View Full Version : Excuse me, do I know you???

The Real Slim Shady
14th Mar 2005, 10:21
Here we go ... try this. Below is Dr. Phil's test.
(Dr. Phil scored 55 - he did this test on Oprah - she got 38.)
Some folks pay a lot of money to find this stuff out.

Read on, this is very interesting!

Don't be overly sensitive!

The following is pretty accurate and it only takes 2 minutes.

Don't peek, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.

Answers are for who you are now...... not who you were
in the past. Have pen or pencil and paper ready.

This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept.

at many of the major corporations today. It helps them

get better insight concerning their employees and prospective employees.

It's only 10 simple questions, so...... grab a pencil and paper!
Keep a note of your answers to work out your score.

Ready?? Begin...

1. When do you feel your best?

a) in the morning

b) during the afternoon &and early evening

c) late at night

2. You usually walk...

a) fairly fast, with long steps

b) fairly fast, with little steps

c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face

d) less fast, head down

e) very slowly

3. When talking to people you...

a) stand with your arms folded

b) have your hands clasped

c) have one or both your hands on your hips

d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking

e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with...

a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side

b) your legs crossed

c) your legs stretched out or straight

d) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with...

a) big appreciated laugh

b) a laugh, but not a loud one

c) a quiet chuckle

d) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...

a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you

b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know

c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're


a) welcome the break

b) feel extremely irritated

c) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colors do you like most?

a) Red or orange

b) black

c) yellow or light blue

d) green

e) dark blue or purple

f) white

g) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few

moments before going to sleep....

a) stretched out on your back

b) stretched out face down on your stomach

c) on your side, slightly curled

d) with your head on one arm

e) with your head under the covers

10. You often dream that you are...

a) falling

b) fighting or struggling

c) searching for something or somebody

d) flying or floating

e) you usually have dreamless sleep

f) your dreams are always pleasant


1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6

2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1

3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6

4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1

5.. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2

6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2

7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4

8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1

9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1

10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle
with care." You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely
dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't
always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine
everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions & who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always
sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.

Kaptin M
14th Mar 2005, 10:38
In the "mid range" - 43.

tall and tasty
14th Mar 2005, 10:47
48 sorta how I see myself

TnT :p ;)

14th Mar 2005, 10:48

14th Mar 2005, 10:48
Snap! 43 too.


14th Mar 2005, 10:51
You and me both Kapt


14th Mar 2005, 11:14
'nother 43

do I see a pattern in here ?

anyone with very low or very high scores ?

14th Mar 2005, 11:21
38 - and a fair assesment I think.

14th Mar 2005, 11:24
another in the 40's I'm afraid. 44 to be exact.

14th Mar 2005, 11:33
42 - Wasn't that the meaning of life?

angel's boss
14th Mar 2005, 11:34

so what ?

14th Mar 2005, 11:42
My age 45...... (well a few years ago anyway)

14th Mar 2005, 11:43
Almost the same, timmcat ... 39 for me.

14th Mar 2005, 11:53
42, and still not convinced that you can analyse a complex thing like personality into a one-dimensional scale like this.

Where are all the axe-murderers ? Why do these things never have a category that says: "you're a total git, despised by all" ? :suspect:

14th Mar 2005, 12:01
40. Some may find that incredible, others will think it's spot on :D

14th Mar 2005, 12:20
49- either quite good or quite bad I don't really know. I think it's a bit simplistic.

14th Mar 2005, 13:45
46 but I have reservations about these sorts of "tests". In fact anything dreamt up by Human Remains folks.

14th Mar 2005, 14:47
*sigh*... 38, and it's pretty close

14th Mar 2005, 15:19
35 here, and i'd say thats about fair...good thread!


The Invisible Cat
14th Mar 2005, 15:19
Gainesy anything dreamt up by Human Remains folks.
Do yer mean that the HR folks are human enough to dream ?
On second thoughts, even us moggies are supposed to have dreams (http://www.messybeast.com/catdream.htm) and some are even
working in HR (http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/the_characters/html/character2.html#catbert)

14th Mar 2005, 15:47
Well I've lived with myself long enough to have a fairly good idea of who I am, mainstream 31-to-40 with a dash of 40-something flair and a soupcon of 20-something mediocrity.

So my score of 51 doesn't do wonders for my confidence in this exercise.

14th Mar 2005, 15:59
:hmm: 38 closer than I really like,but hey could be worse :)

14th Mar 2005, 16:09
Same a ORAC, 36.

14th Mar 2005, 16:37
34... but quite a few answers just didn't fit. It's all a best guess, innit. If you asked me again tomorrow I might make different best guesses and come out with 18. :hmm:

14th Mar 2005, 19:45
None of your bloody business :mad:

14th Mar 2005, 21:36
Had trouble answering some of those - if I were being pedantic (me?!) I'd have said "none of the above".

Score = 46. No idea if it describes me. Not sure I accept the test as valid, either.

15th Mar 2005, 00:43
42 as well, seems to be a pattern here, something to do with people who lurk in Jetblast no doubt

Though as Aerbabe says, a few of them I could have got very different scores as none of the answers really fitted, so probably a range in reality, high 30's to mid 40's

If it matters

Buster Hyman
15th Mar 2005, 01:07
137! I need help!:ooh: Or a new calculator....no wait...42.

15th Mar 2005, 01:10
41 - but the results are null and void since the test has the words "Human Resources" attached to it - the biggest bunch of time wasting, self-interested, pseudo t*ssers I have ever come across - they make hairdressers look like an essential commodity. Sorry to beat about the bush......

15th Mar 2005, 01:16



15th Mar 2005, 04:21
38 --- well, think the loyalty part is really spot on but must admit never thought of myself as a modest one ... Perhaps there's hope for me yet ?

15th Mar 2005, 04:36
reynoldsno1 - I'm not sure where you stand on HR people but personally I think they're t*ssers on average.
In fact the average is rather a large average bordering on majority.
Big majority at that.
Perhaps a score in the low 40's means such an opinion. Must ask one of them.

15th Mar 2005, 07:05
47, but really I think psychologists are a dangerous bunch of nuts and they have a lot to answer for. They, along with sociologists, were always the butt of jokes when I was at university. Companies should drop this tosh.

15th Mar 2005, 07:58
53 and yes, some of the decisions that I've made suck, but it was a wild ride that was, eventually, survivable!

High Wing Drifter
15th Mar 2005, 08:17
40. To be honest I haven't a clue as to how my friends see me.

15th Mar 2005, 10:39
Just done it again for the dog and despite some question being a bit difficult to answer accurately but he scores:



15th Mar 2005, 11:04
38 - probably reasonably close

15th Mar 2005, 11:09
thirty four and a half.:8

15th Mar 2005, 11:13
Since Horkie was brave enough to put hers in..... I scored 57

15th Mar 2005, 11:20
38 DD

oops sorry wrong thread

I scored 42. Concerned about the sleep question. There was no option to g) sober up and throw him out or h) go to your own room


15th Mar 2005, 12:33


15th Mar 2005, 12:34
40 for moi. Same feeling about some of the questions being a bit dubious. I'm with reynoldsno1 regarding HR types with one notable exception.

15th Mar 2005, 13:21
ok ok Hawk....39

15th Mar 2005, 15:47
40 - ain't too bad i suppose :8

tall and tasty
15th Mar 2005, 16:20

thirty four and a half

Always one :p ;)


15th Mar 2005, 20:40
52, but I'd decided after the first question that the test was a complete and utter crock of :mad:.


15th Mar 2005, 21:23
47, and oddly enough I hold the same opinion as Wingswinger

16th Mar 2005, 11:04
34 and it is a lot more accurate about me than the Myers Briggs a former employer used... that disturbed me for weeks!

16th Mar 2005, 19:00
Myers Briggs Type Indicator. ENTP (and a half).

16th Mar 2005, 19:03
52 others would say spot on :}

16th Mar 2005, 23:13
About average - 41. Is this a load of crap? I can't be sure but it probably is. :D