Archive for personality

Personality Masks

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by Drogo

Here is a quote concerning the complex issues regarding our personalities, society, and social ‘masks’.

“To become—in Jung’s terms—individuated, to live as a released individual, one has to know how and when to put on and to put off the masks of one’s various life roles. ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do,’ and when at home, do not keep on the mask of the role you play in the Senate chamber. But this, finally, is not easy, since some of the masks cut deep. They include judgment and moral values. They include one’s pride, ambition, and achievement. They include one’s infatuations. It is a common thing to be overly impressed by and attached to masks, either some mask of one’s own or the mana-masks of others. The work of individuation, however, demands that one should not be compulsively affected in this way. The aim of individuation requires that one should find and then learn to live out of one’s own center, in control of one’s for and against. And this cannot be achieved by enacting and responding to any general masquerade of fixed roles.”
From: Campbell, Joseph. “Myths to Live By,” Joseph Campbell

Personality Type Test

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2011 by Drogo

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator   (Short Form from 1980s)


Instructions: Read carefully and select
the answer which BEST FITS how you USUALLY feel or act.

Also answer according to your natural
tendency, not your adaptational ability.


  1. When dealing with other people,
    which are you more careful or considerate about?

a. feelings

b. rights


  1. Meeting strangers feels ….

a. stressful or difficult

b. pleasant or easy


  1. Schedules are ….

a. appealing

b. too limiting


  1. Which is more important to you?

a. imagination

b. reality


  1. In social settings how do you

a. passively

b. engagingly


  1. Which is harder for you?

a. routine

b. change


  1. Which of these best fits you?

a. compassionate

b. reasonable


  1. Compared to the average person,
    which are you?

    a. enthusiastic

    b. calm


  2. Which social behavior fits you

a. blend in

b. stand out


  1. Which are you best at?

a. following a plan

b. improvising


  1. Which kind of work or study do you
    like better?

    a. Practice

    b. Theory



  1. Which quality do you prefer in
    other people?

a. future vision

b. common sense


  1. Which characteristic is most like

a. Heart rules your head (emotion over

b. Head rules your heart (logic over


  1. When something comes up during the
    week, how do you handle it?

    a. often forget about it until much

    b. record it or memorize it


  1. When talking to other people you …

a. talk easily to most people for
however long

b. are very selective about who talk
to and when


  1. Which is worse in your opinion?

a. being too empathetic

b. not being sympathetic at all


  1. Which do you prefer?

a. fiction

b. fact


  1. Which do you prefer?

    a. planning in advance is nice, and it
    is good to follow the plan

    b. planning is ok, but not set in


  1. How easily can new people you meet
    tell what you are interested in?

a. instantly to soon

b. only after a long time, or if they
ask you


  1. In daily work you …

    a. enjoy pushing deadlines and like a
    fast pace

    b. prefer to pace yourself to get done
    on time


  1. In a large group do you ….

    a. introduce yourself and others

    b. wait to be introduced or asked
    about others










WORD PAIRS – Which answer most appeals
to you?


  1. a. punctual b. leisure
  2. a. justice b. mercy
  3. a. production b. design
  4. NONE
  5. a. gentle b. firm
  6. a. uncritical b. critical
  7. a. calm b. lively
  8. a. theory  b. experience
  9. a. literal b. figurative
  10. a. imaginative b.




E   /   I    (Extrovert vs

2b  /  2a

5b  /  5a

8a  /  8b

15a /  15b

19a /  19b

21a /  21b

29b /  29 a


S    /   N     (Sensing vs

4b  /  4a

9a  /  9b

11a /  11b

12b / 12a

17a / 17b

25a / 25b

31a / 31b

32b / 32a

30a / 30b


T   /   F    (Thinking vs Feeling)

1b  /  1a

7b  /  7a

13b / 13a

16a / 16b

24a / 24b

27b / 27a

28b / 28a


P   /   J    (Perceiving vs Judging)

3b  /  3a

6a  /  6b

10b / 10a

14a / 14b

18b / 18a

20a / 20b

23b / 23a


ADD up scores, largest scores dominate
out of 16 possible combinations