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    Default Horney/Benis NPA theory

    http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Campus/4847/

    This is a personality test based on the theories of motivation first advanced by psychoanalyst Karen Horney and later by A. M. Benis. Its construction is somewhat similar to Socionics, as it uses acronyms for personality types (or "character types" in this system.) After some reviewing, I must say that this is the closest thing I've ever seen to a true personality theory.

    I come out as NPA- or NPA=. Have fun.
    Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)

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    Horney & Benis? You have got to be joking.
    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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    Since your S-score was elevated, it is probable that your character type
    is a variant Narcissistic-Aggressive type:
    Narcissistic-Aggressive (NA) with tendency to submissive or bipolar behavior.

    NA ..... Narcissistic - aggressive personality. Histrionic, hypomanic-depressive personality. "The ambitious predator".
    Oh yeah, thats me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilligan87
    Horney & Benis? You have got to be joking.
    i noticed that too

    i am not childish, i just notice these things... hehe

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    Yeah, it sounds like Horny Penis, move on.

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    NA

    Makes sense. I guess.
    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 got NA (narcissitic-aggressive) with an S-score of 13.
    MAYBE I'LL BREAK DOWN!!!


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    Heh, my S score was 43.

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    haha...you all suck.

    9 bitches.

    Sara, you ARE submissive.
    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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    NA with an S-score of 68
    “Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly
    You've done yourself a huge favor developmentally by mustering the balls to do something really fucking scary... in about the most vulnerable situation possible.

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    S score 20. NP of .75 as highest. narcissistic-perfectionistic


    What a freaking weird ass test Some good questions... and some questionable questions.

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    Diana and I scored similarly.

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    S score of 73, bitches. I'm REALLY submissive.

    I was really surprised about the accuracy of my handwriting. Freakin right on for an NPA- type. Did anyone else find the same?
    Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)

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    No, I have very messy handwriting, most peole can't read it.

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    Then by this theory, you are the same type as I am...which, well you are! An S score of 43 would put you as an A- type.
    Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)

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    Ah I see. But have you not heard? I'm not INTp. :wink:

    NPA seems to fit better anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone
    S score of 73, bitches. I'm REALLY submissive.

    I was really surprised about the accuracy of my handwriting. Freakin right on for an NPA- type. Did anyone else find the same?
    weirdly and surprisingly enough, yes for NP: His handwriting is usually highly legible, with every letter clearly visible. It may have a calligraphic quality.

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    My hand writing is a mixture of standard, cursive and calligraphy that is moderate in size and quite clear. What does that mean? =o Too much damn writing imo =/

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    NA,

    S 10
    Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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    S 19
    , LIE, ENTj logical subtype, 8w9 sx/sp
    Quote Originally Posted by implied
    gah you're like the shittiest ENTj ever!

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    I got N, S 33.
    Hi! I'm an ENFP. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadae
    My hand writing is a mixture of standard, cursive and calligraphy that is moderate in size and quite clear. What does that mean? =o Too much damn writing imo =/
    Do you write quickly or slowly? Quicker handwriting would probably imply non-perfectionistic qualities, whereas slower would imply perfectionism. I'm not exactly sure where an ENFj would fit in this model, as the description for an NP type almost directly matches the INTj description (with a litttle neuroticism thrown in to make it interesting :wink: ). I'm still debating on whether an ENFj shows genuine aggressive tendencies or not. But other than that, perhaps a pure N type would work?

    Anyway, I just downloaded the eBook for this stuff and have been actively reading it. Right off the bat, a large flaw already shows itself: it's basically one of those theories that tell you what you already know. A real let-down for those of us who are actively looking for in-depth, concrete, detailed theories. But other than that, it helps one reorient himself in order to look at what is really important in analyzing human behavior. For example, Socionics focuses mostly on how we process information and how our outputs and sources of input influence different people. However, this means that it can only cover HOW we live our lives, not necessarily WHY we do. NPA theory attempts to fill the gap by defining three different types of motives for our actions (although I do not exactly agree with every one of their conclusions or even the basic tenets of the theory.) Socionics describes our information metabolisms, and NPA theory describes where and when we use them.

    Anyone else interested in this stuff?
    Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)

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    Speed is around moderate. I take my time but I dont have all day either. If you ever want to see intricate writing in fast forward speed, watch a master calligrapher. It's sick!

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    I imagine that an overly aggresive ExFJ would be very critical and socially demeaning.


    edit: typo, again lol.

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    You still have a typo...
    Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)

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    god! lol... time for bed, eh? screw it...

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    might want to check out gestalt cone

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    After some reviewing, I must say that this is the closest thing I've ever seen to a true personality theory.
    What do you mean by that?


    I got Nartcistic with Submissive.
    Semiotical process

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    most people on this forum show their test results every time someone posts a test. People who are smart or think that they are smart don't show everybody what they score on tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean.
    most people on this forum show their test results every time someone posts a test. People who are smart or think that they are smart don't show everybody what they score on tests.
    This is not an IQ test, asshole.
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    my test results:

    Narcissistic-Aggressive (NA) with tendency to submissive or bipolar behavior.

    N .76

    P .33

    A .85

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    I was going to post my test results right after I posted my comment, so it would not make me look too arrogant. I really did not think that some one was actually going to see that for that 30 seconds in between posts.

    I was refering to tests in general, some people on the forum do not post their results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean.
    I was going to post my test results right after I posted my comment, so it would not make me look too arrogant. I really did not think that some one was actually going to see that for that 30 seconds in between posts.

    I was refering to tests in general, some people on the forum do not post their results.

    You're not making a point.

    Why are they supposedly smarter at not showing their results?

    There's no difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean.
    I was going to post my test results right after I posted my comment, so it would not make me look too arrogant. I really did not think that some one was actually going to see that for that 30 seconds in between posts.

    I was refering to tests in general, some people on the forum do not post their results.

    You're not making a point.

    Why are they supposedly smarter at not showing their results?

    There's no difference.
    someone may not reveal a liability because: 1.) someone else could track the person with the test results, and 2.) why reveal a liability at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean..
    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbean.
    I was going to post my test results right after I posted my comment, so it would not make me look too arrogant. I really did not think that some one was actually going to see that for that 30 seconds in between posts.

    I was refering to tests in general, some people on the forum do not post their results.

    You're not making a point.

    Why are they supposedly smarter at not showing their results?

    There's no difference.
    someone may not reveal a liability because: 1.) someone else could track the person with the test results, and 2.) why reveal a liability at all?
    Ok, you're paranoid, fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro-the-Lion
    might want to check out gestalt cone
    And I thought you died...

    Yeah, I've heard about Gestalt. I'll definitely look into that.
    Binary or dichotomous systems, although regulated by a principle, are among the most artificial arrangements that have ever been invented. -- William Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography and Classification of Animals (1835)

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    NPA-, submissive.
    "To become is just like falling asleep. You never know exactly when it happens, the transition, the magic, and you think, if you could only recall that exact moment of crossing the line then you would understand everything; you would see it all"

    "Angels dancing on the head of a pin dissolve into nothingness at the bedside of a dying child."

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    I'm a very strong NA (narcisstic-aggressive) with an S score of 9 (low submissiveness).
    , Se-sub
    8w8-3w8-7w8 sx/sx

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    @cone: why do you think this personality model is so accurate? Those were the most stereotypical type descriptions I've seen yet.

    Every type on that test is highly pathological, too.

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    btw this model reminds me of parenting style inventory that Ive seen (forgot the name). It was based on a spectrum of Authoritarian to Democratic to Submissive. The conclusion was funny because it states that Democratic is the best style. However, Authoritian is second best! Submissive is the worst. The reason is that even though having an Authoritarian parent would blow chunks, the child would at least have guidance and assurance. So it is basically the lesser of two sucks.

    So... for this test. If you ever have any kids, think about their outcome from your submissive/aggressive levels in dealing with life!

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