I always find it interesting to take these tests and see how I come out. I consistently fall in the same category. There is something inside me that needs affirmation. My personality test says I am an extravert, my insides say, I am shy and a loner. That is weird. But, then you look at my Thinking Pattern test and you see that I am a “concrete” and “random” thinker. I guess that says it all. I have made a few comments in orange.


The Giver

You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed. Emphasis on the "usually." Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections. Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down. Oh, so true. I live in a dream world a lot of the time. You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine. This surprises me, I don't view myself this way. In love, you are very protective and supporting. However, you do need to "feel special" - and it's quite easy for you to get jealous. Thank goodness Tarzan knows how to make me feel special. At work, you are a natural leader. You can help people discover their greatest potential. I like helping others meet their potential. You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist. I better contemplate this some. While I have a few things published (Ensign, USDLA magazine, SJ college newspaper) I think I would find joy in being a serious writer. How you see yourself: Trusting, idealistic, and expressive. When other people don't get you, they see you as: Bossy, inappropriate, and loud. Oh my gosh, this is so true, I am often viewed as bossy, inappropriate and loud. How can that be when I feel so shy?


Your Thinking is Concrete and Random

You are naturally inquisitive and curious. You're excited by new ideas, and you are a true independent thinker. You are interested in what is possible. You like the process of discovery. You are often experimenting, challenging old ideas, and inventing new concepts. I love learning and finding out about new things and trying new things. Rules, restrictions, and limits don't really work for you. Within limits, this is true. I'm pretty good about following the rules, but I do bristle sometimes. Like the time I was a cub scout leader and sewed a ruffle and a thin piece of lace on the bottom of my cub scout skirt uniform, you would have thought I had committed adultry by the uproar. You have to do things your own way, and you can't be bothered to explain yourself. I hate to say it, but it is true, sometimes I just want to get things done without having to explain to anyone else.

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Hi Sandi - Thanks for the comment! My husband is Gloria's son. I knew your kids in High School, my maiden name is Stover. Great to hear about you and your family through your blog.