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
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?
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