heh.. a personality test.. and was a pile of crap that was! I just love how, on the scoring page, it says "broken down for the ten different personality disorders".
as though there are only TEN! HA! last I checked the DSM4 (which was a while ago, I'll admit) there were quite a few more than that..
but anyways, here are my results..
(crappy formatting by me.. it didn't cut/paste well)
wow.. so I'm a Schizotypal, Narcissistic, Obsessive-Compulsive nut.. hmmm.. this is odd..
Many believe that schizotypal personality disorder represents mild schizophrenia. The disorder is characterized by odd forms of thinking and perceiving, and individuals with this disorder often seek isolation from others. They sometimes believe to have extra sensory ability or that unrelated events relate to them in some important way. They generally engage in eccentric behavior and have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time. Their speech is often over elaborate and difficult to follow.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by self-centeredness. Like histrionic disorder, people with this disorder seek attention and praise. They exaggerate their achievements, expecting others to recongize them as being superior. They tend to be choosy about picking friends, since they believe that not just anyone is worthy of being their friend. They tend to make good first impressions, yet have difficulty maintaining long-lasting relationships. They are generally uninterested in the feelings of others and may take advantage of them.
Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder is similar to obsessive-compulsive anxiety disorder. People with this disorder are overly focused on orderliness and perfection. Their need to do everything "right" often interferes with their productivity. They tend to get caught up in the details and miss the bigger picture. They set unreasonably high standards for themselves and others, and tend to be very critical of others when they do not live up to these high standards. They avoid working in teams, believing others to be too careless or incompetent. They avoid making decisions because they fear making mistakes and are rarely generous with their time or money. They often have difficulty expressing emotion.
yikess.. is that really me? heh.. I suppose it could be.. with such a wonderfully porrly put together test, anything's possible.. here are some of my favorite questions:
>> Do you tend to lie a lot?
well, if I did I would lie to this question and say I didn't.. yet if I didn't I would tell the truth and say I didn't.. so obviously the only reasonable answer to this is No.. DUH!
>> Do you often second-guess yourself?
at first I said yes.. but then I thought about the often part and changed it to no.. but then I thought that doing it right now made it yes.. but then . . .
>>If you answered yes to the previous question,
>>do you tend to have these suicidal thoughts
>>during and after a break-up with someone?
so, do I not answer this question if I answered no to the previous? or do I answer this no, but then will that mean that these thoughts don't tend to not come during and after a breakup?
>>Have other people accused you of being cruel to animals or people?
you know, some people accuse the SPCA of being cruel to animals by keeping them in cages instead of letting them run free and get hit by cars..
>>Have you ever been in jail or done something that you could be put in jail for?
I'm sorry, I just can't see the bearing my actions as a toddler have on my psyche at this moment in my life..
>>Are you quiet in social situations, often out of fear of saying something stupid?
actually, I'm quiet because I don't want to take the time to explain my statements.. I'm not afraid of saying stupid things, I do that all the time and I'm quite used to it.. I'm afraid I'll say something smart and have to spend the next 10 minutes explaining what I just said, and then 20 minutes thereafter attempting to point out how it fits into the conversation.. and then realizing I've failed on both accounts..
and these are just the most obvious errors in the test.. were I not pressed for time (on break at work) I could probably tear apart each and every question.. the author of that thing really needs to work on it quite a bit more..