I've done the odd Myers Briggs (INTP), a 3-hour psych evaluation for a potential employer, and a couple of tests to diagnose depression when I already knew I had it ("There!", I said petulantly to myself. "I told you!")
Last night while idling on my idle-Pad, I followed some Zite article to a site that does online personality tests to diagnose "personality disorders". And there was a one-stop test to diagnose the ten main types of personality disorder. (Ten!)
Naturally I took the test. What could go wrong, right?
I could turn out to have TWO personality disorders, for one.
Actually, I don't really think I have these. We're all on a continuum and I think I have elements of the traits that make up these "disorders" but I have decided the test is flawed (uh oh, is that a narcissistic streak?)
For instance, I am a bit of a loner, but I don't dread social situations (mostly), and I do have a small handful of friends. I don't think I have weak inter-personal skills, or am unresponsive to praise or criticism, and I definitely don't have difficulty expressing anger!
So to any employers or other acquaintances reading this, please take these test results as a sign of my relaxed, cool, not-taking-myself-seriously* personality and my ability to laugh at myself and at online psychology - and NOT as a clinical diagnosis showing I am a basket case!
-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --
-- Personality Disorders --
Have you ever taken a psych test? Were you surprised at the result?
*I am none of these things.