Want a quick way to get a better understanding of your personality? This “DOPE Bird Personality Test” (the dove, owl, peacock, eagle test – a personality test and not a drug-test) is a very useful tool for gaining some quick insight into your inner workings.
However you use it, the key is to find the positive points of this self-discovery exercise. It’s like having a good friend help you experience your life from the outside. It’s hard to notice that pimple on your nose without someone mentioning something (or a mirror). This test is the mirror.
Know that you are the unique you and you’re loved for that. Use the results of this test as a starting point for your next “self-improvement” step. It is not a judgment and is not a psychological evaluation.
What are the 4 Bird Personality Type Traits?
And here’s the second-to-last moment you’ve been waiting for – quick and simple definitions of what the four bird personality types actually are. Here goes:
The peaceful dove. The dove is people-orientated, loyal, friendly, hard-working and a great team player but tends to avoid change, confrontation, risk-taking and assertiveness.
The showy peacock. The peacock loves talking, being the center of attention, has passion/ enthusiasm and is happy/ optimistic. Peacocks can be accused of talking too much, and aren’t good with detail or time-control.
The wise owl. The owl is logical, mathematically minded, methodical and sometimes seen as a perfectionist. The owl can be slow to make decisions and inflexible if rules and logic says otherwise. Owls are not big risk takers but love detail.
The bold eagle. Eagles are dominant, stimulated by challenge, decisive and direct. Eagles can be blunt/ stubborn, can lose sight of the big-picture and can be insensitive to other people’s needs. Eagles are natural achievers.
Are you already getting a pretty good feel for what bird type you are? How about those around you? That’s another great thing about the test – it helps you start to notice things about people. Until you know what to look for, you might never see it.
Research and History of the Bird Personality Test
The RichardStep DOPE Test is based off of the original four personality types test theorized by Dr. Gary Couture. He didn’t pick the catchy name for the test, and with the confusion with illegal substances, I can understand that.
Really looking to be bored to death by the details? Here’s how I designed this test:
|analyzed 17,103 test results from the online only version of the DOPE test here on richardstep.com|
|adapted research from the B.E.S.T. test (Bold Expressive Sympathetic Technical)|
|adapted research from Dr. William Marston’s DiSC test (Dominant, Influencer, Steady, Compliant)|
|included study and research from personality psychology textbooks|
|included insights from some of the best in personal development books and research|
Ready to find out More About the Test?
The DOPE bird personality test is one of those “don’t have to have a psychologist,” fun, and useful tools that I’ve permanently added to my personal development toolbox.
Click here to learn more about the DOPE Bird Personality Test.
Liz Barnett (@WomanlyWomanLB) says
Same thing happened to me. Cancer tried to take me out but God gave me another chance. ;) Thanks for posting this! We once used it in graduate school for a project and I was looking for it again!
Richard N. Stephenson says
Thank God for second (and 3rd, and 4th, and…) chances! :) Glad to have you around and thank you for sharing!
Paul Thompson says
Great article! It’s so true with the (family)working people around me!
How do I find out more info on how I can effectively deal with these people!:)
Richard N. Stephenson says
Great question. If the issue at hand is primarily negativity, then I don’t have the information here. Leo over at Zenhabits is a genius at this stuff so check out this article: http://zenhabits.net/negative/
Otherwise, I would point you to the DOPE test/results kit linked at the end of the article or the ‘Blog’ section linked in the menu bar up top as it lists the over 340 (as of today) articles here that could help you in your journey.
Thanks for commenting and have a good day Paul!