I've taken different quizzes and they've all given me completely different results

I've taken different quizzes and they've all given me completely different results

Hello Guest! Sign up to join the discussion below...
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Thank Tree9Thanks
  • 2 Post By suicidal_orange
  • 2 Post By caramel_choctop
  • 18 Post By caramel_choctop
  • 1 Post By Rayna

This is a discussion on I've taken different quizzes and they've all given me completely different results within the What's my Enneagram type? forums, part of the Enneagram Personality Theory Forum category; Ok, I'm an INFP. The first time I took the test, I got type 2. Which I felt was quite ...

  1. #1

    I've taken different quizzes and they've all given me completely different results

    Ok, I'm an INFP. The first time I took the test, I got type 2. Which I felt was quite like me. But then the more I read about type 2, I also felt like it wasn't like me.
    So I decided to try other quizzes. But I've gotten type 5, type 4 and even type 8. I just feel like none of these types match me.

    I don't know, perhaps the quizzes I'm taking aren't reliable? Or am I answering the questions badly? >__<



  2. #2

    You're probably not answering consistently, or they are worded differently. It does seem strange someone testing as 4 and 8 - not many similar stereotypes between those two...

    How sure are you of your MBTI type? What turned you away from being a 2?

  3. #3

    I'm definitely an INFP. All quizzes I've taken, I've got INFP. So no doubt about that.

    I turned away from a two, just because I kept on getting different results so it made me think I was wrong the first time. I don't know. D:

  4. Remove Advertisements
    PersonalityCafe.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4

    First of all, let's concentrate on the Enneagram. Don't worry about the INFP for now, because being a certain MBTI type doesn't exclude you from being a certain Enneagram.
    The Enneagram is about motivations, not necessarily behaviour. For example, a 3 and a 7 might desire the same thing for completely different reasons.
    I'd suggest reading this: https://personalitycafe.com/articles/...le-series.html
    Of those, which would you absolutely, completely rule out? I don't mean "I can kinda-sorta-slightly relate", but "This is definitely not me and will never in a bazillion years be me."
    Rayna and Paradigm thanked this post.

  6. #5

    Reading the descriptions, I find myself torn in between a type 2 and a type 4... is it possible to be in between? :\

  7. #6

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayna View Post
    Reading the descriptions, I find myself torn in between a type 2 and a type 4... is it possible to be in between? :\
    No, you can't, but here's the thing. Don't focus on the types you think you are. First give me the types you absolutely can't relate to (not "don't want to", but "can't").
    The reason I'm asking you to do this is that most people focus on certain types - 4 is the most common - and they idealise them. They look at a type and they can't get away from the idea of how awesome it would be to be that type, and then they start sort of... tailoring the description to fit their personality, if that makes sense. So they'll say, "I'm an artist, therefore that makes me a 4!" Or "I'm intellectual... so I can't be any other type than a 5!". You know what I mean? They'll sort of pigeonhole themselves into a type and refuse to accept any alternatives.
    A lot of the time we're not even aware that we idealise types, but we do. It's a natural human thing, but it doesn't really get us any closer to finding our real Enneagram if we're hiding behind what we want to be, right? :)

    I apologise for the rant and/or if I'm coming across as rude, it's just that I'm a bit sick of people coming on here and fixating on one type and dismissing other opinions out of hand... hence the rant, lol.

    Of course, you may well be a 2 or a 4, but it's safer to eliminate types first. Thanks for your patience... now I feel sort of bad for ranting because you're new and I might scare you away. I promise I don't bite. *offers cookie*
    Coburn, Coburn, Coburn and 15 others thanked this post.

  8. #7

    No, it's fine! I totally understand what you mean. I try not to do what you've mentioned above. I tend to act like these types more than the others, after reading descriptions and taking tests. I understand that you mean well, I don't think you're coming across as rude ^_^

    The reason why it's hard for me to differentiate is because it usually depends on my mood. Sometimes I can be a giver and I really want to please people, other times I'm withdrawn and just want to be different from everyone else and not bother. :x
    caramel_choctop thanked this post.

  9. #8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayna View Post
    No, it's fine! I totally understand what you mean. I try not to do what you've mentioned above. I tend to act like these types more than the others, after reading descriptions and taking tests. I understand that you mean well, I don't think you're coming across as rude ^_^

    The reason why it's hard for me to differentiate is because it usually depends on my mood. Sometimes I can be a giver and I really want to please people, other times I'm withdrawn and just want to be different from everyone else and not bother. :x
    Fair enough, but it seems like you sort of... keep coming back to 4 and 2. What about the other types? You're certainly not an 8 (trust me on this. 8s are FAR more aggressive than you come across), but beyond that I don't want to make assumptions.

    I understand how you might be overwhelmed by all that, though (it's a lot to take in all at once!) so here's a quote. Which of those three triads (competent, positive outlook, and reactive) do you see yourself fitting into? Don't worry about which types have which outlook, just read the descriptions. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by amberheadlights View Post
    The third type is the harmonic groups. These are:

    Positive outlook: 2, 7, 9
    Reactive: 4,6,8
    Competency: 1, 3,5,

    The positive outlook, as the name suggests, tend to try to put a positive spin on things. These are silver lining types. Their greatest difficulty comes from not wanting to see the negative side of a situation, so disappointment can actually be more devastating for these types, since it catches them by surprise. They also have difficulty asserting their own needs or letting others know when they're troubled, because they want to seem "okay" to others.

    The reactive types tend to want to get a reaction from others. When a reactive type is upset, they don't want the other person to stay calm. They want to see their negative emotions mirrored by others. They are often referred to as the "truth tellers of the enneagram" for the simple reason that reactive types can pick up on the more troubled aspects of a situation before other types do. If the positive outlook types err by focusing too much on the positive, reactive types can err by focusing too much on the negative. What they're seeing may, in fact, be there, but what comes across as barely perceptible to other types comes across like a flashing neon sign to the reactive types, and it's very difficult for them to not address it.

    The competency types tends to want to sort through things logically and strategically, seeing feelings as distractions that keep them from dealing with things in an efficient manner. Unlike the reactive types, they don't want others to see when something has upset them, but rather maintain emotional control and deal with things as effectively as possible. If the positive outlook errs by looking at the positive side, and reactive types err at being too tuned in to the negative, the competency types err by not dealing with their emotions and authentic responses.

    It can be useful to consider all of the triads when figuring out your type. For example, if you can't decide whether you're a four or a seven, recognizing whether you're emotionally reactive, have self-image issues and tend to withdraw or whether you have issues with anxiety (often experienced as boredom by sevens), are assertive and tend to have a positive outlook can be a helpful method of discerning, or at least narrowing down, among the possible choices.

  10. #9

    O: That is so helpful! I had no idea about those groups! Thanks so much :3
    Last edited by Rayna; 11-21-2011 at 08:12 AM.


     

Similar Threads

  1. Get different personality results with quizzes. Help?
    By IceDove in forum Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-14-2011, 04:42 PM
  2. [INFJ] The Quiz of all Quizzes... Ni Quotient!
    By Razare in forum INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 02:02 AM
  3. Results confusion - close results
    By T_Diddy in forum Myers Briggs Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-03-2011, 02:38 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:01 AM.
Information provided on the site is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from a health professional.
© 2014 PersonalityCafe
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0