I didn't even take this test. I used someone else's results that they posted on flickr
I received an e-mail invitation From Washington University to take a personality test. The study investigates the relation between blogger's personality and the content and style of their writing, and has been approved by the Washington University Human Research Protection Office. Seriously.
I'm pretty sure this is legitimate, because I reviewed the test and did not find any questions that would trick me into giving out my bank account numbers, the exact location of my safe deposit key or the bar code number on Layla the dog's ID chip. Not that she's going anywhere, but we thought, just in case she decides to set out on her own and find a family that serves better dog treats we'd like to be able to drag her back home kicking and barking. We have a lot of money invested in her, she keeps my feet warm at night and her cuteness factor has saved her from oblivion many a time.
This looks more like it
So anyway, this is your typical personality test. The first hurdle is, they give you a choice of two versions - the short with 100 questions and the long with 300. I'm leaning toward the 300. After all, it's Saturday and what else would I have to do while the endless progression of bowl games play out on my television.
But I think that the choice between long and short is a test in and of itself. No matter what answers you give in the long or short version they'll have your whole life figured out by your decision to spend either 10 or 30 minutes of your life answering questions based on a random e-mail request sent by a complete stranger who may or may not exist. So my decision will be delayed for most of the afternoon as I sit huddled in the corner with my blankie trying to second guess what the best of the two decisions might be.
Once the decision is made I have to then decide whether each question is accurate or not, and to what degree.
309. Enjoy wild flights of fantasy.
0 very inaccurate 0 somewhat inaccurate 0 neither accurate nor inaccurate 0 somewhat accurate 0 very accurate
None of the answers really apply. My answer - and maybe I'll just write this choice in next to every question - is: 0 Like What?
Each question is asked in several different ways, so no matter how good you are at presenting yourself as a self confident, social, organized, friendly, intelligent, well rounded person, the test is going to trick you into admitting you are a self stylized hermit who cares not a fig for doing anything of value and would prefer to sit on your laurels, even though you know damn well you have no laurels since they went down the drain with your 401k. I tell you, if it weren't for the Mister, taking care of the laundry, picking up your empty glasses, and running errands, you'd be sitting naked at the keyboard perched on a stack of old newspapers, eating raw rice and drinking water out of an old egg carton. But that's neither here nor there.
315 . Radiate joy.
o very inaccurate o somewhat inaccurate o neither accurate nor inaccurate o somewhat accurate 0 very accurate o like what??
Speaking of answers, some of my very favorite bloggers have been mulling over age old questions lately, and have come up with some (highly suspect) answers for you. Stop by and check them out!
Debby has provided answers to the age old question of Why did the ever lovin' chicken cross the road: HERE
Ann Lefler has provided a fine list of new years resolutions. If you haven't bothered to list any for yourself, feel free to pick and choose among hers. I did: HERE
Blicky Kitty opened his mailbox and gives Ann Landers another wild ride for her money: HERE
And Nanny Goats in Panties provides us with drug induced answers to the prickly question of is it ok to take expired medications: HERE