Do Personality Tests Define You?
Personality refers to the different way people think, react, and learn. Although there are many tests that determine one personality, observations are generally something everyone can relate to.
“Personality tests are addicting, but not always accurate,” Faith Bartolo ‘18 said.
Although many people say they can relate to the personality tests, some of the observations are not always true to the test taker’s personality. People are diverse in so many different categories that they do not fit in a specific group of people. Personality tests, the majority of the time, ask general questions that do not apply to everyone, and sometimes the answers provided are not the answers the test taker would want to reply with. Others can relate to many of the facts that are presented, but other time the facts do not quite line up with the individual.
“It gives you an idea of who you are like a feedback from other people,” Minhkim Bui ‘18 said.
On the other hand, some people like the fact that they fit in a specific group. Many people seek confirmation from the tests to make sure the resulting personality was the same as how they viewed themselves. Personality ranges from Introverted Intuitive, Thinking, Judging [INTJ], an imaginative thinker who has a plan for everything, to Extrovert, Sensing, Feeling, Perception [ESPF], a spontaneous and energetic person. There are a lot of variations of personalities that goes inbetween the two personality types, from being a person who analyses everything, to being someone who just goes with the flow of society.
“Personality tests are usually very vague and it can never really tell what kind of person you are,” Bartolo ‘18 said.
Getting feedback is comforting for those who want confirmation if they think one way about themselves while others view them as the complete opposite. Taking a personality test is one way people use to confirm the way they view themselves as is the same as how others view them.