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like the psychics who astound people if they can tell you things about yourself you already know

April 13th, 2011 (07:29 am)

So this test (that "shapes" one) is kind of amazing, in the sense that the process of taking it is pretty amazing. Unfortunately, my results did not conform very well to reality. Witness:

Handy in the real world manipulation of objects and events, you are easily enthused by practical projects. You often ignore or conveniently forget rules and boundaries that limit your freedom. This need for freedom extends even to the personal sphere and though you are kind and gentle, you will often be hard to pin down to a monogamous lifestyle. Because you tend to verbalize so seldom, you can be seen as phlegmatic or impassive. In moments of high tension you can often surprise those around you with a lighthearted or humorous remark. Because of your facility with the physical world, you are often engaged in sports that require dexterity, such as motorcycling or hang gliding. You will rarely have time for flights of fancy or unproductive discussion. Constraints on your freedom will be regarded as a personal attack.

The test may wish to know:

1. I am terrible with real-world manipulation of objects and events and am not the least bit enthused with practical projects.

2. I do in fact frequently ignore and/or forget rules and boundaries that limit my freedom (and this has been a struggle lately in a couple of specific ways)...

3. ...but I have no problem with monogamy. I cannot comment on whether I am kind and gentle.

4. Usually in moments of high tension I can be found overapologizing wildly, then crying in a corner.

5. The thing about me verbalizing so seldom is just side-splittingly hilarious. Lollerskates.

6. My manual dexterity is the worst in the world. Seriously. SO BAD. I would be the most immediately dead motorcyclist ever.

7. I spend huge amounts of time on flights of fancy and unproductive discussion. In point of fact unproductive discussion is probably one of the most productive things that I do, although I understand that this is more a commentary on the pointlessness of the rest of my life than anything else. But seriously. Would I be taking/explicating this test if I weren't into unproductive discussion?

8. But, okay, I do regard constraints on my freedom as a personal attack. Hey, if you're going to get one right, the last one is the one to pick!

The funniest part of all of this is that when I got that result my immediate thought was not "this test doesn't work" but "I must have taken the test wrong." Like I must have thought too hard about my answers, or defaulted to putting my considerations into words and then selecting based on those words, or something. (Which would totally explain why it told me I never verbalize things, right.) I honestly don't know what that says about me, but it doesn't seem to have been covered by the test. But truly, my reaction was kind of like "but they had all that sciency stuff at the beginning of the test! It must be real!" ON THE INTERNET. There was a bunch of sciency babble at the beginning of an INTERNET PERSONALITY QUIZ MEME and I actually bought into it.

Well, it's early in the morning.

In any case, if I could ever get hold of an actual scientist I'd be curious to know whether my answers to these sorts of questions, or the things that my answers would reveal about my personality (assuming there's anything at all, but then, I tend to think all behavior reveals *something*), might be affected by my nonverbal learning disability and the dent my doctor put in the left side of my head with the forceps at birth.* I never considered whether that disability might have affected my personification of geometric shapes before. For obvious reasons.

Well, this quiz ate up all my "I woke up early and don't want to get up yet so let's fuck around on the Internet" time. Time to shower.

*Not visible anymore, but the brain damage stayed.


Posted by: Yes, I Have One (supremegoddess1)
Posted at: April 13th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)

My line by line breakdown:

You are in a perpetual quest to find the new, the exciting. Maybe

Emotionally volatile, you are known for sudden changes of opinion, of appreciation, and behavior. Never

Following rules and established methods is difficult for you and the difficulties of higher education are usually quite daunting. Snorfle. Hardly.

Knowledge is best gained through an intimate association with the matter at hand. Maybe?

Usually driven by attitudes and desires of the group, you are talented in an established field of endeavor. First half wrong, second half right.

Emotions come and go without a strong understanding of their causes. No.

They are unexpected guests in an otherwise placid landscape. No.

You live by your own codes of conduct, which can be noble or terrible depending on the individual. Yes.

Authority is meaningless to you. No.

You hate to be predictable, at all costs. No.

Rarely verbally effusive, you can at times feel as if your feelings are too deep for words. No.

You are very observant, but rarely express these observations to others. Yes.

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