Monday, November 9, 2009

Signal Patterns - The Personality of Brad Reason a.k.a. Doubledown Tandino

I recently took a personality test called Signal Patterns.  This one, unlike other personality tests, is not only intriguing, but also has a very savvy approach to displaying the results. It is very in depth.

Also, within the same site is a "Music Patterns" test too (I haven't taken that test, but will very soon)

There are time-tested personality tests such as Myers-Briggs, and the Enneagram (personally one my favorites) which insights I also value, but this one, Signal Patterns, is one-of-a-kind because of the format of the display.  This diagram to the list is showing my statistics.  When you take your own test, the results are interactive and extra-informative.

Here's some more info about me that I discovered from taking this test:
Brad Reason a.k.a. Doubledown Tandino's personality traits:
You very rarely make a move without first considering the pros and cons and, therefore, rarely do anything foolish or extravagant.
You are not rash; you almost never act before you think and, therefore, rarely end up doing things you later regret.
You like to think a task through before you embark on it. If it's the slightest bit complicated, you make a list (even if it's only in your mind) and methodically work your way through it. When you have a goal in mind, you're not satisfied until you reach it.
You are not one of those people who ignore the details, and you don't understand how anyone can get anything accomplished without thoughtful planning ahead of time.
You tend to be a "glass half-empty" kind of person, which for you is simply a realistic outlook. Your feeling is that this world can be a depressing place, and only a fool would think otherwise.
You do not waste your time searching for the silver lining in every cloud, nor do you believe it's your job to cheer up the people around you with happy talk.
You come up with a lot of ideas; if one doesn't work out, there's always another waiting in the wings. You often have interesting solutions to difficult problems. You're practically a one-person brainstorming session.
You are less interested changing the world than in dealing with things as they are. Unlike those who spend all their time trying to solve problems, you prefer to zero in on things that work and stick with them.
You appreciate art, beauty, and design; you know that they are not superficial but absolutely crucial to living the good life. You have good taste, and you're proud of it. Those with a high score on the "aesthetic" trait are often employed in literary or artistic professions, enjoy domestic activities — doing things around the house — and are enthusiastic about the arts, reading, and travel.
You don't think it's pretentious to be moved by art and beauty. You're not one of those who believe it doesn't matter what something looks like as long as it does its job.
You are good at solving problems, coming up with original ideas, and seeing connections between things, connections that most other people miss. People with a high score on the "creative" trait often are employed in such fields as finance and scientific research, and enjoy avant garde and classical music as well as literary fiction and scholarly non-fiction.
You do not shun abstractions and concepts in favor of the concrete and tangible.
You strive to master everything you undertake. You tend to learn quickly and do not shy away from challenges.
You are not a "que sera sera" type of person, nor do you go easy on yourself when attempting to master a new skill or get a job done.
You may be comfortable on your home turf, but you have a tendency to be self-conscious in an unfamiliar environment. While you're usually at ease with your friends, you can be a little skittish around strangers.
You usually don't feel at home in unfamiliar settings or with new people. When you get rattled, you don't necessarily recover instantly.
You have strong opinions and high standards. When others let you down, you're not opposed to giving them a piece of your mind, even if it sometimes mean hurting their feelings.
You are not necessarily a "live and let live" kind of person. You don't always make allowances for others' incompetence or allow annoyances to wash over you. You don't feel it's your job to make everyone feel relaxed and comfortable regardless of whether they've earned it.
You let it all hang out, and those around you always know what you're going through.
You are not isolated from your emotions; no one would call you "cold-blooded," or even "cool as a cucumber."


I encourage you to take your personality test, if this is something that interests you.  Also, there are 8 wonderful online personality tests that can be found HERE

The interesting thought that came to mind:  I wonder if some people have varying results when they take the test, first as their human self, and then as their avatar self.  I personally, am the same.  My human self (Brad Reason) and my Second Life avatar (Doubledown Tandino) are one and the same.  But I am curious to know if real life and avatar life varies depending on the person.  I would like to hear comments and points of interest about people. Is your real self and your avatar self the same person or two different people? If you're willing to share your results.  Please post your personality key aspects here in comments.  If you take the test once as a human, then again as your avatar, are your personalities one and the same, or do they differ?

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