Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dewey Color System (Occupational Personality Test)

Although I don't take too much stock in personality tests, I always find them fun to do. I just read about a test on MSN called the Dewey Color System, and if you go to their site, you can take a quick test to determine what occupation you should be in, depending on what colors you prefer. The test took less than five minutes (how scientifically valid this test is remains questionable). Given my two categories of occupations, being an Owner of a Knitting Store/Cafe may be on the horizon, no? Wishful thinking perhaps? See below:

Best Occupational Category: You're a CREATOR

Key Words:Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic (Hah! I don't know about that...), Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently (Yes!), being creative (Double yes!), using their imagination, and constantly learning something new (Triple yes!). Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer. (What about lip balm and deodorant maker? Or full-time knitter?)

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature. Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

2nd Best Occupational Category: You're a PERSUADER

Key Words:Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive

These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. (That sounds evil - am I evil?) Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.

I think it described me pretty well, given that it was such as short test. I will be interested in getting feedback from others who took a gander at it- what did you all think?

1 comment:

lilibethsgarden said...

Man, it nailed me! I'm a Creator, then Organizer (likes to deal with charts and graphs). Pretty cool since I love designing and creating patterns. Now as to why this Organizer doesn't show itself in the way of a tidy house I'll never know...oh yes, I'm too busy being creative!

Thanks for linking the test, it was very interesting!