Friday, July 19, 2013


So I was just looking through my daily reads (20+ websites, can you believe it? I can't) and saw this post by one of my makeup guru, Caralyn Brook. It's about a personality test with some sort of Enneagram thingy I don't quite get but I tried, and my results are out.

I am one, the Reformer. I share the same traits with Sandra Day O'Connor, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mahatma Gandhi, Al Gore, Kate Middleton, Katherine Hepburn, and the list goes on. Needless to say that I feel very awesome at the moment. It's not that I 100% believe this kind of tests, but it kinda helps you know who you really are (our main goal in the teen years, am I right or what?)

Reformers are realistic, conscientious, and principled. They strive to live up to their high ideals.

Below are basic pointers about being a 'one'... And spot on. I *am* hard on myself and I'm super tense and anxious when it comes to excitement. 

How to Get Along with Me
  • Take your share of the responsibility so I don't end up with all the work.
  • Acknowledge my achievements.
  • I'm hard on myself. Reassure me that I'm fine the way I am.
  • Tell me that you value my advice.
  • Be fair and considerate, as I am.
  • Apologize if you have been unthoughtful. It will help me to forgive.
  • Gently encourage me to lighten up and to laugh at myself when I get uptight, but hear my worries first.
What I Like About Being a One
  • being self-disciplined and able to accomplish a great deal
  • working hard to make the world a better place
  • having high standards and ethics; not compromising myself
  • being reasonable, responsible, and dedicated in everything I do
  • being able to put facts together, coming to good understandings, and figuring out wise solutions
  • being the best I can be and bringing out the best in other people
What's Hard About Being a One
  • being disappointed with myself or others when my expectations are not met
  • feeling burdened by too much responsibility
  • thinking that what I do is never good enough
  • not being appreciated for what I do for people
  • being upset because others aren't trying as hard as I am
  • obsessing about what I did or what I should do
  • being tense, anxious, and taking things too seriously
Ones as Children Often
  • criticize themselves in anticipation of criticism from others
  • refrain from doing things that they think might not come out perfect
  • focus on living up to the expectations of their parents and teachers
  • are very responsible; may assume the role of parent
  • hold back negative emotions ("good children aren't angry")
Ones as Parents
  • teach their children responsibility and strong moral values
  • are consistent and fair
  • discipline firmly 

There are 32 questions and I answered 8 (most of each category) on this particular trait. My secondary most is number four, which is the Individualist. Dare to take the test?

(please refer back to Cara's site for more detailed info! x)

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