Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Personality Test.

Online personality quizzes are becoming increasingly popular and it looks like we'll believe just about anything, however vague, they'll tell us. We don't hesitate to flaunt about these elusive results on facebook/twitter and somehow feel enlightened about ourselves. Well, how about you take a stab at the following questions and see if you can answer them for yourself. Who knows, they may enlighten you too. 

What’s the kindest thing you almost did? Is your fear of insomnia stronger than your fear of what awoke you? Are bonsai cruel? Do you love what you love, or just the feeling? Your earliest memories: do you look through your young eyes, or look at your young self? Which feels worse: to know that there are people who do more with less talent, or that there are people with more talent? Do you walk on moving walkways? Should it make any difference that you knew it was wrong as you were doing it? Would you trade actual intelligence for the perception of being smarter? Why does it bother you when someone at the next table is having a conversation on a cell phone?

How many years of your life would you trade for the greatest month of your life? What would you tell your father, if it were possible? Which is changing faster, your body, or your mind? Is it cruel to tell an old person his prognosis? Are you in any way angry at your phone? When you pass a storefront, do you look at what’s inside, look at your reflection, or neither? Is there anything you would die for if no one could ever know you died for it? If you could be assured that money wouldn’t make you any small bit happier, would you still want more money? What has been irrevocably spoiled for you? If your deepest secret became public, would you be forgiven? Is your best friend your kindest friend? Is it in any way cruel to give a dog a name? Is there anything you feel a need to confess? You know it’s a “murder of crows” and a “wake of buzzards” but it’s a what of ravens, again? What is it about death that you’re afraid of? How does it make you feel to know that it’s an “unkindness of ravens”?

Source: "Two-minute Personality Test" by Jonathan Safran Foer.

11 comments:

  1. i always enjoy taking such free online tests !

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  2. Mm, thanks for sharing this. Brilliant!

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  3. That made me introspect. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  4. Wow..
    I would like to search myself to answer all these questions. It'll be interesting.
    I had fascinated over the results of such tests in my teenage years.. Time of wild, carefree and not much sensible self! :)

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  5. I love taking those quizzes...though I find them to be generally inaccurate. But they're super fun :)

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  6. This came at the right time. As much as I enjoy taking online tests and psychometric tests, sometimes people do go overboard. Half the time you have people choosing the best option and not what suits them the best. :-)

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  7. Nice, almost gives the feeling as if a human is asking questions. Well, it would have been nice if personality tests were conducted by people. I always feel an element of deception in digital tests. Just, don't get the feeling.

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  8. Interesting this is. I like taking those tests too :)

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  9. hmmm I think I will also take it for sure , i have never taken them before

    Bikram's

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