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Old 01-30-2007, 05:39 PM   #101
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I'm super non-add. I'm not even going to click on the link.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:50 PM   #102
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Anybody ever try the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Index? Wikipedia ref 600 questions, all mandatory, no time limit. There's probably only about 100 different questions, but they switch up the wording trying to catch you trying to out-think the test.

For example:
7 - Have you ever admired others of the same sex in the locker room?
27 - At what age did you stop wetting the bed?
44 - Have you ever had a homosexual fantasy?
93 - How many years has it been since you last wet the bed?
123 - At what age did you have your first homosexual encounter?
278 - Do you often wet the bed?

My first job out of the Corps was armed security at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. We all had to take this to get our jobs.

By the time you get to number 150 you aren't trying to outsmart the test anymore, you're just filling in ANY circle just to get the bloody thing over with!
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:55 PM   #105
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i am definately a hermit, but my wife is a social butterfly. Makes for some interesting saturdays!!!
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:03 PM   #106
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #108
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28 ... but is it a bad sign that i couldn't remember if the scale was "agree-disagree" or "disagree-agree"?
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I scored an 11.

AS to Hermit tendencies - some people would say I have some. But, I have periods of introversion and extroversion. I may want to be alone for a month or so and then go out on a trip with a group.

Sometimes we put the question and answer in a box and think of the strengths and weaknesses associated with that box. In this question of having hermit tendencies there could be more focus on the "loner" aspects instead of the "introspective" aspects. We may think of Jeffery Dahlmer as the "loner" and Thoreau as the "introspective". We may need to think outside the box to think of the question properly.

If the question was do you have explorer tendencies many who consider themselves "hermits" might not, thinking an explorer needs to have extrovert tendencies. I think an explorer would need qualities closer to an hermit (introvert) than an extrovert. An lone explorer would need the qualities of independence of thought and action; couriosity, and strength of will (especially not following the crowd). These might be considered hermit qualities. A exploration leader may need to add the qualities of leadership and communication.

So knowing the qualities you posses is only a step in knowing what is interesting to you and making you happy.

Any quality taken to an extream can have negative implications.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:16 AM   #110
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Sometimes we put the question and answer in a box and think of the strengths and weaknesses associated with that box.
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So knowing the qualities you posses is only a step in knowing what is interesting to you and making you happy.

Any quality taken to an extream can have negative implications.
Yes. Most people's personalities are far too complex to be captured in a self-administered test on the internet. They may be selling themselves short by looking at only one characteristic.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:28 PM   #111
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great point...dont take it too seriously
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31 for me. I'm obsessive about things to the point where taking silly internet tests is kinda fun. And though I like being around people, after some internal limit of people-time gets reached, I _really_ need to be alone.

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16, or about average.
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6....would come as no surprise to DW. Love parties, talking, socializing, DW thinks of me like Shrek thinks of Donkey, "It's getting him to shut up that's the trick!". In fact, I enjoy having the house to myself for about 3 hours when DW and Tori go out, then I start calling her cell phone seeing when they are getting back. The one twist on being a total extrovert is that I seem to gravitate to the introverts, the engineers, etc. Maybe there is just no room for me and another alpha-blabber....
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16. I don't really like being average. Boring.
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28 ... but is it a bad sign that i couldn't remember if the scale was "agree-disagree" or "disagree-agree"?
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Anybody ever try the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Index? Wikipedia ref 600 questions, all mandatory, no time limit. There's probably only about 100 different questions, but they switch up the wording trying to catch you trying to out-think the test.
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By the time you get to number 150 you aren't trying to outsmart the test anymore, you're just filling in ANY circle just to get the bloody thing over with!
I had to take the MMPI as part of a court-ordered evaluation (never mind the details about that :P ) It was an interesting test to take because a number of the questions have strong moral and ethical overtones and are asked multiple times from rather different angles. I did some reseach on the test beforehand; most sources note that it is a complex set of questions and recommended that you not try to out-game the test, don't try to out-think it and do NOT try to portray yourself as better than you are -- in other words, if you answer in the negative to every one of the ethnically/emotionally charged questions, you will be dinged as a person who "presents themselves in an overly favorable light" because nobody can reasonably be expected to be without any bad thoughts.

I guess I did okay. My results were: "within psychological norms"


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I guess I did okay. My results were: "within psychological norms"
So that's what the normal people get! My "reviewer" told me that my results indicated that I "hold myself to an impossibly high moral standard".



Well, I passed it, I guess, because I got the job. Like you, I always the test was a complete waste of my time.
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So that's what the normal people get! My "reviewer" told me that my results indicated that I "hold myself to an impossibly high moral standard".
I'm normal? Ack! Well, I suppose it was a good thing at the time, given the situation (i.e. a court eval)
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