The term personality has numerous meanings and definitions. However, it is mainly defined as the characteristics, qualities, and thoughts that make an individual unique. These qualities help in predicting and explaining an individual’s behavior. Each human’s personality is shaped by different factors, including the environment, experience, and genetic traits (Schnell & Becker, 2006). Numerous types of research have proved that two people, not even twins, cannot share personalities. A person’s personality is not a collection of different characteristics but a pattern of traits. There are various personality tests that individuals can take to understand themselves better. One of these tests is MBTI/16 PF, which stands for Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. It is a self-report inventory designed to identify a person’s personality type, strengths, and preferences (Chae, 2016). It focuses on the 16 personality types that humans are believed to have. The objective of the test is to allow the respondents to explore and understand their personalities, including their likes, dislikes, career preferences, and compatibility with other people. The second test HTP test, represents House Tree Person test. It is a projective personality test or an exam that measures the participants’ personalities through the interpretation of the drawings and responses to questions. The belief behind this test is that drawings can help provide relevant information about the functioning of an individual’s personality (Kato & Suzuki, 2016). The last test is the Big Five Test which evaluates personality by measuring five personality traits. These traits are openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and Neuroticism. This paper will discuss the results of the three tests.
In this test, the overview analysis indicates that my drawing is mainly at the bottom of the page, which means I am connected with the physical world. The lines and strokes in the pictures show my emotional strength, confidence, and self-esteem. My house has walls that show I have a strong ego. It does not have windows but has one door showing my minimum interaction with the outside world. It also needs a pathway that shows my lack of openness. As for the tree, it has numerous branches showing that I highly relate to the external world. For the person, I focused so much on the face, interpreted as my desire to present myself acceptably.
MBTI/16 Test Results
After carrying out the MBTI/16 tests, the results showed that I have a campaigner personality (ENFP-T). I scored high in extraversion 54%, intuitiveness 61%, feelings 57%, prospecting/flexibility 60%, and turbulence 60%. The results reveal that I am a social person with creativity and socially free spirits. It shows that I value social interactions; I am enthusiastic and tend to express my excitement outwardly. Secondly, they showed that I am an individual who values social harmony and empathy. I am also good at improvising and taking advantage of new opportunities. Lastly, they showed that I am self-conscious, success-driven, always eager to improve myself
Big Five Test
For the big five tests, I scored 59% on extraversion, 62% on agreeableness, 13% on conscientiousness, 86% on Neuroticism, and 59% on openness. The results show I scored high in Neuroticism, meaning I experience frequent negative emotions, including stress and anxiety. I am more vigilant in detecting dangers, whether real or imagined. I also scored highly on agreeableness, meaning I am motivated to maintain positive social relationships. I am empathetic and caring. I scored average on extraversion and openness, meaning that I am talkative and love being around people. It also means that I love art and music and am open to new experiences. However, I scored extremely low on conscientiousness, showing that I am careless, spontaneous, and unstructured.
The three tests revealed a lot about my personality traits, some of which I agree with but disagree with others. Beginning with the HTP test, I agree with confidence and self-esteem. Since I was young, I have highly believed in myself. Although sometimes I doubt my actions, I believe in my ability to make the right decisions. However, I disagree with the point about openness. Despite the lack of pathways in my drawing, I am an open person who is always willing to learn new things and improve myself. I am also a people person who likes interacting and associating with other people.
For the MBTI test, one of the things I highly agree with is that I am an empathetic person. For years, I have had problems with my parents due to my extremely empathetic nature, which sometimes turns to compassion. I remember a time in middle school when I felt so bad that my classmates were coming to school without lunch. I had to convince my mother to give me two lunch boxes so that I could give her one. I even got into trouble with my parents when I gave one of my friends my shoes because hers were torn. Although I did not come from an extremely rich family, I believed my parents could work harder to buy me new shoes. Since then, my dad has taken it as his responsibility to teach me to be selfish and meet my needs first before meeting other people’s needs.
I am a talkative person and like making new friends. However, I cannot entirely agree that I am a self-driven person. Although I am eager to improve, the desire rarely comes from within me. I am not a perfectionist; others push me to get things done. On most occasions, I am driven by deadlines and fear disappointing people to get anything done. I remember one time I postponed an assignment until the last minute when I had to seek help from my friend. Such occasions have made me believe I am not a self-driven person.
For the Big Five Test, I agree that I am an introvert and am motivated to maintain positive relationships. I am not a people pleaser, but I always do my best to maintain relationships with other people. I am also an open person who likes new ideas, although I could be more creative. However, I am afraid I have to disagree with Neuroticism’s outcome. Although sometimes I experience anxiety due to my postponing behavior, I am extremely anxious. I highly value myself and avoid situations that would cause me stress and anxiety.