Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Personality DNA

Thanks to Bizzy for the idea, who is a Advocating Creator. You can take the test here.

You are an Analyst

Your attention to detail, confidence, sense of order, and focus on functionality combine to make you an ANALYST.

You are very curious about how things work, delving into the mechanics behind things.

Along those lines, how well something works is usually more important to you than what it looks like.

You find beauty and wonder mainly in concrete, functional, earthly things.

You are very aware of your own abilities, and you believe that you will find the best way of doing things.

Accordingly, problems do not intimidate you, as you believe in yourself.

You trust yourself to find solutions within the boundaries of your knowledge.

You don't spend a lot of time imagining how things could be different—you're well-grounded in the here-and-now.

It is important for you to follow a routine, and you prefer the familiar to the unknown.

You prefer to have time to plan for things, feeling better with a schedule than with keeping plans up in the air until the last minute.

You are Animated

You are outgoing, comfortable with others, and up for anything, which makes you ANIMATED.

Some people find crowds and parties exhausting, but not you! You are able to be yourself in many situations.

Sometimes it is hard for you to understand why others feel the way they do, but that doesn't stop you from trusting them or having faith that they are good people.

You know the world is complicated and that there is often more than one side to a story, so you are careful not to make judgments about others too hastily.

You would rather experience the world than sit back and observe it—you are not one to sit on the sidelines.

You are an independent thinker and don't get too worried about how others might perceive you—you are not self-conscious about being the active, engaged person that you are.

Although you have a keen understanding of different people's life circumstances, you occasionally have trouble seeing why people get so upset and emotional about things—they should just lighten up and have fun!

In addition to having faith in the world, you have faith in the people around you—you trust others to do the right thing and to be honest.


I've never thought of myself as an analyst and, if I had taken this test 15 years ago, I'm sure it wouldn't have had the same results.

I only wish I were as confident about my abilities as a mother as I am at my job and my other decisions. Hardest job I've ever had.


Suzanne said...

Remember Steve Martin in "Parenthood" when he's at the school play at the end and his kid is going crazy knocking down the set and he starts freaking out and then...he realizes it's all just part of the rollercoaster ride? And he just gives up and starts enjoying himeself?

When you write about parenting, that's what I think of. That, maybe, you need to just stop and have that rollercoaster moment and realize, hey, on some level? You're just along for the ride.

(Easier said than done, of course)

Jeanna said...

Actually, Suz, I loved that movie so much when it came out and relate to it on such a different level now.

I'm doing better than I used to (i.e., not crying every single day like I did two years ago), but it is harder said than done.

Plus, I have the perfect place to fret out loud -- this blog. I can promise you Cowboy appreciates that. ha.