I recently retook an online personality test I took 2.5 years ago, back when I was a relatively new teacher, to see how I've changed after 1.5 more years of teaching and a year of graduate school. These most recent results and comparisons between the older data set are outlined below:
Advanced Global Personality Test Results
personality test by similarminds.com
Strong Growth (up +50%): Conflict Seeking (54)
Growth (up +20%): Intellectual (27), Materialism (37), Work Ethic (20)
Decline (down +20%): Mystical (33), Hedonism (46), Dependency (33), Histrionic (20), Vanity (40)Strong Decline (down +50%): Narcissism (53)
After the last few years in the crossfire of students and research, I've not surprisingly become more confident with how I work with others and in addressing conflict, as contentious issues are common territory in the edu and science worlds. Also, I've steadily increased my work ethic and spend solid chunks of the day now by reading, all in anticipation of future, more lucrative, science careers. Perhaps a growing interest in material wealth is just a sign of adulthood, where I want (and need) to consider money more frequently, but I think it also stems from the fact that I went from a teaching career that paid alright, to grad school, and this downward trend must cease immediately before I start having to pay my next employer.
My declining traits are interesting, too. I've grown more in touch with my logical side, settled down quite a bit, and have become increasingly introverted. This is likely a product of both my environment and my nature, which emphasizes that grad school has been a good fit so far. There's much to be done individually in this setting as it was for teaching, and so an increased reliance on my own skills is necessary.
While this was only a 126-question survey, the analysis is somewhat enlightening, and at the very least entertaining.