Thursday, January 7, 2010

Born in the Wrong Decade

One of the classes I am taking this quarter is Management of People. One of the first we things we had to do was take a personality test – the Myer Briggs test to be exact. I’ve taken this before but couldn’t quite remember much about it other than that I was introverted (Shocker!).

Halfway through the seventy question test I just wanted to scrawl across the test, “You guessed it! I HATE PEOPLE! Happy Now?” However, the perfectionist in me would never purposely fail at test…even if it is only a personality test.

After I took the test and scored it I found that on the Judging-Perception scale I am very very much on the Judging side. Not judging in the sense that those shoes you’re wearing are hideous…although I am judging in that sense too. But in Myer Briggs test it refers to something completely different. In my case when it comes right down to it it means that I need the next 5 years of my life planned out in excruciating detail. This tendency of mine drives my fiancé mad and he is always telling me I do not need to plan so far ahead and blah blah blah. The point is it’s a big part of my personality and there is NOTHING I can do to change it…or something like that. My personality description also said that I would most likely marry an alcoholic (no joke) so when I informed Chuckles that I was justified in my planning the next ten years of our lives he replied that it was time he started drinking more, which is fine by me as long as he doesn’t lose his job because, apparently, I am also meant to be a housewife. Time to start popping out babies! Screw school!

In other news, I haven't done any running since Tuesday, but I did do yoga on Tuesday and my arms are still sore. I plan on running 4 miles when I get home tonight, which will make for a very long day, but I'm not going to let that stop me.


Anonymous said...

i've always loved the M-B test. i've yet to meet a person it hasn't nailed... i even once vowed to never date another INFP.
what's really funny to me is that i used to be a full on ESTJ but every time i take it now i'm an ISTJ. it's crazy because i really do feel like much more of an introvert than ever in my life.
and i definitely was born in the wrong decade... i so was supposed to be a bobby-soxer.

Jay Ferris said...

I feel sorry in advance for the personal assistant you're going to inevitably hire some day.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, those personality/career/whatever tests suuuuuck. They get so tedious, and really they just ask you the same question about 50 different ways. Who actually spent the time to come up with those?!

So. Plan the next 10 years, start stocking up on Booze and TiVo-ing Martha Stewart - then you're all set! ;)

Dingo said...

You're actually taking a Management of People class? Screw that? Go old school and buy a whip and a cattle prod. I find those most effective.

You can send me the $300 dollars I just saved you. I gave you the Dingo Friends and Family discount.

April said...

I say out loud "I hate people" often. Usually, when I'm driving.

Matt said...

judgey mcjudgerson!

no worries, I hate people too!