Originally posted by ventian
reply to post by SplitInfinity
I agree that no one person could be summed up but these tests provide a general insight to most peoples thought processes at the time of the test. In
my case, I have never strayed too far from my personality profile. I do, however, know people who could fit on the opposite ends of these tests all
within a year of taking them.
DUDE! His Dudeness! Duderino! Duder! I LOVE the avatar as well as the movie. I swear by this next statement. I actually had to work with a clone
of the Movie version of the DUDE as there was a Dude in real like that the Cohen Bros. based the Movie on...but I had to work a...job...with a guy
that looked, talked, dressed and thought like the the DUDE that your avatars actor portrayed in the movie!
We got along fantasticly!...and although he didn't drink Caucasians...we did drink beer and Jack. I also spent the better part of two days trying to
figure out if this guy was for real as we were about to do a fairly complex job. He passed the tests and held up his end with a constant verbal
assalt on my ears with profanity that made us all laugh.
My point as it applies to the Dude as well as tests or anything providing insight...is that any test devisd by man or men is flawed. I have taken
numerous IQ tests and even though i scored very high...the tests were flawed reason being was that a group of acadamia decided that they were the
authority on what the true or correct answer to a question was...I could look at IQ test questions and say...well...I KNOW these Jackasses want this
as the answer even though this other answer is closer but inreality there are more issues and details of comparitive logic that the test writers did
not see to begin with...so I answered in the way they wanted me to to score high even though that answer was not as close as another nor was it
The same can be said for tests spoken of in this topic. Anyone of sufficient IQ can argue the value or most correct path as the writters of any test
have decided is a reality. A persons who has taken one of these tests and has been catagorzed by percentages of who and what they are....are being
defined so by another group or individual that is and are imperfect thus a TRUE DETERMINATION of what a person is or has the ability to be can only be
defined by THAT PERSON!
You can be the only authority and the only viable provider of questions to determine who and what you are. No one else can do this but you! As far
as Psych tests that show certain traits or abilities....and I have taken these several provided by branches of the U.S. Military or "Civilian"
groups....and although there were several acessments that I would have to agree with...as you don't get to see your results unless you either enlist
or are picked....there was a big difference in the Military psych tests as apposed to the CIVY Intel. tests.
The Military was more concerned if you were capable enough to opperate under stress, Not be a Homosexual....this was a while back....and did not have
criminal tendencies or would I be the type to just as well shoot my own side as the others.
Yhe "Civilian" Psych test was much more....stupid....as I could tell that some Proffesor/researcher/person who's whole like revolves around finding
a system of questions and answers that are supposedly good enough to determine the entire Psyche of a person from just ansering these questions. What
In the end....my Psych test said that I had a certain MORAL FLEXIBILITY toward concepts, Ideas, actions and the way I looked at issues. The rest of
their analisis was pure BUNK as it did not reflectme at all. This is why I object to the use of any test that is not applicable to the job at hand
and a simple interview by a boss who has been doing a job for a long time and has seen it all and heard every excuse as well as experienced every type
of person...or close as is possible...that has applied forthis job...is a much better method of determining whether someone would be good at something
with an interiew and a few days tryout....than any computer or Acadamia driven Psych tests that have ever existed.
I am very good at certain things because I was born that way....I am good at other things because I was trained to be. The thing that we have to be
careful about is to just rely on a test and not real world reactions and challenges as well as just relying on a single persons assesment rather than
several people or historical actions by a person...is what gets us in trouble by placing a MORON IN A POSITION OF POWER! This happens all the time
because another MORON read a report put out by the people who are trying to sell a system instead of a report on a systems acessed value...and hire
We call this...MORONS IN THE MIDST! LOL! Split I