Although I am a scientific person and recognise the lack of evidence for them, I absolutely adore doing personality tests, reading about my Zodiac sign, finding out the meanings behind my name, and, yes, reading my horoscopes, but I genuinely find them interesting, and, dare I say it, relatable?
I thought it would be fun to include some of the results I’ve found doing certain tests below, and for you to tell me your personality type. I am pretty obsessed with reading these things.
The RHETI test.
I discovered this literally 10 minutes ago, in fact it actually inspired this post, because I was so interested in all the different types of people there are.
The RHETI is based on the Enneagram, which is a pretty complex idea but basically it’s a circular graph with nine points inside it, connected to one another with triangles (think of the Charmed logo, but more lines.) These basically connect together in different ways, ultimately showing your personality type (I said it was complex.) The overall orientation of your personality is actually influenced by childhood factors, even including genetics. (I do recommend you read this if you want to know more, https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/how-the-enneagram-system-works/ ) So the nine points mean nine personality types, and though they’re named after their number they also have a word name too. They range from, Type 1, The Reformer, to Type 9, The Peacemaker.
So, what’s my number? Well I took the sample test (sod paying money for the official one, here is a link to it, https://trans4mind.com/rheti_html/test.html) and my three biggest numbers were, 2, 4 and 6. And, after reading the descriptions, I have concluded I am a Type 6, aka, The Loyalist. So, to sum me up, I am the “committed, security-orientated type.” Already I was pretty convinced. The website told me that:
“Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent “trouble-shooters,” they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.” AND I WAS SO SHOCKED AT THE ACCURACY, I feel like this is me down to a T. It weirdly is similar to the traits of the Cancer zodiac type, so now my whole world makes sense. If you want to find out more about my type, click here.
The 16 personalities/ NERIS Type.
Although a vague name, this is basically your ESTPs to your INFJs. All those letters I’m sure we’ve all heard about before, if not, these basically refer to whether you’re extroverted or introverted, and then cognitive functions referring to your thoughts and feelings, (read more here, https://www.16personalities.com/articles/our-theory)
I’d done this test before (yep, more than once) but thought I would take it again today to give you an accurate result, also because I am curious to see if I’ve changed. If you want to do this test, click here. And my results were actually the same, I am an INFJ-T aka the Advocate. So, I am 92% Introverted, 71% iNtuitive, 74% Feeling, 84% Judging and 93% Turbulent. So, what does this mean? Well according to the website I am “quiet and mystical, yet very inspiring and tireless idealists” (I BLOODY LOVE THIS.) It goes on to say:
“The Advocate personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As members of the Diplomat Role group, Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.”
There are literally pages and pages of information on these types, which is great as it means you can learn so much, but to conclude my type, and so not to waste too much of your life, it said:
“Few personality types are as sensitive and mysterious as Advocates. Your imagination and empathy make you someone who not only cherishes their integrity and deeply held principles but, unlike many other idealistic types, is also capable of turning those ideals into plans, and executing them.”
There are dozens of these tests out there, which excites me a lot. So if you don’t hear from me again it’s probably because I can’t stop doing them.