Thursday, December 18, 2008

The boy's a super freak

In some online browing recently, I stumbled across a cool survey site*. It had a Meyers-Briggs style of personality test, only instead of the usual results (I always come out as an INFJ) it puts a sarcastic and biting spin on your personality type.

For instance, instead of "spontaneous", it might say you're irresponsible. Instead of "dependable", it might say you're boring. My kind of survey! I can take a character jab in good fun. So here's what mine said:


Your result for The Brutally Honest Personality Test ...

Freak- INFJ
20% Extraversion, 67% Intuition, 40% Thinking, 80% Judging

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Well, well, well. How did someone like you end up with the least common personality type of them all? In a group of 100 Americans, only 0.5 others would be just like you. You really are one of a kind... In fact, I do believe that that's one of the definitions for the word "FREAK."
Freak's not such a bad word to describe you actually.

You are deep, complex, secretive and extremely difficult to understand. If that doesn't scream "Freak!" I don't know what does. No-one actually knows the REAL you, do they?

You probably have deep interests in creative expression as well as issues of spirituality and human development.

You've probably even been called a "psychic" before, because of your uncanny knack to understand and "read" people without quite knowing how you do it. Don't fret. You're not actually psychic. That would make you special and you'll never accomplish that.

You're also quite possible the most emotional of them all, so don't take this all too hard. Nevertheless you most definitely have the strangest personality type and that's not necessarily a good thing.


OK, so the picture is funny, and the text is right on. Those of you who know me well know exactly how well the above paragraphs describe me.


So obviously this is something to keep in mind during those times when I don't feel like it fit in. I was wired with a 1-in-200 type of personality, so most people may not be able to empathize with my style of thinking. And that probably is a good thing.

*I'm not linking to the site because I discovered it automatically signed me up for a dating service. They didn't ask my permission; neither have they gotten me a hot date yet. Double fail.


Roland said...

This INFP wants to take the test. There's no obvious way to top the dating service? :)

MamaRose said...

Well, AS YOUR MOTHER, who's KNOWN YOU ALL YOUR LIFE--nothing in the picture OR the description surprises me--EXCEPT, HOW VERY MUCH YOU ARE LIKE YOUR DAD!!!!!!!

Guess I really didn't want to ADMIT you were THAT MUCH LIKE HIM!
Hopefully, you've GOT SOME of ME in you--HA--and, it's NOT the 'emotional' part--that part COMES FROM YOUR DAD, TOO--ha!!!!!!

For me, the SADDEST part about the 2 of YOU is that NO ONE will EVER come to FULLY KNOW YOU & that's JUST HOW YA'LL WANT/LIKE IT!!!!!!!
BUT, I'm CLOSER THAN YOU THINK--hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, you're BOTH REALLY GREAT GUYS--even if you don't want OTHERS to KNOW/REALIZE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And, I've been SUPER BLESSED to HAVE YOU BOTH in my life!!!!!!!!!!!

AND, SINCE your BRAIN is 'one-of-a-kind', TOO, I DO expect you to INVENT SOMETHING REALLY NEAT one day--REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--and, I predict it will come from some NECESSITY you have--something you WANT to make BETTER/EASIER, etc.--that WILL BENEFIT ALL OF MANKIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, THAT'S 'OUR BOY'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OR it COULD turn out to be something we all don't EVEN KNOW that we NEED, TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SEE!!!!!!! I've got you THINKING, ALREADY, about it, right???!!!!!!!!

OH--BE SURE to get it PATENTED, before even talking about it to anyone except family--well, maybe EVEN BEFORE THAT, TOO-HA!!!!!!!!!

LOVE YOU BUNCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LisaS said...

funny. stuck between crackpot and loser as usual

hope you're doing well Michael -

Debby said...

Gees. I don't have to take a test to find out I'm a freak. My momma's been telling me for years...

Redlefty said...


I tried to tempt a dude to fish... guess I failed! In the first line of my pasted survey result you'll see the title "Brutally Honest Personality Test". Google it and you're off on a journey of disturbing self-discovery.

It will probably take you straight to OKCupid, the dating site, but I came in a side/back door called HelloQuizzy, that looks like an innocent survey site. They're actually linked, I now realize.

Mike said...

At least your Momma loves you.

t.k.foster said...

Ever since I watched Derren Brown, he has totally ruined this crap for me. Nonetheless, I love the sarcasm.

~aj~ said...

I think it all worked out for the best...RedWifey is all the hotness one man can handle!

RedWifey said...

Lovin' ya, AJ! :)

Tit for Tat said...

Thanks Red

My worst fears revealed
I am a Scumbag ENFP.

Geez I guess those kids were right lmao.

Redlefty said...

Don't worry, TFT -- Roland's a pollyanna. That might be worse than scumbag or freak.

Lisa, how you doin'?

Mike, you're right -- I have a great mom!

quid said...


Nothin' like Brutal Honesty, right?

Loved the post, loved your mom's comments.