The Thinker In Me


Creole and TndrHrt have both done this little quiz and the results seemed very interesting. I know these ladies a bit and I’m learning more over time. The majority of their results seem to accurately describe the women I am getting to know. So, I decided to take the test myself. Check out the site if you’d like to take the test:
http://www.9types.com/newtest/homepage.actual.html

Here are my results:

(I’ve highlighted, in red, the ones that really nail the essence of me *lol*)

The Observer/The Thinker (the Five)
Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

How to Get Along with Me
  • Be independent, not clingy.
  • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
  • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
  • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
  • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place. (NOT!)
  • don’t come on like a bulldozer.
  • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people’s loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy. (Why the h*ll am I blogging? *lol*)

What I Like About Being a Five

  • standing back and viewing life objectively
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status
  • being calm in a crisis

What’s Hard About Being a Five

  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
  • being pressured to be with people when I don’t want to be
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally

Fives as Children Often

  • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
  • have a few special friends rather than many
  • are very bright and curious and do well in school
  • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
  • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
  • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
  • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
  • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected

Fives as Parents

  • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
  • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
  • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
  • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions

Whoa! That was a pretty accurate read of ya girl. Not a parent yet, but that sounds like the kind of parent I’d be. Ya’ll should try it.

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3 thoughts on “The Thinker In Me

  1. “What’s Hard About Being a Five

    being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world”

    Ah ha! That must be why you haven’t finished your novel yet. 🙂

  2. @ Anon – I can probably guess who this is! 🙂 I’m writing every day, I swear!

    @ Creole – Isn’t it? Amazing!

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