Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Personality Testing

Before I get to the personality test, a little background...

I bought these plastic cups at Disneyland many years ago. Mickey and Minnie are fine, but I normally drink from the Donald Duck cup unless he's not available.

OK. On to the story.

My daughter's friend, the one with boyfriend trouble (they broke up recently), came over with a personality test she took at a workshop. It's available online, if you're interested in taking it.

I'm more familiar with the Meyers-Briggs personality types of NT, NF, SP, and SJ, but I've also heard of the types that our friend brought over: Expressive, Analytical, Amiable, and Driver.

I took the test, which plots you on two scales: Ask v. Tell, and Task v. Relationship. I came out as Tell (just barely: 4 to 3) and Relationship (just barely: 4 to 3), which puts me in the Expressive personality type (just barely). The overview describes me as:

  • The life of the party

  • Turn disaster into humor

  • Prevent dull moments

  • Generous people*

  • Eternal optimists

I'm not really the life of the party, but the rest of it describes me, although they forgot the part that says, "Talks with hands." I don't know what the asterisk is for about being generous.

Toward the end of the document, they list famous people from each of the personality types. The expressives are:

  • Ronald Reagan

  • Lucille Ball

  • Donald Duck

  • Robin Williams

This is freaky. Are they trying to tell me something? Were they watching me drink from the Donald Duck cup?

I'm not sure I like what Donald Duck says about me.


Tsofah said...


I took the test and I am a "Tell" 6-3; and a "Relationship" 4-3. So, like you, I am an "Expressive" personality. Hmmm.

There's a problem here. I don't have a "Donald Duck" glass. I've three different "Flintstones" mugs and a "Gandalf" cup. No Mickey, Minnie, Donald, or Goofy.

Well, some of my friends say I'M goofy, but that's a different story.

Can I borrow your "Donald Duck" glass? ;-/

Christina said...

Well, I score as a clear "Analytical" personality. I was "Ask" 8-1 and "Task" 4-2. Apparently this category is "genius prone" (which of course must apply!!)

I also see some "Amiable" qualities as I tend to be very calm and a peacemaker most of the time.

Famous Analyticals are Woodrow Wilson, Albert Einstein, Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie.

Famous Amiables are Gerald Ford, Johnny Carson, Dick Clark and Princess Diana.

Clearly, I must be a genius beloved princess! (JUST KIDDING!)