More of what I already know

I’m continually amazed at personality tests. This one, the PersonalDNA test, was one of the most ambiguous to date, but it still figured me out pretty well. Without further ado, here I am:

My personal PNAIt labels me the Respectful Leader and equates me to the Myers-Briggs ISTP.

Reading up a bit on the Myers-Briggs on the almighty Wikipedia, ISTPs, along with the rest of the personalities, have associated “personality archtypes” and “temperments.” The archtype is “crafter,” which makes a lot of sense and goes right along with my lead Kolbe Index striving instint to build stuff.

And my temperment is an artisan; we “seek freedom to act and are concerned with their ability to make an impact on people or situations. Their greatest strength is tactical intelligence, which means that they excel at acting, composing, producing, and motivating.”

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.


Christy Randall

about 14 years ago

I'm a personality test junky myself. I've taken a bunch of them since I was a psych major, but your rainbow spectrum's new to me. Is there a place I can check it out more? I can totally see you as an ISTP. Long-thinking, slow-judging, logical processing...yup. I should hang out with you more! How about that summertime dreaming idea of Sherry's?



about 14 years ago

Yeah. Just head on over to personaldna.com. They have some unique measuring devices, which is what I was referring to when I said "the most ambiguous to date..." It didn't feel I was being particularly accurate. But I guess the whole point is just going with instincts and not thinking about stuff too much... which really clashes with my said personality...



about 14 years ago

Same as you, Joel, this pretty much has me picked dead on. I am a Cautious Architect.


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