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Facebook Quiz Results based on Questions

I spent several hours today cleaning up my Facebook page. I’ve been on it for about 5 years. Facebook has been a handy way for family members and friends, old and new, to keep in touch. Some discoveries from today’s clean up, along with the discovery that I spend too much time on Facebook, include the fact that I really like some of the quizzes found there.  According to my answers to some of the quizzes found on Facebook, I am:

  1. A sapiosexual – one who is attracted to intelligence in others

2.  Intellectually minded (according to my eyes) – “You seem to have a remarkably intellectual mind. Your brain can naturally understand and deduce complex topics very well. Your discerning and recognition abilities are keen. You probably narrowly focus on few things in your life, but you tend to excel at new things faster than most humans can.”

  1. A wise worrier (my worrier style) – “This is what experts refer to as the “worry sweet spot,” because people in this group have learned to use anxiety to their advantage without letting it run their life. Most worriers hear only one track in their head—the this-will-end-badly track—but people who can stop and fact-check their anxieties to determine if a problem is worthy of their time are better able to react and let things go, says Tamar Chansky, PhD, author of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety. A leak in your roof? You’ll make a plan to get it fixed. A delayed flight? You’ll use the time to get some reading done in the waiting area or call friends you’ve been meaning to catch up with.”

 4. Striving to be in control “You are a leader: Your approach everything as though you were born to be in charge. Confident, assertive, and decisive, you know what you want and you go after it. You also look out for family, friends, and community—you feel you know what’s best for them—and have no fear of confronting anyone who challenges your ideas. Taking the driver’s seat, you also generously donate time and energy to people and neighborhood projects. 

 What to watch out for: When you feel threatened, or others refuse to go along with your agenda, you can become confrontational and domineering, sometimes to the point of being dictatorial. Practice letting someone else take charge on occasion. Also try meditation; it can help you become more aware of your controlling impulses and ease the anxiety that may be provoking them. 

Looking ahead: You discover your purpose when you take control of your environment. For you, finding a decision-making role is key. That could mean anything from producing a play to spearheading a global campaign for something you care about. In work, you’re suited for leadership positions in education, government, industry, finance, religious institutions, or politics. But you can find satisfaction anytime you’re given the autonomy to do things your own way.”

 5. An ENTJ (my Myers Briggs categories) – ENTJs are natural leaders. They live in a world of possibilities where they see all sorts of challenges to be surmounted, and they want to be the ones responsible for surmounting them. They have a drive for leadership, which is well-served by their quickness to grasp complexities, their ability to absorb a large amount of impersonal information, and their quick and decisive judgments. They are “take charge” people.

ENTJs are very career-focused, and fit into the corporate world quite naturally. They are constantly scanning their environment for potential problems which they can turn into solutions. They generally see things from a long-range perspective, and are usually successful at identifying plans to turn problems around – especially problems of a corporate nature. ENTJs are usually successful in the business world, because they are so driven to leadership. They’re tireless in their efforts on the job, and driven to visualize where an organization is headed. For these reasons, they are natural corporate leaders.

There is not much room for error in the world of the ENTJ. They dislike to see mistakes repeated, and have no patience with inefficiency. They may become quite harsh when their patience is tried in these respects, because they are not naturally tuned in to people’s feelings, and more than likely don’t believe that they should tailor their judgments in consideration for people’s feelings. ENTJs, like many types, have difficulty seeing things from outside their own perspective. Unlike other types, ENTJs naturally have little patience with people who do not see things the same way as the ENTJ. The ENTJ needs to consciously work on recognizing the value of other people’s opinions, as well as the value of being sensitive towards people’s feelings. In the absence of this awareness, the ENTJ will be a forceful, intimidating and overbearing individual. This may be a real problem for the ENTJ, who may be deprived of important information and collaboration from others. In their personal world, it can make some ENTJs overbearing as spouses or parents.

The ENTJ has a tremendous amount of personal power and presence which will work for them as a force towards achieving their goals. However, this personal power is also an agent of alienation and self-aggrandizement, which the ENTJ would do well to avoid.

ENTJs are very forceful, decisive individuals. They make decisions quickly, and are quick to verbalize their opinions and decisions to the rest of the world. The ENTJ who has not developed their Intuition will make decisions too hastily, without understanding all of the issues and possible solutions. On the other hand, an ENTJ who has not developed their Thinking side will have difficulty applying logic to their insights, and will often make poor decisions. In that case, they may have brilliant ideas and insight into situations, but they may have little skill at determining how to act upon their understanding, or their actions may be inconsistent. An ENTJ who has developed in a generally less than ideal way may become dictatorial and abrasive – intrusively giving orders and direction without a sound reason for doing so, and without consideration for the people involved.

Although ENTJs are not naturally tuned into other people’s feelings, these individuals frequently have very strong sentimental streaks. Often these sentiments are very powerful to the ENTJ, although they will likely hide it from general knowledge, believing the feelings to be a weakness. Because the world of feelings and values is not where the ENTJ naturally functions, they may sometimes make value judgments and hold onto submerged emotions which are ill-founded and inappropriate, and will cause them problems – sometimes rather serious problems.

ENTJs love to interact with people. As Extroverts, they’re energized and stimulated primarily externally. There’s nothing more enjoyable and satisfying to the ENTJ than having a lively, challenging conversation. They especially respect people who are able to stand up to the ENTJ, and argue persuasively for their point of view. There aren’t too many people who will do so, however, because the ENTJ is a very forceful and dynamic presence who has a tremendous amount of self-confidence and excellent verbal communication skills. Even the most confident individuals may experience moments of self-doubt when debating a point with an ENTJ.

ENTJs want their home to be beautiful, well-furnished, and efficiently run. They’re likely to place much emphasis on their children being well-educated and structured, to desire a congenial and devoted relationship with their spouse. At home, the ENTJ needs to be in charge as much as he or she does in their career. The ENTJ is likely best paired with someone who has a strong self-image, who is also a Thinking type. Because the ENTJ is primarily focused on their careers, some ENTJs have a problem with being constantly absent from home, physically or mentally.

The ENTJ has many gifts which make it possible for them to have a great deal of personal power, if they don’t forget to remain balanced in their lives. They are assertive, innovative, long-range thinkers with an excellent ability to translate theories and possibilities into solid plans of action. They are usually tremendously forceful personalities, and have the tools to accomplish whatever goals they set out for.”

On a lighter note, also according to quizzes found on Facebook, some of my names include:

  • Sprinkles O’Wobbles (my Leprechaun name)
  •  Fallen Embers (my wild woman name)
  •  Weeping Spirit (my spirit name)
  •  Howling Fires (my wolf name)
  •  Wildcat Silk (my Kentucky Derby horse name)
  •  Doctor Fluffy Rump (my cat name)
  •  Sunshine (my 1960s name)
  •  Breeze (my hippy name) – Like the wind, you go wherever life takes you. You can hardly stay in one place for too long and settling down is not an option. People find you to be very calming and they probably come to you when they need to de-stress.”
  •  O Captain, My Captain (my nickname) – You are a true born leader, you know how to handle obstacles in the best way, you have a winning personality, and that parrot is just so much fun!”
  •  Serena (what my name should actually be) [Blogger’s note: This isn’t too far from Sheila.]

What do you think? Are these accurate? f so, are they accurate by chance or is there science involved?

 

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Author:

Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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