I have a perfect description of you:
You have a need for other people to like and admire you, and yet you tend to be critical of yourself. While you have some personality weaknesses you are generally able to compensate for them. You have considerable unused capacity that you have not turned to your advantage. Disciplined and self-controlled on the outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure on the inside. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations. You also pride yourself as an independent thinker; and do not accept others’ statements without satisfactory proof. But you have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. At times you are extroverted, affable, and sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, and reserved. Some of your aspirations tend to be rather unrealistic.
When psychologist Bertram R. Forer gave his students this personality test and asked them to rate it from 0 to 5 (5 being 100% accurate) of their personalities, this was given an average score of 4.26.
This is called the Forer Effect and basically drives horoscopes, fortune telling, and some even say Briggs-Meyer tests. The Forer Effect describes when people think personality descriptions are created just for them…when in fact, the details are so vague that they can apply to just about everyone.
I found this little tidbit of information while looking for information about the consciousness, Jungian theory, and the layers of psychological evolution. Hoping I might be able to incorporate some of the information into my book The Nameless