Martial Arts Style and Personality

Jade Tigress

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I was wondering how much your personality affects which art you choose to train. Do people who train a specific art share similar personality traits?

I train Southern Praying Mantis and here are my 5 main domain scores from this personality test. I have to say, some of these scores surprised me.
I think it would be interesting to compare scores and styles.


Extraversion...........58
Agreeableness........71
Conscientiousness...65
Neuroticism............38
Openess to Experience......35
 

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I did the test, too:

Extraversion - 49
Agreeableness - 65
Conscientiousness - 41
Neuroticism - 5
Openness to experience - 35

According to it, I'm quite an average person ;). Oh, and I do Pencak Silat Setia Hati.

My Pencal Silat teacher always says that Pencak Silat is for lazy people - if you do something wrong, you're often doing too much rather than not enough. So, I expect that all people who practise silat will have low scores on conscientiousness... :p
 

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Extraversion - 25

Your score on Extraversion is low, indicating you are introverted, reserved, and quiet. You enjoy solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends.

Agreeableness - 1

Your score on Agreeableness is low, indicating less concern with others' needs Than with your own. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising.

Conscientiousness - 46

Your score on Conscientiousness is average. This means you are reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled.

Neuroticism - 45

Your score on Neuroticism is average, indicating that your level of emotional reactivity is typical of the general population. Stressful and frustrating situations are somewhat upsetting to you, but you are generally able to get over these feelings and cope with these situations.

Openness to experience - 33

Your score on Openness to Experience is average, indicating you enjoy tradition but are willing to try new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual.

I train in Nihon Goshin Aikido. The test seems to be pretty acurate. I like the way the break down the facets, and I was suprised by how I scored on some of them.
 

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Extraversion - 15
Agreeableness - 60
Conscientiousness - 65
Neuroticism - 37
Openness to Experience - 75

Used to train Tracy Kenpo, now mma, individually, bjj, muay thai, submission grappling.
 

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The scores from another Southern Mantis person for comparison JT:

Extraversion: 36 - average
Agreeableness: 33 - average
Conscientiousness: 70 - high
Neuroticism: 23 - low
Openness to Experience: 80 - high
 

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Overall I would say a very close picture of me.

EXTRAVERSION...............44
Your score on Extraversion is average, indicating you are neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone.

AGREEABLENESS..............9
Your score on Agreeableness is low, indicating less concern with others' needs Than with your own. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising.

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........21
Your score on Conscientiousness is low, indicating you like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized.
Have to disagree with this one. At work I am the most anal person you will ever meet when it comes to things. Doing data punch-downs and electrical panels you cannot be careless ans disorganized because it would be a living nightmare to straighten things out. I can punch-down 3200 data lines and only cross 2 or 3 pairs every single time. (Non-data folks, a crossed pair is just 2 wires in the wrong slot, generally right next to each other and very easy to do. Average is 35 to 40 for that many lines)
Outside of work, well, nailed it!

NEUROTICISM................40
Your score on Neuroticism is average, indicating that your level of emotional reactivity is typical of the general population. Stressful and frustrating situations are somewhat upsetting to you, but you are generally able to get over these feelings and cope with these situations.

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....15
Your score on Openness to Experience is low, indicating you like to think in plain and simple terms. Others describe you as down-to-earth, practical, and conservative.

I study and practice Ninjutsu - more specifically To-Shin Do
 

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:lfao:I just gave a real good look at where I scored in each area of the test and these about made me fall out of my chair.

Altruism.................1 - Low scorers on this scale do not particularly like helping those in need. Requests for help feel like an imposition rather than an opportunity for self-fulfillment.
Cooperation............0 - Those who score low on this scale are more likely to intimidate others to get their way.

DAMN!! a big fat ZERO on Cooperation? That could explain a lot...
I would like to think I play better than that with others.
:lfao:
 

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ROFL Bydand!

I got a big fat ZERO in modesty and dammit I KNOW I'm better than that.

Oh....wait.... :eek:
 

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I take that back, I got a 2 in modesty. I got a 2 in imagination too. Ah, well, I'm an engineer...


Extraversion: 60 (average)
Agreeableness: 37 (average)
Conscientiousness: 71 (high)
Neuroticism: 6 (low)
Openness to Experience: 37 (low)

I do Dekiti Tirsia Siradas Kali and Harimau Pencak Silat.
 

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Just an update. When my charming wife Laura got home from work this morning I showed her the print out of the results. She also keyed in on the ZERO for cooperation and said, (and I quote the lovely) "I don't agree with you getting a zero, nobody is 100% uncooperative, I would have given you a 1. You are a putz when it comes to cooperation." Said with a smile and a kiss on the cheek.

I guess I don't play well with others. :lfao:
 
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Extraversion - 15
Agreeableness - 60
Conscientiousness - 65
Neuroticism - 37
Openness to Experience - 75

Used to train Tracy Kenpo, now mma, individually, bjj, muay thai, submission grappling.


Interesting, the number of arts you have trained and your openess to experiece score. ;)
 

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I'm another student of Nihon Goshin Aikido like Tom (morph4me) so you can use this for comparison.

Extraversion - 27 - low
Agreeableness - 35 - average
conscientiousness - 86 - high
neuroticism - 17 - low
openness to experience - 0 - low

Yes, that's really a zero on the last one.
 

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Art: BUJINKAN BUDO TAIJUTSU


EXTRAVERSION 45

Your score on Extraversion is average, indicating you are neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone.


AGREEABLE 18

Your score on Agreeableness is low, indicating less concern with others' needs than with your own. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising.


CONSCIENTIOUS 91

Your score on Conscientiousness is high. This means you set clear goals and pursue them with determination. People regard you as reliable and hard-working.


NEUROTICISM 16

Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful.


OPENESS TO EXPERIENCE 37

Your score on Openness to Experience is average, indicating you enjoy tradition but are willing to try new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual.
 

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I do TKD and Ba gua at the present. Here's what I got:

Extroversion: 57
Agreeableness: 62
Conscientiousness: 40
Neuroticism: 15
Openess: 55
 

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:lfao:I just gave a real good look at where I scored in each area of the test and these about made me fall out of my chair.

Altruism.................1 - Low scorers on this scale do not particularly like helping those in need. Requests for help feel like an imposition rather than an opportunity for self-fulfillment.
Cooperation............0 - Those who score low on this scale are more likely to intimidate others to get their way.

DAMN!! a big fat ZERO on Cooperation? That could explain a lot...
I would like to think I play better than that with others.
:lfao:

I got a 3 for altruism and a 1 for cooperationand a 1 for trust. I guess I don't work or play well with others either. :shrug:
 

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EXTRAVERSION...............68

..Friendliness.............65

..Gregariousness...........72

..Assertiveness............63

..Activity Level...........70

..Excitement-Seeking.......46

..Cheerfulness.............57

Your score on Extraversion is high, indicating you are sociable, outgoing, energetic, and lively. You prefer to be around people much of the time.


AGREEABLENESS..............70

..Trust....................70

..Morality.................81

..Altruism.................57

..Cooperation..............35

..Modesty..................65

..Sympathy.................73

Your high level of Agreeableness indicates a strong interest in others' needs and well-being. You are pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative.

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........63

..Self-Efficacy............52

..Orderliness..............57

..Dutifulness..............54

..Achievement-Striving.....56

..Self-Discipline..........77

..Cautiousness.............56

Your score on Conscientiousness is average. This means you are reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled.


NEUROTICISM................31

..Anxiety..................45

..Anger....................43

..Depression...............38

..Self-Consciousness.......30

..Immoderation.............19

..Vulnerability............38

Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful.


OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....80

..Imagination..............61

..Artistic Interests.......78

..Emotionality.............43

..Adventurousness..........78

..Intellect................70

..Liberalism...............79

Your score on Openness to Experience is high, indicating you enjoy novelty, variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative, and creative.
 

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The following results are true for me...my wife agrees with them, so you can take that as gospel, LOL! I am not sure how the results apply to my training however.


EXTRAVERSION...............68
..Friendliness..................74
..Gregariousness.............55
..Assertiveness...............63
..Activity Level...............80
..Excitement-Seeking.......26
..Cheerfulness................76
Your score on Extraversion is high, indicating you are sociable, outgoing, energetic, and lively. You prefer to be around people much of the time.


AGREEABLENESS.............80
..Trust..........................61
..Morality.......................69
..Altruism.......................69
..Cooperation.................54
..Modesty......................74
..Sympathy....................73
Your high level of Agreeableness indicates a strong interest in others' needs and well-being. You are pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative.

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........98
..Self-Efficacy....................67
..Orderliness.......................98
..Dutifulness.......................95
..Achievement-Striving.........91
..Self-Discipline...................86
..Cautiousness....................87
Your score on Conscientiousness is high. This means you set clear goals and pursue them with determination. People regard you as reliable and hard-working.


NEUROTICISM................16
..Anxiety........................2
..Anger.........................35
..Depression....................4
..Self-Consciousness.......67
..Immoderation...............38
..Vulnerability.................19
Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful.


OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....70
..Imagination........................19
..Artistic Interests.................86
..Emotionality.......................54
..Adventurousness.................86
..Intellect............................87
..Liberalism...........................34
Your score on Openness to Experience is high, indicating you enjoy novelty, variety, and change. You are curious, imaginative, and creative.

 

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[FONT=&quot]EXTRAVERSION...............14 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Friendliness.............30 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Gregariousness...........17 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Assertiveness............44 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Activity Level...........29 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Excitement-Seeking.......6 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Cheerfulness.............28 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Your score on Extraversion is low, indicating you are introverted, reserved, and quiet. You enjoy solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends.[/FONT]


Okay, I can agree with this one


[FONT=&quot]AGREEABLENESS..............33 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Trust....................62 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Morality.................47 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Altruism.................34 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Cooperation..............37 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Modesty..................25 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Sympathy.................39 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Your level of Agreeableness is average, indicating some concern with others' Needs, but, generally, unwillingness to sacrifice yourself for others.[/FONT]

I dunno about this one... I mean, I do teach middle school; this time of year, I am a bit jaded!


[FONT=&quot]ONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........48 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Self-Efficacy............73 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Orderliness..............44 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Dutifulness..............61 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Achievement-Striving.....47 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Self-Discipline..........57 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Cautiousness.............28 [/FONT]

Your score on Conscientiousness is average. This means you are reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled.

No disagreement here.


[FONT=&quot]NEUROTICISM................46 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Anxiety..................59 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Anger....................16 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Depression...............40 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Self-Consciousness.......90 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Immoderation.............31 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Vulnerability............49 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Your score on Neuroticism is average, indicating that your level of emotional reactivity is typical of the general population. Stressful and frustrating situations are somewhat upsetting to you, but you are generally able to get over these feelings and cope with these situations.[/FONT]
Okay by me.


[FONT=&quot]OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....49 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Imagination..............75 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Artistic Interests.......10 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Emotionality.............31 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Adventurousness..........16 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Intellect................78 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]..Liberalism...............78 [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Your score on Openness to Experience is average, indicating you enjoy tradition but are willing to try new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual.[/FONT]

Okay by me.
 

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Extroversion: 43 (average)
Friendliness.............13
Gregariousness...........38
Assertiveness............54
Activity Level...........88
Excitement-Seeking.......46
Cheerfulness.............37


Agreeableness: 12 (low)
Trust....................9
Morality.................61
Altruism.................22
Cooperation..............26
Modesty..................45
Sympathy.................2


Conscientiousness: 81 (high)
Self-Efficacy............38
Orderliness..............73
Dutifulness..............88
Achievement-Striving.....91
Self-Discipline..........68
Cautiousness.............64


Neuroticism: 45 (average)
Anxiety..................45
Anger....................35
Depression...............63
Self-Consciousness.......75
Immoderation.............28
Vulnerability............28


Openess: 40 (average)
Imagination..............39
Artistic Interests.......14
Emotionality.............32
Adventurousness..........48
Intellect................87
Liberalism...............43


A score of 2 in sympathy.. well I really am fed up whith the general whining in today`s society.

My primary style is Wado Ryu Karate. I guess you can say my score reflects the style that is well balanced and stands firmly on principles of physics and body mechanics.
 

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EXTRAVERSION...............43
..Friendliness.............77
..Gregariousness...........0
..Assertiveness............47
..Activity Level...........30
..Excitement-Seeking.......41
..Cheerfulness.............94

Your score on Extraversion is average, indicating you are neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone


Domain/Facet...........
AGREEABLENESS..............26
..Trust....................39
..Morality.................20
..Altruism.................66
..Cooperation..............34
..Modesty..................30
..Sympathy.................31

Your score on Agreeableness is low, indicating less concern with others' needs Than with your own. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising. (I disagree with this)

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS..........1 *
..Self-Efficacy............2
..Orderliness..............6
..Dutifulness..............19
..Achievement-Striving.....0
..Self-Discipline..........33
..Cautiousness.............12

Your score on Conscientiousness is low, indicating you like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized.

NEUROTICISM................24
..Anxiety..................39
..Anger....................19
..Depression...............12
..Self-Consciousness.......14
..Immoderation.............62
..Vulnerability............53

Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful.

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE.....19
..Imagination..............83
..Artistic Interests.......1
..Emotionality.............44
..Adventurousness..........14
..Intellect................27
..Liberalism...............49

Your score on Openness to Experience is low, indicating you like to think in plain and simple terms. Others describe you as down-to-earth, practical, and conservative. (Don't agree)

That's my score although I don't agree with a lot of it, some of it is ok.
The questions didn't get the responses that alternative questions might have done with me, for example to voting questions probably took it that I voted one way for a reason, it might not be the actual reason I voted that way!

I'm not sure how it relates to TKD, althought I do know I don't get worked up much when sparring, and I don't get annoyed if people beat me, I just shrug it off and mark it down to experience. I am an agreeable person though... aren't I? Ok I'll do tough, but I'm not critical and I answered the question saying I wasn't. Not criticising the test or anything.... ;)
 
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