The Blogger Personality/Politics Quizzes

In respose to lutherpunk’s tap, I went ahead and took the tests. Interesting results…

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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:

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: 31
Gender: Male
Location: NY, NY, USA
Religion: Christian (Anglican)
Occupation: Religion
Began blogging: (dd/mm/yy): 6/15/05

Political Compass results:

Left/Right: -1.13
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.72

IPIP-NEO results:

EXTRAVERSION: 83
AGREEABLENESS: 7
CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: 45
NEUROTICISM: 14
OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE: 60

Track List:

1. Philosophy, et cetera – pixnaps.blogspot.com – pixnaps97a2
2. Parableman – parablemania.ektopos.com – p8r8bl9m8n18
3. Rebecca Writes – everydaymusings.blogspot.com
4. Ales Rarus – alesrarus.funkydung.com – ales2112avis
5. Here I Stand – exiledcatholic.blogspot.com – exiled323catholic
6. Bending the Rule – regula.blogspot.com – regulabenedicti
7. lutherpunk – lutherpunk.blogspot.com – lutherpunk
8. haligweorc – haligweorc.blogspot.com – derek

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The extrovert/introvert question is always a difficult one for me. I am often out-going and have a high energy level (always in motion); I consistently classify myself as an introvert, though, because that’s what I have to have to recharge. I spend hours with the computer or a novel to maintain that level of energy.

Agreeableness. Let’s just say my trust and modesty pulled this one down–a lot. On the plus side, I’m rarely disappointed in people. I always expect the worst of them, thus I can only be pleasantly surprised…

Concientiousness would have been higher but I scored the lowest possible on orderliness. Hmmm. Well, it’s true.

Openness to experience, emotionality and liberalism pulled it down–otherwise pretty high across the board.

Politics-wise, I’m a little bit surprised that I scored as liberal as I did. I note that I scored pretty much in the middle on both, but I think I’m actually a bit right of center than left on the economic scale. There were several questions on this one that I didn’t like. I thought they were worded in an imprecise fashion.

Oh well… As for nominations for others, I’m gonna have to tap:
1. Anastasia
2. Caelius
3. King Alfred
4. Dave Allen Grady (Birthday Boy!)

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About Derek Olsen

I'm a layman within the Episcopal Church with a PhD in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical. My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome kids. In addition to that, I earn a living, run the St Bede's Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I currently serve as Secretary to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where I'm also co-chair of the Calendar committee and chair of the Digital Publications committee.
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4 Responses to The Blogger Personality/Politics Quizzes

  1. *Christopher says:

    Well, it looks like I like hanging mostly with those not disposed to orderliness…(worship excepted I’m sure) LOL! Having gotten used to a rather stereotypical German: “That’s not the way it’s supposed to be”, my orderliness, or lack thereof, is a point of contention in our daily life.

  2. Derek the Ænglican says:

    Yeah, same with me and the wife…

    Oddly, I’ve found that I have a radical difference between physical space and mental space. My physical space looks like hell; my mental space is very neatly organized and sectioned. So, when talking about ideas or notions or even information retreival I’m a total M-B J but when it comes to my incarnate status I’m a P…

  3. bls says:

    I’m a total slob as well. Really, it’s awful.

    I did take the test (got your tag, *C), but I didn’t really get any of this information you guys are posting. “Survey”? “Track list”?

    I don’t get it….

  4. Derek the Ænglican says:

    It’s not nearly as hard as it seems… just cut and paste the stuff between the two lines, type in your stuff over top mine (or Christopher’s), and add yourself onto the end of the “Track list”

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