Personality tests and fiction – what do Freud and Superman have in common?

This article is scheduled to appear on a friend-site next week as a guest post, but I thought I’d share it first with you, my readers and friends, who’ve been with me for a while now. It’s the backstory of the personality tests on this site, and of how they fuel my fiction.

While I am a writer of romantic suspense and mystery before anything else, I base my stories on accumulated knowledge of psychology and pharma (with which I have close contact through my work as a science translator). In my fiction I combine learned facts with imagination. My stories are mainly about talents becoming superpowers, and humans turning superhuman, but instead of going the beaten path of genetic engineering, my heroes go psych. What that means, exactly, and how is that related to the personality tests?

Well, the theory goes like this – humans are born with limitless potential; it’s the education we receive from family and society that limits us in time, that programs our minds; they teach us, for example, “we all have to die one day.” But do we? My fiction dares to question this universal truth, among other things. In my stories, unlocking the full human potential in order to make a character superhuman is a superpower in itself that requires great psychological finesse. But in real life I explore the human mind through personality tests that help readers discover who they are at the core, step by step. What is unique about you? What is your special talent (that may become a superpower, given the proper guidance)? Sure, you may be a wonderful but hopeless singer, thinking you share this talent with many others, but what you don’t know is that your voice has a unique vibration that no one else can produce. What does that vibration mean? And the questions can go on and on and on. Not to mention they can fuel countless stories.

While an in-depth personal profile or personal guidance is needed in order to answer the more exact questions, the personality tests on www.ana-calin.com will lead you step by step to discover the dark corners of your own mind. A while back I did a personal profile on a reader who became a close friend of mine, and I based my short story “Hyperion” on his alter ego – I’m waving at you, cuzz : ) The story is available here, if you’re ever curious. As for the personality tests, feel free to roam www.ana-calin.com for them, they’re free and some interactive. This is one of my favorites. Enjoy everything the site has to offer, and feel free to leave me a comment or write to me, if you like. You can find me on the blog, but also on Facebook and Twitter. If you have suggestions or would like to see personality tests with certain themes, by all means, I’d love to hear about it.

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New Year’s Special – Personality Test What is your Calling?

As promised, here goes another Special! This is the final personality test in the What is your Calling? series, and what it requires you to do is this: Relax, and let the concept of “dream job” go through your head. Which of the following words describes best how you feel about this concept? Please stay true to yourself, and don’t force one of these words on yourself, but go with the one that naturally sticks.

  1. Must
  2. Money
  3. Passion
  4. Useful
  5. Pleasure

Interpretations:

  1. You feel pretty far removed from your true calling; you might think you know what it is, but your choice shows you do not; it also hints that your vocation has to do with freedom and maybe intellectuality.
  2. You live for success, whether you’re fully aware of it or not; you would be pretty much into anything as long as success and acknowledgement are at the end of the road; you might be good with math and finances.
  3. You’re driven and decided, maybe also perseverant; your strengths may lie in entrepreneurship or sports, and you might be a born leader; you’ll put your personal life on hold for the sake of what you do, you’re dedicated by nature.
  4. You live to serve; you’ll do what it takes to serve your community, you’re grounded and mature; you’re good with people and love to see their needs fulfilled; wisdom is one of your strengths.
  5. You’re born for the arts; you believe that any job requires talent and you might be an advocate of education; you may be given to teaching or mentoring; you like to have a hand in forming the young.

Hope you enjoyed this? Check out the previous personality tests in the Personality Tests section above as well as by scrolling through Older Posts at the bottom of the Home page. For more goodies follow me on Twitter and Facebook and be sure that I’ll be there to answer any questions you might have. You know I’m always thrilled to hear from you. Wish you a wonderful New Year’s and may 2017 see all your projects and dreams come true!

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Christmas Special Personality Test – What is Your Calling?

A Christmas Special personality test of the series What is Your Calling, y’all! You’ve most probably been asked quite a few times by now what you’d like for Christmas, so this question shouldn’t have you pondering for too long. So here it is:

Which of the following presents would you prefer that Santa placed under your tree?

  1. The classical perfume or body care products
  2. A new-technology gadget
  3. A bottle of valuable old wine
  4. A rare artifact from a faraway land
  5. Something to wear, a suit or a dress

Interpretations:

  1. You’re aware of the importance of image; a job where you take the front line, where you deal with people and the limelight would suit you well; PR, marketing, events or entertainment are for you.
  2. There’s no question you understand the value of progress; you’re one to try and be ahead of the competition at all times; you might make a good entrepreneur; in any case, you’d do well in business; of course, inclination towards science goes without saying.
  3. You see the value of the inner world, and you appreciate quality and finesse; you could make a good teacher, philosopher, writer; you find your comfort in the depths of the mind, and you might do well sharing them.
  4. You appreciate the past, diversity, secrets and myths; you might discover that you have a passion for archeology, research, museum-related jobs or journalism; you’re braver than you give yourself credit for.
  5. You might be a born actor or actress; what you wear affects your mood and enhances certain parts of you; you could be pretty much anything you decide to, but taking on different roles at different times is what you’re most comfortable with; you might do well in Arts or Language.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as the previous tests. Wait? You don’t know about the previous ones? Check out the Personality Tests section above as well as Older Posts at the bottom of the page to find a whole world of personality tests that will help you discover the still unknown depths of your inner self. For more goodies follow me on Twitter or Facebook and be sure that I’ll be there to answer any question you might have. In fact, I’m always thrilled to hear from you. Wish you a Merry Christmas, wonderful days and magical nights and, most of all, a tremendously generous Santa!

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NEW personality test of the series What’s Your Calling

The time has come for a new quiz of the series What is Your Calling! This is a very subtle one, so try to go deep into yourself when making your choice. Still, try not to take more than 30 seconds in order to ensure that you stay true to your inner self. Don’t let anything and anyone influence you.

Which of the following activities do you most enjoy doing with your hands?

  1. Typing/writing with pens, etc.
  2. Knitting/pottering
  3. Painting
  4. Making knives; anything to do with metal.
  5. Cooking

Interpretations:

  1. You’re an intellectual; your mind is your sharpest weapon and it’s what can best serve your fellow humans. That unique something you can offer the world is of intellectual nature.
  2. You’re a creature of crafts; reliable and grounded, you’re useful to society in basic, indispensable ways. That unique something you can offer the world is related to the basis of all professions – crafts.
  3. You’re an artist at heart, but you can also blend the arts with crafts. You’re the decorator, the home-maker, the visionary, the one who can help others build a perfect home and a perfect family. You inspire people. You may challenge tradition.
  4. You’re a warrior, a defender or an attacker, depending on your cause. You’re dangerous and devious. The unique something you can offer the world is martial in nature, for defense or attack.
  5. You’re a nurturing soul. You’re the world’s healer, the doctor, the therapist, the kind heart, the accommodator, sometimes the mentalist. You may have certain inclinations to the occult.

Enjoyed this? Check out the Personality Tests section of this side and Older Posts at the bottom of the home page for many more tests and psych discussions. Stay tuned for a new quiz on Monday and more of this series and the series What Kind of Lover are You by Christmas.

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Personality Test – Who am I?

As promised, more personality tests and hot psych topics coming up! Please look at the lines below and make your decision, as always, as quickly as possible. Which of the following inspires you the most?

  1. What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. (John Ruskin)
  2. Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching. (Anonymous)
  3. People say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. (Zig Ziglar)
  4. The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. (Anonymous)
  5. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Interpretation:

  1. You’re very well aware of your reality; a doer, a person of action; your pleasures are earthy and sensual; sturdy personality, no–nonsense.
  2. Feelings and high emotion are what drives you; bold even though maybe shy, you have an intense inner world; vivid imagination.
  3. You’re an entrepreneur; you like taking your destiny into your own hands and steering it to where you want; a free spirit, has leadership talents.
  4. You’re altruistic by nature and Spartan in your habits, but also emotionally vulnerable; past hurts have given you a hard shell that’s super hard to penetrate.
  5. You push yourself ever further, and you accept sacrifice; you grit your teeth and keep bleeding if it’s for a good cause, but you need to find your boundaries.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more where it came from! Take the many other personality tests that are available for you in the Personality Tests section on this site, and get much deeper insights into the still unknown corners of your personality. If you want yet more, feel free to ask me for a personal profile. I’m always happy to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in a comment, and don’t shy away from making suggestions for further posts.

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Personality Test: What does your Motto say about you?

Got a new personality test for you guys! Please read the mottos below – the one that appeals to you fastest will reveal something about the darker layers of your personality.

  1. If you believe, you can achieve.
  2. Do my best so that I can’t blame myself for anything.
  3. If something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.
  4. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
  5. Be who you were meant to be.

What your choice says about you:

  1. You’re optimistic, you’re a believer, you have a lot of positive energy. As weak spot, you might give up more easily than you expect. Keep at things.
  2. You’re a hard-worker, ambitious but realistic. You’re reliable for those you care for.   As weak spot, you might lower your standards because of too much “realism.”
  3. You’re driven by your passions, both professionally and personally. As a weak spot, you’re insecure at the same time. But, when you do feel confident, you can achieve the impossible.
  4. You’re courageous, a fighter, even though you might avoid uncalculated risks. As weak spot, you might be too fearful – even though you’re strong and always out to defeat the fear. Work to make the monster smaller.
  5. You have a sense of destiny, and authenticity is extremely important to you. You might have a well developed sixth sense, and a sense of mission. As weak spot, your interpretations of reality might be too subjective. But your intuition is right more often than not.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more where it came from! Take the many other personality tests that are available for you in the Personality Tests section on this site, and get much deeper insights about the still unknown corners of your personality. If you want yet more, feel free to ask me for a personal profile. I’m always happy to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in a comment, and don’t shy away from making suggestions for further posts.

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Personality test: How does this picture make you feel?

Please choose from the following the variant that best describes how looking at this picture makes you feel within the first seconds. You won’t believe what your choice can reveal about you.

  1. Safe, relaxed, peaceful
  2. Intrigued, excited, travel
  3. Old, loss of perspective
  4. Culture, history, smart, special
  5. Mystery, possibility, infinity

Interpretations:

  1. Your strength is: your inner world is your haven; it’s rich enough to feed an army.
  2. Your strength is: you’re electrifying, active, dynamic.
  3. Your strength is: you’re a creature of progress, modernity, you can make it in modern society. Might have to watch out for depression.
  4. Your strength is: you’re an explorer, a discoverer, and you have great eye for both details that matter and essentials.
  5. Your strength is: you’re fascinating, often compelling, huge inner world that can suck in like quicksand.

Of course, these are just sketches based on this quick choice. Take the many other personality tests that are available for you in the Personality Tests section on this site, and get much deeper insights about the still unknown corners of your personality. If want yet more, feel free to ask me for a personal profile. I’m always happy to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in a comment, and don’t shy away from making suggestions for further posts.

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What does your Caption choice say about you?

Take a look at the featured picture and decide – fast – which of the following captions best suits what you FIRST feel when you look at it.

  1. Flower
  2. Love
  3. Red
  4. Petals
  5. Black

Interpretations:

  1. Flower – you’re strong through being calculating, cool-headed, grounded; often attractive like a magnet through detached attitude, which comes across as a provocation.
  2. Love – you’re sensitive and strongly empathic, kind but not necessarily vulnerable; often attractive through calm, sweet, accommodating attitude.
  3. Red – you’re temperamental, fiery, and often make an impression as soon as you walk into a place; often attractive through magnificence.
  4. Petals – you’re spiritual, inclined towards philosophy, profound; often attractive through mysterious attitude, velvety gaze.
  5. Black – you’re inclined to the more obscure, deeply buried matters of the human mind and soul; often attractive through being fascinating.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more where it came from. Check out the Personality Tests section and have a great time discovering more and more about the darkest corners of your personality. I’m always happy to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in a comment, and don’t shy from making suggestions for further tests.

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Personality test – What do your Success Quotes say about you?

Your favourite success quote may just tell you what your sub- und unconscious settings are towards success, and therefore whether you will achieve it and how. Please read the quotes below and, staying completely true to yourself, choose the one you favour most. It will have something to reveal about you.

  1. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.” Jim Rohn
  2. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking
  3. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.” George S. Patton
  5. All you need in life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Mark Twain

Interpretations:

  1. You’re hardworking, ambitious and calculating, these are your major strengths. You strongly believe – and you’re most probably perfectly right – that any person can achieve anything they set their mind to by means of hard work and discipline.
  2. You believe in talent, and you most probably have a lot of it. You feel a great need to discover what’s unique about yourself – or already have – and you believe we should all build on that unique something that only we, each of us, possess in order to fulfil our meaning in the world.
  3. You’re both ambitious and creative, but also innovative and original, these are your major strengths. You seldom go by the rules, but you also have principles. An electrifying personality, bold and interesting, you get a lot of attention if you unchain yourself.
  4. Endurance, persistence and tenacity are your major strengths. You’re a fighter, and you can put up with quite a lot. One of your characteristics that might surprise even you is your great capacity for tolerance. You’re patient with people, and you understand them on a deep level.
  5. You may be an intellectual, since you sub- or unconsciously believe success – at least in the material world – is for the fool or the stupid. You may be spiritual, and you may have a sixth sense that allows you to feel the world at its deeper vibrations.

 

Enjoyed this? Please share your thoughts in a comment and, why not, share this personality test with your friends. Feel free to roam the site for more personality tests here, and stay tuned for more to come : )

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What do your Zen Proverbs say about you?

This is a sensitive and special one. Today we have a bigger selection of quotes, so that everyone gets a better chance of finding one that they feel suits them almost perfectly. I’d gladly like to read your choice in a comment so that I can respond with a few traits that your choice reveals about you.

  1. “Wherever you are, be there totally.”
  2. “If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need.”
  3. “Nothing ever exists entirely alone. Everything is in relation to everything else.”
  4. “The menu is not the meal.”
  5. “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
  6. “When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.”
  7. “Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.”
  8. “When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.”
  9. “People living deeply have no fear of death.”
  10. “We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.”
  11. “The obstacle is the path.”
  12. “Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”
  13. “Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom.”
  14. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
  15. “Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax.”
  16. “The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”
  17. “Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within and available to you now.”
  18. “There is no mistake in nature.”
  19. “No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.”
  20. “The sound of rain needs no translation.”

I’m looking forward to your comments and what they reveal about your personality : )

 

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What does Sigmund Freud say about you?

Last week we looked at what Carl Jung has to say about you, but what about the father of psychoanalysis, the famous and infamous Sigmund Freud? Just read the quotes below, and decide which one suits your view of the world best. Your decision will reveal something about you.

  1. „Time spent with cats is never wasted.“
  2. “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”
  3. “Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.”
  4. “The mind is like an iceberg. It floats with one-seventh of its bulk above the water.”
  5. “If youth knew; if age could.”

Interpretations. Keywords about you:

  1. Cunning; needs healing; rarely changes mind.
  2. Straightforward; despises overthinking; goal oriented.
  3. Strong; reliable; maybe overburdened.
  4. Profound; maybe intellectual; enjoys contemplation.
  5. Wise; strategic; resilient; grounded.

I’m looking forward to your comments, in order to discover a little bit of something more about you. Share it with your friends, and let them take the test as well. Maybe you’d like to compare choices with your love interest or closest friend?

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Personality Test – What do your Reflections say about you?

For this one, we’re going to need a moment of introspection. Take a deep breath, keep it in for just a bit, then release the air slowly, looking at the image. As you exhale, the fog clears. Which of the following words best describes what you see with your mind’s eye?

  1. Past
  2. Young
  3. Forever
  4. Future
  5. Dark

Interpretations:

  1. You seem to have a cohesive personality; you’re in touch with your true self. You are: Strong and wise.
  2. You’re young at heart, you’re kind, joyful and hopeful. You are: a breath of fresh air.
  3. You’re in touch with the trails of divinity inside the human; you’re optimistic, and you have a sense for infinity and paradise. You are: Inspiring.
  4. You tend to see the full half of the glass; you’re driven and determined, always looking forward. You are: Dynamic.
  5. You may have to re-learn to love yourself; your view of yourself is blurred by sadness, disappointment or even depression. You are: Blinded.

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Personality Test – What do your Captions say about you?

What can One Image and One Word alone say about our personality? Image and Word are two representations that can take us very deep in our subconscious (Freud takes a close look at this in “The Ego and the ID” – among others – and Carl Jung in “Man and his Symbols”). Now let us build our own perspective on it. Please take a look at the featured picture, and pick the title that best describes how this picture makes you feel:

  1. Life
  2. Afterlife
  3. Scary
  4. Journey
  5. Meaning

Interpretations:

  1. Rarely does fear have anything on you. You’re optimistic and strong. You are: Life-giving energy.
  2. You’re deep and mysterious, often even to yourself. You are: Mystery.
  3. You don’t easily go down there, in your sub- and unconscious. You are: Dark Waters.
  4. You’re bold and energetic; to you, the unknown is a challenge. You are: Adventurer.
  5. What you care about is the core, the founding principle, the ultimate truth. You are: Spiritual.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more personality tests for you here! I’d love to hear from you in a comment and, to prove my love and appreciation, I’ll keep the personality tests coming. Until then, take advantage of all the goodies on this site! : )

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Personality Test – What do your Fear quotes say about you?

As promised, here is a personality test that will reveal what your beliefs about Fear say about you. Please read the quotes below and choose the one that best represents your true beliefs. Your choice will reveal a far-reaching truth about your strengths and weaknesses.

  1. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. “It is better to be feared than loved, if you can’t be both.” Niccolo Machiavelli
  3. “And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us.” Ian Rush
  4. “Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.” William Gurnall
  5. “I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.” Pierre Beaumarchais

Interpretations:

  1. You’ve experienced fear quite often, and you really feel it imprisons you; you may struggle to find a remedy against it, understand it and seek to free yourself from its shackles; you may have a lot to lose, and you’re a very cautious person; your innate strength is cautiousness; you should cultivate it in positive ways, losing the fear.
  2. You’re a tough person, and your friends may see you as the epitome of ‘strong’; you may sometimes feel that the goal justifies the means; you can be very calculated and even dangerous; you’re dignified, and you may have suffered a great deal in your youth; your innate strength is toughness.
  3. You seek to defeat your fears; you seek to face them and master them; your innate strength is intelligence; you may always be a step ahead of your opponents in matters of strategy; you’re often honest, but diplomatic instead of straight-forward; you try to be fair, but you don’t expect to be treated the same.
  4. If you truly understand and feel this quote to the core you are a deeply wise person; you don’t fear your own strength in terms if what you might achieve, but in terms of the atrocities you’re capable of; you may seem very kind and sweet – even to yourself – but you’re capable of great cruelty provided with the right reason.
  5. You’re witty and sometimes sarcastic, sharp-tongued and even poisonous; to you, it’s not about being hurt as much as it is about being offended; clever and quick, you may be quite fascinating at least to people of the same sex; people want to be like you; you may be an influencer.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more quizzes here for you to enjoy! I’d love to hear from you in a comment and, to prove my love and appreciation, I’ll keep the quizzes coming next week as well. Stay tuned for a very special next quiz on Desire the following days.

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Personality Test – What do your Anger quotes say about you?

Long time no personality test, so let’s have a special one before we start off into a well-deserved weekend. Since some weeks can be quite demanding (I know mine has been), anger can be unavoidable. So let’s relax, sink into our cushions and explore our subconscious mind to discover what our attitude to Anger says about us.

Read the quotes below – which one represents your feelings about anger?

  1. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. (Buddha)
  2. Speak when you are angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever get. (Laurence J. Peter)
  3. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. (Stephen Hawking)
  4. When I am angry I can pray well and preach well. (Martin Luther)
  5. No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. (George Jean Nathan)

Interpretations:

  1. You know how poisonous anger can be for the soul, you’ve probably experienced this poison quite a few times; you may be a patient person, often kind, but you’ve been in some dark places not everyone experiences in life.
  2. You feel anger is creative; it’s a driving force for you, and you may even seek the feeling when you need a kick; you’re not afraid of anger, you can deal well with it and use it to advantage; you may think that people are more attracted to you when you’re angry.
  3. You’re a positive and probably busy person; you have responsibility and sometimes worry, you deal well with it, but when you unwind you prefer it light and funny; it may get on your nerves when people get too philosophical because it tires you.
  4. Similar to number 2, anger helps you channel your inner strength, which you use to learn and convey lessons; you try to stay humble and grounded; you may be a good influence for the young, and people may come to you for advice.
  5. Reason is high up in your value system; you admire efficiency and cool-headed approaches; you’re open minded and accepting, you may even militate for people’s right to be different and express themselves; you could be an engineer as well as a therapist.

Enjoyed this? Plenty more personality tests here for you to enjoy! I’d love to hear from you in a comment and, to prove my love and appreciation, I’ll keep the personality tests coming next week as well. Stay tuned for a very special next personality quiz on Fear the following days.

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