Quizzical: Instant analysis

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…
But you aren’t a completely normal person. You’re a little weird too!

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

What’s Normal About You… And What’s Not?

When you’re only offered two alternatives for each of twenty questions, there’s not much room for nuance. I’m curious about where my answers to some of the things not mentioned here fall on the normal/weird scale, like ‘Which would you rather live without? Music or Laughter?” (music, although this is a tough choice since I wouldn’t want to be without either), ‘What do you prefer? A good meal or a good nap?” (another toughie some days, but usually it would be the meal), and “Which would you rather be? An astronaut or a movie star?” (astronaut).

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.

On the other hand, I scored lower than expected on this one, but I really don’t have a problem with that (this one via Mad Marriage):

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.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)

You excel in: Leadership positions

You get along best with: The Semi-Colon

What Punctuation Mark Are You?

I don’t think I disagree with the analysis. I just wish I wasn’t a punctuation mark that shares its name with an organ in the digestive system. But I suppose being a question mark, or a period, might be worse.

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.”)

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  1. In the first meme, that question about which I would prefer to leave out, music or laughter, was painful to answer! I am 40% normal evidently. Choosing the nap over the meal probably put me over the edge. 🙂

    I see we are both a little anal retentive. I’m not surprised at where I landed on this one. I’m also just as dependent as you are. I don’t really agree with that analysis.

    And I’m pretty happy, which is probably an accurate assessment.

    It could be worse being a question mark? 😉 That’s what I landed. The description is actually very fitting for me, I think. I’d like to think so anyway. 🙂

    The California quiz is funny. Orange County was my answer. Haha

    Those were fun, Florinda. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Literary Feline – The thing about Bloglines quizzes is that you never get to find out about the other possible answers. They are fun, though.

    My condolences on the OC :-).