Friday, May 27, 2005

I, Robot

This is fun: The Personality Defect Test (via David Farrar)

"You are 85% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 28% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant."
You are the Robot! You are characterized by your rationality. In fact, this is really ALL you are characterized by. Like a cold, heartless machine, you are so logical and unemotional that you scarcely seem human. For instance, you are very humble and don't bother thinking of your own interests, you are very gentle and lack emotion, and you are also very introverted and introspective. You may have noticed that these traits are just as applicable to your laptop as they are to a human being. In short, your personality defect is that you don't really HAVE a personality. You are one of those annoying, super-logical people that never gets upset or flustered. Unless, of course, you short circuit.

Your exact opposite is the Class Clown.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hand-Raiser, the Emo Kid, and the Haughty Intellectual.

Hmm, I'm not really all that humble. "Haughty intellectual" probably would've been a more accurate result...


  1. I came out a robot, too, but I am much less rational than you (57%). My arrogance was 28%, and my brutal score 42% (who knew I was that brutal?!). I was also 0% extroverted, a fact which may explain my anonymity.

  2. Im a haughty Intelectual (haha I knew it already)
    85% Rational, 42% Extroverted, 28% Brutal, and 57% Arrogant

  3. Hey Richard,
    I'm a robot too, have you tried the Jung/Myer-Briggs test? Less fun, but scary accurate.

    Most philosophers seem to score high on the introversion scale don't you think?

  4. Yeah, I'm an INTP. See my 'meta' category for an even better (serious) personality test, the IPIP-NEO.

    (And yes, I wouldn't be surprised if academics - and especially philosophers - are disproportionately introverted.)

  5. Wait, no I'm not. I'm an INTJ. Woops.

  6. I understand the types dont exist in equal ammounts anyway. (ie a concentration in one area might just imply a concentration of humanity in that area).
    such tests also ignore that people have certain situational personality traits (ie under stress vs in ones comfprt zone).

  7. The way I think about it, is that a good personality test will tell you the traits you are most comfortable with, your 'defaults' as it were. I'm an INTP does this mean I can't be extroverted or more emotional in situations, no of course not, it's just not the most natural response.

  8. that was so much fun i did both tests:

    I'm yet another Robot: 71% Rational, 0% Extroverted, 0% Brutal, and 28% Arrogant.

    My jung/myers-briggs test result is INTJ as well.

    that is scary how accurate it is.


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