Over at Philosophy Et Cetera while I was away Richard came up with an other "meme." I've done some of the more philosophical ones, if only because I was busy and it was something to write about. (Yeah, sounds like the blogging drives things more than it should) This one didn't sound like one I'd like. For one it depended upon political surveys and personality surveys that I'm not sure I trust. In particular I think my personality has changed a fair bit the last 5 or 6 years. However Chris over at Mixing Memory did it. Richard also said he was lacking conservatives. Since I consider myself a conservative I thought I'd do it. (I should add that I think the political survey rather misleading for many conservatives because of the way they phrase many of the questions - but that's an other matter. I also score differently every time I take it. An other tick against it.) Anyway, here are the results.
I should add that this kind of personality quiz would be stupid to put up on the net if you thought you were looking for a job. (For instance I sometimes am disorganized, although I think I have techniques for dealing with it - but that's clearly not something you'd want an employer to look up on the net. So consider before taking the test with your name on it.)
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.
Location: Provo, Utah
Occupation: Vice President of Software Company and Chocolate Company
Began blogging (dd/mm/yy): Hard question since by some measures I was blogging before there was a name. But this blog started November 2003.
Political Compass results
Activity Level 75
OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE: 69
Artistic Interests 58
1. Philosophy, et cetera - pixnaps.blogspot.com - pixnaps97a2
2. Mormon Metaphysics
3. (add your entry here)
Just a note to the above, I've found the survey changes rather significantly for me over time. For instance I used to be very introverted. Clearly the next big thing to work on is organization and cleanliness. (Something my wife already tells me)