too much time on my hands

I saw Dr. Fisher (of Why Him? Why Her? and on 20/20 and decided to take the test and see what it says. Apparently I'm a:


You are interested in the big picture. You like to examine large, ambiguous issues and ideas. You carefully weigh all of the variables involved, connect disparate facts in novel ways and regularly come up with imaginative solutions to complex problems. You see holistically and can be visionary.

You are friendly and humane. You have a big heart; you tend to trust people and sympathize with them easily. You intuitively know what they are thinking and feeling. And because you are agreeable and mentally flexible, you go out of your way to make others comfortable and happy. You seek to make intimate, meaningful friendships.

Your empathy and altruism spill over into a desire to make the world a better place. And with your resilience and imagination, your ability to do many things at the same time, your people skills and your command of language, you can be remarkably effective at improving the lives of others.

You are also traditional. You have clear moral values and tend to stick to your point of view. Yet you almost always seek consensus and harmony, and are willing to give up some of your pleasures to build an orderly, harmonious home and family life.

Negotiator primary traits
  • Sees the big picture
  • Imaginative
  • Intuitive
  • Verbal skills
  • Empathetic
  • Trusting
  • Introspective
Builder secondary traits
  • Traditional
  • Social
  • Loyal
  • Dependable
  • Patient
  • Community oriented
  • Orderly
In Love and Relationships
You are a die-hard romantic, and you must have depth and meaning in your relationships. You like heart-to-heart exchanges that explore personal philosophies, goals, ethical dilemmas, and the meanings behind art, music, poetry or some other abstract topic. You are emotionally expressive and want your partner to share his or her genuine self with you. You also admire people who make plans and schedules. And you are attracted to a mate with a fixed moral compass. Moreover, for you, love must be embedded in a stable long-term relationship beginning with a march down the aisle. Most important, to balance your imaginative and supple spirit, you gravitate to people who know their own mind, make decisions quickly, focus on one thing at a time and can provide a stable home. And you can be very sensitive to your mate, communicating your emotions clearly and tenderly.

Relating to others
You tend to be well-adjusted, trusting, compassionate, intuitive and interested in people. And you work to keep your networks intact. You also look in as well as out; you are introspective. And you like probing the meanings of life. So you avoid casual chit-chat. You can be so agreeable that some people may overlook your complex personality.

Things to be aware of
  • Because you can see so many angles to an issue or decision, you can be indecisive.
  • Your need to please can make you placating and your trusting nature can make you gullible.
  • When you feel betrayed you can be unforgiving and hold a grudge too long

Spark Factor
You tend to naturally gravitate to the DIRECTOR/builders.

If you're bored enough to want to take the test (without having to join go here:

PS - talked my parents into taking the test too - my dad is a DIRECTOR/explorer (which breaks down to: my NEGOTIATOR gets along well with his DIRECTOR, but my builder wants to throttle his explorer - very accurate! LOL) and my mom came out to be a BUILDER/negotiator. So basically, I'm EXACTLY like my mother - but in reverse(!!) - no wonder we fight so much, LOL ;P

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