Scary stuff

Before taking off for the backwoods of Eastern Oklahoma, I made the mistake of taking a personality test. Not one of those meme-tests, but an Enneagram, which was pointed to by Jim Hart.

It didn’t surprise me much, though it might have a surprise or two for the average reader of my blog. The dominant personality type was of course the “Romantic” or “Artist” depending on which page you look at. Uh, maybe that might explain why I spent most of my life making little grey rectangles, and then turned to become a Romanticist of sorts. However, as a thinker, well, I rate a -1. See, told you I was defective! Here’s the full line-up, sorted by dominance:

Type 4: The Romantic. The intuitive, reserved type: 7

Type 7: The Generalist. The enthusiastic, productive type: 3

Type 1: The Reformer. The rational, idealistic type: 2

Type 2: The Helper. The caring nurturing type: 1

Type 5: The Thinker. The perceptive, cerebral type: -1

Type 8: The Leader. The powerful, aggressive type: -1

Type 3: The Motivator. The adaptable, success-oriented type: -2

Type 9: The Peacemaker. The easygoing, accommodating type: -4

Type 6: The Skeptic. The committed, security oriented type: -5

According to the page which offers a motivational hypothesis for my “type,” fantasy is dangerous for me. I could have told them that. I indulge in it all too often, and it usually turns into a negative thing. But that doesn’t deter me much. Though I may appear agonistic from time to time, that agonisim is not based in skepticism. That, I think, would surprise a few folks. I’m about as far from being a skeptic as there is. At school, they tell me I’m a natural scholar. But I have my doubts, I thought scholars were supposed to be thinkers!