Personality

This test comes from advisorteam.com and it labeled me as an Artisan.

February 23, 2004

Free report for: Gil Davis

Artisans are the temperament with a natural ability to excel in any of the arts, not only the fine arts such as painting and sculpting, or the performing arts such as music, theater, and dance, but also the athletic, military, political, mechanical, and industrial arts, as well as the "art of the deal" in business.
 
Artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands. They seem right at home with tools, instruments, and vehicles of all kinds, and their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to go, and as quickly as possible. Thus, Artisans will strike off boldly down roads that others might consider risky or impossible, doing whatever it takes, rules or no rules, to accomplish their goals. This devil-may-care attitude also gives the Artisans a winning way with people, and they are often irresistibly charming with family, friends, and co-workers.

Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow never comes.

Atisans make up between 15 to 20 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

The Four types of Artisans are:
Promoters (ESTP) | Composers (ISFP) | Crafters (ISTP) | Performers (ESFP)

And here's another I took on October 22, 2009, from a totally different site, and over 5 years later.  Same personality type.  I found that interesting.  There's probably something to it.

The Socionics Typology Test

Your result for The Socionics Typology Test ...

ESTP - The Promoter, Executor

Extroverted Sensing, Introverted Logic

I make it happen. How I work—I have a picture in my head on how things will be, and I'm totally involved in the here and now. I am go, go, go.  And that creates a lot of successes.  I just dodge my way through the sparks and problems.  I'm very task oriented. I like to do something, get it done, and move to the next thing. I love circumstances where it's a challenge.  I'm a doer.  What's the mission and how are we getting there?  Let's work together.  Let's go.  Throw any obstacle, I'll find a way.

New stuff, that's the thrill.  I love to learn.  I can take a prior experience and lay it right on top of what I'm doing today and carry it all forward, and it's a snap.  I do a lot of brainstorming on my feet, organizing the points in my mind mentally.  What's to worry?  Just adapt.  But draw me a picture, get me a list, or put it on my calendar.  Sitting still is hard for me.  I am really activity oriented and I don't need lots of supervision.  I look for variety in most positions.  If it's not there, I tend not to stay.  I'd rather go out there and do it, just get on with things, and I can communicate that without having to spend a lot of time explaining.  People know that if I have something that needs to be done, I do it.  And I ask for help when it's needed.

I am totally a people person.  Working through people is the way to get things done.  All of my energy, fun , and most uplifting experiences are focused around people.  I don't beat around the bush.  Sometimes I have to tone it down a little bit—people may read me the wrong way.  I'm very comfortable working either together as a team or individually.  I like having flexibility, options, negotiating points.  Some people need somebody to be very clear, very direct, and very to the point.  That's how I operate.  And work needs to be mutually enjoyable for all of the parties involved.  Celebrate achievements.  Recognition or reward runs very high in my value system.

I love the challenge of creating something pleasing to the eye.  I like the order, to walk into a place that's totally chaotic, nothing's happening, and there's a great opportunity to straighten things out.  I like to get the job of placing all the stuff, making it right so it works.

I like somebody with a little sizzle.  The most important thing in relationships is absolute autonomy and independence.  I admit I like to be in control and yet I'm kind of easygoing in that I just want freedom.  Freedom to me is leave me alone, let me do it.  Anything that constrains me around that I don't like and kind of rebel against.  I don't like to be told what to do or what to think.  And although I know it's good for me, I don't like feedback either.  It takes a lot to rattle me, and even then I just go on.  I tend not to dwell on things, but sometimes I have a tendency to imagine worst-case scenarios, especially when I am stressed.

Family is very important.  Just getting together and being close with the family, I think that's satisfying.  I don't have a whole lot of really deep friendships, but yet I like to think people would describe me as dedicated, determined, and loyal.  I sometimes have difficulty concealing what I am thinking or feeling.  I don't like the pressure of having to say no.  I can be somewhat cool but a genuine friend as a personal relationship evolves.  Trustworthiness in personal relationships is very important, that we can disagree and still be friends, and if our backs were ever to the wall, I'm there and I would expect the same.

If I don't respect someone, I avoid them.  If I can find another way to do business I will.  I surround myself with people that I feel comfortable with, but they're totally my selection.

I like taking on something that I want to do and getting it done and seeing results, keeping things moving along just to see that I have met some goals—a feeling of accomplishment in a day.  I'll always take bigger risks if I feel confident enough.  Then I'll work with it for a while, and if I see it's not going anywhere, I just move on and go from there.

That summarizes how I deal with situations.
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