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MOTIV Personality Test

EyeSeeCold

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#1
http://similarminds.com/1/motiv.php
PLEASE NOTE: SELECTING THE MIDDLE MEANS A STATEMENT IS 50% ACCURATE
or on word/phrase choice items, that you are exactly in between
Also, there is a bug in the script (which I'm working on fixing) so don't select 0 or 100 on any of the answers or you will trigger the bug, limit your answers to 1-99

Your results:
Materialistic 23%
Offbeat 65%
Thinking 68%
Intimate 14%
Vital 22%

Your MOTIV type is SOTWD
Your MOTIV+ type is Sot|W|D
Your Primary type is Withholding
 
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#3
Materialistic 50%
Offbeat 74%
Thinking 90%
Intimate 86%
Vital 60%



Your MOTIV type is XOTIV
Your MOTIV+ type is xO|T|Iv
Your Primary type is Thinking
X(%)O(74%)T(90%)I(86%)V(60%)

:cat:
 

pjoa09

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#4
SOTW|D|
 

walfin

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#5
Materialistic 45% 49%
Offbeat 65% 59%
Thinking 38% 56%
Intimate 39% 58%
Vital 25% 56%

Your MOTIV type is SOEWD
Your MOTIV+ type is xoEW|D|
Your Primary type is Depressed
S(55%)O(65%)E(62%)W(61%)D(75%)
 

Teohrn

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#6
Materialistic 24% 49%
Offbeat 69% 59%
Thinking 82% 56%
Intimate 42% 58%
Vital 42% 56%

Your MOTIV type is SOTWD
Your MOTIV+ type is So|T|Wd
Your Primary type is Thinking
S(76%)O(69%)T(82%)W(58%)D(58%)
 
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#8
I don't really like the sliding scale this uses. I more prefer the Strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, and strongly disagree scales.

M 39%
O 77%
T 44%
I 54%
V 17%

SOEID

Largely accurate. M seems true. I really don't care about the materialist stuff, but I've gotten to be a little more, recently, since I've been trying to be more social, that relies on a little more materialism than I'd like. O is high, as I'd expect, since it's largely Intuition. I didn't necessarily expect such a low T, but it sort of makes sense. I'm logical, but not necessarily always analytical. My logic is more "gut," so while I tend to follow my "gut" it's usually more logical than emotional. Besides, it seems to tie in some of Intuition into the low end of the spectrum, and my N is way more powerful than my T. I, I'm surprised is so mid-level. I would have thought it would be either very high, since I love humanity, or very low, since I hate people, but the two seemed to cancel out. V seems just about right. I am discontent with my life, and very apathetic.
 

EyeSeeCold

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#9
I don't really like the sliding scale this uses. I more prefer the Strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, and strongly disagree scales.
There are other MOTIV tests with the agree/disagree options, I just liked the sliding scales version. :p
 

Jennywocky

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#10
Your MOTIV type is SOTID
Your MOTIV+ type is so|T|xx
Your Primary type is Thinking
S(68%)O(67%)T(71%)I(55%)D(51%)




One problem: Leaving an item at 50% gets treated as an incomplete -- however, this is not really always the case. I had to fudge a few that I saw as evenly divided just to change the perceptage to get the test to complete.
 
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#11
If you choose 50% is should be okay I answered that on 17 questions.

Materialistic 25%
Offbeat 85%
Thinking 65%
Intimate 38%
Vital 46%

Your MOTIV type is SOTWD
 

Jennywocky

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#12
If you choose 50% is should be okay I answered that on 17 questions.
I only "missed" three and it made me go back and move the slider (even just a percent was good enough) on all three of them in order to finish the test. *shrug*
 
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#13
Materialistic 17%
Offbeat 89%
Thinking 93%
Intimate 36%
Vital 68%

Your MOTIV type is SOTWV
Your MOTIV+ type is SO|T|Wv
Your Primary type is Thinking
S(83%)O(89%)T(93%)W(64%)V(68%)
 
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#14
I only "missed" three and it made me go back and move the slider (even just a percent was good enough) on all three of them in order to finish the test. *shrug*
Actually, I got an error the first time saying I didn't choose between 1 and 99, which I did. I changed all the 99 to 98 and it worked. Perhaps it's just a weird bug :confused:
 
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#15
I'm a little surprised by how low everyone seems to score on V.
 

EyeSeeCold

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#16
I'm a little surprised by how low everyone seems to score on V.
Why do you find it surprising?

Considering the description:
Motivation: To be alive
Purpose: Life drive/instinct
Conflict: optimism/motivation vs. pessimism/apathy
Historic antecedent: Freudian Life vs. Death instinct
Historic example: Viktor Frankl
Film example: Chuck Noland (Cast Away)
Counter example: Sylvia Plath

Characteristics: making progress in life, happy, knows who they are, open about who they are, doesn't hide who they are, autonomous, optimistic, realistic, finds being who they are rewarding, knows what they are doing with their life, thriving, not prone to depression, takes initiative, feels comfortable with who they are, emotionally controlled, trusts their own judgment, not stressed, radiates joy, thinks they are living in the best part of their life right now, motivated, has close friends, athletic, good sense of right and wrong, confident, hard working, comfortable expressing romantic interest, knows how to enjoy themself, capable of trust, is capable of getting over social or romantic rejection, feels that their life belongs to them, seeks pleasure, true to self at all costs, not prone to complaining, independent, gregarious, prefers to participate fully rather than view life from the sidelines, not prone to anger, energetic, creative, trusts others, not easily confused, considered attractive by others, feels lucky much of the time, self reliant, true to their word, not a private person, not superficial, doesn't hide their failures from others, more calm than worrying, makes friends easily, good at taking advice, team player, has a lot of fun, not prone to addiction, honest, rational, respects customs (more)
http://similarminds.com/motiv/vitality.html

There are a lot of neutrals there, but enough descriptors to show that they are clearly trying to paint the picture of an outgoing, active, jovial, people-person.
 
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Why do you find it surprising?

Considering the description:

http://similarminds.com/motiv/vitality.html

There are a lot of neutrals there, but enough descriptors to show that they are clearly trying to paint the picture of an outgoing, active, jovial, people-person.
For this reason really. I can understand a lot of people being slightly under, my surprise is that people would score well below that.
 

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#18
For this reason really. I can understand a lot of people being slightly under, my surprise is that people would score well below that.
It's probably just the way the test was presented.


From the word descriptions I'd be somewhere in the 40%-55% range, and I got 22% on the test.
 
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#19
Your MOTIV+ type is S|O|Tiv
Your Primary type is Offbeat
S(75%)O(79%)T(71%)I(62%)V(62%)

I am pretty happy with the result, seems about right.

I do not believe I fit into the below description of 'vitality', although I am (now) generally happy with who I am and where I am.

I generally hate conservatism, conventionality, and people who claim to be 'normal'. Although I do follow a number of traditions including Christmas.
 
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#22
Materialistic 47%
Offbeat 66%
Thinking 75%
Intimate 52%
Vital 50%



Your MOTIV type is SOTIX
Your MOTIV+ type is xo|T|xx
Your Primary type is Thinking
S(53%)O(66%)T(75%)I(52%)X(%)
 

Polaris

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#24
Materialistic vs. Subjectivistic
Offbeat vs. Conventional
Thinking vs. Emotional
Intimate vs. Witholding
Vital vs. Depressed

Your MOTIV type is SOTWV
Your MOTIV+ type is s|O|TWv
Your Primary type is Offbeat
S(68%)O(88%)T(72%)W(80%)V(61%)


Offbeat (Unconventional)

Motivation:
To find new ways to do things
Purpose: Knowledge selection/discovery
Conflict: new ways vs. status quo/old ways
Historic antecedent: Jungian Intuition vs. Sensing
Historic example: Albert Einstein
Film example: Che Guevara (Motorcycle Diaries)
Counter example: Robert E. Lee

Characteristics: not big on customs/traditions,has a strong need for individuality, anti-status quo, revolutionary, their ideas sometimes surprise people, does things others find strange, obscure, non-conformist, peculiar, considered to be eccentric by others, abstract, lives life on own terms, alternative, experimental, artistic, rebels for the sake of rebellion (i.e. even when it doesn't make sense), *good at making impromptu speeches,has take frequent stands in the face of strong opposition, inclined to do the opposite of what others want them to do, good at coming up with something new, radical, discordant thinker, complex, crazy, wild, atypical, idiosyncratic, likes losing them-self in things, random, often acts on the spur of the moment, creative, likes to do frightening things, improviser, seeks out the patterns of the universe, feels best taking risks, main motivation is to be different, feels attracted to the mysterious, prefers variety to routine, has a vivid imagination, spontaneous, breaks the rules, prone to excess, intense, mystical.

*Yellow = wtf?

Edit: After reading it, the Thinking description seems to fit the INTJ-type....Offbeat seems more typical INTP, except the wild/risk factor...:confused:
 

EyeSeeCold

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#26
I'm a little surprised by how low everyone seems to score on V.
For this reason really. I can understand a lot of people being slightly under, my surprise is that people would score well below that.

Vital vs Depressed (Optimism/Happiness vs. Pessimism/Apathy)

This is the most important drive of the MOTIV system, the most essential to individual happiness, the desire to be alive. None of us chose to be born so it understandably makes sense that not everyone is fully on board with being alive. If you have ever been happy, grateful to be alive, even for a moment, then you know what it feels like for people that have a high Vital orientation, except for them, they are like that most of the time. There was an interesting article recently about a small percentage of the population that doesn't need much sleep.​

Continued here: http://research.similarminds.com/the-motiv-personality-system/588

The article includes more detailed descriptions of what Vital/Depressed entails, it's interesting at least.
 

ObliviousGenius

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Your MOTIV type is SOTWV
Your MOTIV+ type is sO|T|xx
Your Primary type is Thinking
S(68%)O(84%)T(85%)W(51%)V(51%)

I was a lot more decisive in my choices than normal on this test because of the sliding scale, although it's really just the same as an agree, strongly agree type etc.
 
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#28
Materialistic 23%
Offbeat 89%
Thinking 53%
Intimate 57%
Vital 54%

Your MOTIV type is SOTIV
Your MOTIV+ type is S|O|xix
Your Primary type is Offbeat

Snafu's thread has me thinking. Might this be why I test as INTP on both MBTI and Socionics and have higher results for both Fe and Fi than Si and Se on function tests? If it's worth anything: Ne>Ti>Ni>Fe>Fi>Si>Te>Se
 

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#30
Materialistic 23%
Offbeat 76%
Thinking 54%
Intimate 40%
Vital 30%

Your MOTIV type is SOTWD
Your MOTIV+ type is |S|OxWD
Your Primary type is Subjectivistic
S(77%)O(76%)T(54%)W(60%)D(70%)

I think what the test is trying to say is that people who score considerably low on V don't typically enjoy life and/or want to die. The 'Depressive' description is explicit enough in this regard:

Motivation: To return to an inorganic state
Purpose: Death drive/instinct
Conflict: pessimism/apathy vs. optimism/motivation
Historic antecedents: Freudian Death vs. Life instinct; Learned Helplessness
Historic example: Sylvia Plath
Film example: Leaving Las Vegas
Counter example: Viktor Frankl
Characteristics: self hating, sad, inclined to think life is not worth living, feels lost, frequently unhappy for no particular reason, feels trapped in body, not comfortable with self, feels they have little control over life, cannot make it a week without feeling unhappy, pessimistic, has exaggeratedly negative beliefs about themself, feels people would not like them if they really knew them, feels defective, anxious, self-conscious, feels like no one really knows them, hides who they really are from others, feels unable to change their circumstances (learned helplessness), pervasive feeling that something is missing inside them, unrelenting feeling of not being wanted, doesn't know what will make them happy, more reserved than outgoing, has suicidal thoughts and/or impulses, feels like they are just surviving, has identity issues, lacks will power, easily discouraged, feels uncomfortable around others, doesn't trust their own judgement, feels like an outsider
 
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#31
The test is bullshit, nonetheless, 99 isn't a good option. You have to choose 98 instead. His English sucks too. Some questions are odd, and the result contains more nonsense than the Bible.


Your MOTIV type is SOTWD
Your MOTIV+ type is SOT|W|x
Your Primary type is Withholding
S(76%)O(98%)T(85%)W(99%)D(51%)

The fuck? Some of the red parts are complete opposites of me, some just can't be applied...


Materialistic 24% 49%
Offbeat 98% 59%
Thinking 85% 56%
Intimate 1% 58%
Vital 49% 56%

Motivation: To look out for oneself
Purpose: Self Preservation
Conflict: look out for self vs. look out for others
Historic antecedent: Objectivism
Historic example: Roman Emperor Nero
Film example: Wall Street
Counter example: Mother Teresa
Characteristics: would rather please self than others, inclined to think volunteer work is a waste of time, believes their own happiness and success are more important than the happiness and success of others, takes more than they give, only cares about them-self, more standoff-ish than nice, believes they are the center of their universe, believes that people are things to be used, their ego is bigger than their heart, more likely to be sad than happy, does not believe others have good intentions, tend to be cold people, unaccommodating, considerate of their own feelings but inconsiderate of other peoples, feels no sense of social responsibility, more likely to enjoy hurting others (sadistic), feels justified in getting their way all the time, more likely to be discourteous, lacking in empathy, rarely thinks about what other people think/feel/expect, enjoys lying/duping others, disregards others, looks down on others, unwilling to admit when wrong, dishonest, reveals little about self, dislikes most people, not interested in friendships they can't control, would engage in behavior that was harmful to the world if it benefited them, doesn't like to apologize, untrustworthy, demeaning, self-centered, controlling
 
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The fuck? Some of the red parts are complete opposites of me, some just can't be applied...
Perhaps that dominant W is indication that you're not exactly being yourself based on certain circumstances. Just a thought.
 
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#33
Most of those are general ideas... Some of them of course can be applied due to certain circumstances. For example: would you not think that a guy with a gun in his hand threatening to kill you with a big grin on his face, if you won't obey his orders have good intentions?

I'm always myself, unless the situation calls to be extra-nice; can't question certain teachers, unless you want a few points from your tests subtracted. Otherwise, I'm myself. I see no reason to be extra-mean or an illogical idiot, I don't run mafia...
 

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#34
Materialistic 18% 49%
Offbeat 55% 59%
Thinking 93% 56%
Intimate 24% 58%
Vital 44% 56%
Perceived reward: (if you scored highly)


Materialistic vs. Subjectivistic
Offbeat vs. Conventional
Thinking vs. Emotional
Intimate vs. Witholding
Vital vs. Depressed

Your MOTIV type is SOTWD
Your MOTIV+ type is Sx|T|Wd
Your Primary type is Thinking
S(82%)O(55%)T(93%)W(76%)D(56%)
 

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#35
Materialistic vs. Subjectivistic
Offbeat vs. Conventional
Thinking vs. Emotional
Intimate vs. Witholding
Vital vs. Depressed

Your MOTIV type is MOTWV
Your MOTIV+ type is mo|T|Wv
Your Primary type is Thinking
M(58%)O(61%)T(82%)W(80%)V(59%)
 

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#36
Your results: Materialistic 41% 49%
Offbeat 81% 59%
Thinking 67% 56%
Intimate 48% 58%
Vital 52% 56%

Your MOTIV type is SOTWV
Your MOTIV+ type is s|O|txx
Your Primary type is Offbeat
S(59%)O(81%)T(67%)W(52%)V(52%)
 

Madoness

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#39
Your results:
Materialistic 25%
Offbeat 75%
Thinking 76%
Intimate 66%
Vital 35%

Your MOTIV type is SOTID
Your MOTIV+ type is SO|T|id
Your Primary type is Thinking
S(75%)O(75%)T(76%)I(66%)D(65%)