Well this looks entertaining.
GOD NO NOT WEST VIRGINIA!
West Virginia bugs me, man. That shape. UGH.
*Looks at neuroticism ranking* Oh yeah, well okay, then. I guess I am a West Virginia.
Edit: If I change my answer on the last question by one number, I’m a New Mexico. Which isn’t too bad. It’s got that foot thingy on the bottom of it and it’s butt-buddies with Arizona.
(One of these days I need to do a blog about how I feel about the 50 states.)
…but I do know my mathematicians.
20/20. Hell yeah.
(Hint: they saved the best for last.)
So remember how I was retaking this test twice a year, once in April and once in September? I think I totally forgot about it for the past two years. But today, for whatever reason, I remembered the test and decided to do it. SO HERE YOU GO.
My results are a lot more polarized than they used to be. Ch-ch-ch-changes…
Because my head’s being a noisy mess tonight.
“Your vision of the divine is similar to your view of a happy home. As long as everyone knows his or her place, all will be fine. If they step out of line however, you are the first to apply tough love, not with fire and brimstone, but with an unending torrent of guilt-inducing invective and non-stop lecturing.
“You tend to view the world as a generally benign creation that needs a little guidance to keep going in the right direction. Having created the world, you would then spend most of your time as a spiritual cheerleader, giving hope and guidance to those who never quite live up to your expectations.
“You tend to view your creations as unruly children who need a series of chores in order to keep their minds out of trouble. In service to this, you would probably create a religion full of complex ritual and repetition. It is only through a strenuous and exacting course of discipline that your followers can come to know you. If they don’t tow the line, you won’t send them to eternal damnation but rather an eternal boot camp where they can slowly and tediously come to a greater understanding of what it means to fit in.
“You are the god of bureaucrats and politicians, and your afterlife would be one of endless corridors and levels, each one leading to yet another duty that must be fulfilled, yet another loyalty to be proved. As a God, you are just never satisfied.”
Sorry, today’s been boring/long/blah.
Random internet quiz party time!
According to this, I:
- Am fearful and nervous
- Am stiff, unemotional, and not very open to people
- Am passive and indecisive
- Am cold and distant
- Have no problems expressing myself
- Have good intuition with a tendency towards fantasy
- Am unprejudiced and aware of the world and myself
You have to enter your email, but I haven’t gotten any spam from them yet.
Highlights from my summary (aka, the stuff with which I agree):
Your scores indicate you have BANKER/INNOVATOR tendencies. Your unique dominant BANKER core energy causes you to rely upon the following strategies for success and fulfillment. Your cornerstone core value is knowledge, supported by your strong desire to create justice in the world. Having the right information is important to you. You work diligently to gather resources together and save them. You like steady, solid situations with limited change. Life is easier when people and things are reasonably similar. Chaos is your enemy. People and situations should measure up to commitments. When things get messy, you may get testy. You surround yourself with facts, figures and data. Once started, you don’t give up easily. Creation without effective written plans and process description is senseless. Having all of the information is important to you, even the small things. You dislike any waste of resources. You like to be the one who knows; being right and being able to prove it is important to you. Your unique secondary INNOVATOR core energy supports your dominant BANKER core energy.
Your second cornerstone core value is wisdom. Understanding and compassion are central to your life strategy. Strategic thinking is your forte. You see and understand the relative worth of people and things. You can always see another way to put things together. Complicated situations and problems are not a threat to you. Finding the best solution is one of your primary contributions. The power of bankers is in their clear rational processes. They are organized to the nth degree. Banker/innovators are generally quiet, knowledgeable, resourceful, self-directed and steady people.
HA I didn’t forget. I thought I would.
Hahaha, polarized results much? I’m strange.
Trait snapshot: depressed, introverted, neat, needs things to be extremely clean, observer, perfectionist, not self revealing, does not make friends easily, suspicious, irritable, hates large parties, follows the rules, worrying, does not like to stand out, fragile, phobic, submissive, dislikes leadership, cautious, takes precautions, focuses on hidden motives, good at saving money, solitary, familiar with the dark side of life, hard working, emotionally sensitive, prudent, altruistic, heart over mind, unadventurous
This was always one of my favorite theories of personality for some reason.
Hahaha, I’m so pathetically not assertive.
Short blog is short.
So 23andMe has a bunch of little surveys you can opt to take. Once you answer them you’re shown the stats for each question based on the people who have already taken the surveys.
Three interesting tidbits about our fellow humans. My answers are starred green.
IN OTHER NEWS! New plan for completing my walking distance goal this year: because I finally am working a full-time job, I can no longer walk my 10 (or 12 or 15 or 22) miles per day, ‘cause that obviously takes a long time to do. So I decided to count running distance toward my final goal. To reach my 2,500 I’ll need to either:
a) run 5 miles four days a week (one day off during the week) and two 15-mile walks on the weekends, or
b) run 10k (approximately 6.2 miles) four days a week and two 12- or 13-mile walks on the weekends.
I’ll probably do b) while the days are still relatively short, but once it’s light longer I’ll probably switch to a).
I don’t remember how/when I found this, but it’s an interesting little test of your ability to determine quantity ratios.
Combinations of blue and yellow circles are shown to you, each for a fraction of a second, and you have to choose which there are more of—blue circles or yellow circles. They call this ability your “gut number sense” and good performance on the test is apparently correlated with good math performance in school.
Lower Weber fraction = better gut number sense.
I don’t remember if I liked math in elementary school, but I was pretty good at it. I was one of three in my sixth grade class in the advanced math “class” (aka, me and two dudes in a broom closet. All of us with dorky math nicknames. Go St. Mary’s.), and I was pretty good throughout junior high except for Algebra I (though I’m 90% sure my issues in that class stemmed from the fact that I missed a very crucial week due to my grandpa getting sick and my family having to spend a week in Seattle for his hospital stay). I stopped taking high school math after Algebra II ‘cause the teacher was a jerk and I would have had him for both trig and calc.
Also, I had stopped caring about school at that point.
But, as in every other area, there is a difference between ability and effort. So who knows.
Take it, it’s fun!
- Big important blog coming up. Been trying to craft it in my head so that it’s as clear as possible.
- I don’t say this enough (or, like ever): thank you to my readers/commenters, both those frequent and those just passing through. I know I’m a sporadic poster and there’s been very few decent-quality blogs as of late, but I very much appreciate your eyes skimming the drivel that pours out of my brain (or lack thereof).
- Fun times in Quiz Land! My main two types:
That is all.