After taking numerous online quizzes I come out as ESTP. Although that I am not sure I am. Especially the trait about being attracted to risk, sports and being persuasive I do not really recognize in myself. I train martial arts, but I never liked to watch sports on TV.
So, I am looking for some help from you guys here.
On the online test at: kisa.ca I scored the following:
Extraverted 71% - Introverted 21%
Sensing 82% - Intuitive 18%
Thinking 75% - Feeling 25%
Perceiving 86% - Judging 14%
I never did my homework in elementary school, always finished math exercises in class, but never did any assignments at home. In boring classes I was often just waiting for the bell to ring, so that we could go the playground and play, swing or slide.
I was ALWAYS late for school, high school, university and often work also. Assignments in high school and university I did at very last moment and put very little effort into it. And almost failed…
I am easily distracted and often I am looking for excuses to get away from school work and watch movie or listen to music – alone or with friends. Or go out and drink with the guys and be social. I actually get depressed when I sit in my room having to study something (currently writing (or trying to) write a master thesis).
The only exception is when something really catches my personal interest, like recently photography, I put a lot of effort into it. But I HATE reading manuals. Show me some video tutorials instead. I am quiet careless with money, spending too much now and not thinking of the implications of the future.
This makes me a Perceiver? (Sometimes I even think that I might have ADD)
I would not say that I am attracted to risk, but sure to adventure like traveling the world, meeting new people, tasting the local food and making new friends.
The ESTP list of traits description “other characteristics” on Wikipedia.com fits very well. Especially the “witty” and outgoing part. ESTP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Have also often been told by people that I am cheeky, sarcastic and cocky. My mother once told me that I have the same type of humor as Roger Moore when he was playing 007.
But on Careers for ESFP Personality Types the ESFP list of traits, fits a little better ( I think so) than the ESTP list of traits Careers for ESTP Personality Types.
I would not call myself persuasive, but I am really good at making friends fast. Both male and female. Sometimes I am even a little suspicious of how easy it is to get close to people – especially girls.
At parties guys often come to shake hands, pat me on the shoulder and sometimes offer me beers or drinks, on a few occasions some girls have asked if they could be me drink.
During the breaks between semesters when most student have moved out of their dorm rooms and I am almost alone here I tend to get a little depressed as there is not really anyone to talk to. And when the beginning of the next semester is near I get excited like a child before xmas, I can’t wait to see who I am going to meet this semester, what new friends will come. I was always like “always talk to strangers”. Some of my engineer friends have said that they were embarrassed by my behavior of walking up to random people and starting conversations.
I have been called/accused of being a player and pimp, but never did much of either.
Regarding Sensing, since early childhood – and still today, I have the habit of having to like smelling things and objects. When I go out, I respond a lot to the sounds and smells of the world enjoy both fresh air and the smell of diesel. Even right now as I am typing this, I cannot stop myself from sliding my fingers over my relatively new keyboard just to feel the tickler of the texture of the paint on some of the keys. I am almost addicted to the taste of good food and drinks. I guess that makes me a sensor.
I took 2 right or left brain tests, 1 visual and 1 quiz based. In both cases I turned out to be right brained. I do not know if or how that is related to personality types.
Any input would be appreciated.
I am of cause willing to answer other questions that might help peg me somewhere.