Myers Briggs is so 2017
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The Lipson-Shiu Corporate type test The personality test you never knew you needed.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies (108 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
Mensch. Thought so.
posted by rhizome at 4:22 PM on January 1 [7 favorites]


ICUE. Oddly that sounds about right.
posted by Literaryhero at 4:23 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Mensch.
posted by Talez at 4:28 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


SLUG here, uhmm...not my experience. In fact, as far from its conclusion as I might imagine...but I did enjoy the questions.
posted by lazycomputerkids at 4:29 PM on January 1


I got Basil Fawlty, I'll take that.
posted by octothorpe at 4:29 PM on January 1 [6 favorites]


My propensity to work against the spirit of the rules when I play D&D aggravates my fellow players and makes me wonder why I didn't score ILUE (Gremlin).

My favorite was probably the time I played a cleric who refused to heal because I was convinced that magic was a limited source in the world and I wouldn't just use it all willy-nilly. It frankly worked well in that campaign because I had a lot of points in Turning, and most of what we dealt with was undead. I forget more of my lore, but I remember it had to do with my belief in Boccob.

Gosh that was a fun game of being a Gremlin.

Anyway, I guess I'm more like Frederick Fronkensteen.
posted by deadaluspark at 4:31 PM on January 1 [5 favorites]


ICUE (Mad Scientist/Hacker) The nicest thing I've been called in long time. Proud to be Frankenstein, the DOCTOR, not the monster.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:35 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


hell yeah SCUE. it is really a kind of satyagraha or something though if you’re in an environment where these kinds of categorization make sense
posted by vogon_poet at 4:45 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


ILIE

When that came up, I thought they were mocking me or something.
posted by yesster at 4:45 PM on January 1 [5 favorites]


They are, if you want them to.
posted by lazycomputerkids at 4:50 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


ILIG, although apparently more likely to be something else and 'covering it well'
posted by Panthalassa at 4:54 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


ICIE (Torturer). I'll take it.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 4:58 PM on January 1 [7 favorites]


Anyway 'the ideal person to be in charge of anything' is the best compliment I've received in ages and I'm ill so I'm going to pretend I am in fact the inaugural Archangel.
posted by Panthalassa at 4:59 PM on January 1


SCUG, which is weirdly accurate...
"The SCUG is a cruel joke on the part of nature. He or she wanders from distaster to disaster with only the best of intentions, but with none of the facilities required to fulfil them. Can be found by following the sounds of the words "Oops" and "Sorry""
posted by one4themoment at 5:02 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


ICIE (Torturer).

Heh. Tell me about it.
posted by Splunge at 5:02 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


There are so many ICUEs in here, it's like being at the annual L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. convention.
posted by briank at 5:03 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Also an ILIE. I don't think I'm evil but none of the other categories seem to fit either.
posted by subdee at 5:15 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Mensch. This pretty much sums up my life. I care deeply about doing the right thing and invest a lot of mental energy into it, but in the long run it isn't really going to make much difference.
posted by bunderful at 5:15 PM on January 1 [8 favorites]


Mensch- sure, I shoulda been a contenda, I shoulda touched the wire, but I know better, and it ain't my job.
posted by Oyéah at 5:19 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


ICIE; Torturer. I didn't know I had it in me.
posted by KingEdRa at 5:23 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


ILIE, which doesn't surprise me at all

mwhahaha
posted by lineofsight at 5:34 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


ICUG (Inventor)

The ICUG is given to solitude and shoe staring. He or she loves little puzzles and is often a good source of off-the-wall, innovative ideas. Best left to their own devices with only occasional steering (example: Leonardo da Vinci)

This seems fine to me, so I'll take it (though I wouldn't have thought this of me, but hey).
posted by MovableBookLady at 5:43 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


SLIG (Figurehead)
Particularly skilled at those aspects of life that do not involve thought, SLIGs tend to be popular. As overseers, they tend to adopt a hands-off approach (it obviates the need to understand things). They like things best when everyone is quietly and happily toeing the party line. Examples are common in the third and later generations of wealthy dynasties, especially among royalty.

Wait was this a real thing or a joke.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 5:44 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


I think this is 100% which star wars character you picked.
I chose Leia.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 5:46 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


I had the problem (and I'll bet many of you did too) where the first thing - and often the only thing - that came to my mind wasn't among the multiple choice questions. For example...

What do you understand by the sentence "An 80% solution on time is better than 100% late"
I get to do four-fifths and drink a fifth.

I like to...
Work my way AWAY from people.

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph...:
Is to convince enough people they aren't evil.

My favourite Star Wars character is...
What? No R2D2 or Chewbacca???

I need to listen to others...
Who outrank me.

Life is...
A bowl of cherries... with pits.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:52 PM on January 1 [17 favorites]


Sorry, St. Peepsburg, I also chose Leia and I am a SCIE (Natural Disaster). Example: Cthulhu.

I was surprised some questions had more than 4 answers. Seems like it could complicate scoring.
posted by Emmy Rae at 5:52 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


I am a bit wary of the accuracy of any of the other letters of people who got C for the second one.
posted by ckape at 5:54 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


ILIG (Archangel )
The ILIG is the ideal person to be in charge of anything: trustworthy, effective and devoted to the cause. Unfortunately, none have yet been found. If the test evaluated you as this you are probably an ILIE or ILUE (and covering it well) or a SCUG or SCUE (and not safe to be typing on anything electrical).


Funny story: I am a CEO of a tech company. I am all of those things depending on how well things are going.

Data point: I chose Leia, too.
posted by Alison at 5:55 PM on January 1 [10 favorites]


....ILIG.

And many of my actual answers weren't options.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:58 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I feel I should point out that despite being a natural disaster, I was an Executive Assistant for 5 years and am now a Project Coordinator. Maybe I have been hired by SCIGs who find me entertaining.
posted by Emmy Rae at 6:04 PM on January 1


I got a rock.
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:09 PM on January 1 [12 favorites]


1. Which of the following phrases are you most likely to use?

There's no I in Team, but there's three in multiple personality disorder.

What do you understand by the sentence "An 80% solution on time is better than 100% late"

Cut some features, lie about it and ship that shit. We got other projects in the pipe.

When I play games I try to

Exploit the rules. Nothing says a dog can't play basketball.

I need to listen to others...

No I don't.

Torturer here. I'll take it.
posted by mrgoat at 6:14 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


ILIE which is exactly right. No one will ever find those bodies.

How can anyone's favourite character not be Han Solo? I don't trust any of you now.
posted by fshgrl at 6:15 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I'm Mary Poppins y'all!

(ICIG)
posted by bonehead at 6:17 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


ICUG, which nails it actually.
posted by Morpeth at 6:34 PM on January 1


I also got MENSCH and I chose Leia. (data point)
posted by Lynsey at 6:34 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


I think this is 100% which star wars character you picked.
I chose Leia.


I picked Leia and got the exact opposite of you-- ICUE. Mad scientists for the win!
posted by Margalo Epps at 6:35 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Somehow this describes me to a t..

ICIG (Entrepeneur) - A bubbling energetic type often with boundless energy and a short attention span. Has a pattern of getting enthused about a project, starting it up and leaving the rest to others (example: Maria von Trapp)

I also picked Leia.
posted by some chick at 6:51 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


ICIE(the torturer)...I knew KingEdRa had it in them.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 6:51 PM on January 1


Emmy Rae, fellow natural disaster here. (Mind, I chose the answer I thought was funniest for each question.)

As a data point, I am also the CEO of a tech company. I have a one-person "S" Corp.
posted by maxwelton at 6:54 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Anyone who chooses Jar Jar deserves to be booted from the quiz immediately
posted by Hermione Granger at 6:59 PM on January 1 [6 favorites]


Also an ICIG but I was sad there was no way to answer "I hate Star Wars."
posted by dame at 7:08 PM on January 1 [6 favorites]


(Mind, I chose the answer I thought was funniest for each question.)

That seems like the most likely way to be declared a natural disaster! Since it is a joke quiz I treated it as a joke and picked truish funny answers. Does that mean it actually worked?
posted by Emmy Rae at 7:12 PM on January 1


ICIEs. We must join together. We could make this a really fun place.
posted by Splunge at 7:16 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


What's it mean if I got Unicorn?
posted by scalefree at 7:18 PM on January 1


ICUE. Not wrong.
posted by PMdixon at 7:18 PM on January 1


ILIG, but secretly a grand vizier.
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 7:26 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


ILIG. Which, honestly, seemed like the most plausible set of responses? So apparently pretty ingenuous, as well.
posted by SandCounty at 7:43 PM on January 1


My charming bride and I both are ICIE (Torturer). I think we bond over torturing others.
posted by drfu at 7:43 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I'm a ILUE, a gremlin. I picked Leia too. Because I don't like Star Wars at all and my general response when voting in an election for local type things I don't know about is to pick a woman as I trust them in general to do the right thing. I've never thought of myself as a gremlin. I take it as a compliment and a challenge.
posted by njohnson23 at 7:54 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


ICUE GANG
posted by raihan_ at 7:55 PM on January 1


ICIEs. We must join together. We could make this a really fun place.

Another ICIE here. I like your thinking on this, and I have some ideas that could turn this place around.
posted by medusa at 8:24 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


I got "Bob, the sanitation Engineer". I think this test is broken.

(Actually, I got ILUG, but was hoping for ICUG. I am disappoint.)
posted by Samizdata at 8:47 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


It seems I'm an ILUG and now I feel swell.
posted by datawrangler at 8:47 PM on January 1


I used to fit in so well here as an INTJ but now I'm a SCUG? The test is broken.
posted by selfmedicating at 8:54 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Here is where I confess I was an SCIG. (Celebrity.) The best boss for people who hate bosses.

I confess it was spot on except I do not walk into walls. I have fallen out of a rolling office chair a time or two tho.

(I picked Leia fwiw.)
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 8:54 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


BTW, I picked Han, of course.
posted by Samizdata at 9:07 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Torturer
nothing at all like me. none of the answers fit
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:49 PM on January 1


I didn't choose the SLUG life... The SLUG life chose me.

( I also chose Leia. It was between she and Han and she's a girl so I chose her cuz GIRLS RULE )
posted by shalom at 11:11 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Girls do indeed rule, but every Star Wars era boy wanted to be a scruffy nerf herder...
posted by Samizdata at 11:37 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


ICUG: solitude/shoe staring/off the wall ideas.
Add insomnia ... and ...
Yeah.
posted by alwayson_slightlyoff at 12:42 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


I'm sure Leia got the solid majority or votes but Han got pretty much ALL the rest. Come on, would ANYBODY say their favorite Star Wars character was Darth (even in his Anakin youth?) or Lando... or JAR JAR?? I bet anybody who chose that would be automatically categorized "IWTF".
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:58 AM on January 2


nothing at all like me. none of the answers fit

Touch this contact. It'll realign your energies and the test might work better.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:03 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


oneswellfoop, when I first saw Star Wars on opening weekend I came out with a hero. It was Darth Vader. And I'm a Torturer (by this metric), so yeah, better than Meyers-Briggs by a long shot.

FWIW, My additional heroes were Fozzie Bear and my dad.

Stil ICIE, I guess.
posted by drfu at 1:17 AM on January 2


My childhood may have been slightly fucked up tho.
posted by drfu at 1:18 AM on January 2


ILIE
well it's how Archangels get things done

I also chose Leia.
And most of my answers were out of humor (OR WERE THEY...)

"I need to listen to others... in order to foil their petty plans."
"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph... Sorry? Are you criticising my work?"
"How much did you cheat on this test? Let me check the results before answering this"

That last one still has me chortling at my desk. "Let me check and get back to you on that."
posted by fraula at 1:39 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


ICIE. I appear to have Found My People.
posted by flabdablet at 1:45 AM on January 2 [2 favorites]


SCIG (Celebrity)

*blushes*

The SCIG is a benign incompetent...

Hey now

and the only challenge is to stop them from coming to harm by walking into walls, etc. Not big on plans or ideas, SCIGs generally leave people to their own devices (Example: Jerry Lewis)

Ouch

Also: Han
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:49 AM on January 2


As I said earlier, my Star Wars favorite wasn't on the list, it's Chewbacca. And my favorite Muppet is Rowlf and my favorite superhero is Squirrel Girl (only recently usurping Spider Man for the honor). And all of them are now Disney properties... if they ever acquire Bullwinkle, I'm doomed...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:58 AM on January 2


if they ever acquire Bullwinkle, I'm doomed

You could just switch to Lumpy.
posted by flabdablet at 2:29 AM on January 2


There's no substitute for Bullwinkle, and I was just reminded that when his show first went Prime Time way back in 1961, he had the time slot right before Disney's show on NBC Sunday Nights, and when the producers had an extra minute or two to fill, he did this. (yep, a Bullwinkle puppet doing jokes about Disney) But I digress.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:40 AM on January 2


Figurehead

That works! It's my favorite book!
posted by chavenet at 3:21 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


ILIE and I picked Vader because since the age of five I have identified with the walking Jedi disaster that is Anakin Skywalker...

(My Myers-Briggs is ENTP, devil's advocate/Bugs Bunny...)
posted by I claim sanctuary at 3:31 AM on January 2


I'm sure Leia got the solid majority or votes but Han got pretty much ALL the rest. Come on, would ANYBODY say their favorite Star Wars character was Darth (even in his Anakin youth?) or Lando... or JAR JAR??

I don't know what you look for in a character, but Lando is the only one who wears a cape, so he got my vote.
posted by Literaryhero at 3:33 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


ILIE, so yeah, pretty accurate test.

6. When I play games I try to:

Follow the rules
Bend the rules
Break the rules
Make the rules
Master the rules
Understand the rules
Understand that rules are important... for those who don't know enough yet.

I picked "make the rules", which is the obvious next task after that. But I had to mentally add "for them".
posted by ctmf at 3:57 AM on January 2 [3 favorites]


In fact, I'm trying to get the oversight people who work for me to stop citing rules at people. It's passing the buck. If the manual says X, it says that for $REASON. So understand the reason and skip the middle step. I'm not going to let you do that for $REASON.

Go ahead and argue with me. When it finally occurs to you to look up the regulation (which you should have done before I even got involved), you're going to look really stupid.

And then, they'll get trained not to argue with me. And that's when I can start making shit up.
posted by ctmf at 4:05 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


a hero. It was Darth Vader.

He's a 'hands on doesn't actually file paperwork' bureaucrat. Almost like the machine was leading a rebellion VS the system.


ILIG (and the questions vary based on the Which of the following phrases are you most likely to use? not having the up-listed answer. I answered "Team is an anagram of meat")
posted by rough ashlar at 5:01 AM on January 2


I turn out to be SCIE ("Natural disaster", ex. Cthulhu).

Worried, now.
posted by cstross at 5:20 AM on January 2 [2 favorites]


ICUE (and I picked Darth Vader).
posted by box at 5:24 AM on January 2


I got Mensch and picked Han. ILUG certainly fits.
posted by Calzephyr at 5:33 AM on January 2


I got Cthulhu, which seems legit given I drive my coworkers mad by hiding away at my desk sleeping.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:38 AM on January 2 [3 favorites]


Inventor! Go go gadget earballs!
posted by Annika Cicada at 5:42 AM on January 2


ICUE, of course.

Now excuse me, there's someone something making noise in the lab I have to take care of.
posted by tommasz at 6:26 AM on January 2


ICIE, and I picked Han (because it was already selected and I didn’t feel like putting much thought into that question). I don’t really see myself as that sadistic, but hey, personality tests don’t lie! I’m pretty sure I work with a lot of ILUEs, though.
posted by TedW at 6:43 AM on January 2


With a few SLUEs thrown in as well.
posted by TedW at 6:46 AM on January 2


When I play games I try to

Exploit the rules. Nothing says a dog can't play basketball.

I took that as the subtext of "Master the rules" (the one I picked).

ILUG/Mensch - and I picked Leia.
posted by solotoro at 7:15 AM on January 2 [2 favorites]


ICIG. I agree with the leaving things to others bit!
posted by h00py at 7:47 AM on January 2


And Leia, of course.
posted by h00py at 7:48 AM on January 2


I'm a SCUG. Of course I just sent it to my boss!
posted by lagomorphius at 10:09 AM on January 2


ICUG (also Leia)
posted by Kriesa at 11:52 AM on January 2


ILIE (accurate; also went with Darth Vader)
posted by snaw at 12:18 PM on January 2


SEXY, picked Artoo-Detoo.
posted by Index Librorum Prohibitorum at 1:29 PM on January 2 [1 favorite]


ICIG, also. I feel weirdly shamed for not following through on things and completing them more.
posted by sciatrix at 2:06 PM on January 2


ICUG (Inventor) The ICUG is given to solitude and shoe staring. Two of my favorite pass times!
posted by jazon at 2:11 PM on January 2


I got ICUE, which is not inaccurate, but I feel I could have gotten ILUE if the answers were written better. When I read the answers for #1, I was like "Ha, okay, I guess I can pick one of these answers, sure", but from #2 on I was like "These answers don't even come close to describing me, so might as well pick whatever." (I mean, except for Lando, I answered that one in earnest.)
posted by 23skidoo at 2:34 PM on January 2


ICUE. Mad scientist. Heck yeah, I'll take it.
posted by kikaider01 at 2:59 PM on January 2


ICUG (Inventor)
The ICUG is given to solitude and shoe staring. He or she loves little puzzles and is often a good source of off-the-wall, innovative ideas. Best left to their own devices with only occasional steering (example: Leonardo da Vinci)

ah shit
posted by capricorn at 5:16 PM on January 2


they always give me whatever is the goddamn nerd one
posted by capricorn at 5:18 PM on January 2 [7 favorites]


I got the inventor, which I thought seemed a little off until I remembered I work from home, alone. Mrs. Fedora got the mensch, which is pretty much spot-on because she is in fact where work flows downhill to in order to get done.
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:32 PM on January 2


Han picked first, you know.
posted by skippyhacker at 6:07 PM on January 2


I must say I laughed at the realization that Luke is not an option
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:00 PM on January 2 [3 favorites]


"These answers don't even come close to describing me, so might as well pick whatever."

So, easily provoked into providing bad data? Sounds like a C to me.
posted by ctmf at 7:20 PM on January 2


Bah, I don't have a favorite Star Wars character because I haven't seen Star Wars!

(so I picked Leia because I think she also wears her hair in a bun, or multiple buns)

All my results are terrible! I can't even get SLUG, which makes up for the terrible value by having a great name. Slug slug slug.
posted by batter_my_heart at 8:10 PM on January 2 [1 favorite]


Proud SLUG here. Although I chose that I bend the rules because my whole team basically do that all the time.
posted by numaner at 9:31 PM on January 2


Team Torturer here. When's the first meeting?
posted by MexicanYenta at 10:28 PM on January 2


So, easily provoked into providing bad data? Sounds like a C to me.

Totally, but it wasn't so much that it was easy to provoke me into providing bad data, but more that all the data I could possibly provide would be bad.
posted by 23skidoo at 6:55 AM on January 3


Torturer as well. Not surprised.
posted by Tarumba at 11:01 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]


ICUG (Inventor)

I like making things, so I’ll take it.
posted by eustacescrubb at 9:48 AM on January 7


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