I am posting to get opinions on my core type and tri-type. I do already have some ideas about which type I am, but being new I suppose I should seek other perspectives.
1. What drives you in life? What do you look for?
I seek to know myself thoroughly and to gain knowledge. I hope to gain a deeper understanding of myself, as well as the world. I want to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. The possibility of a future with many new experiences keeps me trudging through the monotony of life.
2. What do you hope to accomplish in your life?
To be genuinely happy. Right now it seems out of reach. I want to leave an impact somewhere, whether through my own accomplishments or in reaching out to others. I have high ideals that I hope may reconcile with reality one day. I want to receive acceptance for who I am.
3. What do you hope to avoid doing or being? What values are important to you?
I avoid being unknowledgeable, hypocritical or fake. I value being sincere, genuine, self-aware, introspective and curious. To never take things as it appears on the surface, to be able to analyze. Questioning, seeking new information.
4. What are your biggest fears (not including phobias)? Why?
To be rendered completely dependent on others, to completely lose my sense of self, and to lose control of my emotions. (Consequently causing me to become irrational)
5. How do you want others to see you? How do you see yourself?
I want others to see me as an intelligent, rational, deep, thoughtful, empathetic, individualistic person. I see myself as self-centered, stubborn, judgmental, introspective, straightforward, critical and honest.
6. What makes you feel your best? What makes you feel your worst?
I feel at my best when I receive acceptance and understanding, and when I receive recognition for my ideas and criticisms. I feel at my worse when my character and feelings are invalidated, and when my ideas and theories are completely shot down by other people, making me feel inferior and foolish.
7. Describe how you experience each of: a) anger; b) shame; c) anxiety.
a) Whenever great anger comes, it is explosive. I am always embarrassed at the aftermath because I failed to control my emotions properly at that moment. I am temperamental and have a rather short temper. Normally if I’m angry, I become brooding and melancholy, and start nit-picking on everything.
b) I experience shame on a constant basis. I am quite harsh on myself and never fail to point out how this person is so much better than me at this thing etc. Even so, I often end up admiring said person and wish to learn from him or her that particular trait and successfully integrate my interpretation of it into my personality so that I can become a better person.
c) I start panicking and am often driven to tears. At the core of it I think it is because I am wholly unprepared for the consequences.
8. Describe how you respond to each of: a) stress; b) unexpected change; c) conflict.
a) I become gloomy and critical, and I may cry. Under great stress I shut down and feel weighed down, and occasionally contemplate suicide. My emotional need for someone becomes great and I may also view myself as persecuted, depending on the source of the stress.
b) I am surprised by it, but try to adapt and go with the flow.
c) I am confrontational when necessary. I am not one to back down from conflict. When conflict crops up I walk away from it, take a moment to understand and analyze the situation, and effectively come up with a solution which allows both parties to compromise.
9. Describe your orientation to: a) authority; b) power. How do you respond to these?
a) I am not very concerned about authority. If they are doing a great job, good, if not, I would criticize the systems and policies they enacted, and be done with it. As long as I get to maintain my autonomy and independence, and do not feel stifled by the system, I have fine just minding my own business.
b) I am unable to handle the responsibility that comes with power. I reject power, and I reject people in power who seek to control me.
10. What is your overall outlook on life and humanity?
I am very cynical about humanity and life. I think humanity has doomed itself with the direction they’re taking, yet in comparison with my friends, I realize I am still somewhat idealistic about humanity and the small gems in them. As for life, it seems very monotonous, with occasional bits of excitement and joy.