Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Who am I?

Interesting discussion about "horoscopes" recently and whether it really describes personality acurately. Maddie was talking about her scepticism and how, like me, she becomes more sceptical when she listens to Steve Wright's horoscopes on a Monday - sceptical and amused in my case normally! Jo posted about personality and had the test below so I thought I'd post it as an example:

Your Birthdate: November 14

You work well with others. That is, you're good at getting them to do work for you.
It's true that you get by on your charm. But so what? You make people happy!
You're dynamic, clever, and funny. And people like to have you around.
But you're so restless, they better not expect you to stay around for long.

Your strength: Your superstar charisma

Your weakness: Commitment means nothing to you

Your power color: Fuchsia

Your power symbol: Diamond

Your power month: May

How does this compare in accuracy to a personality profile based on the Myers Briggs or Belbin type? (my MBTI type is ENFP and on Belbin a few years ago I was notably strong as Team worker and Resource Investigator and weak on Monitor-evaluator and Implementer)

One of our young people said she thought it was possible that being told your type/star sign displays certain characteristics might actually make that true because you "live up to" the hype.

What do we think?

By the way FUSCHIA??? FUSCHIA??!!!!! I think not.

1 comment:

moog said...

Horoscopes generally tend to be fairly vague, but aparently you can pay for a really good reading. Certainly star gazing has been integral in human development, not least for navigational purposes. I'm always struck that each christmas we celebrate astrologers who read the birth of the Christ in the stars.