On June 6th, 2020, as we were just coming out of wave 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic with a decent amount of lockdown, I surprised my Facebook world by entering a relationship. The surprise was not only due to the timing, when nobody was still really supposed to be seeing others, but that the eternal bachelor from being undesired by women this racially conservative province had found someone! What I didn’t tell them, though, was with whom, and that it was fake, and that I did it for them.
On June 9th, 2014, the Scientific American blog Beautiful Minds had a rather in-depth article called Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up? about what introversion really meant (and extraversion as the opposite). The term is still highly misunderstood, whether from generic social definitions, or more precise and complex definitions through the works of Myers-Briggs and others following.
In the Beautiful Minds article, they had a 20 question quiz written out. Some score adjustments were then required after you answered, followed by averaging your newly adjusted scores, and averaging two halves of your score if you wanted more information. In this post with an Excel spreadsheet attachment below, I have made this test a lot easier to take. You just answer the questions and flip through the process to see your results! There is a minor summary of your results, but you’d then go back to the original article linked above for the full details.
I’m very delighted to share the news that my Personality Assessment based on work by Jung, Myers, Briggs and Keirsey
A huge thank you to Shawn Seymour, a student at the University of Minnesota, Morris, for creating the app for free so you all can use it for free!
Since it was his project and app, I pretty left it all to him and he did a fantastic job!
- The design is simple and elegant.
- The colour scheme is beautiful.
- He kept the text short and simple.
- He even randomized the questions which I had wanted to do but could not easily do in my Excel version!
I am just delighted with out it turned out, but I shouldn’t be surprised given what else Shawn Seymour has done as seen on his site.
I’ve been wanting to turn my test into an app for a few years now seeing where the tech interface of choice was going. However, I couldn’t find a good app programming course / diploma in my area so I’m very happy Shawn was able to do this for me, and made it freely available for everyone when I asked him to do so.
Please tell others about the app if they can access it, or if the Excel format had stopped you from being able to try it before.
Thank you VERY much, Shawn! 🙂
The Bergen Facebook Addiction Test was developed by Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Doctor of Psychology and head of the Facebook Addiction study at the University of Bergen (UiB). It consists of six quick questions, which is great to get through. However, it is self-diagnosed. So if you are in denial about how you should truly answer the question, well, the test won’t identify you as a Facebook addict and you’ll continue to be in denial.
As we live life, we’re supposed to become wiser from having experienced more. That’s the theory, at least. But how would one measure that?
There’s an interesting debate if I’ve ever heard one. However, I propose this challenge for you to try, no matter what your age.