Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Meme Worth Spreading


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:

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: 24
Gender: Male
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Religion: Athiest
Occupation: Software Engineer
Began blogging (dd/mm/yy): 08/04

Political Compass results
Left/Right: -2.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.85

IPIP-NEO results

Friendliness 28
Gregariousness 72
Assertiveness 1
Activity Level 80
Excitement-Seeking 46
Cheerfulness 46

Trust 61
Morality 81
Altruism 57
Co-operation 26
Modesty 74
Sympathy 52

Self-Efficacy 0
Orderliness 41
Dutifulness 54
Achievement-Striving 1
Self-Discipline 4
Cautiousness 72

Anxiety 81
Anger 52
Depression 95
Self-Consciousness 67
Immoderation 96
Vulnerability 58

Imagination 89
Artistic Interests 60
Emotionality 32
Adventurousness 0
Intellect 87
Liberalism 97

Track List:
1. Philosophy, et cetera - - pixnaps97a2
2. ferrouswheel - ferrouswheeladef2
3. Wildebeest Asylum - - wildebeestasylumppp8


Some of those personality results are a bit worrying... no assertiveness or achievement-seeking, and near maximum scores for depression and immoderation. At least those are tired, hungover Jon's results, maybe I'd score differently on a different day of the week.

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