Saturday, February 25, 2006

enneagram: it's not enya's singing telegram

Kendra posted her results from the two question okcupid enneagram test which is impressively accurate given that there are 9 categories that one could be classified as. I got categorized as type 5 which is labeled "the observer" or "the investigator". Basically the results confirm my suspicion that I am a loner nerd with no friends. Enjoy:

Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Be independent, not clingy.
  • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
  • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
  • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
  • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place.
  • don't come on like a bulldozer.
  • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.

What I Like About Being a Five

  • standing back and viewing life objectively
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status
  • being calm in a crisis

What's Hard About Being a Five

  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
  • being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally

Fives as Children Often

  • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
  • have a few special friends rather than many
  • are very bright and curious and do well in school
  • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
  • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
  • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
  • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
  • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected

Fives as Parents

  • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
  • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
  • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
  • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions
I made the text small so that this post didn't dominate the blog.

15 comments:

Spinning Girl said...

Ooh, I do like this quite a bit. I may need to go investigate that site at some point! Mind if I do a copycat post at some point?

Speaking of which, we need to swoop down and educate this chica about blog etiquette -- she just copies and pastes people's stuff without permission. verbatim!

Check it out. I wrote a comment already about one of her "borrowings".

Zombie Lou said...

Lou Reed would take this test if he weren't already convinced of his inability to relate to regular human beings.

Lou Reed is a sad sad man.

jiggs said...

spinner: While the chick in question seems lazy and boring, if she says where she gets the material and links back, then I don't have really have a problem with it.

lou: join the club.

Budding Rose said...

I did this personality test, and I got a "two" which somewhat aligns with my personality but is also rather more needy than I would like. I will retake when I can read the items in more detail! Did you feel it was a fairly accurate representation of you?

SignGurl said...

I'm a 6. Story of my sad, sad life.

Fred said...

jiggs you have friends.

admitedly you talk to them all via the internets, but that doesnt make them any less real. 'cept me, im just a figment of my own imagination.

and pete. he says you can sleep on our couch anytime.

nikki said...

... now this is intriguing. Seems to hold a little more weight than the average personality chipper.

Good Christ, tho, I had to unearth the Mrs. Robinson specs.

I'm already suspecting I'm a 5. But I've been wrong before. About myself. Many times.

Does Lou Reed own a mirror? Take the fucking test.

jiggs said...

budding rose: There's nothing wrong with being needy if what you need is some sweet jiggsey loving! The test was accurate enough to point that I am a nerd loner with no friends!


sign gurl: If you don't like your label, then you're the captain of your own destiny.

freddiey: thanks for the pep talk. Of course, if you're a figment of my imagination, think I can call you a "douche" and there won't be any negative repercussions. Also, say hi to pete for me.

nikki: What did you end up getting on the test? Also, the mrs robinson specs are hot. I like to call them librarian glasses. My ex girlfriend wore librarian glasses. it was the main reason we dated... for a year and a half. Just kidding. We dated for a year and five months. But seriously, her glasses were only part of the reason we dated.

SignGurl said...


sign gurl: If you don't like your label, then you're the captain of your own destiny.


What the hell does that mean, Jiggs?

Can I change personalities like I can profile pictures?

Ɯbermilf said...

I'm a six.

I'm pretty sure that means I'm better than a five.

One better, in fact.

jiggs said...

signgurl: perhaps I put my keyboard in my mouth, but I'm a big believer that if someone doesn't like something, they can always change it even if it's something like one's personality. I might have misinterpreted what you were saying, though.

uebermilf: at least one better.

Tumbleweed said...

FUCK ME! I repeat FUCK ME....crap, was that too bulldozerish? I did repeat it thought.

jiggs said...

tumbleweed: next chance we get, we'll totally do it.

Tumbleweed said...

See, I knew you would like that. That profile thing was way off!

jiggs said...

RUFF!