1) What aspect of your personality made you unsure of your type?
The only preference I've been sure of since day 1 of trying to type myself is the 'thinking' preference. Other than that I am always second guessing myself as to my other preferences.
2) What do you yearn for in life? Why?
Success and fun. If I go through life and achieve these two objectives then I'll be smiling on my death bed. My view on life is that first and foremost you should do whatever makes you happy and that you shouldn't stop until you achieve happiness. With regards to success, I've always been very competitive. If everything could be turned into a competition I'd be delighted. Also, I want to remembered by many people as someone who really made a difference in the world and lived their life on their own terms.
3) Think about a time where you felt like you were at your finest. Tell us what made you feel that way.
I answered this question last because I cannot for the life of me word it in the way I want. I am at my finest when nothing in life matters, when I am oblivious of all of life's concerns. Flying through the air on a roller coaster, winning a tennis match, finding the solution to a seemingly impossible puzzle. It is times like this where I forget everything that people worry about on a day to day basis; money, relationships etc and I just relish the incredible experience in the moment. Nothing in the world, in my opinion, beats feeling this way.
4) What makes you feel inferior?
Not being in control of my own decisions. I hate it when people assume certain things about me or make decisions for me; I like to have all the information about all possibilities so I can make my own decisions. If I am not in possession of all these things I feel inferior and controlled.
5) What tends to weigh on your decisions? (Do you think about people, pro-cons, how you feel about it, etc.)
I tend to look at what's logical, and I make my decisions based on what is the most rational and what makes the most sense. I sometimes have conflicting emotions when making decisions for myself, as I find it easier to make the decisions which 'feel' right however I concede that it is irrational to think this way so I normally bow to logic and reason.
6) When working on a project what is normally your emphasis? Do you like to have control of the outcome?
If it's a project I'm interested in then my aim is to perform to the best of my ability. I like to come up with original ideas that are outside the box. If it's a project that I am apathetic towards I tend to sit in the background thinking of something more exciting. I definitely like to have control of the outcome. I hate working in groups for this very reason. I like to call the shots and make my own decisions although I am open to ideas from others if it means getting the best result.
7) Describe us a time where you had a lot of fun. How is your memory of it?
This is a tricky question; I can't seem to pinpoint a particular moment. I tend to have lots of fun when I spend full days with my close friends doing something active such as a bike ride or playing tennis all day, with all the fun that comes with it such as making fun of each other all day and joking around etc. Having said that, playing video games all day doesn't sound too bad either :)
8) When you want to learn something new, what feels more natural for you? (Are you more prone to be hands on, to theorize, to memorize, etc)
I have always had a good memory, which has served me very well throughout my life so I am leaning towards this slightly. However this seems to be the case in subjects that I am less than interested in. In subjects that enthralled me such as Geography, I theorize until my brain melts. I was always asking questions in school, and would favor a theoretical approach over a hands-on approach in most scenarios unless it was something like sport or music, where i would much rather learn by action.
9) How organized do you to think of yourself as?
I think of myself as fairly organized. As a teenager 11-16 I had a very messy bedroom, yet I still knew where everything was. As I said before, my memory is good so i can remember appointments throughout the day. However, ask anyone else I they would laugh if I was labelled as organized. I guess I am not organized, but my memory can make me sometimes seem that way.
10) How do you judge new ideas? Do you try to understand the principles behind it to see if they make sense or do you look for information that supports it?
I guess I try to understand the principles behind something to see if they make sense. if someone suggested a new idea I'd investigate their way of thinking, and if it made sense, I'd roll with it. When people make statements or observations, however, this changes, and I will delve into any information or evidence to see if their statement is supported by evidence.
11) You find harmony by making sure everyone is doing fine and belonging to a given group or by making sure that you follow what you believe and being yourself?
Here's an example of how I would explain this: If me and a group of people were going to a restaurant, I would let someone else pick, because if I chose where to eat I would feel very conscious as to whether the other people in the group were enjoying themselves. Another example would be that I don't like making recommendations for other people, even for something trivial such as a chocolate bar because what if they don't like it? I find harmony when everyone is doing fine but I am very awkward when it comes to helping them become fine. Having said this, I think that people should follow what they believe in and be themselves but I'm often to conscious of what others will think for me to do this.
12) Are you the kind that thinks before speaking or do you speak before thinking? Do you prefer one-on-one communication or group discussions?
I would say I think before I speak; sometimes this is reversed but on the whole I tend to think about what to say and what people will think before I say it. This is especially accurate when I'm about to tell a joke or make a funny or witty statement. I think of the funny thing almost instantly, then decide whether to say it based on if I think it will perceived as funny by the others. Sometimes I still say the joke and on some occasions it will go over everyone's heads but oh well...
13) Do you jump into action right away or do you like to know where are you jumping before leaping? Does action speaks more than words?
I tend to think before I act. I like to know where i am jumping before leaping, but I will still make the leap. I just like to know what is the likely outcome of the actions before I act. If I was going to accuse someone of something, I would first look at the evidence instead of diving in and making the accusation, but I wouldn't shy from doing something once I knew 'where I was jumping'
14) It's Saturday. You're at home, and your favorite show is about to start. Your friends call you for a night out. What will you do?
I'd definitely go for the night out. I can watch TV at anytime and besides, I can just record it and watch it later. This doesn't necessarily mean I am a fan of nights out; they are OK I suppose but I'd do it more to be with my friends rather than sat on my own watching Dexter.
15) How do you act when you're stressed out?
I take my anger out on inanimate objects. If I stand on a plug I left lying around, it's definitely the plug's fault! Sometimes, unfortunately, I take my anger out on people, verbally not physically. I don't believe there's ever a need to hit someone unless you are in danger of being hit yourself. I tend to try shift the blame when I'm stressed out and I insult people and refuse to believe I'm wrong when on later reflection I learn that I was wrong.
16) What makes you dislike the personalities of some people?
People who aren't rational, and who let their feelings dictate everything in their life. I also dislike people who live their lives on other people's terms rather than their own. I also dislike people who are uninterested about learning about the world. When people say things such as 'Is Europe a country' I want to sterilize them. However, the people that annoy me most are people who don't think for themselves. These people will always go to places like Starbucks because they perceive it to be 'cool', and will wear whatever their peers wear so that they fit in to a specific subculture or group. Man, those people really make me lose faith in humanity.
17) Is there anything you really like talking about with other people?
Sport, recent events, technology, religion, but most of all, random facts and trivia. In my opinion there's nothing better than learning random facts about anything and everything.
18) What kind of things do you pay the least attention to in your life?
Probably my love life at this stage. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing quite like sex with a hot girl, but I'm 18, and I don't see the point of getting wrapped up in a serious relationship. I hate feeling like I'm tied down and committed to something. I've held this view since I was about 14. I like being single because it gives me immense freedom and when you're 18 there's nothing more liberating than doing what you want and not having to think about what others want.
19) How do your friends perceive you? What is wrong about their perception? ? What would your friends never say about your personality ?
My friends perceive me as sarcastic, clever, cynical, and pessimistic. I'll agree on the first 3 but I believe I am very optimistic, yet I see why I might come across as pessimistic as I am cynical and people may confuse the two. I am also viewed as cold yet sometimes I am seen as very friendly and happy. I suppose it depends on what mood I am in. My friends would never say that I was caring, hard-working, and modest.
20) You got a whole day to do whatever you like. What kind of activities do you feel like doing?
I would start the day with a full English breakfast, followed by a skydive from a plane onto my own desert island, equipped with a huge bed, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders and enough alcohol to leave a blue whale paralytic ;)
Thanks to everyone who reads this and I hope you have an idea about what my type might be :)