Friday, 15 May 2009

Spontaneous Idealist

So I did this personality test. I don't believe tests like these can fully encapsulate what a person is about, since people are much more dynamic and diverse than a couple of traits may suggest. There are also characteristics that I identify with in both the extrovert and introvert groups, hence validating my opinion that personality is much more complex than the proverbial black and white, there are many shades of grey. But I have chosen the answers that are most accurate and it seems to have done the job:

Spontaneous Idealists are creative, lively and open-minded persons. They are humorous and dispose of a contagious zest for life. Their enthusiasm and sparkling energy inspires others and sweeps them along. They enjoy being together with other people and often have an uncanny intuition for their motivations and potential. Spontaneous Idealists are masters of communication and very amusing and gifted entertainers. Fun and variety are guaranteed when they are around. However, they are sometimes somewhat too impulsive in dealing with others and can hurt people without really meaning to do so, due to their direct and sometimes critical nature.

This personality type is a keen and alert observer; they miss nothing which is going on around them. In extreme cases, they tend to be oversensitive and exaggeratedly alert and are inwardly always ready to jump. Life for them is an exciting drama full of emotionality. However, they quickly become bored when things repeat themselves and too much detailed work and care is required. Their creativity, their imaginativeness and their originality become most noticeable when developing new projects and ideas - they then leave the meticulous implementation of the whole to others. On the whole, Spontaneous Idealists attach great value to their inner and outward independence and do not like accepting a subordinate role. They therefore have problems with hierarchies and authorities.

As a Spontaneous Idealist you are one of the extroverted personality types. You enjoy working in a colorfully diverse group of people who interest and inspire you. Working in a “secluded room” is not your thing. Your sense for the motivation of others is almost eerie. You constantly observe that which happens around you and have no problems noticing all sorts of things simultaneously or communicating with several people at the same time.

Your enthusiasm is contagious to others and that is why your colleagues and friends all appreciate you as an important member of your team. Your articulateness and your sensitive ear for nuances in conversations with others obviously play a role. For you, this team-oriented environment is very important because you need to receive positive feedback and recognition like other people need air to breathe. It would be practically impossible for you to contribute everything you need to maintain your high ideals, by yourself.

Variety, challenges and fun are important ingredients of your area of responsibility. You appreciate receiving new stimulation, meeting new people, and continuously collecting unique experiences. However, too much routine, too much detail work and the necessity to stick with one project for a very long time is not your thing. Your strength are creative problem solutions, discovering new ways and opportunities, the conceptualization of new ideas on one hand, but not so much their concrete implementation on the other. Ideally, you have a staff of capable colleagues that takes over your concepts and runs with them.

If you have a Spontaneous Idealist as your friend, you will never be bored; with them, you can enjoy life to the full and celebrate the best parties. At the same time, they are warm, sensitive, attentive and always willing to help. If Spontaneous Idealists have just fallen in love, the sky is full of violins and their new partners are showered with attention and affection. This type then bubbles over with charm, tenderness and imagination. But, unfortunately, it soon becomes boring for them once the novelty has worn off. Boring everyday life in a partnership is not for them so that many Spontaneous Idealists slip from one affair into another. However, should the partner manage to keep their curiosity alive and not let routine and familiarity gain the upper hand, Spontaneous Idealists can be inspiring and loving partners.

When you are in love, you easily outperform all other personality types in terms of enthusiasm and panache. Then your commitment knows no limits. You go out of your way in your eagerness to express your affection, and in your happiness, you are ready to embrace the entire world. When watching your attempts to flirt, one can’t help but think about a puppy dancing happily around its new playmate. Then for you simply nothing exists but your newfound love. “Hold your horses!“ - “Discretion is the better part of valor!” - “All that glitters is not gold!” - these worldly wisdoms are nothing but a waste of time.

In a long-term partnership you are a charming, affectionate, and unconventional partner, always good for a surprise, always there if you are needed, always ready for a loving compliment. As generous as you are with your feelings, so do you love to spend money and lavish your partner with gifts - sometimes even causing the very security minded and conservative types in the relationship to get a little weak in the knees. Should they now be happy that you abducted them to a luxury hotel for a romantic weekend, or should they be concerned whether there will be a problem when the next rent payment becomes due? Everyday things only interest you peripherally anyway; sometimes you walk with a downright childish confidence through life believing that the universe, fate or some other supreme powers are going to make sure that at the end everything will work out. So, why worry and save? It is interesting that this sometimes even works!

Adjectives which describe your type: spontaneous, enthusiastic, idealistic, extroverted, theoretical, emotional, relaxed, friendly, optimistic, charming, helpful, independent, individualistic, creative, dynamic, lively, humorous, full of zest for life, imaginative, changeable, adaptable, loyal, sensitive, inspiring, sociable, communicative, erratic, curious, open, vulnerable.

12 comments:

  1. I agree these tests dont mean much...

    Somehow, the reults are quite generic. Like the other day, I did one of those that tells you your personality based on the month you were born in, I swear I could have been born in any month and I would fit the specs...

    None the less if I had to guess I would have said that you are a spontaneous Idealist.

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  2. Have you heard about the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)? It's pretty accurate. You can google to find a test that will determine what type you are (there are sixteen types).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator

    I'm an ISTJ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISTJ).

    Use it, don't use it ;)

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  3. out of all the tests i have wasted my time on, mbti - myers brigg, was prolly the best of the lot.

    im a hash of esfj and estj. one was self tested analysis and the other the test-(did this ages ago).

    however, as with most things, as your grow older and mature/evolve, these tests will also change. so i will prolly take it again and be curious to note my changes.

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  4. Stunna - This test describes me pretty accurately...I'd even say that its 95% correct. I just think that theres more to me than what is described here.

    Nafisa and Sofi - I'll be sure to check out the Myers-Briggs test. But like I said, this one is pretty accurate too...bit like I said above, I definitely think theres more to me than this.

    I'll highlight everything I think describes me to the T.

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  5. Or maybe not...If I did highlight what I agreed with it would be everything except "Spontaneous Idealists slip from one affair into another"

    I'd rather get divorced than cheat :P

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  6. My MBTI thingy was ISTP when I did it about 2 years back, that was pretty accurate, I don't however trust these personality or IQ tests one sees advertised on FB or other social networking sites, it just feeds you things you want to see.
    My 2 cents worth, been reading your blog for the past couple of months as well as most of the guys and gals you link. Thank you for keeping me entertained with your stories.

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  7. an idealist some where is always better than realists :)

    test results dont mean too much but then are you sure that they dont make you smile when they seem spot on?

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  8. I haven't ever done one of these, maybe I'll try the Myers Brigg, one, dying to know who I am, ;)

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  9. these tests do share some insights though

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  10. Toyer - Welcome and thanks :)

    AD - I find that these test results were quite accurate. I can be idealistic sometimes, but I'd prefer to be realistic...theres less disappointment :)

    L&Tblog - Give it a go, and let us know :)

    Prixie - I agree, some of them do give some insight. Hope you're ok!

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  11. I'm a Spontaneous Idealist too.
    The one thing that sticks out for me is the grand ideas but getting bored with the details.

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  12. Beebs :D

    We're so alike in some areas.

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