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    This test uses Oldham types to determine what a person's Socionics type is.

    Yes, I said types, plural. I read a book about Oldham's theory a few years ago, and it stressed that everyone is a combination of each of the different personality styles. Someone who is very focused on one personality style is a very unhealthy person. As such, trying to correlate one Oldham personality style to a type in another theory does not seem like a good idea to me.

    There are sites out there which offer correlations between MBTT types and functions, Enneagram types, and Oldham personality styles. I disagree with most of the correlations I've read, at least where Socionics types and IM Elements are concerned.

    The test below is more a matter of choosing descriptions that fit than anything. Choose two or three descriptions that you relate to most:

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Adventurous: Throw caution to the winds -- here comes the Adventurer. Who but Adventurers would have taken those long leaps for mankind -- crossed the oceans, broken the sound barrier, walked on the moon? The men and women with this personality style venture where most mortals fear to tread. They are not bound by the same terrors and worries that limit most of us. They live on the edge, challenging boundaries and restrictions, pitting themselves for better or for worse in a thrilling game against their own mortality. No risk, no reward, they say. Indeed, for people with the Adventurous personality style, the risk is the reward.
    • Nonconformity. Men and women who have the Adventurous personality style live by their own internal code of values. They are not strongly influenced by other people or by the norms of society.
    • Challenge. To live is to dare. Adventurers love the thrill of risk and routinely engage in high-risk activities.
    • Mutual independence. They do not worry too much about others, for they expect each human being to be responsible for him- or herself.
    • Persuasiveness. They are silver-tongued, gifted in the gentle art of winning friends and influencing people.
    • Wanderlust. They love to keep moving. They settle down only to have the urge to pick up and go, explore, move out, move on. They do not worry about finding work, and live well by their talents, skills, ingenuity, and wits.
    • Wild oats. In their childhood and adolescence, people with the Adventurous personality style were usually high-spirited hell-raisers and mischief makers.
    • True grit. They are courageous, physically bold, and tough. They will stand up to anyone who dares to take advantage of them.
    • No regrets. Adventurers live in the present. They do not feel guilty about the past or anxious about the future. Life is meant to be experienced now.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Aggressive: Who's the boss? The Aggressive type, of course. While others may aspire to leadership, Aggressive men and women move instinctively to the helm. They are born to assume command as surely as is the top dog in their pack. Theirs is a strong, forceful personality style, more inherently powerful than any of the others. They can undertake huge responsibilities without fear of failure. They wield power with ease. They never back away from a fight. They compete with the supreme confidence of champions. How these individuals use the power that seems always at their fingertips depends on other styles in their patterns. When put to the service of a greater good, the Aggressive personality style can inspire a man or woman to great leadership, especially in times of crisis.
    • Command. Aggressive individuals take charge. They are comfortable with power, authority, and responsibility.
    • Hierarchy. They operate best within a traditional power structure where everyone knows his or her place and the lines of authority are clear.
    • Tight ship. They are highly disciplined and impose rules of order that they expect others in their charge to follow.
    • Expedience. Aggressive men and women are highly goal-directed. They take a practical, pragmatic approach to accomplishing their objectives. They do what is necessary to get the job done.
    • Guts. They are neither squeamish nor fainthearted. They can function well and bravely in difficult and dangerous situations without being distracted by fear or horror.
    • The rough-and-tumble. Aggressive people like action and adventure. They are physically assertive and often participate in or enjoy playing competitive sports, especially contact sports.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Artistic:

    the average health and neurotic traits of the Artistic personality
    • Mood swings. Shifts from a moderately upbeat, outgoing, creative character to a withdrawn and sullen depressive one. When in a high state, they can be highly productive, original, humorous, and engaging. During a low state they become self-absorbed, pessimistic, apathetic, and may resort to substance abuse. The mood swings happen regularly in cycles, are similar to bipolar (manic-depression) disorder, but not as extreme in the polarity, and also the mood changes in the Artistic personality are usually more so the result of within the person and not triggered by external circumstances.
    • Artistic inclinations. People of this style often involve themselves in some sort of creative output. They may go into a state of inspiration where artistic production is strong then fall into an apathetic daze, where it becomes difficult, almost unbearable to create art. Since they have a grasp on many corners of the human personality, they have an advantage at expressing the nuances of a particular viewpoint. Many of the world's great artists have had this character style.
    • Unpredictability. They may take up new plans, jobs, residences, etc. out of impulse. They despise routine and love improvising, stimulation, and new experiences.
    • Feeling-oriented. Their impulses and feelings control their lives and dictate their appearance and decisions. They rarely make decisions through a systematic, logical follow-through approach but instead base it on their current mood.
    • Relationship difficulties. Relationships can be trying for these people. They may become promiscuous, unfaithful, or difficult to handle.
    • Low self-control. They have a difficulty saying "no" to themselves with their appetite. They may go on shopping sprees, binge on food or drink, give into sexual compulsions, etc. Afterwards, they may feel guilty about it and restrict themselves from pleasure.
    • Shaky self-confidence. Can swing from delusions of grandeur and superiority, and feeling very confident in oneself, to a loss of self-esteem and hopeless despair.

    the healthy traits and the Artistic personality at its best

    • Mood swings. Those of the Artistic temperament tend to experience a greater range of emotion than those of any other type. They are highly emotionally reactive.
    • Artistic inclinations. The Artistic type is the most inclined of all the types to be involved with the fine arts, music, or literature. They take an artistic approach to all aspects of their lives.
    • Independent work. Like "the majority of poets, novelists, composers, and to a lesser extent, of painters and sculptors," those of the Artistic type "are bound to spend a great deal of their time alone ."
    • Relationships secondary. Those of the Artistic temperament "are quite likely to choose relationships which will further their work rather than relationships which are intrinsically rewarding, and their spouses may well find that marital relations take second place."
    • Great productivity. Persons of the Artistic type are highly disciplined, gifted with superior powers of concentration, and capable of producing great quantities of high quality work; they also enjoy frequent periods of recreation and inactivity.
    • Disinhibition. They are hedonistic and impulsive; "they live Epicurean lives in the here and now, and as gracefully as possible."
    • Keen perceptions. The Artistic temperament is especially attuned to color, line, texture, shading - touch, motion, seeing, and hearing in harmony. The senses of Artistic individuals seem more keenly tuned than those of others.
    • Kindness. Although those of the Artistic type may adopt an aggressive, tough exterior, they are remarkably gentle, kind, and generous.
    • Extroversion and introversion. The interpersonal conduct of those of the Artistic type alternates between the greatest extremes of sociability and social reticence .
    • Love of nature. In many individuals of the Artistic type there "may be found an instinctive longing for the natural, the pastoral, the bucolic. They are quite at home in the wilds, and nature seems to welcome them."

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Conscientious: Call them the backbone of America. Conscientious-style people are the men and women of strong moral principle and absolute certainty, and they won't rest until the job is done and done right. They are loyal to their families, their causes, and their superiors. Hard work is a hallmark of this personality style; Conscientious types achieve. No accomplished doctor, lawyer, scientist, or business executive could get far without a substantial amount of Conscientious style in his or her personality pattern. Neither could a computer whiz, an efficient housekeeper, an accountant, a straight-A student, a good secretary -- or anyone else who works hard to do well. The Conscientious personality style flourishes within cultures such as ours in which the work ethic thrives. Conscientious traits -- hard work, prudence, conventionality -- may even confer a longevity advantage. We address this style first among the fourteen because the Conscientious style is adaptable, common, and thus likely to be a principal component of many diverse personality profiles. Indeed, within our society so wide a range of Conscientious behaviors is considered normal, even admirable, that it may be hard to draw the line between the Conscientious personality style and the Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder that marks its extreme. What are we to say about the man or woman who always takes a briefcase filled with work along on a vacation? Is he or she a workaholic who can't relax and is headed for an early heart attack? Or this a person who loves to work, thrives on challenge, and is bound for great things in his or her career? That depends on whether the style enriches the six domains of this person's life or controls and distorts them.
    • Hard work. The Conscientious person is dedicated to work, works very hard, and is capable of intense, single-minded effort.
    • The right thing. To be Conscientious is to be a person of conscience. These are men and women of strong moral principles and values. Opinions and beliefs on any subject are rarely held lightly. Conscientious individuals want to do the right thing.
    • The right way. Everything must be done "right," and the Conscientious person has a clear understanding of what that means, from the correct way to balance the checkbook, to the best strategy to achieve the boss's objectives, to how to fit every single dirty dish into the dishwasher.
    • Perfectionism. The Conscientious person likes all tasks and projects to be complete to the final detail, without even minor flaws.
    • Perseverance. They stick to their convictions and opinions. Opposition only serves to strengthen their dogged determination.
    • Order and detail. Conscientious people like the appearance of orderliness and tidiness. They are good organizers, catalogers, and list makers. No detail is too small for Conscientious consideration.
    • Prudence. Thrifty, careful, and cautious in all areas of their lives, Conscientious individuals do not give in to reckless abandon or wild excess.
    • Accumulation. A "pack rat," the Conscientious person saves and collects things, reluctant to discard anything that has, formerly had, or someday may have value for him or her.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Devoted: Devoted types care, and that's what makes their lives worth living. You won't find anyone more loving, more solicitous of you, more concerned for your needs and feelings or for those of a group as a whole. At their best, individuals with this style are loyal, considerate, ever-so-helpful players on the team -- whether it is a couple, the family, the assembly line, the department, the religious or charitable organization, or the military unit. Their needs are those of the group or of its leader, and their happiness comes from the fulfillment of others' directives and goals. Devoted people are the ones who tell you, "I'm happy if you're happy" -- and mean it. The Devoted style is common in our society, and it occurs among both men and women. Traditionally this helping and giving personality style has been particularly encouraged and approved among women. The customary view of the good wife has been that of a tender-hearted Devoted woman who lives through her husband and relies on him to make the worldly decisions for her, while she dedicates herself to providing a fulfilling home life for the family. As views of women's roles change in this society, some women with this personality style may have mixed feelings about expressing it. Because of today's cultural pressures on women to step out of the shadows of other people, both in and out of the home, they may feel that wanting to make someone else happy is something to be ashamed of. While these women struggle to come to terms with all sides of their personality patterns, more men are feeling freer to enjoy their own domestic, nurturing Devoted tendencies. In any case, as we will see throughout this chapter, the Devoted personality plays itself out in many ways in the personality profiles of males as well as females, traditional and otherwise.
    • Commitment. Individuals with the Devoted personality style are thoroughly dedicated to the relationships in their lives. They place the highest value on sustained relationships, they respect the institution of marriage as well as unofficial avowals of commitment, and they work hard to keep their relationships together.
    • Togetherness. They prefer the company of one or more people to being alone.
    • Teamwork. People with this personality style would rather follow than lead. They are cooperative and respectful of authority and institutions. They easily rely on others and take direction well.
    • Deference. When making decisions, they are happy to seek out others' opinions and to follow their advice.
    • Harmony. Devoted individuals are careful to promote good feelings between themselves and the important people in their lives. To promote harmony, they tend to be polite, agreeable, and tactful.
    • Consideration. They are thoughtful of others and good at pleasing them. Devoted people will endure personal discomfort to do a good turn for the key people in their lives.
    • Attachment. Relationships provide life's meaning for this personality style. Even after a painful loss of someone around whom their life was centered, they are able to form new meaningful bonds.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Dramatic: Dramatic types are all heart. They have been granted the gift of feeling, with which they color the lives of everyone around them. When possessed of great talent, Dramatic men and women can transform human emotion into the highest art form. Even in their daily lives, their wit, their laughter, their sense of beauty, their flamboyance, and their sensuality can lift the spirits of a roomful of strangers. All the world's a stage for individuals with this very common personality style. Life is never dull or boring for them and certainly not for those who share it with them. Dramatic people fill their world with excitement; things happen in their lives.
    • Feelings. Dramatic men and women live in an emotional world. They are sensation oriented, emotionally demonstrative, and physically affectionate, They react emotionally to events and can shift quickly from mood to mood.
    • Color. They experience life vividly and expansively. They have rich imaginations, they tell entertaining stories, and they are drawn to romance and melodrama.
    • Attention. Dramatic people like to be seen and noticed. They are often the center of attention, and they rise to the occasion when all eyes are on them.
    • Appearance. They pay a lot of attention to grooming, and they enjoy clothes, style, and fashion.
    • Sexual attraction. In appearance and behavior, Dramatic individuals enjoy their sexuality. They are seductive, engaging, charming tempters and temptresses.
    • Engagement. Easily putting their trust in others, they are able to become quickly involved in relationships.
    • The spirit is willing. People with Dramatic personality style eagerly respond to new ideas and suggestions from others.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Idiosyncratic: Idiosyncratic men and women are not like anyone else. They are dreamers, seekers of the spirit, visionaries, mystics. They march to a distinctive beat, different from the conventional rhythms that most people follow. They are true originals and often they stand out, sometimes as eccentrics, sometimes as geniuses.
    • Inner life. Idiosyncratic individuals are tuned in to and sustained by their own feelings and belief systems, whether or not others accept or understand their particular worldview or approach to life.
    • Own world. They are self-directed and independent, requiring few close relationships.
    • Own thing. Oblivious to convention, Idiosyncratic individuals create interesting, unusual, often eccentric lifestyles.
    • Expanded reality. Open to anything, they are interested in the occult, the extrasensory, and the supernatural.
    • Metaphysics. They are drawn to abstract and speculative thinking.
    • Outward view. Though they are inner-directed and follow their own hearts and minds, Idiosyncratic men and women are keen observers of others, particularly sensitive to how other people react to them.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Inventive: The following ten traits and characteristics are typical of the Inventive personality type.
    • Idealized self-image. Individuals of the Inventive type develop highly idealized images of themselves with which they identify and which they love. The person is his idealized self and seems to adore it.
    • Subdued demeanor. Persons of the Inventive type are energetic, but phlegmatic in temperament. "They can be quiet, rather private, subdued in demeanor, and have artistic interests and aesthetic sensibilities."
    • Attention. Individuals of the Inventive type have a tendency to behave in such a way as to attract attention. "They can be subtle show-offs, but show-offs nonetheless."
    • Openness to culture. The Inventive person has unusual thought processes, values intellectual matters, and judges in unconventional terms. He or she is aesthetically reactive and has a wide range of interests.
    • Intelligence. "Intelligence will typically be emphasized in their self-images and social dealings." They put great stock in their ideas and demand that others do likewise.
    • Competence. The faith of those of the Inventive type is "in their ability to improvise something, and they display an unusual talent for rising to the expediency of a situation." Their focus is on competent excellence in performance.
    • Innovation. The Inventive type maintains an independent view and is "the most reluctant of all the types to do things in a particular manner just because that is the way things always have been done." They are inventors and innovators.
    • Cleverness. They are mentally bright and quick-witted. For those of the Inventive type "to be taken in, to be manipulated by another, is humiliating; this offends their joy in being masters of the art of oneupmanship (Keirsey, 185)."
    • Status. They are highly competitive in pursuit of success and prestige. They want very much to be outstanding in some way, to gain recognition, even fame and glory.
    • Self-consciousness. Persons of the Inventive type look to others for approval. They are very conscious of how others treat them and highly sensitive to criticism and negative evaluation.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Leisurely: Free to be me -- no one can take away this right from a person who has a Leisurely personality style. These men and women play by the rules and fulfill their responsibilities and obligations. But once they've put in their time, they will let no person, institution, or culture deprive hem of their personal pursuit of happiness, for to the Leisurely person this is what life is all about. Some Leisurely individuals find their happiness through creative pursuits, some by relaxing with a good book. What's important to them is not how they choose to enjoy themselves but that they are guaranteed this opportunity. If threatened, these normally easy-going individuals will vigorously defend their fundamental right to do their "own thing".
    • Inalienable rights. Leisurely men and women believe in their right to enjoy themselves on their own terms in their own time. They value and protect their comfort, their free time, and their individual pursuit of happiness.
    • Enough is enough. They agree to play by the rules. They deliver what is expected of them and no more. They expect others to recognize and respect that limit.
    • The right to resist. Leisurely individuals cannot be exploited. They can comfortably resist acceding to demands that they deem unreasonable or above and beyond the call of duty.
    • Mañana. Leisurely men and women are relaxed about time. Unlike Type-A individuals, they are not obsessed by time urgency or the demands of the clock. To these individuals, haste makes waste and unnecessary anxiety. They are easygoing and optimistic that whatever needs to get done will get done, eventually.
    • I'm okay. They are not overawed by authority. They accept themselves and their approach to life.
    • Wheel of fortune. Leisurely people believe that they are just as good as everyone else and as entitled to the best things in life. They maintain that blind luck often accounts for who fares well and who fares poorly.
    • Mixed feelings. Although they feel impelled to proceed in their own direction, when their choices put them in conflict with the people they care for, Leisurely people are often of two minds about how to proceed. They do not like to risk important relationships, yet they need to feel free.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Mercurial: Life is a roller coaster for those with the Mercurial personality style -- and they'll insist you come along for the ride. From the peaks to the valleys, intensity imbues their every breath. Mercurial women and men yearn for experience, and they jump into a new love or a new lifestyle with both feet, without even a glance backward. No other style, the Dramatic included, is so ardent in its desire to connect with life and with other people. And no other style is quite so capable of enduring the changes in emotional weather that such a fervidly lived life will bring.
    • Romantic attachment. Mercurial individuals must always be deeply involved in a romantic relationship with one person.
    • Intensity. They experience a passionate, focused attachment in all their relationships. Nothing that goes on between them and other people is trivial, nothing taken lightly.
    • Heart. They show what they feel. They are emotionally active and reactive. Mercurial types put their hearts into everything.
    • Unconstrained. They are uninhibited, spontaneous, fun-loving, and undaunted by risk.
    • Activity. Energy marks the Mercurial style. These individuals are lively, creative busy, and engaging. They show initiative and can stir others to activity.
    • Open mind. They are imaginative and curious, willing to experience and experiment with other cultures, roles, and value systems and to follow new paths.
    • Alternate states. People with Mercurial style are skilled at distancing or distracting themselves from reality when it is painful or harsh.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Self-Confident: Self-Confident individuals stand out. They're the leaders, the shining lights, the attention-getters in their public or private spheres. Theirs is a star quality born of self-regard, self-respect, self-certainty -- all those self words that denote a faith in oneself and a commitment to one's self-styled purpose. Combined with the ambition that marks this style, that magical self-regard can transform idle dreams into real accomplishment. The Self-Confident personality style is one of the two most goal-directed of all fourteen (the other is the Aggressive style). Self-Confident men and women know what they want, and they get it. Many of them have the charisma to attract plenty of others to their goals. They are extroverted and intensely political. They know how to work the crowd, how to motivate it, and how to lead it. Hitch on to their bandwagons, and you'll be rewarded. The Self-Confident style adds go-getting power to other personality styles. For example, it counteracts the Conscientious person's tendency to get sidetracked by details, and it fuels the Adventurous person's great feats of daring. It propels any personality pattern into the realm of success. Indeed, the Self-Confident style confers an ability to be successful more than any but the Aggressive personality style.
    • Self-regard. Self-Confident individuals believe in themselves and in their abilities. They have no doubt that they are unique and special and that there is a reason for their being on this planet.
    • The red carpet. They expect others to treat them well at all times.
    • Ambition. Self-Confident people are unabashedly open about their aspirations and possibilities.
    • Politics. They are able to take advantage of the strengths and abilities of other people in order to achieve their goals, and they are shrewd in their dealings with others.
    • Competition. They are able competitors, they love getting to the top, and they enjoy staying there.
    • Stature. They identify with people of high rank and status.
    • Dreams. Self-Confident individuals are able to visualize themselves as the hero, the star, the best in their role, or the most accomplished in their field.
    • Self-awareness. These individuals have a keen awareness of their thoughts and feelings and their overall inner state of being.
    • Poise. People with the Self-Confident personality style accept compliments, praise, and admiration gracefully and with self-possession.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Self-Sacrificing: To live is to serve; to love is to give. These are axioms for individuals who have the Self-Sacrificing personality style. The way they see it, their needs can wait until others' are well-served. Knowing that they have given of themselves, they feel comfortable and at peace, secure with their place in the scheme of things. At its best and most noble, this is the selfless, magnanimous personality style of which saints and good citizens are made.
    • Generosity. Individuals with the Self-Sacrificing personality style will give you the shirts off their backs if you need them. They do not wait to be asked.
    • Service. Their "prime directive" is to be helpful to others. Out of deference to others, they are noncompetitive and unambitious, comfortable coming second, even last.
    • Consideration. Self-Sacrificing people are always considerate in their dealings with others. They are ethical, honest, and trustworthy.
    • Acceptance. They are nonjudgmental, tolerant of others' foibles, and never harshly reproving. They'll stick with you through thick and thin.
    • Humility. They are neither boastful nor proud, and they're uncomfortable being fussed over. Self-Sacrificing men and women do not like being the center of attention; they are uneasy in the limelight.
    • Endurance. They are long-suffering. They prefer to shoulder their own burdens in life. They have much patience and a high tolerance for discomfort.
    • Artlessness. Self-Sacrificing individuals are rather naive and innocent. They are unaware of the often deep impact they make on other people's lives, and they tend never to suspect deviousness or underhanded motives in the people to whom they give so much of themselves.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Sensitive: Sensitive people come into possession of their powers when their world is small and they know the people in it. For this commonly occurring personality style, familiarity breeds comfort, contentment, and inspiration. These men and women -- although they avoid a wide social network and shun celebrity -- can achieve great recognition for their creativity. Nestled in an emotionally secure environment, with a few dear family members or friends, the Sensitive style's imagination and spirit of exploration know no bounds. With their minds, feelings, and fantasies, Sensitive people find freedom.
    • Familiarity. Individuals with the Sensitive personality style prefer the known to the unknown. They are comfortable with, even inspired by, habit, repetition, and routine.
    • Concern. Sensitive individuals care deeply about what other people think of them.
    • Circumspection. They behave with deliberate discretion in their dealings with others. They do not make hasty judgments or jump in before they know what is appropriate.
    • Polite reserve. Socially they take care to maintain a courteous, self-restrained demeanor.
    • Role. They function best in scripted settings, vocationally and socially: when they know precisely what is expected of them, how they are supposed to relate to others, and what they are expected to say.
    • Privacy. Sensitive men and women are not quick to share their innermost thoughts and feelings with others, even those they know well.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Serious: Serious men and women suffer no illusions. They don't hitch their wagons to a star, count their chickens before they're hatched, sing that life is just a bowl of cherries, or don rose-colored glasses to paint their existence a more beguiling hue. Even when things are not so pleasant, they seem them as they are. Of course, since the current culture favors individuals who "think positive", look on the bright side, and attempt to always improve themselves, somebody with a Serious style may not exactly fit the image. But Serious people don't expect to be popular. What they sacrifice in silver linings, they gain in ability to carry on in even the worst of circumstances. No other personality style is quite so able to endure when a harsh climate seems to descend on the planet. This is a no-frills, no-nonsense, just-do-it personality style, whose strength in hard times cna help everyone survive. Like many of the other personality styles, it is one where a little goes a long way.
    • Straight face. Individuals with the Serious personality style maintain a sober demeanor. They are solemn and not given to emotional expression.
    • Unpretentious. They are realistically aware of their own capabilities, but they are also aware of their own limitations; they are not tempted by vanity or self-importance.
    • Accountability. Serious people hold themselves responsible for their actions. They will not soft-pedal their own faults and do not let themselves off the hook.
    • Cogitation. They're thinkers, analyzers, evaluators, ruminators: They'll always play things over in their minds before they act.
    • Nobody's fool. Men and women with Serious personality style are sharp appraises of others. In their ability to critique other people, they are as unhesitating as in their own self-evaluation.
    • No surprises. They anticipate problems and when the worst happens, they're prepared to deal with it.
    • Contrition. Serious people suffer greatly when they realize they've been thoughtless or impolite to others.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Solitary: Solitary men and women need no one but themselves. They are unmoved by the madding crowd, liberated from the drive to impress and to please. Solitary people are remarkably free of the emotions and involvements that distract so many others. What they may give up in terms of sentiment and intimacy, however, they may gain in clarity of vision. Left to their own devices, Solitary anthropologists, naturalists, mathematicians, physical scientists, filmmakers, writers, and poets, can uncover and record the facts of our existence to which our passions so often blind us.
    • Solitude. Individuals with the Solitary personality style have small need of companionship and are most comfortable alone.
    • Independence. They are self-contained and do not require interaction with others in order to enjoy their experiences or to get on in life.
    • Sangfroid. Solitary men and women are even-tempered, calm, dispassionate, unsentimental, and unflappable.
    • Stoicism. They display an apparent indifference to pain and pleasure.
    • Sexual composure. They are not driven by sexual needs. They enjoy sex but will not suffer in its absence.
    • Feet on the ground. They are unswayed by either praise or criticism and can confidently come to terms with their own behavior.

    [hr:3a63c1e609]Vigilant: Nothing escapes the notice of the men and women who have Vigilant personality style. These individuals possess an exceptional awareness of their environment. Call them Survivors. Their sensory antennae, continuously scanning the people and situations around them, alert them immediately to what is awry, out of place, dissonant, or dangerous, especially in their dealings with other people. Vigilant types have a special kind of hearing. They are immediately aware of the mixed messages, the hidden motivations, the evasions, and the subtlest distortions of the truth that elude or delude less gifted observers. With such a focus, Vigilant individuals naturally assume the roles of social critic, watchdog, ombudsman, and crusader in their private or our public domain, ready to spring upon the improprieties -- especially the abuses of power -- that poison human affairs.
    • Autonomy. Vigilant-style individuals possess a resilient independence. They keep their own counsel, they require no outside reassurance or advice, they make decisions easily, and they can take care of themselves.
    • Caution. They are careful in their dealings with others, preferring to size up a person before entering into a relationship.
    • Perceptiveness. They are good listeners, with an ear for subtlety, tone, and multiple levels of communication.
    • Self-defense. Individuals with Vigilant style are feisty and do not hesitate to stand up for themselves, especially when they are under attack.
    • Alertness to criticism. They take criticism very seriously, without becoming intimidated.
    • Fidelity. They place a high premium on fidelity and loyalty. They work hard to earn it, and they never take it for granted.

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    Solitary, Idiosyncratic, and Leisurely.

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    I relate the most strongly with the Idiosyncratic one. I want to be adventurous/dramatic, but I seem to repress that part of me... hmm. I kind of realate with the Inventive one, though I don't want to. I also relate with the artistic one little... I kind of skimmed them.

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    adventurous, inventive, mercurial.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    idiosyncratic, inventive and solitary. there were many traits of the others I fit under, though.
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    Definitely Aggressive. I did identify somewhat with Self-Confident, but the huge emphasis placed on status in society and how others should treat them better than they should themselves or others I feel little affinity with.

    All the other types are foreign to me.
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    I'm still organizing the results, and I don't have time to finish right now because there's something I need to do. I'm curious about something though...

    Gilligan and FDG, how well do you relate to these parts of the mercurial description?
    • Romantic attachment. Mercurial individuals must always be deeply involved in a romantic relationship with one person.
    • Intensity. They experience a passionate, focused attachment in all their relationships. Nothing that goes on between them and other people is trivial, nothing taken lightly.
    • Heart. They show what they feel. They are emotionally active and reactive. Mercurial types put their hearts into everything.
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    I only majorly relate to the third, not particularly to the first two.
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    Inventive, Vigilant, Leisurely (I'm trying to forget known associations).

    I would love to be Adventurous or Aggressive, because they are a cool-sounding profiles, but I can't honestly claim any ownership of them. That's simply not how I woud act. Some descriptions like Idiosyncratic, Self-Sacrificing, and Solitary are, for lack of a better word, plausible, but seem too extreme in their presentation to be taken seriously.
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    Not the first. The other two, to a degree; more the second than the third.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
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    Under cerulean skies...

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    Actually I'm inclined to put Leisurely at about the same level as Mercurial, having read it fully.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Tier 1: Conscientious: Aggressive: Self-Confident: Vigilant
    Tier 2: Idiosyncratic:



    I relate to a little of all of them. I wanted to put them in order of most to least, but I am not sure how to do so.
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    consistently idiosyncratic, solitary, and leisurely

    at times, inventive and artistic

    inventive fits fairly well, but without as much emphasis on wanting to be noticed. i'm definitely (and for the most part, noticibly) iconoclastic. not sure if that would fit more under idiosyncratic or inventive. i relate to artistic when i am beholden to mood (bipolar here), yet have always been prone to act as if everything is fine (on autopilot) and carry on with the phlegmatic appearance, then after some build-up, I may privately, often fully, give in to the (intruding) mood.

    but then there's a part of me that understands self-sacrificing

    i would tend to express this tendency apathetically (as if, "i just do what needs to be done....","might as well do it...." "wasn't doing anything anyway...." , "eh, i'll do it (i.e. tons of work) because i can do it, and would rather not have to ask anyone else to do it." but it's still definitely a part of how i operate. i sometimes think i do this to protect myself from having to work and cooperate with others who i may or may not like / care to invest in.
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    I relate to quite a few of them too.

    Most accurate is probably the Dramatic one, followed by Mercurial. Artistic fits alright too but some parts just don't make sense as it sounds a little too melancholy for my taste. Inventive, Adventurous and Idiosyncratic all have parts which I relate to too.


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    Mercurial - Artistic - Idiosyncratic

    I relate more to Mercurial than the other two, but they still belong up there...

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    I'm surprised how many people are relating to mercurial.
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    Can we have answers now? Pleeeaaasssee?

    *dog pant*
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    I have a list of correlations, but I still need to put it together. I've been gone since right after I posted the thread, and since I've been back I've been finishing up some work and getting Travis ready for bed. The moral of the story is that I still need some time to organize the results properly.
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    So you're making the correlations?
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    Adventurous
    Aggressive
    Conscientious
    Inventive
    Self-Confident
    Serious

    unfortunately all of these fit me decently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    So you're making the correlations?
    Yep. Of course, I welcome feedback and will incorporate any suggestions that make sense into results. (For example, I think the types I've related the Mercurial style to need to be expanded.) The intention is to come up with the most accurate results possible. I do not however agree with the correlations I've seen on various sites. And reading the correlations to MBTT functions on that site I linked to also made me aware that Socionics IM Elements are even more different from MBTT functions than I'd realized. That, or the person who made those correlations didn't know what they were talking about.

    There are some personality styles that fit certain Socionics types very well. Some Socionics types have more than one personality style that describes them well, some don't seem to match up that well to any of them. (ENTj is one of the types that doesn't match up to any particular personality style very well. There are one or two others as well.)

    Anyways, I'll work on getting that list up.
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    fwiw I think almost any irrational could potentially relate to Mercurial. ILI would be the one fairly consistent exception, I think.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    That's what I was thinking, based on people's posts, but the thing about Mercurial that people seem to be overlooking is the emphasis on relationships.
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    Sensitive/Dramatic/Idiosyncratic. I've been turning into more Dramatic lately. Fuck.

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    Here's a test if anyone's interested. I don't know if it's any good or not, I haven't taken it. http://www.personalityonline.com/tes....html?testid=3
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    Damn. I forgot which ones.

    Devoted was #2 and Adventurous was #3, but #1 was the one that had "moody" on it and I don't remember what it's called.


    Edited to add that #1 is Artistic, and I can see why I forgot the name because "artistic" isn't a word i would use to describe myself in most cases.

    Edit again - I would say "Artistic" isn't as good to describe my overall temperment as "Mercurial" but M comes way way after A and I just wasn't paying much attention when I got to that point in the list, so I picked Artistic even though it wasn't a great fit.

    So Mercurial as #1, Devoted as #2, and Adventurous as #3
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    Well, having taken the little internet test I got
    Idiosyncratic 56%
    Leisurely 50%
    Sensitive 36%
    Self - Confident 33%
    Dramatic 31%
    Self - Sacrificing 31%
    Vigilant 29%
    Solitary 29%
    Concientous 28%
    Mercurial 25%
    Aggressive 19%
    Adventurous 18%
    Devoted 17%
    Though I still kinda relate with artistic and inventive. It's sad how low on this list "adventurous" is... sigh... oh well. *pout*

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    Type Percent
    Vigilant 21%
    Solitary 29%
    Idiosyncratic 44%
    Adventurous 23%
    Mercurial 13%
    Dramatic 19%
    Self - Confident 17%
    Sensitive 29%
    Devoted 17%
    Conscientious 67%
    Leisurely 39%
    Aggressive 25%
    Self - Sacrificing 38%

    I expected Self-Sacrificing to be the lowest. In a weird way, I think I sometimes show Self-Sacrificing characteristics because I don't trust people, or don't want to deal with them. It's easier to do something myself sometimes than talk to the person who's supposed to do it, not because I want to avoid confrontation but because I just don't feel like talking to that person period. I definitely relate to the Aggressive and some of the other descriptions better than Self-Sacrificing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    Well, having taken the little internet test I got
    Idiosyncratic 56%
    Leisurely 50%
    Sensitive 36%
    Self - Confident 33%
    Dramatic 31%
    Self - Sacrificing 31%
    Vigilant 29%
    Solitary 29%
    Concientous 28%
    Mercurial 25%
    Aggressive 19%
    Adventurous 18%
    Devoted 17%
    Though I still kinda relate with artistic and inventive. It's sad how low on this list "adventurous" is... sigh... oh well. *pout*
    Just curious, Loki ... have you realized yet, that there are many indications (not just this test result) that you are not an INTp?

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    That test doesn't include Serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    Well, having taken the little internet test I got
    Idiosyncratic 56%
    Leisurely 50%
    Sensitive 36%
    Self - Confident 33%
    Dramatic 31%
    Self - Sacrificing 31%
    Vigilant 29%
    Solitary 29%
    Concientous 28%
    Mercurial 25%
    Aggressive 19%
    Adventurous 18%
    Devoted 17%
    Though I still kinda relate with artistic and inventive. It's sad how low on this list "adventurous" is... sigh... oh well. *pout*
    Just curious, Loki ... have you realized yet, that there are many indications (not just this test result) that you are not an INTp?
    Why? What do you think I am?

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    It said I'm Mercurial, Devoted, and Dramatic. I didn't see Dramatic in me particularly. It just said that because I'm moody.
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    According to this, Solitary:

    Type Percent
    Vigilant 36%
    Solitary 64%
    Idiosyncratic 39%
    Adventurous 27%
    Mercurial 44%
    Dramatic 25%
    Self - Confident 22%
    Sensitive 57%
    Devoted 50%
    Concientous 61%
    Leisurely 44%
    Aggressive 19%
    Self - Sacrificing 25%

    Interesante, although it is unfortunate that it left off a few.
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    Leisurely 89%
    Dramatic 69%
    Idiosyncratic 67%
    Mercurial 63%
    Self - Sacrificing 63%
    Self - Confident 61%
    Vigilant 57%
    Adventurous 41%
    Solitary 36%
    Concientous 22%
    Sensitive 21%
    Aggressive 19%
    Devoted 17%

    I didn't like a lot of the questions from that test.
    The high dramatic score comes from the high reactivity...which is also associated with vigilant and mercurial.
    In the past, vigilance and mercurial were more pronounced...MUCH more.


    If I were to order the ones from Joy's initial post, I'd have
    1. Leisurely
    2. Artistic
    3. Vigilant (parts of it, and more so in the past)
    4. Mercurial (more so in the past)
    5. Inventive (sorta)
    6. Idiosyncratic (the lowest of the ones that applied to me..I think a lot of people consider themselves idiosyncratic....and hear it a lot...kind of like the "old soul" thing)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    Well, having taken the little internet test I got
    Idiosyncratic 56%
    Leisurely 50%
    Sensitive 36%
    Self - Confident 33%
    Dramatic 31%
    Self - Sacrificing 31%
    Vigilant 29%
    Solitary 29%
    Concientous 28%
    Mercurial 25%
    Aggressive 19%
    Adventurous 18%
    Devoted 17%
    Though I still kinda relate with artistic and inventive. It's sad how low on this list "adventurous" is... sigh... oh well. *pout*
    Just curious, Loki ... have you realized yet, that there are many indications (not just this test result) that you are not an INTp?
    I see nothing here that would indicate that Loki is not INTp. Not all INTps are highly Solitary. They do have ESFp duals you know.
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    OVERALL = Dramatic (Emotions, Relationships)[/
    All heart, have been granted with the gift of feeling, The world is a stage for those of this style.

    Type/Percent

    Vigilant 50%
    Solitary 7%
    Idiosyncratic 61%
    Adventurous 9%
    Mercurial 50%
    Dramatic 63%
    Self - Confident 50%
    Sensitive 57%
    Devoted 33%
    Concientous 28%
    Leisurely 56%
    Aggressive 13%
    Self - Sacrificing 50%

    [hr:e15c7c3111]
    Looks like Dramatic has overtaken Idiosyncratic... I should add that I don't tend to think this test is entirely accurate. Overlooking obvious typos, I just don't see myself as scoring that high on Leisurely or Vigilant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    Well, having taken the little internet test I got
    Idiosyncratic 56%
    Leisurely 50%
    Sensitive 36%
    Self - Confident 33%
    Dramatic 31%
    Self - Sacrificing 31%
    Vigilant 29%
    Solitary 29%
    Concientous 28%
    Mercurial 25%
    Aggressive 19%
    Adventurous 18%
    Devoted 17%
    Though I still kinda relate with artistic and inventive. It's sad how low on this list "adventurous" is... sigh... oh well. *pout*
    Just curious, Loki ... have you realized yet, that there are many indications (not just this test result) that you are not an INTp?
    The irony!!!

    This is made tiny so as to reduce the liklihood of diverting this thread. If you want to comment on this part, do so in another thread:
    Loki did in another thread what INTps are well known for doing...clarifying/defining things.
    He did, after all, clarify for the forum your stance in another thread, and he did so in great exacting NiTe detail.
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