Take Dr Helen Fisher’s Why Him/Why Her Personality Test for Love

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Dr Helen Fisher

I have converted the scientific test from Dr Helen Fisher‘s absolutely fascinating book, Why Him? Why Her? Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type, into a text format you can use in any place where you can edit text, whether a word processor or Facebook Note. This very scientific test will give you a lot of insight into the nature of your personality, who you fall for and why, and you can decide whether that’s what you’re looking for because wanting and doing aren’t necessarily the same thing. While designed to be used for singles looking for love, I’m sure it would be just as interesting for couples to do it rather than just singles. Dr Fisher has tested outcomes against existing couples to verify the theory. I would bet the outcomes couples get would make for an interesting discussion. That’s discussion, not argument!

To get that insight, you’ll need to do Dr Fisher’s test first, then click here to get an interpretation of results. This test is also the core test used on the very successful match-making site, Chemistry.com, that has been the buzz of that scene for a few years now with over 7 million people tested.

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The Myers-Briggs Personality Type of Your Blog or Site Name

I owe the owner of the blog Life Lessons: An Owner’s Guide for the subject of this post regarding the TypeAlyzer website. The site takes your English or Swedish blog or website URL and churns out some information about your Myers-Briggs personality type, among other things, based on what it can sample of text on your blog. I don’t know how much I’d trust its sampling, but that’s OK. This is for fun.

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My post here adds some information which you might find useful after you try your site name on TypeAlyzer because it is rather short on follow up information. You might also want to try some of the real tests to which it refers and get something more real with more depth and meaning for yourself, if you are not familiar with the Myers-Briggs theory. I’m a Myers-Briggs fiend because it changed my life, allowing me to make sense of people… though it’s not a simple theory to practice as I do since people are not easy. Otherwise, people wouldn’t need this test or psychology.

The site is for fun. What I want to introduce you to, if you don’t know it, is for real.

When you enter a site name, the site returns a four letter personality code. Click here to go to the Personality Page site and click on the letter combination among 16 there, and links on those pages to find out more about the personality type. You can get learning styles, loving styles, best career choices and other things. Just remember, this is no bogus fun stuff. Myers-Briggs has been taken by tens or more of millions of people in the world over the years. It’s quite often used as a human resource tool in professional situations.

If you want to give Myers-Briggs a try, use this Human Metrics version.

So what are you and how did you match up with your real results?

My Results

http://digitalcitizen.ca returns an ISTJ, the Duty Fulfiller.

The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever.  The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone and to be able to work in their own pace. They know what they have to do and how to do it.

That’s almost accurate… for my blogging. I blog daily like it is a duty, and out of altruism like it is my duty to do my part to help the world in this little way. However, this is a concepts blog, for the most part. It’s all about ideas, like I am, which is iNtuitive (N) instead of Sensing (S). I am an ENFJ, the Giver (sound like Duty Fulfiller in some ways to you?) bordering on ENTJ, the Executives or Field Commander. Look at the strong opinions here and you’ll see why I have an ENTJ streak in me. I’m borderline T and F for scores on the Myers-Briggs Test.

The Love Type answer returns the same ISTJ result. I definitely do not love like a duty fulfiller, though, I can guarantee you that!

In the Sports Type, I am a Guardian, supposedly.

“Sports teach us loyalty, discipline and teamwork!”

The Guardians are sensible, down-to-earth people and the true stabilizers of society. They believe that in the long run loyalty, discipline and teamwork get the job done right. They are in a way the most social of all types and sees sports as a great opportunity to bond with friends and family. They value customs and traditions strongly and love flag waving, mascots and memorial ceremonies of any sort. They gravitate towards family-friendly team sports with long traditions such as baseball. They´re always on the look-out for decent fun to share with their loved ones.

Sports of preference:
Football, Baseball, Basketball and any other sport that lets you spend quality time with your family and friends.

Not very good, I’m afraid. I’m a marathon runner. I sometimes watch football but only because it requires so little attention I can multitask in life. I would not watch sports to be spending “quality time” with family and friends unless they wanted to, not me.

Finally, for the Archetype or generic persona, the result says

Motivation: Belonging

Desire to be yourself and find out about the world

Archetypes:
The Orphan – “all men and women are created equal”
Lover – “I only have eyes for you”
Jester – “If I can´t dance, I don´t want to be part of your revolution”.

Not good, but not bad. Of course, we all want some sort of belonging. I blog solo, though. I don’t visit too many other blogs and interact because I know what I want to read and I don’t feel a need to interact that much online. I prefer face time over Facebook, let’s just say.

Any comments?