As a very avid quiz-taker, it was not very surprising to see the results from the first three personality quizzes. For the Jung Typology Test, I was classified as an ENFJ, where I was measured as 6% Extravert, 50% Intuitive, 16% Feeling, and 38% Judging. Each of these categories show a moderate or slight preference towards one side, resulting in me being a helper and enabler who tends to forget my own needs in preference of focusing on others’.
Although it may then seem confusing as to why I would be classified as INFJ after taking the Junglan Personality Type Test, it is not confusing to me. Just as I was only classified as 6% of an extrovert, it is common for me to be borderline extrovert or introvert when I take these tests. This is very accurate to who I am as I often love being around other people, but sometimes I need to go back to my room to be alone and recharge. As INFJs still really enjoy helping others, the only differences between my classification from the first test and my classification from this test are that I can sometimes be excessively cooperative and agreeable, and I sometimes find it hard to dissociate from others, which are both very true for me.
Similarly, my results from the IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers Test showed that I was a 54 on the Extroversion scale, a 3 on the Emotional Stability scale, a 91 on the Agreeableness scale, a 52 on the Conscientiousness scale, and a 59 on the Intellect and Imagination scale. For this test, the closer you were to 50 meant the closer you were to being equally in between the two extremes. The results I got from this test are fairly accurate as they are mostly a summation of the results I got from the first two tests: I can be both introverted and extroverted, I have a very agreeable nature, and I try to be calculating, but sometimes emotions can get the best of me.
However, what did take me by surprise were the results of the color quiz I took on ColorQuiz.com. Looking at the quiz, I thought it was going to be a simple test that told you if you were happy, sad, or stressed at the moment, and that would be all. Instead, I felt as though the color quiz results attached my personality traits the most, and almost made me feel bad about myself afterwards. The results of the color quiz said that I crave freedom and independence, but cannot gain it because of the limitations a put on myself, and that is what is causing stress in my life. It also said that I give more than I get back and get easily offending, leading me to feeling isolated and alone, but at the same time I am afraid of forming deep and meaningful relationships.
Although I may not like to admit it, I do see validity in what the color quiz had to tell me. I think that the results for that quiz were so hard to except and took me by surprise as that was the only quiz that really focused on the negative factors of my personality. All of the other personality quizzes took my results together as a whole and created some positive description out of them, but the quiz on colors pointed out all the stressors, problems, and restrained characteristics I have in life. The quiz must have been right though, because I did take the results of the test pretty personally and was offended for a period of time.
As for the credibility for each test, I believe that it is hard to say. The IPIP Big-Five Factor Markers Test did seem the most reliable as it included sources and references to actual psychological studies and defined some procedures and terms; however, the flaw in that test was that there were not a lot of explanations as to what the results meant or how the results came to be. In fact, none of the four personality tests described the process to how they established your personality type at the end of the test. If each of these quizzes wanted to gain more credibility, they should thoroughly explain the information from their analysis and explain the process of how they defined and calculated the personality results they provided.