if you want to take these personality quizzes yourself, I’ll put the links to the sites down below 👇🏿
Thanks so much for reading!