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Well that explains it!

I’m PD’d. I interviewed for a job at a family oriented company that I would have loved at a salary range that was exactly what I want complete with great benefits and flexible hours. Although I overtalked (I was nervous as all get out), the interview went well and everyone thought I’d be great to work with. My technical skills were without question. My experience perfect. Then they dropped Caliper on me. With a deadline to pick a child up from school I had to answer 145 questions to reveal my innermost secrets of which I’ll never learn myself. As the clock ticked and I deeply pondered each question I felt the urge to just mark C for every answer.

In the end, they were disappointed to decline me the position. "Had it not been for the test, you would have had an offer already." They were unable to tell me about the test other than "your analytical skills are without question."

I am still pondering my reaction to this. Of course, that action is likely to validate the results. For instance, one thought: grab my camping gear, a bottle of scotch and head of the backcountry for a weekend of introspection. But goodness no, to verbalize such a thought is certainly to draw out the innermost psychologist in everyone. Fire away! 🙂

Cathy prompted with a human metrics test producing these results:

Your Type is
Extroverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
Strength of the preferences %
56 75 1 11

And 4degreez pd test producing:

Paranoid: Low
Schizoid: Low
Schizotypal: Moderate
Antisocial: Low
Borderline: Moderate
Histrionic: High
Narcissistic: Moderate
Avoidant: Low
Dependent: Moderate
Obsessive-Compulsive: High

There you have it. Histrionic, Obsessive-Compulsive. I guess that means I have to become hyperfocused on this as an issue and tell everyone I see about it.

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