I love taking personality tests. I feel that knowing what my personality is will help me focus more in improving myself. Having the data will help drive me to the right path with regards to what I need to strengthen and what I need to improve on. Thus, I’m going to post every personality tests that I have taken and post it here.
The reason why I’m a believer is that the result is so accurate. I just love it! To let you in on a secret, I once dreamed to be a psychologist. So I guess this might be one of the reasons why I’m so interested on the topic.
First up, the NERIS Type Explorer from 16personalities.com.
The 16 Personalities NERIS Type Explorer is a quiz designed to help you understand how you naturally approach work challenges, how your personality relates to other people, and what your preferred interaction style is.
The NERIS Type Explorer is a bit similar to Myers-Briggs but with an extra personality aspect. According to 16 personalities, this approach allows them to achieve high test accuracy while retaining the ability to define and describe the distinct personality types. I have taken the NERIS Type Explorer quiz about 5 times and I continue to get the same result [“The Advocate” (INFJ-T), Diplomat, Constant Improvement].
Here’s how it’s interpreted:
There are 2 sections to the NERIS Type Explorer: the Five Personality Aspects and the Type Groups.
Five Personality Aspects
- Mind – shows how we interact with our surroundings.
- Energy – determines how we see the world and process information.
- Nature – determines how we make decisions and cope with emotions.
- Tactics – reflects our approach to work, planning and decision-making.
- Identity – showing how confident we are in our abilities and decisions.
- Roles – determines our goals, interests and preferred activities.
- Strategies – shows our preferred ways of doing things and achieving goals
And here’s what I learned from my NERIS Type Explorer result:
I’m an Advocate (INFJ-T) which is very rare making up only less than 1% of the population!
These statement really resonates with me:
As members of the Diplomat Role group, Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.
Advocates tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.
- Introverted – prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction.
- Intuitive – very imaginative, open-minded and curious. They prefer novelty over stability and focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.
- Feeling – sensitive and emotionally expressive. They are more empathic and less competitive than Thinking types, and focus on social harmony and cooperation.
- Judging – decisive, thorough and highly organized.
- Turbulent – self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and to be success-driven, perfectionistic and eager to improve.
The following strengths and weakness, I again agree, haha! 😅
- Creative – People with the Advocate personality type enjoy finding the perfect solution for someone they care about, and this strength makes them excellent counselors and advisors.
- Insightful – Seeing through dishonesty and disingenuous motives, Advocates step past manipulation and sales tactics and into a more honest discussion.
- Inspiring & Convincing – Speaking in human terms, not technical, Advocates have a fluid, inspirational writing style that appeals to the inner idealist in their audience.
- Decisive – Advocates don’t just see the way things ought to be, they act on those insights.
- Determined & Passionate – Advocates will rock the boat if they have to, something not everyone likes to see, but their passion for their chosen cause is an inseparable part of their personality.
- Altruistic – Advocates have strong beliefs and take the actions that they do not because they are trying to advance themselves, but because they are trying to advance an idea that they truly believe will make the world a better place.
- Sensitive – highly vulnerable to criticism and conflict, and questioning their motives is the quickest way to their bad side.
- Extremely Private – Advocates are extremely private when it comes to their personal lives.
- Perfectionistic – Advocates are all but defined by their pursuit of ideals. While this is a wonderful quality in many ways, an ideal situation is not always possible.
- Always Need to Have a Cause – Advocates like to know that they are taking concrete steps towards their goals, and if routine tasks feel like they are getting in the way, or worse yet, there is no goal at all, they will feel restless and disappointed.
- Can Burn Out Easily – People with this personality type are likely to exhaust themselves in short order if they don’t find a way to balance their ideals with the realities of day-to-day living.
Career – “For Advocates, money and Employee of the Month simply won’t cut it compared to living their values and principles.”
Few personality types are as passionate and mysterious as Advocates. Your imagination and empathy make you someone who not only cherishes their integrity and deeply held principles but, unlike many other idealistic types, is also capable of turning those ideals into plans, and executing them.
I’m this close to buying the Advocate Premium Profile as the personality assessment is so accurate. What I want to get out of it is the advice that will help me overcome challenges based on my personality. I might get it soon. We’ll see…. $39. It should be worth it. It should be 😀
Want to take the 16Personalities NERIS Type Explorer test too? I suggest you do! 😃 Here’s the link ➡ https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
If you’re cool with it, would love to know your result! Please share it in the comments!