I enjoy those little Blogthings quizzes. They’re certainly not in-depth analyses, but they’re fun, and I have sometimes found their results surprisingly on-target. Here’s a wrap-up of several I’ve taken recently. For the quizzes I didn’t discover directly through Blogthings’ feed, thanks to the various other bloggers who pointed me in their direction. Join in on any or all, but if you do, please come back over here to share your results!
I’m actually a little surprised to have scored this relatively high on this sort of scale:
|You Are Fairly Normal|
You scored 45% normal on this quiz
Like most people you are normal in some ways…
Why You Are Normal:
You would eat meat from a cloned animal
You prefer fiction to non fiction
You prefer the sun to the moon
You prefer ruffled potato chips
You rather be screwed over than screw someone else over
Why You Aren’t Normal:
You are no longer with your first love
You think fishnet stockings are sexy
If given the choice, you would choose to have more time over more money
You know a little about many subjects
You’d rather have cockroaches than rats in your home
As for some of my less-normal answers, I think I know more people who aren’t still with their first loves than who are, but perhaps that one’s a function of age. And having lived in Florida for ten years, where cockroaches are nearly unavoidable no matter how clean you keep your house, I stand by that one.
|You Are a Little Anal Retentive|
Okay, so you’re occasionally uptight, but it’s not like you fill your day with little OCD rituals.
You just like to exercise a little control over your life, and that’s usually a good thing.
As long as you limit your anal retentive ways to your own behavior, you’re not annoying anyone.
Deep down, most people are exactly like you.
Not particularly loving the illustration for this one, but aside from that I really don’t disagree with how it turned out, based on the questions asked.
I would have preferred a different result here, but I do appreciate that the answer isn’t phrased as a definitive pronouncement (via The Mom Bomb):
|You May Be a Bit Dependent…|
You’re more than a little preoccupied with being abandoned.
You need a lot of support in your life, at all times.
It’s difficult for you to survive on your own…
And you don’t reallly think you ever could.
Yeah, there have been a number of times in my life I would have agreed with that last statement, but not anymore – because I have done it, so I know I can. That doesn’t mean I like it all that much, though. I think I really must be one of those people who need people, although sometimes I’m not sure I want them – depends on the people, I think.
However, it looks like despite being anal-retentive, dependent, and less than halfway normal, I’m still pretty happy (via Working Girl).
You Are Very Happy
Your life is totally together, and you enjoy every day.
And you don’t need a quiz to tell you that!
You know how to find pleasure in the little things…
And even when life isn’t so great, you have a good sense of perspective.
I don’t think I’d say my life is “totally together,” but otherwise, I think this is pretty true. And that makes me happy.
This one was just for fun and really doesn’t mean anything:
|You Are a Colon
You are very orderly and fact driven.
You aren’t concerned much with theories or dreams… only what’s true or untrue.
You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.
You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren’t subject to whim or emotions.
Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
You excel in: Leadership positions
You get along best with: The Semi-Colon
And apparently my outer Californian is in the wrong place:
|You Belong in San Francisco|
You crave an eclectic, urban environment. You’re half California, half NYC.
You’re open minded, tolerant, and secretly think you’re the best.
People may dismiss you as a hippie, but you’re also progressive, interesting, and rich!
I’m not really all that surprised to find out I don’t “belong” in Los Angeles. Then again, I’m actually in the suburbs around Los Angeles – and I’ve never really felt like I “belong” in the ‘burbs, period. But LA’s urbanity is hard to define, so I can see where that might point toward a more “citified” California city. But the “rich” part is about as secret as the “thinking (I’m) the best part” – way off base on those points, since I don’t even know those secrets myself. Aside from that, though, I can’t argue with being told I “belong” in San Francisco – who would? (I really want to know how my sister scores on this one – she really is “half California, half NYC.”)