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Old 04-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #21
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A big fat 20.
Some of the questions were redundant with simple phrasing changes. It was interesting to see how varying degrees of a certain trait were queried.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:17 PM   #22
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What is this, 1950? We have to write down our answers and compare them against a key and add up the results?? Let me go get my slide rule so I can calculate my score.
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17. My guess is that most ex-military are at the high end, but not from narcissism, more from wanting to taking the reins and getting the job done.
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OK, I am a 26! But then my husband calls me "the Til of his Hun".
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:38 PM   #25
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I scored 18, and like others wonder what I would have scored 30 years ago.

At 16 I tried to win a scholarship in the RAF as a junior officer and went through 3 days of testing. The feedback I received was that I passed all the technical and aptitude tests, but was too shy a person to be become a leader. Well, I proved to myself 35 years on that nice guys CAN become good leaders - we just do it in non confrontational ways.
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What is this, 1950? We have to write down our answers and compare them against a key and add up the results?? Let me go get my slide rule so I can calculate my score.
Yes...the test required some work so I didn't take it....
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I'm taking a wild guess here that those who score very highly on this test would have a difficult time working for a megacorp--unless they were in charge of their own destiny (i.e., Lee Iacocca who with an engineering degree chose to go the sales route).
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I'm taking a wild guess here that those who score very highly on this test would have a difficult time working for a megacorp--unless they were in charge of their own destiny (i.e., Lee Iacocca who with an engineering degree chose to go the sales route).
Speaking personally, yes, I agree. After several career moves, in 1989 I ended up on a large site (800+ workers, >$1B in sales) with a lot of autonomy and small company mentality and for over 10 years I had a huge amount of success and personal satisfaction, but in 1999 we were bought by another Megacorp that introduced increasingly restrictive control to the point that these last few years have me suffocating and I can't wait to get out.
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If they cant bother to set up automatic scoring for me. Then to hell with those peons.
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another 7, prefer to stay under the radar -
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I'm taking a wild guess here that those who score very highly on this test would have a difficult time working for a megacorp--unless they were in charge of their own destiny (i.e., Lee Iacocca who with an engineering degree chose to go the sales route).
You think correctly. The people who got bought out at my mega corp did nothing but complain for the first year after the acquisition. Those who came over but had worked for other mega corps before had a slightly easier time adjusting. The rest behaved about as well as wild dogs that are forced to wear a tutu.

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Not necessarily. Perhaps those who scored higher would be more inclined to find the "corporate ladder" more difficult to tolerate and would be more likely to ER. After all, this provides more power over your life and what you do with it.
Yep. That's why I'm drawn to smaller organizations because even though the perks (ha) aren't as good, I get a sense of enterprise control that I just don't get when I have to fill out 5 forms to spend $4000 on some low-end computer equipment.
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Those who score in the lower end of the scale would have what type of personality then? Maybe more community-oriented? Fit better into a culture? Plays well with others? What?
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I suspect a lot of the high scores are some of the "climb the corporate ladder types" who are drawn to power and leadership. If so, it would make sense that we, as folks trying to step off that ladder completely, would score lower.
My score 14.

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For those who think narcissism is all bad, here is a link to what is "healthy" narcissism (vs. narcissistic personality disorder or worse):

Narcissism (psychology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

OR read this simple explanation:
Dr. Young then explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy narcissism. Healthy narcissism is having a sense of your basic rights -- for example, not allowing someone to cut in front of you in line, or even feeling proud of your accomplishments and not hiding them. Unhealthy narcissism is becoming obsessed with having people think you are special, and not just having a sense of your own rights, but not caring at all about the rights of others.
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Interesting. When younger i had a very high opinion of myself, but with no accomplishments to justify that opinion. The older i get, the larger i realize the world is and the smaller my accomplishments seem. Still, i've measured myself against others...
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I scored so high - I ain't gonna tell nobody.

It's a good thing I retired back in 1993(actually I was layed off) as a 'mild mannered en ga neer' on the Space Program.



I spent a good deal of time in ER trying not to take myself so seriously.

heh heh heh - hmmm the test seems to indicate it hasn't worked. At least I don't do w^*k anymore.
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What is this, 1950? We have to write down our answers and compare them against a key and add up the results?? Let me go get my slide rule so I can calculate my score.
Since the website wouldn't calculate my score, I couldn't be bothered to take the test. My time is far too valuable and I'm much too important to waste my time validating their questionable questionaire.
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What is this, 1950? We have to write down our answers and compare them against a key and add up the results?? Let me go get my slide rule so I can calculate my score.
Would you like to borrow my pencil Al. The calculations are really quite simple.
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