24 Nov 2009


Amongst other things (but we won't go into those) I've been described as 'nauseatingly cheerful', 'smiley faced' and 'forever happy' - Husband dearest reckons 'neurotic' is closer to the mark - but who is the real me?

If FaceBook was to be believed, according to their 'tests':
* I'm the type of woman who is sensitive and calm
* If I were a teletubbie, I'd be Lala (the yellow one)
* If I were an ice-cream, I'd be vanilla flavoured (in other words boring)
* And my NAME MEANS.......

But not believing FaceBook is too accurate about these things, how on earth can it be when the average 'test' is only three questions long, I decided to try an alternative.

That alternative being a test I heard about on a BBC tv show I watched last night. I mean 'The' BBC, it had to be good, right?

So, having completed The Big Personality Test (click HERE to find out what kind of a personality you have), here are my results. But before I give them, you need to know that all personalities fall into five 'traits' though we are never only one of these but a mixture of them.

Openness. This trait is sometimes known as 'Openness to experience'.

MY SCORE: I scored low on this with 3.3 out of 5.

THE VERDICT: People with scores like yours tend to have a less broad range of interests. They usually stick to what they know rather than being overly enthusiastic about trying new things.

Conscientiousness. This describes how dependable, organised and hard-working a person is likely to be.

MY SCORE: I scored high on this with 4.1 out of 5.

THE VERDICT: People with scores like yours tend to be extremely dependable and organised. It's likely that your life is well-planned and you approach things in a thorough manner.

Extroversion. This is characterised by positive emotions and the tendency to seek out pleasure-stimulating or risk-taking activities.

MY SCORE: I scored low on this with 2.9 out of 5.

THE VERDICT: People with scores like yours are likely to enjoy their time away from lots of people. Social activities may well leave you feeling drained rather than energised, and your quiet time is probably where you recharge your batteries.

Agreeableness. This measures how sympathetic and considerate a person is likely to be.

MY SCORE: I scored high on this with 4.6 out of 5.

THE VERDICT: People with scores like yours are likely to find it very easy to get along with other people. You probably find that you are sensitive to the feelings of others and that people find it easy to warm to you.

Neuroticism. In the context of the Big 5 personality traits, the term 'neuroticism' relates to a person's response to threatening or stressful situations.

MY SCORE: I scored medium on this with 2.8 out of 5.

THE VERDICT: People with scores like yours are likely to be comparatively level-headed about perceived threats, but you may find yourself worrying when faced with uncertainty or unfamiliar situations.

PETTY WITTER SAYS: My test results seem to be fairly accurate. I'm agreeable and conscientious but not extrovert - no big surprises there.


themethatisme said...

Oooohhh! Less neurotic than I thought.

....Petty Witter said...

Told you so and it's official - the BBC said so. x

Heather said...

i didn't need the test results to realize what a nice person you are. I always enjoy my visits with you.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Good morning!
Well at least it is here for me in the US.
You left a comment on my blog and for some reason it will not appear in the comment section. :)
I always respond to all the comments and since yours wont post I thought I would stop by and say hello!

....Petty Witter said...
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....Petty Witter said...

Heather: Very kind of you to say so.
Shellie: Obviously another gremlin. Glad that you now seem to have received my comment. Welcome to Pen And Paper.

Dorte H said...

An ACCURATE test? What is the fun then? ;)

Alyce said...

I love these kinds of tests. I'm definitely someone who finds that social activities drain me. :) I love being around my friends, but hanging around a big crowd of people schmoozing is not my thing!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is fun! I love tests. :) Like Alyce (above) I get drained by social activity - so glad i am not alone by that.... it baffles my husband but I recharge by being alone. :)

Vivienne said...

I must admit that I don't get much time to do these tests. I would never get anything done if I did them. Good results though.

Kelly said...

Ooooo, this looks fun!!

I'll have to come back when I have more time and take it!!

Deidre said...

Sounds like it was pretty accurate.

I am so bad at test taking that last time I took one of these it got my personality TOTALLY wrong. But I'll try again :)

Jenners said...

I love things like this ... though I suspect we are all so unique that no test will truly capture our true essence! (At least I like to think that!)

Anonymous said...

Hello. I am laughing. I have taken those tests on FaceBook. According to FaceBook I am going to marry Colin Farrel. I would love to.

MadPriest said...

I can't understand how someone who married tmtim could score so low on "risk taking activities."

chitra said...

I also agree with Heather to say you are such a nice person. A person who has the quality to appreciate others.:)

....Petty Witter said...

Christiejolou: Colin Farel? I don't think I'm going to marry him but, according to FB, my celebrity boyfriend is Johnny Depp. As I explained at the time I'd rather have John barrowman.

MP: You are quite right, I think that score is the result of me marrying TheMe, it would have been zero otherwise.

MadPriest said...

Yes. Understood. That would explain it.
But it was a noble and wonderful thing that you did. Goodness knows what state the world would now be in if tmtim was still at large and single.

themethatisme said...

I resemble that remark!