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I took a test and got a christmas gift….

December 19, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

I woke up to this Christmas gift – a free report of the Tickle test I’d taken around 100 days back. And it wanted to showcase my personality as one of those types rarely found. Not knowing what they meant, I meekly agreed… and in return, got my test report for free.

Excitedly, I read every bit of my personality (it being a scientific test and not one of those astrological tests) and found it quite true…. and now ya too get to read it!!!!!

Key results:

  • I like to keep my internal life private. So while some people might wish for the bright lights and paparazzi of celebrity, that’s probably not my thing.
  • My perceptions seem to fall in between those who create their own unique realities and those who possess more mainstream perspectives. Because I straddle that middle ground of being in agreement with others and having my own opinions of the world, I can be both a follower and a leader.
  • Compared to most people, my thinking is highly flexible. When someone challenges my values or opinions, I’m one of those rare types who are usually willing to sit back and listen. Being open to fresh viewpoints is an admirable quality.
  • Flexibility can be paramount to fast learning. This is true because unless you’re able to question what you already believe, it’s difficult to believe in something new. By being open-minded, you’re more likely to make your life into a kind of schoolroom for constant learning.
  • I appear to have a balanced approach to interacting. I’m not consistently the one who is active or passive. This mixed pattern indicates that, relative to other people, I try to either be sensitive to the needs of a particular situation or the people with whom I’m dealing. By being able to adjust my approach depending on how the others are behaving, I can handle most situations with ease. My friends may see me as a great listener or a savvy communicator because of my gift for reading people.

Before you ward it off as some egotistic renditions, here’s the link to the actual test report – Inkblot Test Report

=====================EXCERPTS FROM THE REPORT=====================

Moid, your unconscious mind is driven most by reserve

By having your unconscious mind driven most by Reserve, it appears that you like to keep your internal life private. So while some people might wish for the bright lights and paparazzi of celebrity, that’s probably not your thing. In fact, you might be a bit more wary than most people are about others “getting into your business.” Perhaps you grew up thinking that personal matters should be kept to yourself or that being reserved is a virtue. Regardless of the reason, people with a heightened drive for resistance are typically not very communicative. If this is true for you, the people in your life may never even realize when you’re having an off day — and perhaps you like it that way.


However, if you tend to keep people at arm’s length, you may sometimes appear secretive or standoffish to those who don’t know you well. In some cases, a lack of communication with others may even put you out of touch with your own ideas and feelings. If you find that resistance is affecting your life in negative ways, you may want to more closely examine the situations that tend to spark it. Once you have a handle on the things that make you defensive, you can take an active role in opening yourself up to people and new situations. When you do, you’ll likely find that the benefits of sharing more of yourself far outweigh the risks.

Unlocking your unconscious

Your responses to the inkblots reveal more than just what drives your unconscious mind. They also uncover some central details about your personality, perspective, and relationships with others. Your unconscious mind colors these characteristics but is different from them. Here’s what your responses indicated:

Your concept of reality
Your concept of reality is highly similar to that of others but not an exact match. Your perceptions seem to fall in between those who create their own unique realities and those who possess more mainstream perspectives. Because you straddle that middle ground of being in agreement with others and having your own opinions of the world, you can be both a follower and a leader. You can be a follower in the sense that you probably don’t have trouble going along with the group most times since others’ ideas will usually seem rational to you. You can be a leader because your creative viewpoints may sometimes allow you to guide others in new directions.

The difficulty for people like you is that at times you may feel pulled between taking the popular viewpoint and accepting your own vision of what is right. Because your concept of reality is rarely off the deep end, you can generally feel confident that there’s something valid in your perspectives. Even if others don’t always share your views, try not to let the masses talk you out of them. There can sometimes be great value in forging your own path. Finding a healthy balance between others’ ideas and your own can be key to both your relationships and success.

Your mental flexibility
This section looks as the flexibility of your opinions, values, and perspective. To determine your result, Tickle’s experts examined both the fluidity of your thinking and the rigidity of your opinions.

Based on your responses, compared to most people, your thinking is highly flexible. When someone challenges your values or opinions, you’re one of those rare types who are usually willing to sit back and listen. People like you tend to enjoy this kind of intellectual sparring and may even welcome the opportunity to examine and reexamine your views. Those around you probably appreciate this willingness to consider others’ ideas, rather than always thinking your perspective is the right one and trying to convince everyone else of the same. Being open to fresh viewpoints is an admirable quality.

In addition, flexibility can be paramount to fast learning. This is true because unless you’re able to question what you already believe, it’s difficult to believe in something new. By being open-minded, you’re more likely to make your life into a kind of schoolroom for constant learning. People who don’t have this skill can become stuck in the rut of their viewpoints and may fail to grow and develop as well as you can.

You Level of Fantasy
Tickle’s experts found that you can be highly prone to fantasizing. This doesn’t suggest that you aren’t in the real world. Your ability to see things clearly may be completely unencumbered by your tendency toward fantasy. It all depends on how you use your ability. Your answers indicate that you’re able to use fantasy in a way that makes your world more vibrant and imaginative than it is for most people. Just be wary of keeping one eye on how things really are, particularly when they’re not as you’d like them to be.

Regardless of how one feels about fantasy, its value is heavily dependent on how it’s used. If you use fantasy to visualize improvements in your life without ignoring important realities, then fantasy can be a useful talent. It can help you maintain your optimism and even to devise novel solutions to your problems. However, if fantasy is something you retreat into as a way of denying reality, then you might want to reconsider your use of it.

How you relate to others
Your relationships are complex things. One important aspect affecting all of them is the role that you play when interacting with others. Do you typically take an active approach when dealing with the people around you, or do you tend to behave more passively? According to your test responses, you appear to have a balanced approach to interacting. You’re not consistently the one who is active or passive. This mixed pattern indicates that, relative to other people, you try to either be sensitive to the needs of a particular situation or the people with whom you’re dealing. By being able to adjust your approach depending on how the others are behaving, you can handle most situations with ease. Your friends may see you as a great listener or a savvy communicator because of your gift for reading people.

The overall effect of this balanced approach is that you have more options available to you when it comes to your communication style. The possible downside to this fact is that certain individuals with a balanced approach can get confused about which approach feels most natural to them — not just to the situation. While flexibility is a good thing, if you behave solely according to what’s going on around you, it can wear on your sense of self.

Another difficulty you may find yourself running up against is that your balanced style may seem like inconsistency to other people. For example, if one day you take the lead in a group and the next day you choose to follow, this transition can be unsettling to those around you. Also when you’re dealing with someone who is also balanced in their approach, your relationship can become an elaborate dance where each of you is trying to figure out who’s taking charge. If you find yourself in a situation like this one, consider making your style more consistent — whether active or passive — in order to avoid potential confusion.

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  1. December 20, 2006 at 9:52 am

    I had taken this test a long time back and this was what I got..freaking embarrasssing! And there was a page long description about how I was prone to fantasizing the whole time!!!

    Shujath, your unconscious mind is driven most by Sexuality

    By having your unconscious mind driven most by Sexuality, it appears that most of the time your erotic self is leading the way. Whether this is because you’re presently having a great physical relationship or simply wanting one, an awareness of sexuality and people’s bodies is more lit up for you than it is for many other people. This heightened focus, coupled with your vivid imagination, can make you more likely to have original — at times risque- interpretations of things that other people might view as being rather innocent.

    It’s likely that you’re well aware of this inclination towards sexual thoughts. You might even consider yourself something of a hedonist at heart. By being imaginative and full of life, you’re probably one who keeps your days interesting and upbeat. So long as your thoughts don’t interfere with your daily activities or keep you from appreciating other aspects of life, you shouldn’t chide yourself for having them. Instead, appreciate yourself for your creative nature and ability to imagine your own unique visions.

  2. December 23, 2006 at 11:55 am

    @ Shujath

    So, this explains ur happiness in life 🙂 LOL I think itz all like the lottery… perhaps I cud end up getting a totally different response wen I take the test again!!!

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