I am an Octopus

Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of psychometric tests, but I am a fan of animals.  Therefore, I was in something of a dilemma when I saw a personality test roughly based on some of the categories of the classic Myers-Briggs psychology tests, but which claimed to interpret the results to show what kind of animal you most closely resembled.

In the end, I couldn’t resist.

First of all, let me set out the test.

For each of the following, choose the option, which describes you best:

  • Extrovert (E) or Introvert (I)
  • Observant (S) or Intuitive (N)
  • Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
  • Judging (J) or Prospecting (P)

To help you decide, here are some of the terms defined:

  • Extrovert – prefers group activities; socialising with others
  • Introvert – prefers solitary activities
  • Observant – practical, focusing on current or past events
  • Intuitive – open-minded and curious, focusing on future possibilities
  • Thinking – prioritising logic and rationality over emotions
  • Feeling – sensitive and expressive
  • Judging – organised, decisive and thorough
  • Prospecting – flexible, opportunistic and good at improvising

Okay, hopefully by now you have decided whether you are extrovert (E) or introvert (I); observant (S) or intuitive (N); thinking (T) or feeling (F); and judging (J) or prospecting (P), and this should then give you a four-letter result.

My own result was INTJ.

Now it is simply a question of looking up on a chart to see what animal corresponds to which four-letter combination.  For handy reference, the chart is below:

RESULT ANIMAL
ESTP Cheetah
ISTP Domestic Cat
ESTJ Lion
ISTJ Beaver
ESFP Seal
ISFP Sloth
ESFJ Horse
ISFJ Deer
ENTP Fox
INTP Owl
ENFP Dolphin
INFP Slow Loris
ENFJ Domestic Dog
INFJ Wolf
ENTJ Bear
INTJ Octopus

I am an octopus.  In truth, I think it only confirms something I have known all along.

© Simon Turner-Tree

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Simon Turner-Tree tries to get in touch with his inner beast.

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