I made a personality test called Inquisitve Dichtomy, and the trolls and curious people wanted to know how the personality test worked, as most people who took it said it was very accurate. I was accused of doing cold readiing and I told them that my Inquisitive Dichotomy personality test does not do cold reading, even though there is a troll question is there so see if you can find it. Well the explanation is below.
Now that I’m in a more stable state of mind, I can properly explain how the test works.
For each possible sentence of the results, there are only 2 possibilities you can get.
If you say yes to every question, you end up with my result set.
If you say no to every question, you end up with Kruti’s result set.
If you say yes or no to every question, you end up with a mixed results from both ends of the spectrum.
I am the minus, Kruti is the plus, and Jane and Jessica is the zero, in that sense.
The situation in the test is based on a scenario which I’ve been on the receiving end for many times, so I used me as the baseline.
As a young child, I used to always draw grids and put letters, numbers, colours and shapes into them – interchanging them for different purposes and figuring out correlations. So to help me better understand the scenario in the test and what I should do in it, I decided to map it out into a grid.
The first 4 questions measure how compulsive you are.
The next 2 questions question your tendency to accept or deny blatantly truthful things, whilst testing your memory. If you answer any of those questions wrong, the results will make a distinguishment between friends and strangers.
If your memory fails you, you will be given answers with the word strangers in it – as you have difficulty in appreciating or knowing who your friends are.
The next question gives the classic “You care about your friends.” sentence.
The next question figures out your tendency to conform to other people’s standards.
The final four questions measure how introspective you are and if you have empathy towards others. I figured that if you show others how you feel and are happy and can vocalise your thoughts and feelings, you are empathetic.
For the plus style results that Kruti got, I used active speech in the sentences, and for the minus style results, I used passive speech.
How I managed to figure the map the questions to the appropiate answers, well, that’s simple.
Do you think that the question you’re being asked is a bad thing?
Question 1, two possible conclusions
You are secure in your natural habitat
You are insecure when alone your natural habitat.
I figured that people who would see an innocent question as a bad thing, are insecure people.
Do you say to others that you’re happy?
Question 11, two possible conclusions
And you express it too.
You are a mystery to others.
I figured that people who don’t say how they feel are a mystery.
If you say no to all the answers, you get positive answers like what Kruti got.
If you say yes to all the questions, you get negative answers like what I got.
If you say yes and no, you get mixed answers like what Jane Chin got.
If your memory fails you, you will be given answers with the word strangers in it.
The sentences at the end of the answers, apply for if you got all of the Compulsive—-acceptance/denial—-introspect/empathy questions with 4 yes’s or 4 no’s.
And now I’ve taken it full circle.
I will be doing the Inquisitive Dichotomy test LIVE, when I go to teach at a book club, and I’ll be getting the kids to draw images in the boxes to indicate yes or no.
You can find a printable version of this here.
Or you can read the MATRIX EXPLANATION!!!!!
If you use it in class or in the workplace, credit me in some way and let me know.
Tynamite (tests) 2013