Personality Tests As Seen From A Psych Major
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Personality Tests As Seen From A Psych Major

Because BuzzFeed quizzes don't actually tell us much

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Personality Tests As Seen From A Psych Major
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One really cool thing about my major is just how much it applies to real life. Over the course of my college career, I've learn a variety of information, including: better ways to manage conflicts, why people think and act the ways they do, and what our personalities entail.

The concept of "personality" is heavily debated in the psychological community — with the only thing that's clean-cut being our temperaments. Despite this, most people in society believe we have established personalities.

We always want to better understand ourselves and the world around this, so we look to personality tests for that. I mean, how many of us play BuzzFeed quizzes for fun?

Below are a few of the best personality tests that are available to everyone — not just those of us who bought the $120 textbook. I recommend you try them out today!

Myers-Briggs

This is the first personality test I took, and it's my personal favorite. The results have been consistent over the years too, which is a good sign that it's working the way it's supposed to work. There are 2 choices for each trait: extroversion or introversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving. While each of these letters make sense with who you are by themselves, the 16 different combination are also very fitting to the people they describe.

Enneagram

I really liked this test, but it was a little long for my liking, and I hate the way that the enneagrams are numbers. Numbers literally mean nothing, so it's hard to remember what is what. However, its descriptions are very accurate, which is why this test has gotten so popular, even though it isn't technically a psychological test.

Love Languages

This test is pretty fun once you've been in a relationship. If you take it before being in a relationship, then you don't really know what you like, so the results are pretty meaningless. But, once you are in a relationship and get accurate results, it's great to know what your (and your partner's) main love languages are, that way you can love them in a way that they know is a sign of love.

Big 5

This test was one of the first for personality tests. While the results are very accurate, with research even corroborating this, it's just not the most enlightening test. It's really helpful in research to know if someone is high on "openness," but it's just not helpful in real life.

Astrology

Although this isn't a personality test, people do use this to analyze their personalities, so I thought I'd include it in the list. Obviously, there is no scientific backing to this "personality test," so accuracy can be pretty lax. However, speaking from personal experience, a lot of it actually seems really correct. I'm not sure how, but it does.

Hogwarts House

Also not scientifically backed, but surprisingly super accurate, is the Hogwarts House quiz. Someone's house tells you more about them than any of these other tests (except maybe the enneagram) because this test shows a person's priorities. For example, Slytherins prioritize goals because of their ambition-oriented minds; Gryffindors prioritize doing the right thing because of their courage; Ravenclaws prioritize learning because of their curiosity; and Hufflepuffs prioritize hard work because of their emphasis on doing their very best.

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First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.


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