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11-04-2014, 07:12 AM
RE: Personality test
(10-04-2014 11:21 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(10-04-2014 01:01 PM)ThePaleolithicFreethinker Wrote:  I didn't do the test I was like

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Don't be fucking rude. Learn to have some manners and a bit of respect eh.

That's probably the funniest post you've ever made. Thumbsup

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11-04-2014, 08:11 AM (This post was last modified: 11-04-2014 08:24 AM by DLJ.)
RE: Personality test
(10-04-2014 12:20 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  I vary between INTP and INTJ depending on the test.

I'm not a fan of 2 answers. Especially when there is an entire range of human experience to account for.

I'd say INTJ suits me best though.

Ditto. Exactly ditto.

INTP this time but usually INTJ.
At least 10 of the questions could have been answered as both and one was neither.

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11-04-2014, 08:22 AM
RE: Personality test
(11-04-2014 08:11 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(10-04-2014 12:20 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  I vary between INTP and INTJ depending on the test.

I'm not a fan of 2 answers. Especially when there is an entire range of human experience to account for.

I'd say INTJ suits me best though.

Ditto. Exactly ditto.

INTP this time but usually INTJ.
At least 10 of the questions could have been answered as both and one was neither.

I take tests like this for entertainment mostly, but it really pisses me off when jobs try to use idiotic tests like this. I walked out on an application/interview process because they handed me a test that was filled with questions like this. Two choices, neither of which even remotely reflects my feelings or ideas. If an employer is not smart enough to recognize false choice fallacies and is using those false choices to determine who they will employ, I don't want to work for them anyway.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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11-04-2014, 08:34 AM
RE: Personality test
Crafter - Observing calmly but acting fast.

You are very patient and flexible. Normally you are a calm observer but as long as there is a problem, you try to find the solution as quickly as possible. You always analyze how things could be more efficient and solve practical problems with the support of abundant data. You are very interested in the cause and effect of things. You organize facts with objective, logical principles. You attach great importance to efficiency and virtue.


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11-04-2014, 08:37 AM
RE: Personality test
(11-04-2014 08:22 AM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  ...
I take tests like this for entertainment mostly, but it really pisses me off when jobs try to use idiotic tests like this.
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Again, ditto.

But knowing whether staff are intro- or extro- is useful so as to use an appropriate management style.
For example, if an introvert calls in to say they will be working from home... no problem. But if an extrovert does the same it probably means they had a wild party last night.

At a management training weekend, we, amongst many other activities, were asked to complete a few questionnaires. One pathetic question was about innovative thinking and there was a box and you had to draw yourself in relation to it i.e. a perfect Ops Manager would think inside the box etc.

I turned the paper over and drew a stick man in thick pen so that when viewed from the front it showed that I was in the box but on a different plane.

The feedback was... "We didn't know how to score that!"

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11-04-2014, 08:39 AM
RE: Personality test
(11-04-2014 08:22 AM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  I take tests like this for entertainment mostly, but it really pisses me off when jobs try to use idiotic tests like this. I walked out on an application/interview process because they handed me a test that was filled with questions like this. Two choices, neither of which even remotely reflects my feelings or ideas. If an employer is not smart enough to recognize false choice fallacies and is using those false choices to determine who they will employ, I don't want to work for them anyway.


Yes the last time I took this test I was looking for my first job. I did it on the computer and the results got printed out. The interviewer looked at it and laughed and said that he had only seen those results once before. I murmured something about always getting freaky results on such tests and he replied that the only time he saw such results was when he took the test himself. I didn't get the job.

I didn't mind taking that test though, but one thing that really really annoyed me was this one company who don't even bother interviewing you. You spend time and money and all they do is present you with an IQ test. I only ever get average results on an IQ test. Questions like which is the odd one out really throw me because any one of the choices could be the odd one out for so many different reasons. I spend too long analysing why the question is pointless and how you could actually learn how to perform well in IQ tests without actually becoming more intelligent.

I always regretted not writing an essay on the back of the IQ test explaining why their recruitment method sucked.

Anyway several years later a job agent got in touch and I guessed that it was for the same company. So I managed to get him to ask whether the first interview would consist of nothing but an IQ test. After checking with the company he got back to me and confirmed that it would be, so I then had the pleasure of turning them down. It felt good because this time I had publications, specialised experience and qualifications that they were looking for.
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11-04-2014, 08:41 AM
RE: Personality test
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11-04-2014, 08:49 AM
RE: Personality test
(11-04-2014 08:41 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  [Image: INTJ-poster7-300x240.jpg]

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11-04-2014, 08:54 AM
RE: Personality test
(11-04-2014 08:37 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(11-04-2014 08:22 AM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  ...
I take tests like this for entertainment mostly, but it really pisses me off when jobs try to use idiotic tests like this.
...

Again, ditto.

But knowing whether staff are intro- or extro- is useful so as to use an appropriate management style.
For example, if an introvert calls in to say they will be working from home... no problem. But if an extrovert does the same it probably means they had a wild party last night.

At a management training weekend, we, amongst many other activities, were asked to complete a few questionnaires. One pathetic question was about innovative thinking and there was a box and you had to draw yourself in relation to it i.e. a perfect Ops Manager would think inside the box etc.

I turned the paper over and drew a stick man in thick pen so that when viewed from the front it showed that I was in the box but on a different plane.

The feedback was... "We didn't know how to score that!"

No

Should told them "you score that as 'smarter than you'", put on some sunglasses and walked away. Laugh out load

I get that managers want to know the personality of their employees, I'm a manager myself. My issue is that when I read some of the tests, I can kinda get the idea of what answers they're looking for and why, I just think they're stupid. The way my mind works is far from normal and if I answer the questions, I'd either be lying or simply cheating. If that's what an employer is looking for in an employee, they're not the company for me. I've taken a few that have a larger range to the answers that are less annoying. Those usually have "rate how much you agree with this statement from 1-5" type questions. Those can still be very troublesome, though as I often strongly disagree with something based on the phrasing of the question. I know that if I answer honestly, they won't understand why (no room for explanations) and probably not hire me.

I've had employers that I was a manager for try to force those types of tests on my applicants. They all ended up in the trash or just as an unused sheet on their app. Call me old fashioned, but I still think the best way to get to know an applicant is by, you know, actually talking to them and asking questions. At the most, those types of tests should be used for how to deal with an employee, not whether to hire said employee.

I'm quite introverted when it comes to dealing with crowds and humanity in general, I'd rather stay home and read a book than go the bar. According to these types of tests, I'd be a terrible salesman. I was in sales for over 10 years and was always near the top of the sales charts. I'm an excellent salesman, despite what the idiotic tests say.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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11-04-2014, 08:57 AM
RE: Personality test
(11-04-2014 08:54 AM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  
(11-04-2014 08:37 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Again, ditto.

But knowing whether staff are intro- or extro- is useful so as to use an appropriate management style.
For example, if an introvert calls in to say they will be working from home... no problem. But if an extrovert does the same it probably means they had a wild party last night.

At a management training weekend, we, amongst many other activities, were asked to complete a few questionnaires. One pathetic question was about innovative thinking and there was a box and you had to draw yourself in relation to it i.e. a perfect Ops Manager would think inside the box etc.

I turned the paper over and drew a stick man in thick pen so that when viewed from the front it showed that I was in the box but on a different plane.

The feedback was... "We didn't know how to score that!"

No

Should told them "you score that as 'smarter than you'", put on some sunglasses and walked away. Laugh out load

I get that managers want to know the personality of their employees, I'm a manager myself. My issue is that when I read some of the tests, I can kinda get the idea of what answers they're looking for and why, I just think they're stupid. The way my mind works is far from normal and if I answer the questions, I'd either be lying or simply cheating. If that's what an employer is looking for in an employee, they're not the company for me. I've taken a few that have a larger range to the answers that are less annoying. Those usually have "rate how much you agree with this statement from 1-5" type questions. Those can still be very troublesome, though as I often strongly disagree with something based on the phrasing of the question. I know that if I answer honestly, they won't understand why (no room for explanations) and probably not hire me.

I've had employers that I was a manager for try to force those types of tests on my applicants. They all ended up in the trash or just as an unused sheet on their app. Call me old fashioned, but I still think the best way to get to know an applicant is by, you know, actually talking to them and asking questions. At the most, those types of tests should be used for how to deal with an employee, not whether to hire said employee.

I'm quite introverted when it comes to dealing with crowds and humanity in general, I'd rather stay home and read a book than go the bar. According to these types of tests, I'd be a terrible salesman. I was in sales for over 10 years and was always near the top of the sales charts. I'm an excellent salesman, despite what the idiotic tests say.

Why can't more managers be like you? Fuck, I'm the exact same way Dodgy

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