05 July 2005

Data for future generations

Via Majikthise, a blog meme that I've let myself get sucked into. Apparently there's a guy who wants to get political and personality assessment data for bloggers. At least bloggers who hear about this meme and take the time to participate.

It turns out that I'm in the same political zone as Ghandi and Nelson Mandela, which is pretty gratifying. And my personality is weird. But I knew that.

See my results ...

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Overview: This post is a community experiment with two broad purposes. The first is to create publicly accessible data about bloggers' personalities, which may have sociological value in addition to being just plain fun. The second is to track the propagation of this meme through blogspace. Full details and explanation can be found on the original posting: http://pixnaps.blogspot.com/2005/06/meme-worth-spreading.html.

Instructions (to join in the experiment):

1) Take the IPIP-NEO personality test and the Political Compass quiz, if you have not done so already.

2) Copy to the clipboard that section of this post that is between the double lines, and paste it into your blog editor. (Blogger users may wish to use 'compose' mode to preserve formatting and hyperlinks. Otherwise, be sure to add hyperlinks as necessary.)

3) Replace the answers in the "survey" section below with your own.

4) Add your blog information to the "track list", in the form: "Linked title - URL - optional GUID".

5) Any additional comments should go outside of the double lines, including the (optional) nomination of bloggers you wish to pass this experimental meme on to.

6) Post it to your blog!

Survey:

Age: 35
Gender: Male
Location: San Francisco, CA
Religion: Complicated
Occupation: Consulting interaction designer
Began blogging (dd/mm/yy): 2 January 2004

Political Compass results

Economic Left/Right: -6.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.26

IPIP-NEO results

EXTRAVERSION 12

Friendliness 20
Gregariousness 31
Assertiveness 20
Activity Level 18
Excitement-Seeking 0
Cheerfulness 58


AGREEABLENESS 48

Trust 78
Morality 75
Altruism 1
Cooperation 61
Modesty 23
Sympathy 64


CONSCIENTIOUSNESS 41

Self-Efficacy 75
Orderliness 3
Dutifulness 51
Achievement-Striving 43
Self-Discipline 8
Cautiousness 98


NEUROTICISM 27

Anxiety 56
Anger 15
Depression 20
Self-Consciousness 60
Immoderation 21
Vulnerability 32


OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE 86

Imagination 84
Artistic Interests 63
Emotionality 7
Adventurousness 85
Intellect 91
Liberalism 97

Track List:
1. Philosophy, et cetera - pixnaps.blogspot.com - pixnaps97a2
2. Majikthise - 6ea37d10-e9b9-11d9-8cd6-0800200c9a66
3. Jonathan "Miniver Cheevy" Korman -- http://miniver.blogspot.com/ -- 2668fd50-ed7d-11d9-8cd6-0800200c9a66

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1 comment:

ET said...

I took this personality test and was surprised to find how Iranian I have become. I no longer have confidence in my ability to do anything that I start; I cannot promise to keep my promises no matter how sincere I am; and I do not trust people. It was pretty revealing.

I have not decided if I will post it or not...