Agreeable and Neurotic

By Shamus Posted Wednesday Sep 13, 2006

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You are introverted, reserved, and quiet with a preference for solitude and solitary activities. Your socializing tends to be restricted to a few close friends. Stressful and frustrating situations can often be upsetting to you, but you are sometimes able to get over these feelings and cope with these situations. As a practical person you like to think in plain and simple terms. Others describe you as down-to-earth, practical, and conservative. You have a strong interest in others’ needs and well-being. You are pleasant, sympathetic, and cooperative. You are reasonably reliable, organized, and self-controlled.

I don’t at all care for the way they mixed the concept of “conservative” personality with “conservative” political leanings. Laying aside the fact that our conservative / liberal labels are totally bent at this point, I don’t think the political conservatives are in any way related to conservative (as in, careful, wary, resistant to change) personalities. For example, one question is, “Tend to vote for non-conservative political candidates”, which would include all non-conservatives, from communists to anarcho-capitalists. There is a huge spectrum of beliefs in there, why pick on one particular group? [rehtorical question] I suspect this one teaches us more about the personality of the test maker as opposed to the test taker.

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4 thoughts on “Agreeable and Neurotic

  1. BeckoningChasm says:

    I tend to dislike any of these quiz things that tries to take itself seriously as a guide to one’s hidden depths. I prefer the humorous ones like, “What kind of Futurama character are you?” “What kind of pastry are you most afraid of?” and “Which kind of insect would you prefer to accidentally eat?” None of those are things where I feel I’m being judged by some competing philosophy, pressured by the questions to come up with the “right” answer.

    I mean, I guess they’re all in good fun but lack anything approaching an “I don’t know” choice or “It depends,” which is how I tend to look at political or philosophical questions in general. I don’t really look at anything through a huge monolithic lens, I tend to judge them on a case by case basis. Though I must admit I have philosophies I tend to prefer, I don’t (necessarily) think politicians in the other camp are scum.

    Well, not much, anyway.

  2. MOM says:

    I took the test. the short one and (because my results were horrendous) the advanced one. Not pretty, let me tell you. If you are a little neurotic you can always blame your crazy mom.

  3. bkw says:

    These things are amusing, but rarely very useful since they will tend to reflect how someone sees oneself (or what s/he *wants* to be), rather than how they actually *are*.

    And yes, I agree that the model is pretty fundamentally flawed with regards to its simplistic political model.

    Still, somewhat amusing to look at the results of someone you know and see how it meshes with your perception of them.

  4. MikeSSJ says:

    Some of those questions seemed a bit strange, but I’m surprised as to how accurate my result actually was…

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