My personality type is Rational. Here is my mini-report. I'd have to say it's pretty much right on. Julie agrees. In many ways, Julie and I are very much opposites. I guess they attract after all.
Rationals are the problem solving temperament, particularly if the problem has to do with the many complex systems that make up the world around us. They are interested in the most efficient solutions possible, and will listen to anyone who has something useful to teach them, while disregarding any authority or customary procedure that wastes time and resources.
They are rigorously logical and fiercely independent in their thinking -- are indeed skeptical of all ideas, even their own -- and they believe they can overcome any obstacle with their will power. Rationals value intelligence, in themselves and others, and they pride themselves on the ingenuity they bring to their problem solving.
Rationals are very scarce, comprising as little as 7 to 10 percent of the population. But because of their drive to unlock the secrets of nature, and to develop new technologies, they have done much to shape our world.
Rationals seek to acquire and apply expertise. They thrive in an autonomous and intellectually stimulating workplace, working alongside other competent people, pursuing knowledge or creating systems. Their core need to follow the driving force of their own intelligence leads to particular career challenges. For example, recognition of their expertise may lead to their being put "in charge" of other people, as a manager, when they might prefer to remain immersed in projects of their own.
Because of their curious and imaginative nature, their ideal job may be just about anything that invites their creativity. They innovate as much as they are allowed in one position, then, if they hit a wall, they will often change paths to reinvent themselves. This may mean they shift their line of work entirely more than once in their career.
Their minds move quickly and this can make them an exciting leader to follow – when others can keep up! Delegating work, motivating others, and seeing things through, though, can sometimes be tedious for them. As a result, entrepreneurship might be a career path that they want to consider. That way, they will not only be able to produce the big ideas, they will have free reign to see them through.
Rationals are even tempered, they trust logic, yearn for achievement, seek knowledge, prize technology, and dream of understanding how the world works.
I don't think I can really argue with any of this. Though maybe this is like a horoscope and it's vague enough for anyone to see themselves in the description. Regardless, I love the fact that this personality type represents as little as 7 percent of the population. I hope Julie realizes what a rare gem she's found...
Did you take the test? What is your personality type? Is it an accurate description of the real you?