I took a personality test that fits in with the Carl Jung theme and the traits with the five factor models. At the end of the test it rates me in each category I fit into and my strengths and my personality type. As we talked about in class Carl Jung believed that it was more spiritual than sexual and how we come together as one with certain stuff such as religion/god/magic. Also we talked about traits with two key themes; displaying consistency in their actions, thoughts, and feelings and people differ from each other in many ways. There are five factor models that we talked about were extraversion, neuroticism, agreeable, conscientiousness, and openness to experiences.
With this test it rates me in each category if it is my strength or weakness. For an example; being agreeable is one of the groups and if you are considered more of a strength then you are leaned more towards compassionate and warm, rather than none agreeable/hostile.
The types of questions that are asked are different scenarios and you either agree with it or you don’t. So in this case it’s either yes or no questionnaire. I think the weakness with this test is that it is a yes or no type of test. With some questions for an example they ask: “ You are almost never late for your appointments” I would consider myself equally late and early to certain things. So it’s hard to choose a yes or no as my answer. But a test like this could really help someone with pointing out what their strengths are and how to use it to their advantage. A lot of people take personality test like these to see what kind of career would fit best for them, and how they could succeed in something that they would be good at. The test does measure what it claims to say it measure by seeing how you act with different scenario. But the test I would say is not as credible as it makes it out to be. No test that’s yes or no answer quiz is exactly on the dot of what kind of personality you have. If the test was a fill in the blank quiz with your own personal answers, I feel it would give you a more accurate result to the test. Not one size fits all. Everyone is different in his or her own way, so by only have a yes or no questioned test, it limits you to answering at your best ability. Also along with when you get your results they don’t necessarily explain to you what each category means and then explain to you where you exactly fit into in each one. So to be able to exactly understand this test and the results you get from it you need to know some background on the five categories that you fit into, and strengths and weakness.
1. You are almost never late for your appointments YES NO
2. You like to be engaged in an active and fast-paced job YES NO
3. You enjoy having a wide circle of acquaintances YES NO
4. You feel involved when watching TV soaps YES NO
5. You are usually the first to react to a sudden event, such as the telephone ringing or unexpected question YES NO
6. You are more interested in a general idea than in the details of its realization YES NO
7. You tend to be unbiased even if this might endanger your good relations with people YES NO
8. Strict observance of the established rules is likely to prevent a good outcome YES NO
9. It's difficult to get you excited YES NO
10. It is in your nature to assume responsibility YES NO
11. You often think about humankind and its destiny YES NO
12. You believe the best decision is one that can be easily changed YES NO
13. Objective criticism is always