Day 10: I’m Open. With Myself.

10 Aug

Blaugust Entry, Day 9

Syl over at had a post regarding her Gaming Personality. It is one of a couple surveys hosted by Quantic Foundry over at their website.

I took one myself, just answering what came to my mind without deep thought.

Well, according to my results, I don’t enjoy gaming all that much. 😛

My Gaming StyleSpontaneous, Relaxed, Independent, and Practical

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I guess I wasn’t feeling pretty strongly about much, since three of the six traits border on 0%. Wow. I guess at this point in my life, I don’t care about achievements, I don’t care to be the best at a game, and I don’t feel like exerting extra creative energy playing games when I do so already elsewhere. I don’t know if I quite agree with the Action classification, but then again, I only scored 53% in it. I feel like all the games I am most drawn to fit into the Immersion sector (as described below).

The Action Components (53%)

Gamers with high Action scores are aggressive and like to jump in the fray and be surrounded by dramatic visuals and effects. Gamers with low Action scores prefer slower-paced games with calmer settings.

The Immersion Components (42%)

Gamers with high Immersion scores want games with interesting narratives, characters, and settings so they can be deeply immersed in the alternate worlds created by games. Gamers with low Immersion scores are more grounded in the gameplay mechanics and care less about the narrative experiences that games offer.

Fantasy (48%): Gamers who score high on Fantasy want their gaming experiences to allow them to become someone else, somewhere else. They enjoy the sense of being immersed in an alter ego in a believable alternate world, and enjoy exploring a game world just for the sake of exploring it. These gamers enjoy games like Skyrim, Fallout, and Mass Effect for their fully imagined alternate settings.

Story (38%): Gamers who score high on Story want games with elaborate campaign storylines and a cast of multidimensional characters with interesting back-stories and personalities. They take the time to delve into the back-stories of characters in games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect, and enjoy the elaborate and thoughtful narratives in games like The Last of Us and BioShock. Gamers who score low on Story tend to find dialogue and quest descriptions to be distracting and skip through them if possible.

I also took their second test, and found it a little more interesting and insightful.

My Personality Profile: Curious, Introverted, Sympathetic, and Calm


I like where I am (or where I appear to be). The low Extroversion fits with my preference for one-on-one interaction and aversion for large groups, even within games. I do like to play with friends though, just not too many at once. My Conscientiousness sits right in the middle. I do lean towards one side or the other occasionally, depending on mood and circumstances.

I wonder what games would most fit this personality profile. Any suggestions?

Openness to Experience (84%)

People who score high on Openness are inquisitive and imaginative. They like to think about “what can be” instead of “what is”. They like to think deeply and play with abstract, unconventional ideas. They enjoy trying out new things and visiting new places. They are creative, and enjoy art and aesthetic experiences.

Conscientiousness (52%)

People who score high on Conscientiousness are organized and self-disciplined. They make plans and follow routines and schedules. They have a strong sense of duty and obligation. They work hard to achieve excellence and success. They are persistent, efficient, and reliable workers. They take their time to consider outcomes and alternatives when making decisions.

People who score low on Conscientiousness are spontaneous and flexible. They are adaptable and react well to unexpected situations and change. They find rules to be arbitrary and stifling, and don’t mind breaking them. They enjoy living life on a moment-to-moment basis, following their own whims, and often take leaps of faith to see what happens next.

Extraversion (10%)

People who score low on Extraversion are quiet, low-key, and are perfectly happy spending time alone. They tend to be reserved in social situations and keep in the background. They prefer quiet, peaceful, and relaxed environments. Their typical mood and disposition is more subdued and neutral. They are slower to reach out to others and tend to have a small circle of close friends.

Agreeableness (82%)

People who score high on Agreeableness are sympathetic and compassionate. They value cooperation, social harmony, and assume that most people are fair and honest. They are naturally trusting and sincere in their dealings with other people. They are modest, dislike confrontation, and always willing to compromise to get along with others.

Emotional Stability (76%)

People who score high on Emotional Stability are calm and relaxed even in stressful and anxiety-provoking situations. They are even-keeled, fearless, and remain poised and confident when under pressure. They are difficult to provoke and are able to easily resist urges and temptations.

How did you score?

Do you have a profile that compliments mine?

(Maybe we can talk.)

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Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Gaming


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4 responses to “Day 10: I’m Open. With Myself.

  1. Jarl Hamm

    August 10, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I took it. Scored highly on everything but social xD

    Liked by 1 person

    • soulboundlife

      August 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Haha. Interesting how you focused on things you think you are, and I focused on things I think I’m not.


  2. Syl (@Gypsy_Syl)

    August 11, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Interesting! What creative activities do you do irl then, if I may ask? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • soulboundlife

      August 11, 2015 at 6:30 am

      Music and writing, mostly. Directing a small church band each week and playing in a couple other bands. Not much composition, but I’d like to change that (VGM!). I’m gonna need to cut something soon, though. It’s starting to wear me out. 😛



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