Friend: I gave up after attempting three questions. I have a hard time selecting the best option because the choices are not straightforward. I'm trying to choose the option which emcompasses everything about me. I ended up taking around three minutes to think over each question. At this rate, I will end up using 600 minutes for the whole test! Moreover, having it on a Likert scale makes my decision even more difficult. I don't like to rate something on a scale between 1 to 5. How do I know my strength of preference is a "three" since it is very subjective matter? I mean, what I consider a "three" might be what you consider a "two".
Well, you don't have to treat it so seriously. You just choose the option that generally describes you and you don't have to be bothered about how others might perceive your strength of preference. Taking too much time on each question would render your response unaccurate. It is better you complete it fast because you will be recalling your natural response to that situation rather than thinking over too much and twisting your answer.
Friend: Erm.....to me, if I don't give the best answer to each option and if it applies to all the 200+ questions in the test, I would be getting inaccurate results as a whole. Can you recommend me another test which is more certain i.e. less choices? I prefer a "true/false" or "yes/no" test because it is more certain and less confusing to everyone.
Me: ok. What about Socionics Type Assistant
? You will be given two lists of adjectives. On the first list, you choose the words that best describe you, and you choose the words that least describe you on the second list. Moreover, you will be given the definition behind the adjectives as well.
Friend: Sounds great to me. OK, I will try that one instead.