Politics Personality Survey
July 10, 2005

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.

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!


Age: 37
Gender: Male
Location: Provo, Utah
Religion: LDS
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
Left/Right: -0.38
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.10

IPIP-NEO results

Friendliness 66
Gregariousness 61
Assertiveness 33
Activity Level 75
Excitement-Seeking 81
Cheerfulness 91

Trust 47
Morality 70
Altruism 41
Co-operation 76
Modesty 57
Sympathy 33

Self-Efficacy 51
Orderliness 10
Dutifulness 51
Achievement-Striving 64
Self-Discipline 52
Cautiousness 33

Anxiety 6
Anger 7
Depression 17
Self-Consciousness 60
Immoderation 44
Vulnerability 12

Imagination 79
Artistic Interests 58
Emotionality 37
Adventurousness 92
Intellect 91
Liberalism 14

Track List:
1. Philosophy, et cetera - pixnaps.blogspot.com - pixnaps97a2
2. Mormon Metaphysics
3. (add your entry here)



Posted By: Clark | July 11, 2005 12:11 AM

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)

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