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In some cases, these profiles are more fun than useful, but they occasionally yield practical results.

This page is a stub, created on 2021-11-03. Its contents are notes on the issues and angles I want to address about this topic.

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  • as of 2015
    • identify with strongly: *N*J
      abstract, conceptual thinking is my strongest trait
    • identify with weakly: *N*P
      mostly a "control freak", but I can be comfortable going with the flow
    • don't identify with at all: *S**
      not concrete-bound
  • 16Personalities: INFJ-T ("Turbulent Advocate" "Diplomat" with "Constant Improvement" strategy)
    • mind: 72% introverted
      Introverted individuals prefer solitary activities and get exhausted by social interaction. They tend to be quite sensitive to external stimulation (eg, sound, sight, or smell) in general.
    • energy: 58% intuitive
      Intuitive individuals are very imaginative, open-minded, and curious. They prefer novelty over stability and focus on hidden meanings and future possibilities.
    • nature: 61% feeling
      Feeling individuals are sensitive and emotionally expressive. They are more empathic and less competitive than Thinking types, and focus on social harmony and cooperation.
    • tactics: 60% judging
      Judging individuals are decisive, thorough, and highly organized. They value clarity, predictability, and closure, preferring structure and planning to spontaneity.
    • identity: 56% turbulent
      Turbulent individuals are self-conscious and sensitive to stress. They are likely to experience a wide range of emotions and to be success-driven, perfectionistic, and eager to improve.

I'm not sure that Myers-Briggs is especially helpful, but I think it's interesting. I think that the tests are really badly designed (lots of false dichotomies and poor wording that will militate a type in the wrong direction if answered accurately). In 2015, I decided to do my own analysis, reading through the 16 descriptions and bucketing them into (1) identify with strongly, (2) identify with weakly, and (3) don't identify with at all. The results were unsurprisingly consistent:

  • All the *N*J types were in the identify with strongly bucket.
  • All the *N*P types were in the identify with weakly bucket.
  • All the *S** types were in the don't identify with at all bucket.

The interpretation of this, given the premises of Myers-Briggs, is as follows:

  • Abstract thinking is my strongest trait, and I'm not concrete-bound.
  • I'm mostly type-A, but I can go with the flow if necessary.
  • I'm equally split on E/I and T/F.

One of the many problems here is that N is often characterized as big-picture, abstract thinking (without implying a difficulty in dealing with particulars), whereas S is often characterized as being concrete-bound and unable to deal with abstractions. So that makes my results all the less surprising.

With respect to being type-A (J) versus going with the flow (P), the way I think about that is that I like things how I like them, I like to plan, I like structure and order, and I am selectively flexible, in circumscribed contexts. It's a bit of an exaggeration, but think of it as needing to plan unstructured time on the calendar. A realistic example might be something like J: Today, we're going to go snowboarding. P: It doesn't matter to me which resort we go to or what time we arrive or leave. J: It would sure be nice to know in advance what the plan is. P: But it's no big deal if we wing it.

I tend to test high on E, but that's not necessarily surprising, since I get energy from discussing ideas (and that involves people), even though I actually consider myself an introvert, since people are exhausting. So reading the descriptions, I'm en even split, but I don't think that's really right.

There's a lot more to be said about T "versus" F, but I'll summarize here. The clearest articulation I've read of the essence of the dichotomy is that it's about what your initial reaction is to a situation or stimulus: Do you first have the big emotion and defer analysis until you've calmed down (F)? Or do you first get into analysis, waiting to process feelings later (T)? Now, this framing might mostly apply to most people, so I can see why it might be useful. But it's difficult for me to relate to it. It's why I characterize myself as a logic-emotions monist. I have all the feelings and all the thoughts all the time, always. Something happens, and I'm immediately analyzing it and having/embracing/processing strong emotions. While it's possible to separate out thinking and feeling for analysis, experientially, it's all the same phenomenon for me. (I think that's also related to the connection between emotions and induction.) Thinking and feeling are just different dimensions of the same experience. Of course, because of the way that most Myers-Briggs test questions are framed, I end up scoring as a very high F, but in reality (and I think the type descriptions bear this out), I'm just very high on both. Technically, I think it's a false dichotomy.

By the way, what do you think it says about my likely Myers-Briggs type that I went through all that analysis?


See Manager Tools Podcasts and summary PDF.

I'm very thing-/fact-/task-/idea-oriented:

  • high Dominance: like to be in charge and take control of situations
  • high Conscientiousness: love my rules and structures and processes

The Four Tendencies



  • Questioners question all expectations, and they respond to an expectation only if they conclude that it makes sense--in essence, they meet only inner expectations. They're motivated by reason, logic, and fairness. They wake up and think "What needs to get done today, and why?".
  • Resists outer expectations.
  • Meets inner expectations.
  • "I do what I think is best, according to my judgment. If it doesn't make sense, I won't do it."
  • Arguments such as "Everyone has to do this.", "You said you'd do this.", "Because I say so.", or "I'm the doctor." aren't compelling to a Questioner.
    Well, "You said you'd do this." does indeed resonate with me, since my commitments have become inner expectations (living up to integrity and responsibility).

The Big Five

  • Truity
    2021-10-28 18:00 MDT
    • OCEAN
      • Openness: 90%
        Openness describes a person's tendency to think in abstract, complex ways. High scorers tend to be creative, adventurous, and intellectual. They enjoy playing with ideas and discovering novel experiences. Low scorers tend to be practical, conventional, and focused on the concrete. They tend to avoid the unknown and follow traditional ways.
        Openness is strongly related to a person's interest in art and culture. People who are high in openness tend to enjoy the arts and seek out unusual, complex forms of self-expression. People who are low in openness are often suspicious of the arts and prefer to focus on more practical pursuits.
      • Conscientiousness: 79%
        Conscientiousness describes a person's ability to exercise self-discipline and control in order to pursue their goals. High scorers are organized and determined, and are able to forego immediate gratification for the sake of long-term achievement. Low scorers are impulsive and easily sidetracked.
        The concept of Conscientiousness focuses on a dilemma we all face: shall I do what feels good now, or instead do what is less fun but will pay off in the future? Some people are more likely to choose fun in the moment, and thus are low in Conscientiousness. Others are more likely to work doggedly toward their goals, and thus are high in this trait.
      • Extraversion: 79% (hah!)
        Extraversion describes a person's inclination to seek stimulation from the outside world, especially in the form of attention from other people. Extraverts engage actively with others to earn friendship, admiration, power, status, excitement, and romance. Introverts, on the other hand, conserve their energy, and do not work as hard to earn these social rewards.
        Extraversion seems to be related to the emotional payoff that a person gets from achieving a goal. While everyone experiences victories in life, it seems that extroverts are especially thrilled by these victories, especially when they earn the attention of others. Getting a promotion, finding a new romance, or winning an award are all likely to bring an extrovert great joy. In contrast, introverts do not experience as much of a "high" from social achievements. They tend to be more content with simple, quiet lives, and rarely seek attention from others.
      • Agreeableness: 71%
        Agreeableness describes a person's tendency to put others' needs ahead of their own, and to cooperate rather than compete with others. People who are high in Agreeableness experience a great deal of empathy and tend to get pleasure out of serving and taking care of others. They are usually trusting and forgiving.
        People who are low in Agreeableness tend to experience less empathy and put their own concerns ahead of others. Low scorers are often described as hostile, competitive, and antagonistic. They tend to have more conflictual relationships and often fall out with people.
      • Neuroticism: 50%
        Neuroticism describes a person's tendency to experience negative emotions, including fear, sadness, anxiety, guilt, and shame. While everyone experiences these emotions from time to time, some people are more prone to them than others.
        This trait can be thought of as an alarm system. People experience negative emotions as a sign that something is wrong in the world. You may be in danger, so you feel fear. Or you may have done something morally wrong, so you feel guilty. However, not everyone has the same reaction to a given situation. High Neuroticism scorers are more likely to react to a situation with fear, anger, sadness, and the like. Low Neuroticism scorers are more likely to brush off their misfortune and move on.
    • Core Personality Patterns
      This circumplex describes the essential role you take on in approaching the world. This role is a reflection of your core values and motivations, as well as the way you think about things.
      • Empathic Idealist: 80%
        Uses insight and creativity to help others. Thinks about how the world could be a better and more beautiful place.
      • Analytical Thinker: 59%
        Solves logical problems with rational, complex analysis. Thinks about innovative ways to improve systems.
      • Practical Caretaker: 41%
        Helps other people in practical, everyday ways. Uses established institutions to maintain stability and security.
      • Logical Mechanic: 20%
        Ensures accuracy and efficiency in logical systems. Uses proven methods to accomplish real-world goals.


Wow, does this ever need some editorial commentary... sigh...


  • Archetypes
    Summarizes the pattern of your results
    1. The Orchestrator
      Orchestrators excel at bringing people together, organizing around them, and mobilizing resources to achieve and exceed expectations. They tend to be planful, precise, engaging, and people-oriented.
    2. The Planner
      Planners are driven to put structure and systems around goals, translating ideas into practical and achievable plans. They tend to be planful, methodical, and results-oriented.
    3. The Commander
      Commanders are driven to achieve goals through determination and holding themselves and others to high standards of performance. They tend to be driven and demanding leaders who are pragmatic and results-oriented.
  • How You Prefer to Think
    Your Cognitive Orientations
    • Creative: 35%
      You are willing to think independently and do things your own way, and have more interest in sticking to familiar routines than in exploring new and unfamiliar experiences.
      • Original: 58%
        You have a moderate preference to seek novelty and discover new ideas and methods.
      • Curious: 8%
        You have a preference for the familiar and known over seeking out unknown and unfamiliar experiences.
      • Non-Conforming: 61%
        You have a strong preference for doing things your own way, breaking rules and traditions, and initiating change.
    • Detailed and Reliable: 84%
      You tend to be orderly, planful, and detail-focused, as well as generally reliable in meeting deadlines and commitments in a timely way.
      • Organized: 77%
        You have a strong preference to control your environment by being orderly, making plans, and following schedules.
      • Detail-Oriented: 93%
        You have a very strong preference to focus on details and get things precise, right, and perfect.
      • Dependable: 51%
        You have a moderate preference for meeting commitments, obligations, and deadlines in a timely way.
    • Practical: 13%
      You you tend to be less concerned with the direct, practical consequences or constraints of a given action as a key factor in decision-making, possibly favoring a more idealistic approach.
    • Deliberative: 84%
      You tend to rely on logic, be methodical and process-oriented, but generally trust your instincts when reaching decisions and making choices.
      • Logical: 97%
        You have a very strong preference for applying logic and reason to your thinking rather than intuition and feeling.
      • Systematic: 93%
        You have a very strong preference to be systematic, methodical, and deliberate in work and decision-making.
      • Impartial: 25%
        You have a preference for subjectivity and personal instinct rather than facts and objectivity when making decisions.
    • Conceptual: 95%
      You have a preference to think abstractly and philosophically, using theories and models to solve problems.
  • How You Engage with Others
    Your Interpersonal Orientations
    • Extraverted: 30%
      You tend to prefer less social activity and to engage in more intimate settings, are more cautious than adventurous in the activities you like to participate in, but are comfortable asserting yourself when you find yourself in social situations.
      • Gregarious: 32%
        You have a preference for less social engagement in group settings and to spend more time either alone or in more intimate settings.
      • Engaging: 71%
        You have a strong preference for being in the social spotlight and entertaining others.
      • Adventurous: 5%
        You have a preference to be more cautious than adventurous in approaching activities and experiences.
    • Nurturing: 46%
      You tend to be sensitive to people's feelings and emotions in the moment, while placing less of a priority on actively tending to their needs.
      • Helpful: 24%
        You have a tendency to place less value on supporting and tending to the needs of others, prioritizing self-reliance.
      • Empathic: 65%
        You have a strong tendency to be sensitive to the emotions and feelings of others.
      • Person-Oriented: 57%
        You have a moderate tendency to be genuinely captivated by other people's lives and behavior, perceptive of their quirks and tendencies, and eager to listen to their stories.
    • Humorous: 3%
      You tend to be more serious than lighthearted.
    • Tough: 82%
      You tend to be willing to debate your and others' ideas, to say what you think, though may be less inclined to be openly critical of others.
      • Feisty: 90%
        You have a very strong preference to debate, argue, and fight for your ideas and opinions.
      • Critical: 33%
        You have a low inclination to critique others openly, telling them what they did wrong and why, possibly to avoid hurting their feelings.
      • Direct: 93%
        You have a very strong preference to express views bluntly and straightforwardly, worrying less about style and nuance.
    • Leadership: 62%
      You are willing to take charge in groups and rally others around a common vision or goal, with less inclination to direct others through setting clear standards and applying pressure to see them met.
      • Taking Charge: 84%
        You have a very strong willingness to assume leadership for tasks and take charge in groups.
      • Inspiring: 70%
        You have a strong preference to use motivation and inspiration to rally others around a vision or goal.
      • Demanding: 15%
        You have a low preference toward setting clear goals and objectives for others to meet or applying pressure to see them accomplished.
  • How You Apply Yourself
    Your Motivational Orientations
    • Composed: 21%
      You may get frustrated easily or experience worry or self-doubt, though do your best to keep emotions under control in challenging situations.
      • Calm: 13%
        You have a tendency to experience swings in moods and emotions and can get upset or frustrated easily.
      • Confident: 21%
        You have a tendency to experience self-doubt and be more easily discouraged or melancholic at times.
      • Poised: 45%
        You have a moderate tendency to maintain composure and express equanimity under pressure.
    • Flexible: 13%
      You prefer environments with less change and uncertainty, to be consistent in who you are and the roles you play regardless of the circumstances, though you have a strong interest in your own growth and development.
      • Adaptable: 18%
        You have a preference for less change and ambiguity in how you approach your circumstances and environment.
      • Agile: 3%
        You have a preference to keep your behavior and personality consistent regardless of the situation or role you need to play.
      • Growth-Seeking: 79%
        You have a strong preference to develop, grow, and change particularly through looking at what you are like and reflecting on mistakes and failures.
    • Humble: 26%
      You tend to be receptive to critical feedback, though may be less inclined to actively seek out perspectives that are different from your own to examine where you might be wrong, with a tendency to value projecting self-confidence over modesty.
      • Receptive to Criticism: 96%
        You have a very strong preference to seek and receive constructive feedback on mistakes and weaknesses.
      • Open-Minded: 32%
        You have a lower preference for openly examining what you don't know or where you might be wrong.
      • Modest: 2%
        You have a preference to project your self-confidence, be hesitant to acknowledge limitations, and be inclined to overstate rather than understate your knowledge.
    • Status-Seeking: 3%
      You tend to be comfortable with your station in life, content to be who you are, and not worry much about others’ impressions of you.
    • Autonomous: 99%
      You are independent, self-motivated, and hold yourself accountable for outcomes you experience.
      • Independent: 99%
        You have a very strong preference for taking on goals independently, without much guidance or direction.
      • Self-Accountable: 90%
        You have a very strong belief that success and failure is based on your own effort and work, and that success is attributable to factors within your control.
      • Internally Motivated: 85%
        You have a very strong preference for finding and pursuing your own motivations in work and life.
    • Determined: 75%
      You work hard to go after ambitious goals, tend to take action to seize opportunities and solve problems you confront, and generally push through with resolve to finish what you start.
      • Persistent: 46%
        You have a moderate desire to push through with resolve and finish what you start.
      • Driven: 93%
        You have a very strong preference to set ambitious goals and objectives, and value achieving them above all else.
      • Proactive: 66%
        You have a strong preference to go beyond responsibilities to find answers, seize opportunities, "act like an owner," and take quick action to solve problems.
    • Energetic: 91%
      You have high levels of stamina, enthusiasm, and energy in work and life.
  • "You" in Context
    How you behave in work and life situations
    • When interacting with others, you...
      • prefer to spend more time alone, and prefer not to stand out when engaging socially
      • tend to be more serious than humorous and lighthearted
      • are willing to speak your mind and make an effort to convey that it comes from a place of care
      • won't sugarcoat critiques, but try to make it clear that you care
      • despite your efforts, may be perceived as more tough than compassionate
    • When planning, you...
      • favor stability and predictability and orchestrate plans to withstand change
      • believe changes in strategy should only be made when contingency plans are in place
      • drive hard toward clear, specific goals
      • like to identify precisely what's needed to achieve goals
      • operate best with a well-structured and fleshed-out plan to track progress against
      • track progress diligently against targets
      • make a strong effort to complete tasks early
      • translate big-picture strategies into detailed plans
    • When setting goals, you...
      • set practical and realistic targets and push through to achieve them
      • prefer to go after your own goals rather than following others
      • move forward with focus and determination, though may not adapt quickly enough when goals demand flexibility
    • Under stress, you...
      • gravitate toward stability and predictability to keep you centered
      • can get more reactive and emotional in situations with more ambiguity and uncertainty
      • may be resistant to taking advice from others
      • could benefit, in your desire to accomplish ambitious goals, from working on maintaining your equanimity (eg, via meditation or other techniques)
      • may tend to retreat into your own head
      • may be less expressive, so others may perceive you as calm, even if you are experiencing things strongly under the surface
    • As a leader, you...
      • demand and hold others accountable for results
      • argue for your beliefs and say what you think
      • call out underperformers whenever justified
      • take initiative and rely on concrete instructions and clear standards when directing others
      • may be less inclined to instigate major change
      • prefer to go your own way without getting much direction from others
      • may prefer to project confidence and certainty, rather than acknowledge weakness and uncertainty openly
      • balance when to assert direction and when to let others take a lead
    • When solving problems, you...
      • like to stick to more traditional methods, and don't have much interest in engaging or debating unproven possibilities
      • are comfortable finding solutions without much direction or guidance
      • are quick to put structure and precision around vague ideas
      • believe it's ill-advised to rely on untested solutions
      • rely on past experience as a guide
      • don't take unnecessary risks
      • trust reason and established rules
      • like to take a concrete and systematic approach
    • On a team, you...
      • are willing to express opinions directly, though may be not be the first to dive into the conversation
      • are more comfortable working on your own, but help and support others when called upon
      • like to work independently on tasks without too much interaction or direction
      • set high goals and push back on any attempts to lower the bar
      • care about the team's success as well as your own
      • may perceive more emergent personalities as disorganized, while they might perceive you as a bit rigid
    • When learning, you...
      • prefer topics that are logical and objective over those that are intuitive and subjective
      • pay very close attention to facts and data
      • prefer an organized curriculum and following a clear schedule
      • take your deadlines and commitments seriously
      • may lose interest when subjects get theoretical
      • like to read, analyze, and process before sharing ideas and conclusions
      • work things out in your own head rather than actively engage other people's perspectives
      • don't find open-ended brainstorms particularly productive
      • like subjects that are abstract and philosophical
      • like to study in peace and quiet where you can focus
      • like to watch, read, and write
      • are interested in applying tested methods using concrete knowledge and skill
      • have good stamina and endurance


  • Guilt & Shame Quiz
    2020-04-04 17:15 PDT
    • Guilt Self-Talk: ~91% (raw score of 51 out of 55)
    • Shame Self-Talk: ~28% (raw score of 23 out of 55)
    • Blaming Others: ~10% (raw score of 15 out of 55)

Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman: Kindle, website

  • How I prefer to receive love:
    1. Physical Touch
    2. Quality Time
    3. Acts of Service
    4. Words of Affirmation
    5. Receiving Gifts
  • How I naturally show love:
    1. Acts of Service
    2. Physical Touch
    3. Quality Time
    4. Words of Affirmation
    5. [Giving] Gifts

Attachment Style

  • Personal Development School
    • 0% Fearful Avoidant
    • 30% Anxious Preoccupied
      • Fear of abandonment
        for me, not "fear", but discomfort
      • Dislike being alone or out of relationships for prolonged periods of time
        not true for me
      • Fear of loss or disconnection in relationship
        and how!
      • Can appear clingy or needy
        "appear" being the operative word...
      • Emotional hunger to get consistently closer in a relationship
      • Often want to move very quickly to a commitment in a relationship
        I don't know about "want", but I certainly do...I find it very easy to be "all in" relatively quickly and by default, which seems more a manifestation of my secure traits.
      • Very sensitive to rejection
        yup, but only when I have a reasonable expectation of attention/interest and from someone I care about
      • Develop strong feelings quite easily
        understatement of the millenium
    • 0% Dismissive Avoidant
    • 70% Secure
      • A natural tendency towards feeling safe to express your feelings and needs
      • Openness towards communication and belief that conflicts are solvable problems
      • Strong ability to regulate your emotions
      • Empathy towards others
      • Natural balanced with boundary setting
      • Feel safe to express your truth
      • Strong sense of self-identity


  • Truity Free Enneagram Personality Test
    2020-04-28 10:10 PDT
    • 98% The Individualist (type 4)
      Fours want to be unique and to live life authentically, and are highly attuned to their emotional experience.
    • 96% The Challenger (type 8)
      Eights see themselves as strong and powerful and seek to stand up for what they believe in.
    • 89% The Perfectionist (type 1)
      Ones place a lot of emphasis on following the rules and doing things correctly.
    • 86% The Giver (type 2)
      Twos want to be liked and find ways that they can be helpful to others so that they can be loved and belong.
    • 82% The Achiever (type 3)
      Threes want to be successful and admired by other people, and are very conscious of their public image.
    • 80% The Investigator (type 5)
      Fives seek understanding and knowledge, and are more comfortable with data than people.
    • 68% The Skeptic (type 6)
      Sixes are preoccupied with security, seek safety, and like to be prepared for problems.
    • 52% The Enthusiast (type 7)
      Sevens want to have as much fun and adventure as possible and are easily bored.
    • 46% The Peacemaker (type 9)
      Nines like to keep a low profile and let the people around them set the agenda.

D&D Alignment

Chaotic Good

A chaotic good character acts as his conscience directs him with little regard for what others expect of him. He makes his own way, but he's kind and benevolent. He believes in goodness and right but has little use for laws and regulations. He hates it when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. He follows his own moral compass, which, although good, may not agree with that of society.

Chaotic good is the best alignment you can be because it combines a good heart with a free spirit.

Chaotic good can be a dangerous alignment when it disrupts the order of society and punishes those who do well for themselves.

While creatures of this alignment view freedom and the randomness of actions as ultimate truths, they likewise place value on life and the welfare of each individual. Respect for individualism is also great. By promoting the philosophy of chaotic good, characters of this alignments seek to spread their values throughout the world. To the chaotic good individual, freedom and independence are as important to life and happiness. The ethos views this freedom as the only means by which each creature can achieve true satisfaction and happiness. Law, order, social forms, and anything else which tends to restrict or abridge individual freedom is wrong, and each individual is capable of achieving self-realization and prosperity through himself, herself, or itself.

Chaotic good characters are strong individualists marked by a streak of kindness and benevolence. They believe in all the virtues of goodness and right, but they have little use for laws and regulations. They have no use for people who "try to push folk around and tell them what to do." Their actions are guided by their own moral compass which, although good, may not always be in perfect agreement with the rest of society.

These characters are basically good, but tend to be selfish and maybe a bit greedy. They tend to hold personal freedom and welfare above anything else. The chaotic good dislikes confining laws, self-discipline, and they distrust authority.

Chaotic goods believe that freedom is the only means by which each creature can achieve true satisfaction and happiness. Law, order, social forms, and anything else which tends to restrict individual freedom is wrong, and each individual is capable of achieving self-realization and prosperity through himself. These characters believe that life has no grand plan, but each creature's spirit is essentially noble and good. Each being must follow his own conscience. By performing good acts the individual can hope to alleviate the suffering and anguish of others, whether caused by random or structured acts.

The chaotic good character has a "beatific" attitude toward existence. In this character's opinion, any laws, social structures, or other such hierarchies that restrict his freedom are abhorrent and to be done away with. The inviolable right of the individual to seek his own pleasures is one of the cornerstones of society; but, being good, the chaotic good being will not tread on others to get his own way, for he feels that every other creature has the right to the pursuit of pleasure as well. Friends of a chaotic good character will find him unreliable in the clutch only if he puts his own well-being ahead of that of his companions. Obviously, almost everyone has this tendency, but it is left up to this individual whether or not he values a friendship enough to risk self sacrifice. The chaotic good being would not, however, take action that could unnecessarily jeopardize the lives of other persons or creatures. Life is valuable, but without sufficient personal freedom it is demeaned. Life and freedom are the foundation of the universe.

A chaotic good character will keep his word to those who are not evil and will lie only to evil-doers. He will never attack an unarmed foe and will never harm an innocent. He will not use torture to extract information or for pleasure, but he may "rough up" someone to get information. He will never kill for pleasure, only in self-defense or in the defense of others. A chaotic good character will never use poison. He will help those in need and he prefers to work alone, as he values his freedom. He does not respond well to higher authority, is distrustful of organizations, and will disregard the law in his fight against evil. He will never betray a family member, comrade, or friend. Chaotic good characters do not respect the concepts of self-discipline and honor, because they believe such concepts limit freedom to act.

Here are some possible adjectives describing chaotic good characters: unpredictable, independent, free spirited, cheerful, optimistic, easy going, carefree, helpful, kind, merciful, respectful of personal liberties, and anarchic.

Well known chaotic good characters from film or literature include: Han Solo (Star Wars), Batman (DC Comics), Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter), and Robin Hood.

Equivalent alignment in other game systems: Unprincipled (Palladium), Light Side (Star Wars), Good (Warhammer), Gallant (Alternity).

The Ten Chaotic Good Commandments

A list of Ten Commandments for a chaotic good religion may look like this:

  1. You shall lie in the pursuit of goodness.
  2. You shall not harm the innocent.
  3. You shall not murder.
  4. You shall help the needy.
  5. You shall honor those who promote freedom and goodness.
  6. You shall break the law in pursuit of goodness.
  7. You shall not betray others.
  8. You shall avenge the acts of evil-doers and enemies of freedom.
  9. You shall not place duty above personal desire to do good.
  10. You shall seek unlimited good for others and freedom in society.

Ten Chaotic Good Sins

Likewise, a chaotic good religion may list the following as sins. This list is given in the order of least severe infraction to most severe.

  1. Failing to perform a random act of kindness when appropriate.
  2. Failing to pursue a new form of pleasure.
  3. Placing duty above personal desire.
  4. Failing to assist allies or good beings in need.
  5. Causing harm to an essentially good being.
  6. Following a law when you feel that it unnecessarily restricts your freedom.
  7. Turning down a chance to trick, cheat, or harm an evil being for personal gain.
  8. Betraying an ally or friend for evil reason.
  9. The murder of an innocent.
  10. Aiding the servants of Order and Evil.

Chaotic Good and Society

A chaotic good being...

  • Is not concerned with the desires of family members.
  • Values flexible relationships with romantic partners.
  • Considers himself above the law.
  • Finds most people to be narrow-minded and inflexible.
  • Believes those who seek to rule others are, by nature, corrupt.
  • Seeks to undermine the authority figures of his community or nation.
  • Finds the legal procedures of his nation corrupt.
  • Believes luck determines wealth.
  • Will break any contract when he feels like it.
  • Will not want to disappoint his family.
  • Will support their family even if it means personal discomfort.
  • Will never betray a friend and enjoys having close friends.
  • Considers the needs of the community in personal life.
  • Will give his life in defense of his community.
  • Will take actions to aid others during times of crisis, even if unprofitable to do so.
  • Believes everyone should be treated fairly and kindly.
  • Feels guilt when he commits a wrongdoing and will seek to right his wrong.
  • Uses wealth to help others who are less fortunate.

A chaotic good government influences the community by helping the needy and opposing restrictions on freedom. In a chaotic good society, The people mean well and try to do right, but are hampered by a natural dislike of big government. Although there may be a single ruler, most communities are allowed to manage themselves, so long as their taxes are paid and they obey a few broad edicts. Such areas tend to have weak law enforcement organizations. A local sheriff, baron, or council may hire adventurers to fill the gap. Communities often take the law into their own hands when it seems necessary. Lands on the fringes of vast empires far from the capital tend to have this type of alignment.

StrengthsFinder 2.0

as of 2013-01-02

  1. Individualization
    People who are especially talented in the Individualization theme are intrigued with the unique qualities of each person. They have a gift for figuring out how people who are different can work together productively.
  2. Strategic
    People who are especially talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
  3. Competition
    People who are especially talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.
  4. Responsibility
    People who are especially talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.
  5. Achiever
    People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.

Sanity Score

  • PsychCentral Sanity Quiz (lower scores represent better health)
    as of 2020-08-03
    • 56 Overall (range 0-288)
      Based upon your answers, you appear to be in generally good mental health, with some specific concerns or issues in your life. Most people have such issues to varying degrees--some seek outside help for them from a mental health professional like a psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist, while others are happy with the way things are in their life. People with similar scores sometimes feel overwhelmed by the occasional stress in life, but usually recover and are fairly resilient.
    • 36 General Coping (range 0-100)
      People with similar scores as yours tend to feel a little overwhelmed by life at times. You appear to express some unhappiness with the way your life is going right now.
    • 19 Life Events (range 0-100)
    • 41 Depression (range 0-100)
      People with scores similar to yours are often experiencing some depressive symptoms. While these are often common amongst the general population, they can also border on the possibility of a depressive episode. It is unclear as to whether you suffer these problems severely enough to need to seek further diagnosis and treatment of them.
    • 33 Anxiety (range 0-100)
      People with scores similar to yours are typically experiencing some degree of anxiety, which may or may not be a concern serious enough to seek out professional help. Remember that a little anxiety in normal, everyday life is to be expected and is a good thing. Nobody should be without any anxiety whatsoever, as anxiety is our body's way of telling us that we should pay closer attention to a situation, event or person in our lives (even if that person is ourselves). Scores in this range suggests a person may be experiencing elevated levels of anxiety that may be causing some distress in an individual.
    • 0 Phobias (range 0-100)
    • 8 Self-Esteem (range 0-100)
    • 10 Eating Disorders (range 0-100)
    • 20 Schizophrenia (range 0-100)
    • 8 Dissociation (range 0-100)
    • 20 Mania (range 0-100)
    • 0 Sexual Issues (range 0-100)
    • 0 Relationship Issues (range 0-100)
    • 0 Alcohol Concerns (range 0-100)
    • 0 Drug Concerns (range 0-100)
    • 33 Physical Issues (range 0-100)
      People with scores similar to yours often have a physical issue that causes them some concern or effort in their daily lives.
    • 0 Smoking Concerns (range 0-100)
    • 0 Gambling Issues (range 0-100)
    • 6 Technology Issues (range 0-100)
    • 63 Obsessions-Compulsions (range 0-100)
      People with scores similar to yours often have an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    • 33 Posttraumatic Stress (range 0-100)
      People with scores similar to yours sometimes have a trait or two associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a disorder characterized by reliving a suffered trauma through flashbacks, nightmares or other recollections of the event. People who experience only mild PTSD symptoms often do not seek out further professional treatment or assistance for the occasional flashback or nightmare.
    • 8 Borderline Traits (range 0-100)

Autism Test

PsychCentral Autism Test

2020-08-03: 19 (No Autism / Asperger's Likely)