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Eysenck Test

Since it was mentioned in Quiet, looked up this test, or some version of it at least, and took it as I read the book, saving the result because I thought there’d be more tests mentioned that I’ll end up taking by the time I’ll finish, so I meant to post all results at once. But in the end there was nothing else, or at least nothing clear enough for me to look up and take right away, so I was left with this single result, which I’m posting now, since I gave up on the thought of posting something else today. Took the liberty to fix typos, add some commas, and make the bars accurately reflect the score.

Eysenck Test Results

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This test reflects the ideas of Hans Eysenck, a pioneer in the field of personality research. Through research and statistical analysis, he determined that personality is composed of three main elements: Extroversion, Neuroticism, and Psychoticism. Most current researchers agree on the significance of the first two traits, but there is less consensus on the third (so he may be wrong about its central importance, but it clearly plays some role in personality). Most people will score lower on Psychoticism. While Psychoticism implies more negative qualities than the other two traits (typically), a link has been found in several studies between higher creativity and higher scores on Psychoticism.

Here are your results on each dimension:

Extroversion results were very low, which suggests you are extremely reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and private.

Neuroticism results were high, which suggests you are very worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.

Psychoticism results were medium, which suggests you are moderately self interested, willful, and difficult, while still respecting the well being of others.

Prior to Eysenck’s discovery of Psychoticism, he correlated his original two traits with an ancient greek personality system known as the Galen types (Melancholic, Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic). Below is a plotting of your scores on that map.

So would that map mean that the test in its initial form would most accurately describe me as sober, or are those just traits associated with the melancholic personality type and their order and which one you’re nearest to is irrelevant? Either way, seems fair enough, doesn’t it?


  1. the idiot of the village says:

    To call “psychoticism” and “rebelliousness” what is mental independence, self-ownership, alias the tendency to plough one’s own furrow is normal in the context of social science, a discipline made by social animals to — at the bottom of it — tell themselves and their society that they are good and nice.

    Social structures are functional entities; body organs are functional entities. The goals of the single man’s brain (a bodily organ) and of social structures (bodies, of which the ambitious man desires to be an organ) aren’t related to objective truth anyhow.

    They are related to, first of all:

    1) Resource acquisition (what of? you ask. Well, all what is needed for self-preservation, the spreading of their genes, and, usually after that, pleasure. Power is the first among sought-after resources, and, in the civilized parts of the world is obtained through deception and charisma, coming on top of a competition fought with the mind and the mask, not the biceps triceps or the sword or the gun any more)

    2) Social status maximization

    3) Self-opinion maximization

    There is no difference with hen-houses, ant colonies, bee hives, and any other herd or pack the mind can think of.

    Humans though, having developed an ego, pride and vanity, have an additional need as compared with all other alike species… they need to constantly know and tell one another that they are doing something fundamentally different from what they are doing in actuality, for reasons fundamentally different from the real ones (that their conscious part conveniently ignores — this applies to the individual and collective mind likewise).

    Think of the ability to impose one’s will on subordinates, money, sex, … all what is more desired can be less spoken about and becomes taboo.

    As long as they can deny to themselves what they are really doing and the real reasons of it, it works.

    And if it works, and nature is contended, who am I to be discontented?

    In our age, it falls on Eysenck and his colleagues to pick the names.
    In other settings, the People’s Leaders, Clergy Chiefs, Monarchs, and others did.

    Being “psychotic” means — in the civilized world at the present time — neither be able to make the others subordinate to you and obey (while feeling they act on their own free will, sure enough) or to be one of the self-submitting.

    To have a mind that thinks on its own and a will coupled with one’s thoughts, in other words.
    In other words again, to be substantially above or below the average (or the specific setting one is involved with: Truth and Mental Health vary by time and place… after all, Might is Right).

    The names are all what changes, not the gameplay.
    Psychiatrist, along with journalists and social sciences scholars, are our time’s clergy; the oracles into whose ears the numinous dwellers of the sky whisper what truth and justice are — in other words, what outta be done.

    If the critical analysis centers of the brain don’t deactivate in front of their directions (masked as reasoning: the mask ought be there at all times… from the totems to The Guardian :)…) one is psychotic.
    That is, unless one is able to walk over the rest of the social body.

    Do you think there is going to be, among the 200+ mental disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders any word related to behavior like planning and doing the bombing hundreds of thousands of people to (this is what ought be said: something ought be said, at all times) present them with democracy, or the “The passage into U.S. law on October 3, 2008, of the $700 billion financial-sector rescue plan” and the people who took that money?

    Of course no. It is I, from the moment I covet slapping my neighbour on his face, who suffer from an antisocial condition.
    Not the NATO generals who like street thugs bully half of the world’s countries on a weekly basis.

    Power is the only rule.
    Then mounds, hills, mountains of books, theories, religions even!, rationalize it.

    The ability to make any thoughts not functional to climb the social pole and be an authority is a mental problem.

    July 3, 2017 @ 6:41 PM

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