Saturday, August 6

IPIP-NEO/Political Compass Meme

The Parableman tagged me in this meme almost a month ago, but I've been a little lax and am only getting around to participating now.

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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: http://pixnaps.blogspot.com/2005/06/meme-worth-spreading.html

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!


Survey:

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Religion: Christian (evangelical)
Occupation: Retired
Began blogging: (dd/mm/yy): 01/17/04

Political Compass results:
Left/Right: -2.75
Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.31

IPIP-NEO results:

EXTRAVERSION: 7
Friendliness 21
Gregariousness 10
Assertiveness 4
Activity Level 29
Excitement-Seeking 1
Cheerfulness 71

AGREEABLENESS: 29
Trust 71
Morality 47
Altruism 0
Co-operation 83
Modesty 35
Sympathy 7

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: 79
Self-Efficacy 73
Orderliness 67
Dutifulness 75
Achievement-Striving 47
Self-Discipline 78
Cautiousness 80

NEUROTICISM: 14
Anxiety 14
Anger 5
Depression 5
Self-Consciousness 68
Immoderation 40
Vulnerability 29

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE: 11
Imagination 55
Artistic Interests 49
Emotionality 1
Adventurousness 0
Intellect 78
Liberalism 9

Track List:
1. Philosophy, et cetera - pixnaps.blogspot.com - pixnaps97a2
2. Parableman - parablemania.ektopos.com - p8r8bl9m8n18
3. Rebecca Writes - everydaymusings.blogspot.com
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I tend to overthink things, so I found the political compass questions really hard to answer. and I don't think my scores are very accurate, either. I really could've used a middle ground option. I never know how to answer the "always" and "never" questions on those things, either, and if they have those words in the statement, I almost never answer strongly agree, because I can usually think of an exception or two.

I'm not going to tag anyone, because I'm lagging so far behind on this meme, but it you want to participate, go right ahead.
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