I had a friend who sent me a link to his "Johari Window". You get a bunch of friends to select 5-6 characteristics that they think best summarize you. Their choices are compared to your personal choices. Then it prints out this nifty chart.
The chart works out something like the old Donald Rumsfeld quote: "Some stuff we know we know. Some stuff we know we don't know. Some stuff we don't know we know. Some stuff we don't know we don't know."
Some stuff I kind of expected people would pick. Namely "religious". Apparently, most people also think I'm friendly. Another nice surprise was that several people consider me "witty".
I think my favorite category is the stuff that neither I nor anyone else knows about me. (Bottom Right) I kind of chuckled when I saw that no one picked "spontaneous", because it's absolutely true: I'm NOT spontaneous. Then again by this chart, if I'm dignified, sensible, sympathetic, warm, or brave, apparently nobody knows about it. :-)
You might try creating your very own Johari window. This chart is based on the results of 15 answers (thanks to my friends who have completed it). If you would like to fill this one out on me, go here. The more results, the more accurate it probably is.
(known to self and others)
adaptable, intelligent, loving, organised, religious
(known only to others)
accepting, bold, calm, clever, complex, confident, dependable, energetic, friendly, giving, happy, helpful, independent, kind, knowledgeable, logical, mature, modest, observant, patient, quiet, reflective, relaxed, responsive, trustworthy, wise, witty
(known only to self)
(known to nobody)
able, brave, caring, cheerful, dignified, extroverted, idealistic, ingenious, introverted, nervous, powerful, proud, searching, self-assertive, self-conscious, sensible, sentimental, shy, spontaneous, sympathetic, tense, warm
66% of people think that Markito is friendly
66% of people agree that Markito is religious
able (0%) accepting (6%) adaptable (6%) bold (20%) brave (0%) calm (6%) caring (0%) cheerful (0%) clever (6%) complex (6%) confident (20%) dependable (20%) dignified (0%) energetic (6%) extroverted (0%) friendly (66%) giving (13%) happy (6%) helpful (20%) idealistic (0%) independent (6%) ingenious (0%) intelligent (40%) introverted (0%) kind (6%) knowledgeable (20%) logical (33%) loving (6%) mature (20%) modest (20%) nervous (0%) observant (13%) organised (13%) patient (6%) powerful (0%) proud (0%) quiet (6%) reflective (6%) relaxed (6%) religious (66%) responsive (6%) searching (0%) self-assertive (0%) self-conscious (0%) sensible (0%) sentimental (0%) shy (0%) silly (0%) spontaneous (0%) sympathetic (0%) tense (0%) trustworthy (33%) warm (0%) wise (6%) witty (40%)