Tuesday, 28 July 2009
09:04:35 PM (GMT)
You are in touch with your emotions, and sometimes you react before you think. The
good news: you don't tamp down your feelings. The bad news: you sometimes say or do
things that you later wish you could take back.
You do not live your life on an even keel; you do not go for long periods without
experiencing some mood swings.
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
You are constantly coming up with new ideas. For you, the world as it exists is just
a jumping-off place; what's going on inside your mind is often more interesting than
what's going on outside.
You don't feel that the road to success is to be a realist and stick to the program;
you never stop yourself from coming up with new ideas or telling the world what
you're thinking about.
You have a genuine interest in other people. You're a natural host, and are always
thinking about how you can increase the happiness of those around you. When friends
have problems or are in trouble, you're usually the first person they turn to for aid
and comfort. Scoring high on the "warm" trait suggests that you are among those who
enjoy domestic activities — doing things around the house — and are enthusiastic
about charitable work, helping others, and making the world a better place.
You don't always say exactly what you're thinking; you don't like the idea of causing
anyone pain because of your criticism.
You are in touch with your own feelings, which helps put you in touch with the
feelings of others.
You don't buy the logic that your happiness comes ahead of everyone else's because
unless you're happy you're incapable of making anyone else happy.
You have a knack for knowing what's going on in the hearts and minds of those around
you, without their having to tell you explicitly. People tend to turn to you with
their problems because they know you care, and that you will likely offer good advice
and a helping hand.
You do not feel that people with sad stories are just looking for attention, or have
brought their problems upon themselves.
You like to get to the bottom of things. You're not content knowing what someone did;
you want to know why they did it.
You don't simply take things as they are and move on; you're not content skimming
along on the surface; you don't feel you're wasting time by digging for the meaning
You are willing to take the time to find out what's going on with other people,
especially if they're in distress. You're a good listener, you don't criticize, and
you offer unbiased, respectful, honest advice when it's requested. With a high score
on the "understanding" trait, it is likely that you are enthusiastic about charitable
work, helping others, and making the world a better place.
You don't feel the need to impose your standards on others or say things that, even
though true, cause pain.
You are gentle with others, both physically and emotionally. You are careful not to
upset people and go out of your way to find the nicest way to say something. You
naturally focus on the fact that the world is full of wonderful people, places, and
things. More often than not, people with a high score on the "tender" trait enjoy
spending time with children, love romantic movies, and are enthusiastic about making
the world a better place.
You don't think of yourself as tough-minded or gruff, nor do you need to be seen as
some kind of objective source of truth and rationality.
You enjoy helping others, lending a hand, providing emotional or material sustenance.
You don't see taking care of others as an imposition but as a vital and important
part of your life.
You're not the kind of person who runs out of patience for people in need, nor do you
feel that treating people with kindness is bad because it insulates them from the
harsh realities of life.