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    Default ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων (Character is destiny)

    Who are you?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Personality.../dp/0199211434

    This book has been very eye-opening for me. I read it about a year ago, and I'm re-reading at the moment.

    It's helped me to understand myself and other people.

    The basis (it sounds obvious) thesis is that we all have different brains and experience the world very differently at a base level.

    Personality tests seem like hooey - but this one has neuroscientific evidence to back it up.

    You don't have to read it, though you can read this:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Fi...onality_traits





    Take the test here:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...rsonality-test

    I actually want to make everyone I know take the test so I know exactly who I'm dealing with.
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    HOW RUDE OF ME

    My results

    EXTRAVERSION: LOW
    CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: LOW
    OPENNESS: HIGH
    AGREEABLENESS: MEDIUM-HIGH
    NEUROTICISM: HIGH

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    Here's my guess for LUKA

    EXTRAVERSION: MEDIUM-HIGH
    CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: MEDIUM-HIGH
    OPENNESS: HIGH AS A FUCKING KITE
    AGREEABLENESS: LOW-MEDIUM
    NEUROTICISM: LOW-MEDIUM

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    When you fail again and again to achieve something you'd like to achieve, often (not always) you're bumping up against the limitations of your character, the invisible forcefield of your neurology - or should that be, you're experiencing the gravitational pull of your character - it is possible to break free of it and ascend into orbit, but fucking hard

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    ofc it is much more complicated than this in that you can act "out of character" in all sorts of situations.

    But the baseline is there, set in your skull - as surely as your shoe size

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    I think a lot of people will actually hate this idea - they like to believe their character is self-determined, or constrained by context (they'd be a different person if they were living in Bermuda), and malleable.

    It appeals to me, precisely because I'm so pessimistic and deterministic - and unhappy with my character. It at least makes it more fathomable, and less something that you blame yourself for, more something you're aware of as determining how you can/should approach life.

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    EXTRAVERSION: low
    CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: low medium
    OPENNESS: high
    AGREEABLENESS: high
    NEUROTICISM: medium high

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Here's my guess for LUKA

    NEUROTICISM: LOW-MEDIUM
    mhmm
    Took a rest stop that wasn't on the schedule

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    I was just trying to bait Luka with that tbh and now I'm worried I've been offensive.

    (Neuroticism/Agreeableness kicking in hard.)

    For the record I absolutely envy Luke's personality - and beard.

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    I had to do the Driver's Questionnaire in work the other day, which is supposed to tell you which of these drivers drives you:

    Be Perfect
    Be Strong
    Hurry Up
    Please Others
    Try Hard

    Has anyone else done this?

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    I'm guessing yours is Be Perfect.

    And I'm here to tell you you've achieved that.

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    no one else is going to do this huh

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattycakes_ View Post
    mhmm
    patty take corpsey's test. we need to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    I think a lot of people will actually hate this idea - they like to believe their character is self-determined, or constrained by context (they'd be a different person if they were living in Bermuda), and malleable.

    It appeals to me, precisely because I'm so pessimistic and deterministic - and unhappy with my character. It at least makes it more fathomable, and less something that you blame yourself for, more something you're aware of as determining how you can/should approach life.
    On the other hand I do wonder sometimes if having an overly deterministic outlook has a negative affect on my life. Determinism might be true, but maybe thinking it's not is more conductive for self improvement, etc.

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    I did all these years ago when i thought I might be looking for a new job. Gamed them all.

    Try these - both based on jungian principles:

    https://www.keirsey.com/
    https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

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