Montecristo Captain Quixote

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Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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Montecristo Captain Quixote
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Suppose you tell me, Honey, who do you think I think I am

Recently, several people I know have discovered this interesting new quizzie that comes from a site called OKCupid. The quiz purports to discover your outlook/approach to love and sex. Taking the quiz results in a mapping along four axes deliberate vs. random, gentle vs. brutal, love vs. sex, and dreamer vs. master. This gives a matrix of sixteen possible combinations for each sex. Each of the sixteen combinations are given a fanciful name to describe it, such as "The Hornivore" or "The Battleaxe." On my friends list some of the answers that turned up were:

The names have not been given, in order to protect the innocent, and the not-so-innocent, but I will admit that it was prolixfootle who first goaded/inspired me to make this post. Anyway, I went to the site and took the quiz and found out which one described me. I'll admit that the assessment is accurate too. I was going to just post it here like any other meme, but again, prolixfootle asked if I were going to make everyone guess when I had commented about someone's results and had yet to have taken the quiz myself. At that point, I got the idea for a poll. I'm curious if anyone who reads my verbiage knows me well enough to accurately guess which profile fits me. If anyone is curious, I'll post what I got in a couple of days or so. So, here is the quiz I came up with, LJ-cut for those who really don't want to even be bothered seeing what the poll is about. For everyone else:

Poll #242391 About that OKCupidTest

Do you think you know me well enough to guess which one of the profiles from the OKCupidTest fits me?

I'm not going to take some stupid poll! Quit calling here during dinner time!
2(22.2%)
I have no idea what this poll is about
0(0.0%)
Don't have any idea -- you're a compleat mystery to me.
1(11.1%)
I know but I'm not telling (keeping a moron in suspense)
2(22.2%)
Yeah, I'll humor you and take a stab at it.
4(44.4%)

Are you curious about which profile actually fits me?

I already know. Telling me will only confirm my suspicions.
5(55.6%)
Yes, because I really don't know.
2(22.2%)
No, I couldn't care less.
2(22.2%)

Which profile/type do you think best fits me?

I can't or won't answer this one.
2(22.2%)
0(0.0%)
3(33.3%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
1(11.1%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)
0(0.0%)

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Ahem, "lewd" (since you're right into precision in language and all that). ;-]

And what the hell, I'll take your poll, despite knowing nigh-zero about you....

The site was unreachable, so I just picked one I thought sounded interesting. =)

Ha ha ha! Fair enough.

I always did like "The Omega Man" with Charlton Heston! Heh heh, he couldn't get a date either!

Re: Ha ha ha! Fair enough.

Out of curiosity, I took the fucking thing. "Loverboy", which isn't too outrageous. But, like any 'horoscope' deal, people tend to only notice/remember the positives: internet (personality) tests are generally a waste of time....

Heh heh, the "fucking thing."

One of the few times when that expletive has been entirely appropriate! You should get shanmonster to take it too. Anecdotally, the other people whom I have seen comment after taking the test, find it surprisingly accurate. I dare say, it's a tad more descriptive than a horoscope.

Re: Heh heh, the "fucking thing."

I took it. I'm a Window Shopper, which I think is way off base.

Re: Heh heh, the "fucking thing."

Really? So what do you think you are instead, or wish you were?

Re: Heh heh, the "fucking thing."

I'm not sure. From my very brief perusal, they seem pretty generic, though.

Yeah, well I was up past my bedtime is all I can say for my poor spell-checking! Mea culpa!

Don't forget "compleat", unless you meant to use it in the archaic sense. ;)

No, spelling "lewd" this morning as "lude" was a total brain-fart. The spelling of "compleat" was intentional. As far as I know, that is not an archaic usage. I meant it in its meaning as "indicative of a type" -- in other words, the quintessential or archetypical person of mystery or unknown quantity. That was purely intentional.

You're certain that "lude" wasn't a Freudian reference to a certain mood-altering substance popular in the 1970's and 1980's?

Your posts are nothing if not educational. I consider myself to have an above-average vocabulary, but had never heard that definition of "compleat." I, too, thought it was the archaic spelling.

Okay, because I caught the "lewd" and "compleat" and wasn't going to mention it but Foo did. ;)

I don't mention other mistakes you've made with spelling. If you'd like me to, I can. I'd appreciate the same courtesy. :)

Oh, by all means. I am a big fan of the idea that if you are going to make a mistake, go ahead and make it loudly, so that you can be corrected, and learn!

I must agree with f00dave: the quiz is a waste of time.

I took it twice. On the first attempt, I got "Last Man on Earth," which, it seemed to me, hardly squares with some of my answers. So I tried again, changing exactly three answers, and wound up with "Loverboy," which appears to be very nearly the diametric opposite of the first result.

"Always accurate," my ass.

"Random?" Hmmm, the "Random Brutal Sex Dreamer" that seems a rather harsh verdict for an Objectivist, in a certain sense, but then you have to consider the source. "Brutal" doesn't surprise me. You have to realize that the test was composed by people who probably buy into a completely mixed bag of philosophical premises, among them, altruism. To altruists, anyone practicing rational self-interest appears "evil." As it happens, given the way my personal values are structured, in very personal cases I tend to come off looking like an altruist, even though I am most certainly not, and my motivations are entirely different. This probably explains why I have no trouble with the test and you disagree with the adjectives with which the test attempts to describe you. If you spend some time on the site you really become aware of the "mixed bag of premises effect" when you see some of the questions that are asked in other parts of it. Any bets on what ingenuemuse is going to turn out to be when she takes it? You know she will, eventually. This kind of quizzie has got her name written all over it. Had she been online and keeping up with LJ she probably would have beaten us to it.

I'm the Window Shopper. ;)

Similar philosophies at work here! Great minds and all that. It doesn't surprise me. You strike me as a thoughtful and discerning woman, at least where your heart is concerned.

Re: I'm a peacH! <-- Ha ha! Yes.

It is as I have always said! I knew it! You are indeed. Hmm, peach and mango...I wonder how that tastes...somewhat tropical, I should think!

It just occurred to me...

You aren't even going to hazard a guess, or even say you can't? Heh heh, I promise not to fall all apart if you say that you haven't a clue. You know, I really do think that you are and ESFP. I have a childhood friend who is an ESFP who is also no good at these kinds of figure-people-out games either, heh heh. Ah well, suit yourself Ms Peach, but I was kind of curious.

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