Yesterday my friend Sarah called me from New Zealand to let me know that my website was hacked. This is definitely bad news, especially if you consider that I have been working on the site for several months. When I checked, my little baby turned indeed black with some groovy music on it and the note that it was hacked by some Bangladeshi hackers. And despite all, I was not really worried since I somehow knew it was going to be OK. And indeed, a few hours later, my site looked “normal” again.
I have no idea how or why it happened or how it got restored again but the important thing is that it works! And I made some backups since then just in case the hackers will return.
Anyway, I was quite surprised by the fact that I didn’t get upset when I saw the damage and I was wondering if this was an exception or my natural reaction to situations. And then I took a personality test somebody recommended to me. And not just “a” test but THE personality test: THE BIG 5! And indeed, the test proved that I was “not bothered by disorder”…and I suppose finding your site hacked could be seen as a “disorder”.
But this was not the only thing the test showed…..unfortunately. OK, I knew I was not punctual and quite impatient, but did they really have to stress that I was an “underachiever”, not very intellectual and not passionate about improving the world? I could even continue here but I have to think about my image here.
Anyway, I was so into these tests (and of course the results of the first one were unacceptable) that I had to do another one. I went for the Meyers-Briggs test. Thanks god this time my personality seemed to have even positive sides to it. Actually, it was quite opposite from the first test. Here I seem to be bright, intuitive, creative and very good with people. I even recognize myself in the jobs I should do and should not do.
Obviously, I only believe in the outcome of the Myers-Briggs test but I am willing to admit that I sometimes, occasionally, very, very rarely might be indeed a little “superficial”. And even though none of the tests showed that I was a perfectionist, it hurts to realize that I am not perfect :-).
What about you? Do you agree with either of the test results? I’d love to have some support here that the BIG 5 test is, despite its wide acceptance, indeed not very reliable….