Personality Tests

For some reason, I find various online "personality" tests interesting, mostly because I'm curious about how the code works under the hood. There are so many subtleties involved, including the test-takers self-perception, their ability to be honest with themselves, and the difficulty of measuring complex traits with "Agree/Disagree" types of questions.

Anyway, there's no shortage of these types of things online and I came across this one via Peter Provost. The results below are probably more accurate than not for me… again, if I’m being honest with myself. :P

Cattell's 16 Factor Test Results

Warmth ||||||||||||||| 50%
Intellect |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Emotional Stability ||||||||||||||| 50%
Aggressiveness |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Liveliness ||||||||||||||| 42%
Dutifulness ||||||||||||||||||||| 70%
Social Assertiveness |||||||||||| 38%
Sensitivity ||||||||||||||| 42%
Paranoia ||||||||||||||| 46%
Abstractness |||||||||||| 38%
Introversion |||||||||||||||||||||||| 74%
Anxiety ||||||||||||||| 42%
Openmindedness |||||||||||||||||| 54%
Independence |||||||||||||||||||||||| 78%
Perfectionism |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 82%
Tension ||||||||||||||||||||| 62%
Take Cattell 16 Factor Test (similar to 16pf)
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Factor low score high score
Warmth cold, selfish supportive, comforting
Intellect instinctive, unstable cerebral, analytical
Emotional Stability irritable, moody level headed, calm
Aggressiveness modest, docile controlling, tough
Liveliness somber, restrained wild, fun loving
Dutifulness untraditional, rebellious conforming, traditional
Social Assertiveness shy, withdrawn uninhibited, bold
Sensitivity coarse, tough touchy, soft
Paranoia trusting, easy going wary, suspicious
Abstractness practical, regular strange, imaginative
Introversion open, friendly private, quiet
Anxiety confident, self assured fearful, self-doubting
Openmindedness closeminded, set-in-ways curious, exploratory
Independence outgoing, social loner, craves solitude
Perfectionism disorganized, messy orderly, thorough
Tension relaxed, cool stressed, unsatisfied