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I’m not psychology expert, although I have taken three, yes three, undergraduate psychology classes… that means something, right? No? Hmm… in any case… I always thought the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was interesting at least for laughs.

I always loved how some tests would ask you questions, then dictate your answers back to you, as in the example below:

  1. Do you like cheese? (Y / N)
  2. Do you like ice cream? (Y / N)
  3. Do you like cars? (Y / N)
  4. Do you like trucks? (Y / N)
  5. Do you like birds? (Y / N)

Analysis:

You enjoy dairy products of all kids, including the most sharp cheddar cheese and mild mozzarella, as well as both hard and soft ice creams. You are the type to enjoy long rides in the car. You would rather stay in a small vehicle, because you are uncomfortable being in or around large trucks for large amounts of time. You also would like to be far away from birds, because they cause you discomfort.

The Sixteen Types

ISTJ

ISFJ

INFJ

INTJ

ISTP

ISFP

INFP

INTP

ESTP

ESFP

ENFP

ENTP

ESTJ

ESFJ

ENFJ

ENTJ

The table organizing the sixteen types was created by Isabel Myers

(From Wikipedia)

I know after reading that you probably think I’m a crazy nutjob, and you’re right. But what I’m trying to say is that a lot of these personality tests pretty much dictate back to you what you just told them, so it’s not really going to be very accurate at stereotyping you into neat little groups. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tries to standardize everyone into 16 groups as showing in the table to the right.

I’m not going to completely plagiarize the information in Wikipedia, because you can easily click a link and read the article yourself:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers-Briggs_Type_Indicator

I went though looking for a free test to see what I come up as, I didn’t go into any detail to retake tests or anything to get better results, but I came up with this one, and the results seemed to mirror reality, and they didn’t seem as canned as the ones in my example test.

The test I took can be found here:

http://coldboot.no-ip.com/~mranostay/cgi-bin/keirsey.py

My results can be found below:

Your 60.0% Extroverted and 40.0% Introverted

Your 15.0% Sensing and 85.0% Intuitive

Your 40.0% Thinking and 60.0% Feeling

Your 10.0% Judging and 90.0% Preceiving

The results from this test point that my category is: ENFP.

I’ve taken the liberty to highlight the glaring errors in this website’s spelling, to point out that this is just for fun. If you want a real personality test, they do have some ones you can pay for linked from the Wikipedia page. I would probably suggest asking a professional for better information, because I don’t believe that people can be squished into 16 different, yet distinct groups. Especially when you realize some of the results seem to be close to the determining line.

In any case, this is a fun test to play with to see what kind of stereotypes can be made about your personality based on input. It is also interesting to see what Wikipedia has to say about your personality. Unfortunately you probably can’t learn anything about yourself that you didn’t already know… but hey, this is just for fun! Enjoy!

Posted by & filed under Audio, Cell, High Frequency, Mobile, Ringtone, Sound, Technology.

Has anyone heard about these ring tones that adults cannot hear?

They say that after about age 20.. your hearing starts to go away around the high end.

I’m almost 25, and I have some hearing loss due to too many loud concerts and blasting my stereo in my car. I try to wear earplugs at concerts, and I think it has helped me a lot.. but I still have some hearing loss.

Old TV

In any case, I found that most of these rings are just a simple sine wave between 16kHz and 20kHz. The tone sounds similar to a TV (or any CRT Monitor) that has been turned on and isn’t displaying a picture. I realize that some people cannot hear this noise, while I can still hear it at my great age.

My hearing seems to go up to about 16.25kHz.. which isn’t so good.. but oh well, I’ll survive, I’m sure it’s better than the people who go to concerts with me and don’t wear earplugs.. I’d hope?

Also, there is a server next to me, with god-only-knows-what making the most god awful high pitched noise next to me. I’ve never noticed it before today, but it is loud and annoying.

Anyway, using my favorite audio editting program for windows (Goldwave), I’ve created some mp3s for you to sample to test your own hearing!

As I said before I can go up to about 16.25kHz, I can hear 16.5kHz and can barely hear 16.75kHz… But I have to really strain..

These files are encoded as Layer-3 ACM MP3 at 44.1kHz, 128kbps, mono (unless otherwise noted), and you are probably listening to them with your computer speakers; so don’t expect this to be a very accurate test of hearing, this is just for fun!

If your phone supports MP3 ringtones, then you can download any of these straight to your phone! Just enter the URL into your phone, and they should install! (Unless you’re on Verizon, which likes to cripple their phones… but I could write for weeks about the problems with each mobile phone company… My Friend Elli has suggested mobile17.com for getting free ringtones on most mobile carriers, but I have not personally tested this site.)

NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY MY WEB SERVER WENT DOWN, AND THESE FILES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Pure Sine Waves

Sweep Sine Wave

Other

  • This has a pure 16kHz sine wave on the left, and a sweep from 15.5kHz to 16.5kHz on the right.