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In response to several requests, I spent quite a bit of time yesterday reworking the CSS for my site, so I could get rid of the ugly H3 tags that used to contain my entry titles. I did this primarily as a courtesy to the people who synidcate this site . . . it’s really spiffy that anyone thinks this site is worth synidcating. :)
I’m pretty happy with the way things look now, and I have a much better understanding of how stylesheets work. It’s pretty cool. I ran my index.php through a validator, and got 32 errors out of 540-something lines . . . not too bad. Same for the stylesheet.
Flush with the success, I felt lucky and upgraded MT to 2.63. Yeah! I didn’t break anything.
Earlier, I was goofing off when I should have been working, and I took this Star Trek personality test, at the suggestion of a WWDN reader. You can get my results by clicking “More . . . ”


Results

Myers-Briggs would say that you are an INFP (Introvert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver). In Star Trek language, you share a basic personality configuration with Garak and Kes.
People like you are generally nonconforming, deeply passionate, and highly dedicated to your personal values. You’re reserved, which covers a sensitive spirit easily hurt. You’re highly imaginative and creative. You’re curious and often study others quietly. You’re flexible in small matters. You don’t dance to other people’s tunes, but you can pretend you do. You get what you want by talking, not screaming.
You’re loving and dedicated to people you care about, but you do not compromise your principles for them. Your sense of what is right comes first, even before yourself. You respond best to people who respect your privacy until you let them in, then provide you with emotional intimacy.
You’re not the world’s most tidy person.
Your primary goal in life is to be true to your deeply held beliefs and to live in harmony with your values. Your reward is to have your ideas benefit others.
Good careers for your type include being a psychologist, human resources professional, Cardassian spy, physical therapist, translator/interpreter, legal mediator, college professor of humanities, and art director.


I was pretty stunned when I got the results. I think it’s about 98% correct. Spooky.

128 thoughts on “This title has no H3 tags!”

  1. Okay…that’s sorta creepy. I just took the test and it’s surprisingly accurate…. Ah well…my mom always loved Spock after all…. =)
    Hmm…as I preview this post, everything has changed…. Now there’re gray boxes around everyone’s comments… Maybe it’s my browser….
    Em

  2. I’m ISFJ( Introvert, Sensor, Feeler, Judger)…share a basic personality config. with Beverly Crusher and Chakotay!
    Hey Wil Garak was my favorite in DS9:))!!

  3. I found the test most accurate. I share a basic personality configuration with Bareil and The Doctor (figures I’d be like a computer generated physician). Anyways, to the accurate part, “Good careers for your type include primary care physician, interior designer, massage therapist, chef, and alcohol and drug addiction counselor”
    I’m studying to be a primary care physician!!! Right now I’m between Phamily Med and OB/GYN.
    Weird, huh?

  4. Hi Wil, your site looks pretty spiffy now, well done. The feeling you get when you know you’ve worked to get something right and it finally pays off is great.
    I hope this is the feeling you are going to get with your book(s).
    PS: All the Star Trek TNG repeats over here in England have just got to the point where Wesley has left to go to the Academy :(

  5. Lots of these online tests are pretty bogus. They often give wishy-washy results written to match anybody. To help evaluate the quality of the test, try answering questions ‘wrong’, then see how you feel about the results. They should also be ‘wrong’.

  6. guys, it’s not surprising, creepy, or unbeleivable. All the descriptions are vague, yet flattering enough that anyone will find certain aspects of each description that fit them. It’s nothing more than a glorified daily horoscope.

  7. Hmm, my ‘test’ results came up the same as yours. Interesting seeing as how I’m probably the least creative person to ever watch trek.

  8. Yeah, Wil, I’m at 1024 x 768 and everything is friggin GIGANTIC!
    I can’t imagine what 800 x 600 (which IS the industry standard) looks like!
    Gotta tell you, don’t like it. hurts the eyes

  9. I agree with what it tells me, but I just wish it gave me a non-Voyager example…
    Myers-Briggs would say that you are an ESFP (Extrovert, Sensor, Feeler, Perceiver). In Star Trek language, you share a basic personality configuration with Kathryn Janeway and Tom Paris.
    People like you are warm and social, impulsive, and unpredictable. You have a great zeal for life and are intensely aware of the world around you. You love to play and respond quickly to people who will play with you. You respond well to appeals to common sense and poorly to being judged. Attempts to trap you will make you ready to flee or fight.
    You’re highly curious and talkative, but also gentle, sensitive and caring. You close down when people fail to provide you with input and you’re frustrated with silences. You’re most comfortable taking action, particularly in order to help or enjoy the company of others.
    Your primary goal in life is freedom to be spontaneous and have fun. Your reward is to enjoy the company of others and know that they enjoy and appreciate you.
    Good careers for your type include primary education teacher, starship captain, public relations specialist, tour operator, actor, marine biologist, and starship pilot.

  10. Took the test.
    I am a Extrovert,Sensor,Thinker, Judger. I share a basic personality configuration with Riker and B’Elanna Torres.
    My primary goal in life is doing the right thing and being in charge. My reward is to be appericated by others and have my opinion respected. I also enjoy having others willingly follow my orders.
    Good careers include being a command officer, pharmacist, teacher or personnel manager.
    Yep sounds like me…
    Now get back line and keep your hands to self!

  11. I’m a former Star Trek nerd. I’m a fan of your site. I don’t know if that makes me a former former Star Trek nerd, or a former Star Trek nerd who’s reading someone’s life. Either way, great site, man, keep it up.
    (I wonder why you weren’t a Wesley Crusher/something else?)

  12. heh, just saw you on tnn in a promo for tng. :) they ran your soundbyte twice and scratched your voice at one point. :)
    This place is definitely worth syndication. I have a hard time reading more than one or 2 websites every day, but since you’re on my LJ friends page I see your entries every time.

  13. Another ISFJ (Introvert, Sensor, Feeler, Judger) here. Great test! As a former PSYC major I find it much more accurate than most multiple-choice personality tests I’ve seen, studied or participated in. Thank you all for sharing your results. It’s made for an interesting read.

  14. That’s scary, I’m an INFP too (according to a test I did for University last year) although apparently I have a fair bit of INFJ in there too. Still, that description covers me pretty accurately, especially one line…
    ‘You’re not the world’s most tidy person’
    * looks around bedroom *
    I really need to clean this before my parents come.

  15. Hey Wil,
    Another INFP here… but I just don’t think I’d be all that good as a Cardassian spy, though.
    The site looks a lot better today than it did yesterday (WWDN: Where the Font Size Changes Every 10 Minutes).
    Congrats on MT 2.63. You rule!
    -Jocelyn

  16. If your text is HUGE, try reloading your browser’s cache. Yesterday the font was set too big, and I’ve reduced it since then. Hold shift+click “reload” to do that.

  17. Congratz on the site update going smooth.
    I just took that star trek test and got Q/Quark! I thought i’d end up with something crappy like Wesley ;)

  18. Wil & all,
    Yes, the Meyers-Briggs type assessments are amazingly on target. But remember, they are not personality assessments per-se, but are more accurately assessments of your problem-solving style. And your style can change radically given changes in circumstances.
    FYI, I have written lots of code implimenting MBTI’s and more heavy-weight psych assessments; I’m not just talking out my ass.
    But, yeah, they’re a hoot. Use it, enjoy it, but don’t get too fixed on the results.
    Best,
    Chuck

  19. By Q/Quark, i’m an “ENTJ” – Extravert, Intuitive, Thinker, Judger personality type.

  20. After yesterday’s 3^3 post, I’m disappointed that you didn’t comment on the fact that today is the only day in the year whose date is a sentence (and an imperative one to boot).
    Ah, I am also like Wesley Crusher (according to this test) which is surprising, but not altogether inaccurate.
    March forth!

  21. I just recently started reading the website and this is my first time posting (on any website!). I also took the personality test. I turned out to be an Introverted Sensor Thinker Perceiver, and the people I relate to most is Odo and Wesley Crusher! I thought it was funny. Most of it was accurate, except for the introverted part. All in all, fun to take.

  22. Just keep up the good work, which I know you can do. We all love you because you are who you are with no fancy frills. Looking forward to great things from R.W.W.III. Leter, my friend…..DC

  23. Heya Unka Willy,
    High time I took that test again – and now with the spiffy Trek overlay. I may just geek out…
    Also – I’ve been coming here for ages now, but only just discovered the wilwheaton2 group on LiveJournal… I geeked out over that as well.
    ~j

  24. Hmmm…interesting results -
    “Myers-Briggs would say that you are an ISTJ (Introvert, Sensor, Thinker, Judger). In Star Trek language, you share a basic personality configuration with Spock and Miles O’Brien.
    Good careers for your type are operations officer, chief information officer, database administrator, police detective, and science officer.”
    Spock happens to be my favourite Trek character. And I also happen to be a Developer/Tester in an IT project – which requires the personality traits of an ISTJ.

  25. Took the test and apparantly I’m Dr McCoy and one of my suitable jobs would be an innkeeper! INNKEEPER??? I couldnt possibly do that, I’d drink the inventory! lol.
    *hic* “Pina Colada anyone?”
    ps And in response to mmmsoaps comment, I’m looking forward to two months time when I can finally say…”MAY the 4TH be with you” (That always cracks me up!) lol

  26. I dunno, Wil, I think your entry titles would look better if they were a smaller font. It looks gross compared to everything else.

  27. Love the test, I’m an INTP, and I thought it was pretty accurate, I think that’s what I got in my Psych. class last year too. Ohh well.
    P.S. I can’t belive no one’s commented on the “Real Genius” allusion… that movie rules!

  28. Wil,
    Bravo, the site changes look great. What will you do for an encore?
    I did not take the test. Took one years ago and it still gives me nightmares.
    FG

  29. Hey, reloading the cache worked for me… the text is now much smaller and far more attractive than the huge-assed version. I agree that the titles would look far better in a smaller font, but I’m currently using IE. Maybe if I power up Mozilla it’ll look nicer? Sigh. :(

  30. Weird. I test as an INFP pretty consistently on most variations of the Myers Briggs, but this one came back ISFP for some reason.

  31. …ISTP (Introvert, Sensor, Thinker, Perceiver). In Star Trek language, you share a basic personality configuration with Odo and Wesley Crusher…
    Oh no! not Wesley! this is impossible!!!
    …careers for your type include being a computer programmer…
    Ok this is true I surrender ;)

  32. Wow… no wonder I liked Westley Crusher…ISTP
    (Introvert,Sensor,Thinker, Perceiver) Odo and Westley Crusher.

  33. OK, I ended up an ENFP, which is what I normally get when I take the MBTI. I used to get INFP, but made a conscious decision, actually based on the results of the test, to become more extroverted. See what it gets me?

  34. I took the test too, and am like Spock! Sadly however, I am apparently already doing my perfect job (Chief information officer – thou not on a star ship…) Bugger – does that mean that this is as good as it is going to get?!?!

  35. I totally get a kick out of taking various temperament/personality type tests. They have always fascinated me. This one was especially fun. The thing that I find most interesting for me is.. that I generally always come out very high in ALL the categories.. but, also.. that often my results are different each time I take it. Anyway, this time…. my results were ISTP: Wesley and Odo. I gotta admit it’s very accurate for me… but then.. probably another result would have been too (except for maybe the career parts.. I have a hard time imagining myself doing ANY of the recommended careers – at least the ones listed for the ISTP). Still, I think it’s kinda cool… I don’t mind bein’ like Wesley, or Odo either for that matter. =o) – Shayna

  36. You are probably familiar with the expression “People will believe anything about themselves as long as it’s a mild compliment”. Mild compliments are exactly what the MB score represents, and that’s why it seems to work. Case in point: I took the test (it’s fun, anyway) and came out an ISTJ. The description I considered reasonably accurate. However, the description for the INFP you give fits me also very well, I’d say. I took the test once before during a psychological evaluation and came up an INTP. I looked up that description in the Star Trek version of the test, and it is probably the “most” correct of them all, but I’d say none of the descriptions are really unlike me (excepting those that start with E, probably). So don’t take this test too seriously (which you probably don’t anyway), because there are many similarities between the way psychologists and soothsayers do their work.

  37. “In Star Trek language, you share a basic personality configuration with Garak and Kes.”
    In other words, if Wil ever does your tailoring, I’d strongly recommend that you tip him well.

  38. I was a cross between Chakotay and Crusher… pretty much spot on, except I’m not a woman, and I’m not a member of any Indian/Native American tribe.

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