Debbie sent us this simple test. She said it is used by human resources at major corporations to find out about their employees and prospective employees. She said Dr. Phil and Oprah took it, and he got a 55, she got a 38. There is no linearity to the scoring. More is not necessarily better, but your score is tied to a personality description at the end. The questions themselves don't seem to have right or wrong answers, and the weight of the answers is different for each question. For example, "a's" aren't always worth more than "b's", etc.
You should answer according to how you are today, not how you wish you were, or might have been in the past.
So write down your answers to the following ten questions, then look at the bottom for the points attached to each of your answers, total them and see how HR would perceive you if they gave you this test.
I got a 44.
1) When do you feel your best?
a) In the morning.
b) During the afternoon and early evening.
c) Late at night.
2) You usually walk...
a) Fairly fast, with long steps.
b) Fairly fast, with little steps.
c) Less fast, head up, looking the world in the face.
d) Less fast, head down.
e) Very slowly.
3) When talking to people, you...
a) Stand with your arms folded.
b) Have your hands clasped.
c) Have one or both hands on your hips.
d) Touch or push the person to whom you are talking.
e) Play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair.
4) When relaxing, you sit with...
a) Your knees bent, with your legs neatly side by side.
b) Your legs crossed.
c) Your legs stretched out or straight.
d) One leg curled under you.
5) When something really amuses you, you react with...
a) A big appreciative laugh.
b) A laugh, but not a loud one.
c) A quiet chuckle.
d) A sheepish smile.
6) When you go to a party or social gathering, you...
a) Make a loud entrance so everyone notices you.
b) Make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know.
c) Make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed.
7) You're working hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted...
a) You welcome the break.
b) You feel extremely irritated.
c) Vary between these two extremes.
8) Which of the following colors do you like the most?
a) Red or orange.
c) Yellow or light blue.
e) Dark blue or purple.
g) Brown or gray.
9) When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you are...
a) Stretched out on your back.
b) Stretched out, face down, on your stomach.
c) On your side, slightly curled.
d) With your head on one arm.
e) With your head under the covers.
10) You often dream that you are...
b) Fighting or struggling.
c) Searching for something or somebody.
d) Flying or floating.
e) You usually have dreamless sleep.
f) Your dreams are always pleasant.
1) a)2, b)4, c)6
2) a)6, b)4, c)7, d)2, e)1
3) a)4, b)2, c)5, d)7, e)6
4) a)4, b)6, c)2, d)1
5) a)6, b)4, c)3, d)5, e)2
6) a)6, b)4, c)2
7) a)6, b)2, c)4
8) a)6, b)7, c)5, d)4, e)3, f)2, g)1
9) a)7, b)6, c)4, d)2, e)1
10)a)4, b)2, c)3, d)5, e)6, f)1
Now add up your total.
If it is...
Greater than 60: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become more deeply involved with you.
51 to 60: Others see you as an exciting, extremely volatile rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.
41 to 50: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's always the center of attraction, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.
31 to 40: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful and practical. They see you as clever, gifted or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make, and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally, that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is broken.
21 to 30: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully, from every angle, and then usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused largely by your careful nature.
Below 21: People think you are shy, nervous and indecisive, someone who needs constant looking after, who wants someone else to make the decisions, and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.