Psychologies — Tests that actually make sense


I’m sure that most people are aware of the “tests” that FB has on their site.  I don’t think I’ve ever taken one that actually made any sense.  Who cares what country song is the story of your life, anyway?

I found this site, Psychologies and the tests, although not perfect, actually sound like me.  For instance, this is what it revealed about my creative style.

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganized. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.

I admit, way too many words, but for me, creativity IS a release — I feel happy and calm if I’m sewing, knitting, crocheting or planning something. Or should I say, AFTER I’m done sewing, knitting, crocheting or planning a project.

Since that one turned out so well, I took “Are you sociable or solitary”, and this is what it came up with for me.

You are as sociable as much as you are solitary

Some days you feel ready to face the world, while on others you just can’t cope with the idea and hide away as if living in a fortress. Sometimes you’re sociable, while at other times you’re a loner — it depends how you feel and on the state of your personal and professional life. You’ve got self-belief and confidence in your own creative power, so you can be on your own without getting too fed up. You are also organized enough to be able to do what you like, when you like, and keep contact with interesting people. Above all, you know how to be alone without feeling lonely, or guilty, and this means that you can hang on to your inner life. You do this by always trying to discern whether a suggestion fits with what you feel like doing and with your personality. You are rational and you use your intuition. This allows you to externalize your emotions easily, and you can therefore be spontaneous. You are capable of giving a lot to others, being very understanding and good company to friends and you are also able to cope with solitude. It’s a good balance.

Again, it’s pretty much on the mark, depending on my mood. Some days I want to be with people, and other days I am content with my own company.  I guess that makes me a social butterfly with hermit tendencies!!!


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