Friday, May 23, 2008

Help A Birthday Girl Out

It's Steph's birthday today...or perhaps yesterday. It's today, right Steph? I always think it's the 22nd and it's in my birthday book as the 22nd but I have this memory of you telling me it was the 23rd and me being embarrassed but I can't prove it. Please help me!

Anyway, she's unemployed at the moment and interviewing diligently. The other day she had a pretty good one and they asked her to take a personality test. It turned out to be really weird and she's looking for some feedback. Will you go check out what she says about it and see what you think, please? Oh, you know, and leave her a comment to let her know what that thinking is too, also please.

You could wish her Happy Birthday, too.

You know, if you wanted.


  1. Anonymous6:04 PM

    Thanks Liz. Today is my birthday, the 23rd. What a perfect day to celebrate. It is beautiful out and I walked around taking a bunch of photos too! Yay

  2. Anonymous3:59 PM

    Personality tests are fucking evil.

    To a normal person, there isn't a "right" answer most of the time. So you either guess at what the "right" answer may be, or you psych yourself out by wondering what answer the potential employer may be looking for and choosing that, in which case you're not really answering honestly. Or you just throw your hands up in the air and randomly put down something that you don't really believe in (because, really, none of the answers made any fucking sense) and then you get judged on that. ("Hmm. She said 'none'. Innnnteresting.") Three different people could choose the same answer but for the three different reasons described above. Are they all the same personality? By definition, no. But the test says otherwise.

    I usually give the field of psychology a lot of leeway, assuming things are taken with a grain of salt. But these tests are utter crap, in my view.