Got personality?

The quarterfinalists for The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards are being announced tomorrow and on their forums, a lot of the writers are wasting time distracting themselves with different activities and discussions. One thing that was posted this weekend was this site: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp. I've heard of this test many times, but for some reason, never took it until now. Basically - you answer a bunch of questions and it "ranks" you according to four criteria:
  • Extroversion/Introversion
  • Sensing/Intuition
  • Thinking/Feeling
  • Judging/Perceiving
Go ahead, try it. You know you want to. Go up a paragraph, click on the link, take the test, and come back. You don't have to share if you don't want to, but it's kind of fun if you have the time.
Me? I'm marvously inconsistent (might have something to do with the fact that I wasn't really sure how to answer a couple of the questions and just guessed). Yep, I'm an ESTP and proud of it. (click here to find out what that means)

I'm still trying to figure out how to improve my (previously finished at least three times) ms, so I'm thinking I could do this quiz on my characters to connect a little more and add some details to make my writing stronger. Hmm, that could be a good time waster worth the time!

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  1. The announcement is tomorrow?! I can't believe it's that time already! Best of luck!

  2. Whoops, this was supposed to post on Monday. Christy's out of town and of course I screw it up the very first time she leaves me alone with the blog...sigh.

  3. Hey, I like the idea of giving characters a personality test to help understand them better. Nice one!

    Good luck with ABNA - my fingers are crossed for you!

  4. I've been meaning to try this test when I create new characters but end up not doing it. Next time. :D

    Good luck with ABNA!

  5. Hehe... I was a psych minor in college and I had to give a test like that to a poor soul... I mean a willing subject... it had 739 questions!!! Good thing my hubby was my fiance` at the time... lol! I remember a bunch of the questions being weird statements, like "My father was a good man." and you had to respond on a scale of how much or little you agreed. Not sure how this measured your personality but it came out with the same 4 factors you showed above. :)

    Break an ABNA leg!!!!

  6. Good luck with ABNA. I love the Meyers-Briggs test. I'm an INFJ.

  7. OMG, Lindsey - 739 questions?? He must've really loved you. :)

  8. I've done this before--I'm an ISTP. :) Thanks for the reminder about Write-Hope!

  9. I've taken this test before too. Surprise, surprise, I'm an introvert.

  10. Great tool for character rounding! Fun to take the test, too, you're right.

    Fingers crossed for you with ABNA, Erica!

  11. That was an interesting test- thanks for posting it.

  12. every time I do that, I get something different. I think it depends on the time of the month, if ya know what i'm sayin... :D

    Best of luck tomorrow!!! eep!!! :o) <3

  13. I've taken the test before, and I was an INFJ. And proud of it ;p Apparently the rarest personality. Don't know what that says about me! But I have been wanting to take it again, since it's been 10 years or so since I took it in college.

  14. I took that test thingie! I'm ISTJ... (with lots of I!)

  15. Well...
    "You are:
    slightly expressed introvert
    moderately expressed intuitive personality
    moderately expressed feeling personality
    very expressed judging personality"

    I don't even know what that means.


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