This Is Me, Folks

I found a very interesting test online that maps your “personality DNA.” The graph below shows you who I am, and yours truly is amazed at how accurately it reflects my me-ness. According to its findings which cover a wide array and range of topics, I appear to be a “Generous Visionary” (I said generous, not genius). Honest, I’m not making this stuff up…

Here’s the graph (each square represents one of 13 various character traits):



Generous Visionary

Note: the top boxes, left to right, are: Very High Empathy, Very Imaginative, and Slightly High Authoritarianism (doh!)…next row down, l to r: Average Attention To Style (!), Aesthetic (of course), and, finally, (and you’re gonna love this!) Slightly Low Masculinity!!!!!!! But I am rescued by that ‘olive’ box in the lower right which reflects a Slightly Low Femininity. All this means I walk with only one limp wrist, wear clothes from Wal-Mart, Daydream a lot and carry a big stick…but apologize profusely when I have to use it.

And here’s how my Generous Side and Visionary Side break down based on my answers to the survey:

You Are A Visionary:

  • Your imagination, self-assuredness and knowledge of the world combine to make you a visionary
  • You have clear notions of how things could be, and the confidence to try to make them that way
  • You enjoy having a routine and prefer comfort and familiarity to risk and adventure
  • Not needing others’ approval to forge ahead, you are confident in your designs for the future
  • Your imagination allows you to envision the world as a better place
  • You are better at thinking of the big picture than you are with details, and you can see wonder in abstract things
  • Style and appearance are important to you and you have a good eye for beauty
  • You are somewhat rigid in your beliefs which come from both confidence and an aversion to change (?!?Me?!?)
  • You are good at creating works of art in forms with which you’re familiar
  • You’re not the one to force your positions on a group and you tend to be fair in evaluating different options
  • You tend to believe that things happen for a reason, and that not everything is under our control (Duh!)

If you want to be different:

  • Appreciate the earthly, functional element of things
  • Your clarity of vision sometimes prevents you from being open to new ideas. Try expanding your horizon of experiences and experimenting with novel ways of doing things

You Are Generous:

  • Your awareness of those around you, along with your nuanced perceptions of the world at large (ooooh, ‘nuanced’…aren’t I special?), makes you the generous person you are (well, thank you, thank you very much)
  • You value time to yourself and how rich your private world can be (AMEN!); you know that you don’t have to go wild to have a good time (well, let’s not go overboard)
  • You are more excited and energized by ideas and often enjoy things more through observation than through experience
  • This tendency gives you an appreciation for different perspectives and opinions about the world
  • Being aware of others as you are doesn’t mean you find it easy to trust them immediately—this is something that happens more slowly for you
  • Despite this, you are aware of the complexities of many situations and are reluctant to pass judgments on others
  • Although you have fewer friendships than some people, those that you have are meaningful and are important to you
  • You value spending time alone—it is while reflecting on the world around you that you often learn something new about yourself or begin to understand something that’s been bothering you

If you want to be different:

  • Given how attuned you are to others’ thoughts and feelings, you might find that trusting people more is a way to broaden your perspective even further
  • While you know how much can be learned by observing the world around you, remember that much of life can be lived by experiencing it, not just by understanding it


Now perhaps my church can understand me better and have sympathy on me. What about you? Why not take your own test?


10 thoughts on “This Is Me, Folks

  1. KaKa says:

    That does pretty accurately discribe the Scott Mitchell I know. That is amazing!


  2. Tina says:

    how fun, pasture scott! thanks for sharing that site. Turns out I am a “benevolent artist”…pretty accurate, too 🙂


  3. Alisa says:

    Hi Pastor Scott- test says I’m an “Animated Creator”- , hmmmm, me animated??? It’s funny, because the person who comes to mind when I see this is…. Emily!!! Now she’s animated!!!-She apparently inherited more than just her height from her mommy!!! HA!HA!


  4. pasturescott says:

    KaKa, right down to the ‘low masculinity’ thing, right?


  5. pasturescott says:

    Pastor Tina, that must mean you’re a whole lot like God!


  6. pasturescott says:

    Alisa, my little ‘cheerleader’ friend…this test has you pegged too!


  7. Mic says:

    It turns out that I am an “Advocating Leader”.


  8. Evelyn says:

    Pastor Scott-Where do you find things like this? It has been awhile since taking a “test” that would “tell” me about myself but I did do this one. Here it is-Considerate Visionary. Hmmmmmmmmm. Mic recommended that we should study one another’s-Hmmmmmmmm. That was a fun thing to do this morning!


  9. pasturescott says:

    Mic–that wouldn’t be devil’s advocate now, would it?


  10. pasturescott says:

    Ev, I want to do this very thing. It is suggested we have our spouses and best friends do one for us…I got the first one covered but the second one is a bit harder: I am a loner, you know…



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