Alphabet Soup

As you’ve probably heard me say before, I’m a Myers-Briggs personality type INTJ. (Not providing a link…go Google it, lazy asses.) One of the traits of INTJs is that we’re the type who is most interested in taking online personality quizzes! So true to type, I found yet another ‘legitimate’ personality typing quiz online (Legit as in, actually created/used by psychologists and with a wee bit o’ science underlying it…as opposed to “Which Orlando Bloom character R u?” created by SexiELf48 on Quizilla.)

The new system is called the SLOAN/Big 5 type test. It’s based on the principle that there are 5 independent personality characteristics that are not influenced by/interdependent on other personality characteristics. Extroversion/Introversion, Calm/Moody, Orderly/Unorderly, Accomodating/Egocentric, Intellectually curious/Not . It measures the five, then gives you a type. Read more here.

So now I have a new label to slap on myself! Besides being a Scorpio, INTJ, Alfred Einstein, whose Ewan McGregor character type was Alex from Shallow Grave, and who should marry Boromir according to many quizzes, I am now ALSO a Sloan Type:


Unfortunately, this system does not have the amount of published info that say, Myers-Briggs does. I can barely find anything about it, and the description of my type is really just a string of words. But WHAT a string of words! Here is the description, and I have to say it is the most accurate thing I’ve ever read:

withdrawn, loner, moody, dislikes crowds, avoidant, not big on fun, socially unskilled, not that interested in others, overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings frequently, depressed, requires lots of time alone to recharge, socially awkward, hard to get to know, feels defective, averse to change, low self confidence, dislikes small talk, dislikes touchy feely types, private, not prone to complimenting others, driven by own personal gain, pessimistic, self absorbed, indifferent to the feelings of others, does not easily forgive, inflexible, skeptical, embarrassed easily, tense, lower energy level, attracted to things associated with sadness, very suspicious of others, does not believe in human goodness, interested in intellectual pursuits, does not put the welfare of others ahead of self, lonely, not known for generosity, unadventurous, doubting, quick to judge others, discontent, hard to understand, wounded at the core, believes in a logical answer for everything, worrying, uncooperative, agnostic/atheist tendencies, has anxiety, not physically affectionate with most people, feels second place is not good enough, frustrated when people don’t live up to expectations

Dayyyum! There. Now you know everything about me, and I can just stop writing this blog completely. :) The only thing I quibble with is “wounded at the core.” That’s so….eww…Morrissey or something. Besides, I don’t need excuses like that to justify my being a miserable bitch…I just AM because I ENJOY it. heh.
The INTJ descriptor is quite accurate, too, but this is just spot-on. (Incidentally, when cross-comparing systems, there is amuch overlap between INTJs and RLOEIs.)

If you want to take the test, go here. But be warned, it is pretty long and time-consuming. Be sure to share your results, so I can geek out over them!

5 Responses to “Alphabet Soup”

  1. hapnor Says:

    I am a self-absorbed cunt!!!


    atheist/agnostic tendencies, unconcerned with public image, lower energy level, does not value tradition, avoidant, does not put the welfare of others above self, not punctual, unproductive, does not believe in human goodness, not easily moved to tears, seldom bothered by the suffering of strangers, insensitive to the needs of others, relaxed, quiet around strangers, tendency to believe only in self, people have trouble reading them but they don’t care, late finishing work, acts without planning, withdrawn, rarely too busy, not a perfectionist, uncooperative, not prone to complimenting people, does not believe in life after death, avoids crowds, prefers unpredictable to organized, not passionate about bettering the world’s condition, does not second guess self, able to control cravings, calm in crisis, ambivalent to the feelings of others, believes in the importance of art, dislikes small talk, socially uncomfortable, private, not known for generosity, acts without consulting others, hard to get to know, not easily frustrated, interested in intellectual pursuits, not open about feelings, loner, asks many questions, open to change, influenced more by self than others, bored at work

  2. kta Says:

    Well…aren’t I special?!? ;-)

    makes plans and sticks to them, easily moved to tears, prefers organized to unpredictable, easy to get to know, clean, orderly, easily frustrated, heart over mind, prefers to finish things ahead of schedule, always on the go, organized, tense, easily hurt, prone to panic, religious tendencies, gregarious, open, punctual, perfectionist, realist, narcissistic, worrying, values rules and regulations, uninterested in science, competitive, interested in others, always prepared, aggressive, fears doing the wrong thing, generous, helpful, hard working, productive, socially skilled, ambivalent about theoretical discussions, strong sense of purpose, likes to lead, apologetic, finishes most things they start, not scientific, dislikes science fiction, spens more time in group activities than solitary activities, not mystical, not manipulative, traditional, emotional, fits in most places, feels best when romantically involved, prefers the familiar to the unfamiliar, motivated, prefers to do things with others

  3. LOUP Says:

    RLOEI … yeah I’d say were alike. = )

  4. Darlene Says:

    I am a female RLOEI.
    I would like to encourage everyone who takes that test and reads their description to notice that these descriptions list mainly faults and unflattering traits (obviously assembled by someone who is exceedingly critical).
    Every type also has beneficial and positive traits, which these “scientists” did not trouble themselves with discovering or describing.
    Be encouraged that you are probably much nicer than their description has made you out to be.

    Their RLOEI traits described me perfectly- as I was when I was a child- but I have matured and improved since then, and thankfully, some of those descriptors no longer pertain to me.

  5. Tamia M Says:

    I happened upon the same results while trying to figure out what the hell to do with my life, after my post-graduate diploma in photography proved to be pretty useless. INTJ, RLOEI. Po-tai-to, po-tah-to, it seems. Found your site while googling rloei, actually. I’ve also had an affinity for blogging for a long time. Neat :) I’ll have to subscribe to your feed :)

    I was pretty irritated by the lack of any kind of positive trait on that site, or its sister sites. Other than that, I was figuring a career change in that realm anyways. Good to know I was in the correct neighborhood.

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