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November 18th, 2002
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So I was curious
Inkblot Test

I have to say, this was a lot more interesting to take than most online personality tests I've taken. Well, I haven't really taken a lot of them, but that's because they always annoy me so much. They are usually so blak and white, when what I really want to answer is "grey!" This one offered a lot of options, and choosing "none of the above" was usually an option.

My results follow. I don't know if it's got the slant just right, but the general idea seems to be there. Anyone who knows me well care to comment?


Kevin, your unconscious mind is driven most by Peace

You are driven by a higher purpose than most people. You have a deeply-rooted desire to facilitate peacefulness in the world. Whether through subtle interactions with love ones, or through getting involved in social causes, it is important to you to influence the world.

You are driven by a desire to encourage others to think about the positive side of things instead of focusing on the negative. The reason your unconscious is consumed by this might stem from an innate fear of war and turmoil. Thus, to avoid that uncomfortable place for you, your unconscious seeks out the peace in your environment.

Usually, the thing that underlies this unconscious drive is a deep respect for humankind. You care about the future of the world, even beyond your own involvement in it. As a result, your personal integrity acts as a surrogate for your deeper drive toward peace and guides you in daily life towards decisions that are respectful toward yourself and others.

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From:hrafn
Date:November 18th, 2002 09:15 am (UTC)
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Well, it did say your "unconscious mind." I suppose it's hard to know what one's unconscious mind is up to, unless you've learned how to pay attention to it. As only you would really be in a position to know whether this is accurate, it's a bit harder, as an outsider, to really have any idea how accurate it is.
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From:hrafn
Date:November 18th, 2002 09:18 am (UTC)

Correct link?

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The link in your post doesn't point to it, and searching for "inkblot" on their site doesn't pull up anything with that name. Help?
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From:queue
Date:November 18th, 2002 09:21 am (UTC)

Re: Correct link?

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Fixed.
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From:majes
Date:November 18th, 2002 10:04 am (UTC)

I'm also a Gemini....

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Hrmmm... well, let's see.

Your unconscious mind is driven most by Curiosity

This means you are full of questions about life, people, and the potential of your future. You spend more time than others envisioning the possibilities of your life — things that others are too afraid to consider.

Your curiosity burns with an almost physical need to know and do more. It's only through new experiences that you feel a greater understanding of yourself or the world — which ultimately is the greatest way for you to feel satisfied.

It is possible that the underlying reason for your drive towards curiosity is a deeply rooted fear of boredom. That means that you are probably more susceptible than others to feel like you're falling into a rut when life slows down into a comfortable routine.

You need to make sure you have stimulation in your life — that makes you feel like you're innovating or being exposed to the ideas and experiences that truly inspire you.

With such a strong orientation towards curiosity, you're also prone to a rebellious quality that shows up when you feel you are just going through the motions, and are unable to really influence the world around you. But interestingly enough, your drive towards novel experiences also indicates an openness others don't have, but wish they did.

Unconsciously, your curiosity presses you to learn more, experience more, and get the most out of life.

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Sure, I can see myself in there, but who couldn't? I just went and checked my horoscope and I wouldn't say that its any more or less accurate than what I got above. Bah. I've taken all sorts of personality tests too, and in general, I feel they are written in horoscope-esque fashion - that is, in such general terms that everyone will be able to identify with their contents, especially if they really want to believe it.
However, I have seen people use such evaluations in useful ways - as a tool of self-reflection and self-discovery for example. Even if they aren't revealing anything particularly deep, if they encourage thoughtful considerations of one's behaviors and choices, then they serve some good end.
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From:hrafn
Date:November 18th, 2002 10:09 am (UTC)

Re: I'm also a Gemini....

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Sure, I can see myself in there, but who couldn't?

Funny you should mention that - if I'd gotten that, or Queue's, instead of what I did, I would also have said, yup, they got that right. Nevermind that those 3 are pretty different . . . On the other hand, see my comments about how well you can know your unconscious mind - I mean, duh!, it's "unconscious."
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