I take them because they give me something to do when bored/procrastinating and I don't feel as guilty as if I were to play a game or watch something in order to procrastinate.
I mean, if you are procrastinating you might as well do something productive and guilt-free, like taking a personality test. There's never a more satisfying feeling than that "a-ha" moment where I just spent a half an hour answering questions for someone to tell me that procrastinating is part of my personality! Because I'm a P! and Spontaneous! And like to "play first, and work second". Well I'm just a fun procrastinator! It's even more fun when one personality test leads me to another until it's one in the morning and I find out that nothing is done. Well, we can scratch that. Something is done. I found out something about myself. (Again.) And also demonstrated those things all at the same time. And in the end I get to draw a lot of big conclusions about myself and have strange epiphanies. (Like the fact that I procrastinate. A lot. Like, a lot a lot..) It is never a waste of time to take a personality test!
06/13 10:51:03 five sounds: you!!!
06/13 10:51:08 shortnsweet: no you!!
06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
06/13 10:51:23 five sounds: oh hell naw
06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box
I feel like it's sort of a reflection of how interested in knowing oneself the taker is.
I know I take them to reveal different aspects of my personality and psyche that I didn't know were there. Perhaps I didn't know how best to express it, perhaps I was wondering where my place in the overall structure is, or maybe I was bored. Whatever the reason, I tend to take them to learn more about myself.
Or perhaps I'm just grossly self-interested. Maybe it's a form of non-sexual masturbation after all?
Haha, I think it's either characteristic for personality tests or for me how everbody so far evaded the question "Because I want to find something out about myself." It's characteristic for personality tests, because somehow asking the question seems to be kinda socially awkward or it's characteristic for me because I am so full of myself, there could be no other reason I'ld be taking such a test *licks mirror*
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray