Scientific ‘Difficult Person Test’ Reveals If You’re Truly That Easy To Be With
By Mikelle Leow, 15 Jan 2021
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People love taking personality tests, and it’s perhaps because, deep down, they help them feel good about themselves. They serve as reminders that there are light and shadow sides of a person—so even if you aren’t feeling great that day, you can still appreciate the positive bits of yourself.
If you’re down for some hard-hitting truths, though, IDRLabs’ new assessment called the Difficult Person Test lets you know if it’s you, not them.
Dr Chelsea Sleep, PhD, and her coworkers at the University of Georgia believe they have found the seven universally consistent factors that make a person difficult: callousness (a lack of empathy or concern for others); grandiosity (a high sense of self-importance and entitlement); aggressiveness (rudeness and hostility); suspicion (having a mistrusting nature); manipulativeness (the tendency to exploit people for self-gain); dominance (the inclination to put on airs of superiority); and risk-taking (the need to behave riskily to seek sensations).
You’ll be asked to rank how much you agree or disagree with 35 statements, and from there, you’ll be shown a chart with traits you present more of, and the percentage of difficulty that others might face when hanging out with you.
The website details that the test is “clinically-oriented,” with its design based on “the work of PhDs,” and that it was designed by professionals who study psychology and individual differences.
While the results are probably going to sting, you can use the feedback to overcome some of your issues in social settings, such as within the workplace.
Please note, however, that free online tests like this one should be taken with a grain of salt, and shouldn’t serve as definitive assessments for your personality or mental health.
Ready for some brutal truths about yourself? Take the quiz here.
Took a difficult person test and found out some stuff pic.twitter.com/5EeB3NGfXu— cham (@robcham) January 11, 2021
I think this is fairly self-evident, but here's a difficult person test result to prove it: I am a very easy person to get along with pic.twitter.com/kFAKiTBgDj— Timmy (@timmybabbles) January 11, 2021
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