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:
I am an octopus. In truth, I think it only confirms something I have known all along.
© Simon Turner-Tree
Simon Turner-Tree tries to get in touch with his inner beast.