Oh man....no wonder I fail socially. I don't think it's quite as extreme as this implies; how I appear will vary in different contexts, but I admit it's more about my personal comfort than adapting easily to others. I show a different side based on how I feel, not on what's expected.
Your score is 14, on a scale of 0 (low self-monitor) to 100 (high self-monitor). You are a LOW self-monitor.
Self-monitoring refers to how a person behaves in different contexts (ie, work, visiting friends, or shopping). A high self-monitoring person is someone who monitors and adapts their own behavior to match their surroundings. A low self monitor tends to use their internal values and beliefs to figure out how to behave.
In other words, a low self monitor will exhibit the same behavior in different contexts, whether it's a meeting at work, softball game with friends, or family reunion. A high self monitor will act differently in these different contexts, perhaps acting more formally at work or cracking jokes with friends, if that is what others are doing.
High self monitors:
* show variability in behavior in different contexts, and are extremely flexibile in adapting to their current situation
* tend to have different public and private personas and are careful about mixing different social circles
* tend to make better managers and do better in jobs that involve influencing other people (sales, marketing, hiring, politicians)
Low self monitors:
* use internal values and beliefs in deciding how to behave
* act the same in most social circles
* can be relied upon for opinions as they tend to say it like they see it
* tend to be better in research and project-based work