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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Introspection time

I wandered over to Similar Minds to try their Jung personality test.

ISTP - "Engineer". Values freedom of action and following interests and impulses. Independent, concise in speech, master of tools. 5.4% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)


Apparantly it means this. some of those observations seem to be pretty spot-on -- ie. the one's that reflect well on me. Just ignore all the others, they're not true. Also the "athletic" thing, pay no attention to that.

Careerwise I seem to be doing OK. Here are some suggestions from the website:
  1. Police and Detective Work
  2. Forensic Pathologists
  3. Computer Programmers, System Analysts and Computer Specialists
  4. Engineers
  5. Carpenters
  6. Mechanics
  7. Pilots, Drivers, Motorcyclists
  8. Athletes
  9. Entrepreneurs
Well, #3 there is obviously on target ... I also built a very nice fence and gate, and next I'm putting up some trellises so that's #5 ... I have a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering and an HNC in Marine Engineering, so that's #4 ... I ride a 2005 Triumph Tiger, #7. I really ought to work harder on #8 though.

OK, back to work people.

6 Comments:

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Carlos said...

For me:
#3 (or so they say),
#4 (electromechanical),
#7 (rallying and circuit racing)
#8 (marathon runner)

Cheers.

Carlos.

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

How did the Madrid run go Carlos ... you were taking part I guess?

 
At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Carlos said...

"How did the Madrid run go Carlos ... you were taking part I guess?"

Thanks for asking. Not so bad... (This year I haven't run as much as I should have run) but, finally, 1h40min. A nice, sunny morning to run on the empty streets.

The bad news is that I'll not be running the 30th of April Madrid Marathon, because they run out of inscriptions (13000) before time and I was left out. :(

Regards to your wife (some kind of 'colleague' to me).

Cheers.

Carlos.

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Howard J. Rogers said...

Snap, much to my surprise. I had me down for a grumpy artistic bastard that hates stupid people, but I turn out to be just like you!

I quite like doing these things...

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger David Aldridge said...

Howard,

I don't know what would make you think that "a grumpy artistic bastard that hates stupid people" and "like me" are mutually exclusive character traits -- I've certainly been called a bastard quite a few times, and worse.


Carlos,

I'd suggest going for the USAF marathon in Dayton Ohio, but to be honest it's not much of a travel destination unless you like airplanes, humidity and tractor pulls. We'd much prefer Spain -- we have two weeks in Salobreña to look forward to at the beginning of July, and we've been feeding the kids on a 90% fish diet since January to get them ready for it. It's also a substitute for swimming lessons.

 
At 12:12 AM, Anonymous Carlos said...

"we have two weeks in Salobreña to look forward to at the beginning of July, and we've been feeding the kids on a 90% fish diet since January to get them ready for it."

Then, it's time to start practicing:
"Una ración de pescaíto frito, por favor".

Cheers.

Carlos.

 

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