Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Briefly, the Jung/Meyers-Briggs/Keirsey personality model comprises four dimensions, and each question attempts to help find your position in one of these dimensions, be it extroversion/introversion (E/I), intuition/sensing (N/S), thinking/feeling (T/F), or judgement/perception (J/P). For details on the meanings of these terms, please see the Keirsey site, especially the page about the dimensions of temperament.
I had problems with a lot of the questions in this test, mostly because I could see more than one way to interpret them. (Which was, no doubt, due to my INTJ-like personality.) When you visit the page, the questions are presented in random order. For ease of commentary, I've grouped the questions functionally, so related questions are near one another.
Keep in mind that I'm not any kind of psychologist or anything... I'm an engineer by upbringing and programmer by profession. What follows are just my personal thoughts and opinions. Further, I'm not judging any of my answers as right or wrong, merely as mine.
That said, here's the test, my choices, and comments:
So how accurate is this? Unless you happen to know me personally, it'll be hard for you to judge. There are certainly elements of the temperament description which seem to be right on the mark, but some of them are a bit off. On the whole, however, the description seems pretty accurate.
I had enough difficulty with enough of the questions to make me wonder if I was really interpreting them the way they were supposed to be interpreted. I haven't read Keirsey's book (Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types), and I haven't had any kind of psychological training, so I might well have completely missed the point of some of the questions. On the other hand, I suspect that the test is designed to cope with vagaries like this. For all I know, they may even be the whole point of the test!
If you have any insights on the test you think I should know, please feel free to drop me a line.