Notes On My Personality In The Digital Data ‘Revolution’

The Detailed Results Of My Identity Analysis

Personality Features


From Facebook + AMS:

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From Twitter + AMS:

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From Facebook + Twitter + AMS:

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The Big 5 / OCEAN Model

Revised NEO Pi R Test

My results were as follows (roughly grouped by how I was classed against the average so that you can see which features are more unique to me, and then by their categories):

“Above Average”


  • A3 Altruism 62.57
  • C4 Achievement-striving 73.75
  • C6 Deliberation 70.73
  • E1 Warmth 65.25
  • E2 Gregariousness 65.62
  • E3 Assertiveness 80.21
  • E4 Activity 80.45
  • E5 Excitement-seeking 67.55
  • E6 Positive-emotion 71.78
Openness to Experience
  • O1 Fantasy 79.39
  • O2 Aesthetics 65.85
  • O3 Feelings 71.75
  • O4 Actions 70.54
  • O5 Ideas 76.00
  • O6 Openness to new values 60.49


  • A6 Tendermindedness 48.57
  • C1 Competence 55.14
  • C2 Order 47.62
  • C3 Dutifulness 46.92
  • N1 Anxiety 53.21
  • N3 Depression 49.44

“Below Average”

  • A1 Trust 30.24
  • A2 Straightforwardness 31.36
  • A4 Compliance 27.75
  • A5 Modesty 35.95
  • C5 Self-discipline 36.51
  • N2 Angry-hostility 36.09
  • N4 Self-consciousness 26.59
  • N5 Impulsiveness 34.55
  • N6 Vulnerability 37.18

Overall then:

  • Openness: 70.67
  • Conscientiousness: 55.11
  • Extraversion: 71.81
  • Agreeableness: 39.41
  • Neuroticism: 39.51


From the Apply Magic Sauce Self-Reporting Questionnaire:

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From the Discover My Profile Entrepreneurship Test:

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From Discover My Profile TV & Movie Items Quiz:

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From Discover My Profile Brands Quiz:

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From Discover My Profile Music Items Quiz:

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From Facebook +AMS Alone:

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From Twitter + AMS Alone:

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From Facebook and Twitter Combined + AMS:

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Disabilities, and Mental Health and Wellbeing

A few years ago when friends and family were undergoing successive crises, I was formally diagnosed with anxiety, something that acted as a contributing factor to both my decision to take an Interruption of Studies (a year out from my degree), and the development of severe exam phobia. I did not want to be in the situation I was in, and I had tried all that I could to solve as many of the problems that I could, and I knew I had helped a lot but I knew there was more to be done. I knew that my thoughts and worries kept escalating disproportionally – I couldn’t sleep at night for fear that my phone might ring with more bad news or someone asking for help and I would sleep through it – and so I had sought help in resolving this issue.

My doctor suggested that this anxiety was ‘contextual’, i.e. a reasonably expected result of my position, and that given my attitude was generally seen as a positive growth mindset, something reiterated in the Student Counselling sessions I had been attending throughout the development of the situation, it was suggested that it should be manageable without the need for medication. Instead I should focus on improving my mindfulness (was given a series of NHS meditation podcasts to listen to) and trying to identify and avoid triggers of my anxiety where possible. The diagnosis gave me more information about my problem but I wasn’t happy with these suggested solutions.

Firstly my situation made it difficult to avoid my triggers (I couldn’t abandon my friends and family in crisis but nor could I solve their problems and so stop my concern that was escalating).

Secondly, a lot of the resources for anxiety were focussed on encouraging the development of the “growth mindset“. This is something I think has been used and abused a lot lately as yet another trendy business buzzword to aspire to, but for me at the time of being introduced to the concept was a source of great frustration. I was already following this pattern and whilst I am sure I would not have survived that far without it, the materials about it were not providing me with any new information that I could use to further improve where I was already, and felt obstructive to finding out what else I could do.

Thirdly, I found the mindfulness resources really difficult to work with. Maybe this sounds really stupid to some people given the stakes involved but essentially it was incredibly boring and felt so unproductive. I found it really difficult to sit and spend time doing the exercises because I was thinking of all the other things I could or should be doing. But the willingness to have done it was still there and so I tried various things to get through them but eventually I returned to the doctors and asked for alternatives and advice.

This was then when I began my diagnosis for ADHD as not only could this provide an explanation for my struggles with this problem but also others too, and therefore provide a better understanding to help resolve them. Waiting lists are long and to be perfectly honest I did not really know much about ADHD other than brief stereotypes up until I finished the diagnosis half a year later and was handed a reading list to go away with.

Since then I have learned a crazy amount number of things about myself that I never knew I never knew before. For example my Mum has spent my life convinced that I must have hearing problems because of how loud I can often be in conversation, and how I never believe myself to be being disproportionately loud when people complain but my hearing generally works perfectly fine. However I now believe it to be the case that my loudness comes from my ADHD – it is typical for an ADHD brain to be too over-excited by the actual narrative of the conversation and so consequently allocate too much capacity to processing that and not enough to processing environmental awareness factors such as monitoring and regulating how loud I am being.


In November 2013 I completed IQ tests run by Mensa and scored:

  • 145 on the Cattell B scale (putting me in the top 3% of British population)
  • 140 on the Culture Fair scale (putting me in the top 1% of the British population)

Gender and Sexuality

From Facebook + AMS:

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From Twitter + AMS:

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From Facebook + Twitter + AMS:

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