Within the last year, the opportunity for human connection has been unarguably lacking in comparison to prior years. I’ve noticed that because of the isolation we have endured in this past year, conversations have become difficult and sparse, even with our closest friends. With this challenge being presented, my friends and I have come up with new ways to stay connected and up to date in each other’s lives. Within our friend group, we have resorted to taking and sending different online quizzes. The subjects have ranged from ‘which Harry Potter house are you in’ to ‘what do you fear the most.’ I’ve noticed that the gesture of sharing these tests with your friends helps spark interesting conversations, creates room for harmless discussion, and results can be compared as a group.
After finding more in-depth tests like The Myer Briggs personality test, my friends and I became obsessed with the idea of being grouped based on just a few questions and answers. Somehow, tests like these are always so brutally accurate. Although a simple online test can’t capture all of who you are as a person and should be taken with a grain of salt, nonetheless, it’s a fun way to interact and connect with others.
Last week, my friend sent a new personality test to take-- the Szondi Test. The test was made in 1935 by psychologist Léopold Szondi, and it was intended to reveal a person's innermost suppressed traits--the parts of yourself you have pushed down into your subconscious. While I am sure there are many versions of this test that can be found online, the particular version of the test we used was an 18 minute video that can be found on YouTube. The video starts off by describing the history behind the test, what it strives to uncover and a description of Szondi himself. Although all the information is interesting, I usually tell my friends to skip to around the 6 minute mark and follow the directions from there. If you are taking it with friends, I found it crucial to not talk until the test is over. Like the video mentions, the video and test are intended to be taken lightly and should not be placed in lieu of the opinion of a professional.
Next time you are looking for something new to do with your friends, consider taking this test and be blown away at how scary relatable your results will be. Here is a link to the test to try it out!