I love this cartoon!
For rather mysterious and top secret reasons, I’ve had some experience with personality testing.
Actually, two experiences to be exact.
Now, from my experience, personality test usually make me feel like the cartoon above. They make me feel confused and like these things are useless.
I mean we are the way we are right?
For example, one time I went to work for this financial planning firm (you can read the awesome story here). And I told them I wanted to sale and they hired me and told me they would teach me how to sell financial planning services. On a side note, I’m so glad this didn’t work out, as I think this profession is a joke and only suckers hire these people
Anyways…they had me filing papers and updating spreadsheets. I lasted all of 90 days with these people. Now, do you think you need a personality test to tell you that a fired up guy who wants to make millions of dollars a year shouldn’t be filing papers and updating excel spreadsheets? Surely not. But then again, these guys weren’t that smart in any area of life.
I can still remember the financial planner bragging about the rate she got financing a water softener for the house. You should totally let her manage your money.
So as I’ve said, I took two test and the Kolbe one was straight hilarious. It told me exactly who I was (as if I didn’t already know) and then told me the worst thing you can tell someone like me. It literally told me not to set a schedule or a routine and not to stick to anything. It told me these things would stress me out.