Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Kimmy Ramblestrip Hates Me!

Well, okay. Kim (Ramble Strip) doesn't hate me. But she tagged me with a Meme Of Unusual Size. As you wish.

I thought about passing this off to Cousin Red, but after reading it, I decided I didn't want to know how he scored. So, I'll take the silly little test.

The results are a little long, so sit back, grab a Dr Pepper and some Doritos (Cooler Ranch!) and let's go:

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: A Meme Worth Spreading.

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". ("GUID" stands for global unique identifier - it should be a short string that currently yields no results in a Google search.)
  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: 47
Gender: Male
Location: Georgia/Alabama, USA
Religion: Southern Baptist
Occupation: Client-server software analyst
Began blogging (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/08/2004

Political Compass Results
Okay, confession time. I took this earlier this year and did not re-take it. I found my scores from then and am using them.

Economic Left/Right: 1.9

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.1

IPIP-NEO results

Friendliness: 13
Gregariousness: 45
Assertiveness: 70
Activity Level: 57
Excitement-Seeking: 51
Cheerfulness: 57

Trust: 75
Morality: 50
Altruism: 54
Cooperation: 14
Modesty: 12
Sympathy: 26

Self-Efficacy: 89
Orderliness: 6
Dutifulness: 91
Achievement-Striving: 67
Self-Discipline: 27
Cautiousness: 35

Anxiety: 71
Anger: 84
Depression: 69
Self-Consciousness: 70
Immoderation: 67
Vulnerability: 62

Imagination: 53
Artistic Interests: 63
Emotionality: 29
Adventurousness: 8
Intellect: 26
Liberalism: 1

Track List:
  1. Philosophy, et cetera - pixnaps.blogspot.com - pixnaps97a2
  2. Majikthise - 6ea37d10-e9b9-11d9-8cd6-0800200c9a66
  3. Ezra Klein - http://ezraklein.typepad.com
  4. Rox Populi - http://roxanne.typepad.com
  5. Verbatim - http://verbatim.blogs.com
  6. Black Currant Jam - http://blackcurrantjam.blogspot.com/ - black7currant7jam5
  7. TypeBlogs - http://typeblogs.com (offshoot of marlaswoffer.com)
  8. Ramble Strip - http://www.ramblestrip.com/blog/ - kal97ramblestrip
  9. basil's blog - http://www.basilsblog.com/ - basilandhisblog

I'd be interested in results from:

Kim tagged a lot more than I did. Either she really wants this meme to spread far and wide, or she doesn't think any of them will respond. Or both. I'm only tagging five, which is about four too many, but what the heck. I'm thinking four of them will respond. Okay, three.


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