The other day I was taking a peep at Oprah.com as I usually do now and then. At the O Magazine section, I stumbled upon this personality test "Who Am I Meant To Be". Basically, the test claims to help you identify your dominant personality, allowing you to embrace the personality and the associated style to make the most out of your life.
After clicking through 7 or 8 pages of questions, I was given this conclusion:
STRIVING TO BE CREATIVE
You scored: 19
You are an artist: You came out of the womb with a paintbrush in your hand. Or maybe it was a flute or a castanet or a fountain pen to go with your poet's imagination. The point is, you're an original, and you know it. Even if you don't have a singular gift, you're drawn to the arts—anything creative, for that matter—and you have a unique way of looking at the world. Your need for depth and authenticity in relationships can lead to both great joy and profound sorrow, depending on whether others reciprocate. You don't care so much about adapting to group or societal expectations; your independence and sharp intuition propel you on your own path.
What to watch out for: When fear of conformity overrides your creativity, you can assume the role of "outsider" or "orphan" and end up feeling alienated. You may even go so far as refusing to vote or pay taxes. This lone-wolf stance might be a defense against feeling vulnerable. Try to be aware that blaming others for your banishment, or pushing away those who want to get close, only makes things worse. Also, dramatizing your emotions can interfere with your creativity.
Looking ahead: As long as you genuinely express yourself, you feel like the person you were meant to be. How you do it is irrelevant. A chef or architect can be as much of an artist as a painter or sculptor. Many advertising and public relations executives are also highly imaginative. Beyond work, there are opportunities everywhere you look to coax out your inner artist: Design your own jewelry line, create an innovative blog, dream up a comic strip. Relationships are another avenue for self-expression.
The test also assigned scores that represent your inclination to the other 6 "striving styles".
Personally, I think, like most other personality tests, the results are a bit generalized. However, the test seems to mitigate that fact by stating that most people have 2 or more dominant personalities. Hence, if you feel that the other "striving styles" are also applicable to you, it doesn't mean that the test is inaccurate. Brilliant.
If you would like to find out what is your "striving style", point your browser here.
9 months ago