Brainbench Personality Evaluation

March 19, 2007 at 9:33 PM

I just took one of the free Brainbench tests: a Personality Evaluation. While these results aren't really news to me, it's still a fun exploration into one's self. These tests also gain some credence in my eyes, since they all seem to say similar things each time I take them.


       Trait       |<--|---|---|---- Range ----|---|---|--->|     Trait
Introverted        |......X.................................|  Extraverted
Candid             |..X.....................................|  Considerate
Impulsive          |..........X.............................|  Cautious
Excitable          |..............................X.........|  Relaxed
Practical          |..................X.....................|  Imaginative
Concrete           |......................................X.|  Abstract
                   |<--|---|---|---- Range ----|---|---|--->|

Your Social Boldness: Introverted VS Extraverted You are quite introverted. Socially, you prefer a more relaxed, low-key environment, rather than the hustle and bustle of a wild night in the city. You tend not to talk a lot, but when you do people listen, because when you say something it has meaning. You are not seeking the limelight, usually you prefer to let the attention-mongers do their thing while you observe. In an unfamiliar setting, you tend to be cautious and shy while you evaluate the circumstances. You prefer to avoid conflict, so you do not put yourself into a threatening situation. Your shyness may be perceived as unfriendly, but that could not be further from the truth. People need to be patient with you and take the time to get to know the complex, private you.

Your Agreeableness: Candid VS Considerate You are very candid. You are very good at making tough and absolute, objective decisions. You are not trying to win a popularity contest by making sure everyone is happy. You are trying to make smart choices. As a result, people may find you to be intimidating. You have a realistic, no-nonsense outlook on life and are more interested in truth and impartial justice rather than being sympathetic. You have very high self-esteem, which works well with your ability to be self-reliant and tough-minded. These traits are especially beneficially since you prefer to work alone and do not seek approval from others. With regard to your relations with others, you tend to be cautious. You do not blindly trust people. Sometimes you are unwilling to let others see the real you, so you tend to be somewhat guarded.

Your Self-Control: Impulsive VS Cautious You are moderately impulsive. At times you can be impulsive, but not to the point where you are jeopardizing work or relationships. You know when to follow rules, but you also know when to bend rules that are not set in stone. If your home or work space gets a little messy, you do not get upset or feel compelled to tidy up. You do not have to have perfect order in your life to feel good about yourself or your environment. You tend to be more on the fun side of spontaneity, and enjoy being flexible with your plans and your life. In general, you prefer to make short-term goals rather than long-term goals.

Your Anxiety Level: Excitable VS Relaxed You are moderately relaxed. You do not dwell on how others think of you. You are confident and poised in social situations, you do not think that everyone is staring at you and dwelling on your imperfections. You are able to stay focused in pressure-filled circumstances, and you are especially good at thinking clearly in stressful situations. You rarely get angry. If you do, it passes quickly and you are able to move forward without feeling negative emotions. In general, you are easy-going, confident, and secure. This is especially helpful in frustrating situations where others are not as tranquil. You have no problem coping with stress. You may feel the stress, but you deal with it very well. You tend to not be a jealous person, which makes you very easy to deal with at work and in personal relationships. People can count on you not to be emotionally irrational.

Your Openness to Change: Practical VS Imaginative You are slightly practical. It is apparent to those who meet you that you are well educated. You are able to speak on a complex level to one audience, but adjust to a more basic level for another. You are bright and capable of thinking logically. On one hand you are down-to-earth and traditional, while on the other hand you are creative and imaginative. Sometimes you feel more comfortable with familiarity and routine in your life, other times new and novel experiences are more enjoyable. You are not afraid to try new things. You tend to like to do a variety of different activities, so you do not grow bored.

The way you Think/Reason: Concrete VS Abstract You are very abstract in your thinking. You tend to be quick to grasp ideas, are a fast learner and intelligent. You possess a hallmark of intelligence that potentially separates human beings from earlier life forms, the ability to think about future consequences before acting on an impulse. Your reasoning activity involves contemplation of long-range goals, organizing and planning routes to these goals, and persisting toward one's goals in the face of short-lived impulses to the contrary. You also have keen interests in intellectual matters and love to play with ideas and think theoretically. You tend to be open-minded to new and unusual ideas, and like to debate intellectual issues. You often enjoy riddles, puzzles, and brainteasers.