Thursday, October 16, 2008

Know Thyself...

A couple of my friends have done this little 2 question personality assessment and posted the results on their blogs, so I thought I'd follow suit and do the same.

I was skeptical when I took it... how accurate can it be when you are only answering 2 questions? The other 2 (Megan and Betsy) both had different results which matched their personalities pretty well! So out of curiosity, I did the test and think the results are pretty spot-on. You can take the test here if you are interested! (http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-quick-painless-enneagram-test)

8 - the Asserter aka 'The Challenger'

"I must be strong"

Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me:
Stand up for yourself... and me.
Be confident, strong, and direct.
Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
Give me space to be alone.
Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a EIGHT:
being independent and self-reliant
being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
being courageous, straightforward, and honest
getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
upholding just causes

What's Hard About Being a EIGHT:
overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
never forgetting injuries or injustices
putting too much pressure on myself
getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right

EIGHTs as Children Often
are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
are sometimes loners
seize control so they won't be controlled
fugure out others' weaknesses
attack verbally or physically when provoked
take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

EIGHTs as Parents
are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
are sometimes overprotective
can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

1 comment:

BandB said...

Hi Lisa!
I haven't had a chance to check your blog lately. Now, I need to go to Barnes and Noble!!!! And, I am wondering about the address for that personality test? The description is quite interesting!!! I also noticed the twin cities eats on the side bar. Have you ever eaten at Heidi's? It is excellent! One week from tonight we eat at The Nook!!!!