No, we don't want your e-mail address to send you spam. But we would like to ask you a few questions, to get an idea of how artists and designers think. It only takes a minute – and it's fun!

The study is conducted by the Computational Linguistics Research Group (CLiPS, Universiteit Antwerpen) and the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG, Sint Lucas Antwerpen). For more information, contact Tom De Smedt.

1. Personality test

This test measures your personality, using typology (extraverted or introverted person) and cognitive style (convergent or divergent thinker).

  • Are you more logical or more spontaneous?
  • Do you prefer the world outside or your own private world?
  • Do you prefer making decisions or having options?

Choose the left or right answer that best describes you. There are no correct or incorrect answers:

I do not mind noise and crowds. I avoid crowds and seek quiet.
I listen more than I talk. I talk more than I listen.
I learn new things by imitation and observation. I learn new things through general concepts.
I value unusual methods achieved via inspiration. I value solid methods achieved in a step-by-step manner.
I prefer truth. I prefer harmony.
I make decisions with my heart. I make decisions with my head.
I prefer my life to proceed the way I want it. I seek to adapt my life and experience to what comes along.
I adapt easily to new situations. I like to know what I am getting myself into.
I like knowing solid answers. I like asking challenging questions.
I prefer rules and conventions. I prefer freedom and expression.
I communicate with enthusiasm. I communicate clearly and to the point.
I can concentrate well. I am easily distracted.
I focus on the actual experience. I focus on the possibilities.
I communicate with examples, metaphors and analogies. I communicate with specific and detailed descriptions.
I question others because they might be wrong. I tend to agree with others because people are worth listening to.
I notice when people need support. I notice ineffective reasoning.
I like making decisions. I like to keep things open.
I enjoy starting things. I enjoy finishing things.
I enjoy fine-tuning my skills. I enjoy learning new skills.
I prefer to know everything there is about one topic. I prefer to know a little bit about everything.
I like meeting new people and participating in many activities. I am cautious of people or activities I am not familiar with.
I think carefully before speaking. I blurt things out without thinking.
I behave practically. I behave imaginatively.
I rely on past experiences. I rely on hunches.
I prefer truth over tact. I prefer tact over truth.
I deal with people compassionately. I deal with people firmly.
I plan for a settled life. I don't want to miss anything.
I dislike surprises and I want advance warnings. I enjoy surprises and like adapting to last-minute changes.
I rely on logic and knowledge to make decisions. I rely on intuition and trends to make decisions.
The combination of a penguin and a carrot is funny. The combination of a penguin and a carrot does not make sense.
I hate doing nothing. I need time alone to recharge.
I like working or talking in groups. I prefer to socialize in small groups or to do the job by myself.
I like relationships to be predictable. I value change in relationships.
I appreciate standard ways to solve problems. I use new and different ways to solve problems.
I expect people to make sense. I appreciate individual differences.
I notice the advantages and disadvantages of each option. I notice how an option has value and how it affects people.
I take deadlines seriously because time is finite. I see deadlines as elastic because time is renewable.
I keep a list of things I need to do. I hate to-do lists.
I read about what other people did for inspiration. I use a pencil and my own imagination for inspiration.
When I see a good idea, I imagine how it could be used. When I see a good idea, I start thinking about other ideas.
I like to be in the center of attention. I am content being on the sideline.
I am methodical. I am chaotic.
I value realism and common sense. I value imagination and innovation.
I can easily spot others' flaws. I like to please others and show appreciation.
I like people to make sense. I like people to be themselves.
I prefer to keep my feelings to myself. I enjoy talking about my feelings.
I like to plan things in advance. I go with whatever comes along.
I am settled and organized. I am flexible and spontaneous.
I am satisfied with the way things are going. I am not yet satisfied with the way things are going.
I frequently feel the need to break out. I frequently feel the need to dive in.

Extraversion/Introversion Sensing/INtuition Thinking/Feeling Judging/Perceiving Convergent/Divergent

2. Creativity test

This test measures in what way you are creative, by comparing the answers of everyone that takes the test. Detailed and original answers score better.

You can answer in your own native language if you can't say it in English.

2.1. What can you do with a brick?
Example: "hit my sister on the head"

2.2. How do you open a locked door? (you have no key)
Example: "push the doorbell"

2.3. What happens if people could fly like birds?     
Example: "trees grow on highways"

2.4. How could you make a person fly?
Example: "put person on a plane"

2.5. Can you think of a word to go between the two given words? You can give multiple solutions.
Example: "cat → mouse → computer", or "cat → camper → computer"
cat  →  ?  →  computer
hammer  →  ?  →  carrot
flower  →  ?  →  music

For the second test, we need to collect and cross-examine everyone's answers.
If you are interested in the results, you can leave your e-mail address so we can keep you informed.
It might be awhile before we get back to you - waiting for more people will give us more reliable results.
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ISTJs thrive on organization. They keep their lives and environments well-regulated. They bring painstaking attention to detail in their work and will not rest until a job is well completed. They are often dissatisfied with unresolved issues, whether in life or in fiction.
ISFJs are interested in maintaining order and harmony in every aspect of their lives. They are steadfast and meticulous in handling their responsibilities. Although quiet, they are people-oriented and very observant. Not only do they remember details about others, but they observe and respect others’ feelings.
INFJs are conscientious and value-driven. They seek meaning in relationships, ideas, and events, with an eye toward better understanding themselves and others. Using their intuitive skills, they develop a clear and confident vision, which they then set out to execute, aiming to better the lives of others.
INTJs are analytical. They are most comfortable working alone and tend to be less sociable than other types. Nevertheless, INTJs are prepared to lead if no one else seems up to the task, or if they see a major weakness in the current leadership. They tend to be pragmatic, logical, and creative. They have a low tolerance for spin or rampant emotionalism.
ISTPs excel at analyzing situations to reach the heart of a problem so that they can swiftly implement a functional repair, making them ideally suited to the field of engineering. Naturally quiet people, they are interested in understanding how systems operate, focusing on efficient operation and structure. They are open to new information and approaches.
ISFPs are peaceful, easygoing people who adopt a "live and let live" approach to life. They enjoy taking things at their own pace and tend to live in the moment. Although quiet, they are pleasant, considerate, and caring, devoted to the people in their lives. Though not inclined to debate or necessarily even air their views, their values are important to them.
INFPs focus much of their energy on an inner world dominated by intense feeling and deeply held ethics. They seek an external life that is in keeping with these values. Loyal to the people and causes important to them, INFPs can quickly spot opportunities to implement their ideals. They are curious to understand those around them, and so are accepting and flexible except when their values are threatened.
INTPs are quiet, thoughtful, analytical individuals who tend to spend long periods of time on their own, working through problems and forming solutions. They are curious about systems and how things work. Consequently, they are frequently found in careers such as science, architecture, and law.
ESTPs are hands-on learners who live in the moment, seeking the best in life, wanting to share it with their friends. The ESTP is open to situations, able to improvise to bring about desired results. They are active people who want to solve their problems rather than simply discuss them.
ESFPs live in the moment, experiencing life to the fullest. They enjoy people, as well as material comforts. Rarely allowing conventions to interfere with their lives, they find creative ways to meet human needs. ESFPs are excellent team players, focused on completing the task at hand with maximum fun and minimum discord. Active types, they find pleasure in new experiences.
ENFPs are initiators of change, keenly perceptive of possibilities. They energize and stimulate others through their contagious enthusiasm. They prefer the start-up phase of a project or relationship, and are tireless in the pursuit of new-found interests. ENFPs are able to anticipate the needs of others and to offer them needed help and appreciation. They bring zest, joy, liveliness, and fun to all aspects of their lives.
ENTPs are quick to see complex interrelationships between people, things, and ideas. These interrelationships are analyzed in profound detail through the ENTPs auxiliary function, introverted thinking. The result is an in-depth understanding of the way things and relationships work, and how they can be improved. To the ENTP, competence and intelligence are particularly prized, both in themselves and in other people.
ESTJs are practical, realistic, and matter-of-fact, with a natural head for business or mechanics. Though they are not interested in subjects they see no use for, they can apply themselves when necessary. They like to organize and run activities. ESTJs make good administrators, especially if they remember to consider others' feelings and points of view, which they often miss.
ESFJs focus on the outside world and assess their experiences subjectively. They largely base their judgments on their belief system and on the effects of actions on people. ESFJs are literal and concrete, trusting the specific, factual information gathered through their physiological senses.
ENFJs seek continuity through harmonious relationships and collective values. They excel at picking up on the tone of a situation and acting accordingly, adding warmth to a cool setting or turning sour into sweet. They naturally seek to know what people do well, what they enjoy, and where and how they work. They seem to have an infinite number of acquaintances from all walks of life and are always on the lookout for people in need and those who can help out.
ENTJs focus on the most efficient and organized means of performing a task. This quality, along with their goal orientation, often makes ENTJs superior leaders, both realistic and visionary in implementing a long-term plan. ENTJs tend to be fiercely independent in their decision making, having a strong will that insulates them against external influence. Generally highly competent, ENTJs analyze and structure the world around them in a logical and rational way.
Convergent thinking is oriented towards deriving the single best (or correct) answer to a clearly defined question. It emphasizes speed, accuracy, logic, and focuses on accumulating information, recognizing the familiar, reapplying set techniques, and preserving the already known.
Divergent thinking is found among people with personalities which have traits such as nonconformity, curiosity, willingness to take risks, and persistence. Divergent thinking occurs in a spontaneous, free-flowing manner, such that many ideas are generated in an emergent cognitive fashion.