Saturday, January 29, 2005

But she seemed like such a 'nice' girl....

Yesterday, Abby, in her merciful observation that none of us spend nearly enough time caught between navel gazing and staring at the monitor, posted a link to yet another quiz. (And to give proper credit, I believe that she found this through Mike. Thanks Mike!)

I readily admit to loving quizzes. Most of the people I know do. Sometimes they're pretty hokey and those I tend to avoid. I could not care less what celebrity I'm best matched with, for example. However, some I find pretty intruiging and not a little amusing.

The first go resulted in being categorized as a People's Advocate. This seemed pretty spot on, but I'm always a bit skeptical, and I've been breaking out of some old 'should' habits and working on drilling down or carving out an essential framework that reflects and supports my personal values, desires and goals in a truer manner. This process has led me to make some surprising (even to myself) choices. Moving to SF, for instance. So, I was interested in seeing the result when I answered from that mindset.

With that in mind, I went back and retook the quiz. I won't say that I was stunned at the results, but it prompted a long, "oh shit, BUSTED!" fit of laughter. My inner Frisbee is, apparently, an Anarchist.

Wackiness: 60/100
Rationality: 48/100
Constructiveness: 78/100
Leadership: 72/100

You are a WECL--Wacky Emotional Constructive Leader. This makes you a People's Advocate.

You are passionate about your causes, with a good heart and good endeavors. Your personal fire is contagious, and others wish they could be as dedicated to their beliefs as you are.

Your dedication may cause you to miss the boat on life's more slight and trivial activities. You will feel no loss when skipping some inane mixer, but it can be frustrating to others to whom such things are important. While you find it difficult to see other points of view, it may be useful to act as if you do, and play along once in a while.

In any event, you have buckets of charisma and a natural skill for making people open up. Your greatest asset is an ability to make progress while keeping the peace.

Of the 83434 people who have taken this quiz since tracking began (8/17/2004), 6.1 % are this type.

Wackiness: 66/100
Rationality: 32/100
Constructiveness: 44/100
Leadership: 78/100

You are a WEDL--Wacky Emotional Destructive Leader. This makes you a Anarchist.

You don't give a damn. When push comes to shove, you just forget about it--it's just not worth the heartache. What this means for others is that dealing with you can be aggravating, because they find they can't get you motivated about things they care about. What this means for you is that you are happier, calmer, and saner then they are on their best days.

You are near-immune to criticism, and those who know you well acknowledge and respect that. You may come across as lazy, but the truth is that you find little to get worked up about. Regardless, you have slews of friends, because they are fascinated by your world view, jealous of your lifestyle, and drawn to the fact that you are hilarious to be around.

You are a pillar in a sea of hot-bloodedness. You have a sweet tooth.

Of the 83450 people who have taken this quiz since tracking began (8/17/2004), 2.9 % are this type.


  1. But you kind of are a people's advocate AND an anarchist! :D

  2. Hahaha! A people's advocate of anarchy perhaps! Or...well, the combinations could take all evening to run through and ponder, but the thing is, I actually do recognize a bunch of the qualities listed. If only from complaints from others.

    Seriously, though, I care a LOT, I just don't see that being passionate needs to be a terminal condition. That's such a waste. However, it would serve me well to be more sensitive to the 'trivialities' that others find important. I'm not so good that way, sometimes.