Why are personality tests so popular? Are people simply curious to see whether the results match what they already know? Or do we not know ourselves? “Describe yourself.” “Write an essay outlining your goals and major personality traits.” These are extremely difficult tasks. I believe that no one truly understands themselves. Human beings run off of a rudimentary image of themselves, based off what they have gathered from other people’s words and reactions to them. Of course, one may realize that they are lazy, or good or bad at a particular task, but these are surface traits, only wispy shadows of the true driving forces hidden deep under the surface. As sentient, curious, progressive beings, we are always trying to dive into the murky depths in search of what makes us tick, what makes us think and reason the way we do, what makes us seek adventure or crave conversation or find peace and solace in an imagined landscape. We want to know what makes us us, and when we face difficulty in finding the answer internally, we turn to the thousands of personality tests freely available online in the hopes that they will provide the answers for which we so desperately seek.