The Four Types of Minnesotan Personalities
Earlier this year I took the famed Myers-Briggs Personality Test. I thought the result was pretty spot on (ENFP). I don't look up the type every time I need to make a decision more important that which underwear to put on (although I'm trying to belittle the importance of the right underwear).
Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois spent lots of time determining whether or not distinct "personality types" exist. They were skeptical, because science is skeptical.
They found that we can get lumped into just four personality categories using five personality traits: neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.
#1: Average (Mayonnaise is spicy)
- The most common personality type is...well, average. A little extroverted, a little neurotic (?), a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll. Cautious when it comes to trying new things, but still pretty agreeable and conscientious.
#2: Reserved (Missionary is spicy)
- Compared to the Average, you're a little less extroverted, little less neurotic, and not so open to trying new things. You are, however, conscientious and agreeable with emotional stability.
#3: Self-Centered (Nothing is spicy)
- DEWWWD! You're extroverted AF! New things? You want 'em! More neurotic, less conscientious, not so agreeable...but whatevs, Bro!
#4: Role Model (I like spicy)
- You rule, but you don't think that. You're very agreeable, very conscientious, very open to trying new things and getting out there, but not very neurotic (i.e. emotionally stable).
Interesting. I'm not sure which one I am...probably depends on who you ask. Mom? Role model. Ex? Self-centered. Which one are you? Take the free test and find out!
H/T: Washington Post