Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How to waste an afternoon and learn more about yourself than you ever wanted to know!

I've discovered the mecca of blogthings. There are literally hundreds of quizzes here. Some totally bizarre, some interesting, and some hysterically funny. Rather than drag this out over weeks or months, I thought I would share it all at once so you'd have a better idea of exactly how I wasted yesterday afternoon. And hopefully, this will encourage you to waste a bit of your valuable time, as well. I do enjoy being an enabler. The first one I tried was "what color crayon are you?".

You Are a Purple Crayon
Your world is colored in dreamy, divine, and classy colors. You hold yourself to a sky high standard, and you are always graceful. People envy, idolize, and copy you without realizing it. You are an icon for those who know you. And while it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it's paying off! Your color wheel opposite is yellow. While yellow people may be wise, they lack the manners and class needed to impress you.

If this is true, then I must actually be Angelina Jolie. If only someone would have told me this before now. And honestly, I've always known there was something strange about yellow crayons. They just seem to have very little substance.

Not being able to resist the color quizzes, I went for "what color do you need?" next.

You Need Some Green in Your Life
Green will make you feel alive, renewed, and balanced. And with a little green, you will project an aura of peacefulness and harmony. If you want stability, you've got to get a little green in your life! For extra punch: Combine green with blue or purple. The downside of green: It can promote jealousy in yourself or others. The consequences of more green in your life: You will be drawn to a new life path. You will feel free to pursue new ideas and interests, no matter how strange. You will be released from the demands and concerns of others.

I'm sure they must be talking about money here. I can't think of anything else that's green and can do all these things for me.

This one was probably my favorite. It's called "inside the room of your soul" and it asks you about things you see when you walk in a room. I really liked the questions although my results were a little freaky.
You are quite expressive and thoughtful. You see the world in a way that others are blind to. You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but your head is in the clouds. You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you. Your near future is all about change, but in very small steps. The end of the journey looks far, but it's much closer than you realize. For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

I really prefer that other people see me in a more generous light than I see myself so it's a little scary to realize I'm not fooling anyone. And what about the end of the journey being closer than I realize? Yikes!

I initially skipped over this one but curiosity got the best of me so I had to try "who is your celebrity boob twin?" Thankfully, there was only one question to answer.

Angelina Jolie

No big surprise there!

And then, because I'm still trying to decide, I took "what should you be when you grow up?"

You Should Be an Artist
You are incredibly creative, spontaneous, and unique. No one can guess what you're going to do next, but it's usually something amazing. You can't deal with routine, rules, or structure. You're easily bored. As long as you are able to innovate and break the rules, you are extremely successful. You do best when you can work by yourself and can express your personality in your work. You would also be a good journalist or actor.

So maybe they know what they're talking about. I am definitely unique, along with everyone else in the world. I do work best alone and here's that Angelina/actor connection happening again.

I only took this next one because my children have accused me of it many times. I think there were a few trick questions in "are you anal retentive?"

You Are Totally Anal Retentive
Yup, you're so uptight - people definitely have called you "anal." You're the type of person who's so OCD you organize your M&Ms before eating them. You have so many rules and rituals, it's hard for you to let loose and enjoy life. So go ahead and mix up your alphabetized CD collection. Live a little!

For the record, I do not organize my M&Ms before eating them and my CD collection is arranged by musical style, NOT alphabetically.

I thought this one, "are you rock, paper, or scissors?" sounded like a lot of fun but the results made me think I should probably take "are you a sociopath?" next.

You Are Scissors
Sharp and brilliant, you can solve almost any problem with that big brain of yours. People fear your cutting comments - and your wit is famous for being both funny and cruel. Deep down, you tend to be in the middle of an emotional storm. Your own complexity disturbs you. You are too smart for your own good. Slow down a little or you're likely to hurt yourself. You can cut a paper person down to pieces. The only person who can ruin you is a rock person. When you fight, you find your enemy's weak point and exploit it. If someone makes you mad, you'll do everything you can to destroy their life.

After reading this, you can see why I checked on the sociopath thing. Good news!

You Are 4% Sociopath
You're empathetic, loyal, and introspective. In other words, there's no way you're a sociopath... but you can spot one pretty easily!

So, please don't be nervous about asking me to come and teach a workshop for your guild. I'm actually harmless and I'll even be more than happy to identify any of your guild members who are sociopaths at no additional charge.

And finally, after spending so much time on foolishness and nonsense, I just had to know, "am I a weirdo?"

You Are 12% Weirdo
Your thinking is so in line with the mainstream, it's pretty freaky. Have you ever considered running for political office? You're so normal, people can't help but feel comfortable with you!

Hey, I can live with 12%!

14 comments:

Barbara Forbes-Lyons said...

I'm a yellow crayon that needs some black in her life.
My boob twin is Anna Nicole Smith.

I am a little Anal Retentive.

I am paper.

You Are 16% Sociopath and 20% Weirdo.

My soul room:

You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or eve a completely different life.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you.

Your near future is in a very different place (both physically and mentally) from where you are right now.

For you, falling in love is all about flirting and feeling playful. You couldn't fall in love with someone who took life too seriously.

Judy said...

ODL, we are the same person! We always knew it! Well, maybe just really close twins: Claire Danes (I'll let you draw the conclusion) and I'm a tad more weirdo and as unbelievable as it may sound - only somewhat anal!

Kim Cavender said...

Barbara, I'm sure it's that pesky yellow crayon thing that's causing such a problem for you in the weirdo and sociopath categories. LOL! It's fun seeing what kind of results that other people are getting after taking these highly scientific tests.

Kim Cavender said...

Well, Judy, the weirdo thing doesn't surprise me! I always knew you were weirder than I was. Don't you feel more special now than you did yesterday?

Judy said...

Other Judy here, and I am one of those Yellow crayons. Here is what it says about you purple crayons: "Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth."

But, like you I need more green, and I should be an artist when I grow up. I am scissors, but only a little Anal Retentive, and my twin is Anna Nicole. Maybe this is where the no depth thing comes from??
I am 20% weirdo, and...I did a few more quizzes. I am a chocolate cake, and I have an 84% chance of becoming a multimillionaire. My daughters accused me of holding back information here...namely that I am an artist. They didn't ask! Honest!
Thanks for the diversion!

Kim Cavender said...

"Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth."

Thank you, Judy, for posting that! I was curious to see what bad things were being said about purple crayons. I must admit, they're right, I have no depth. Hey , if I were you, I'd invest all my cash in lottery tickets! The odds of you hitting a jackpot are fantastic!

Tammy said...

OK...I'm a bit concerned now. Apparently, I'm not the anal person I thought I was, but....I'm 20% sociopath and 28% weirdo. Hmmmm. AND, what the hell, I'm not an artist...I should be a freakin' social worker! So now I'm even more confused than before! But I AM a red crayon, which I've always known and like. Maybe there's hope for me!!

Kim Cavender said...

And that, Tammy, is exactly what's wrong with the world today: Weird sociopathic social workers who write with red crayons!

Melanie said...

I am a green crayon:
Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colors. While some may associate green with money, you are one of the least materialistic people around. Comfort is important to you. You like to feel as relaxed as possible - and you try to make others feel at ease.*Yup! You are happy with who you are, and it certainly shows! Your color wheel opposite is red. Every time you feel grounded, a red person does their best to shake you....who do I know that is a red crayon???

I need some green in my Life...

My Soul:
You are warm hearted and open minded person. It is easy for you to forgive and forget. You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. Your feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds! Ha! You believe that people see you as larger than life and important. While this is true, they also think you are a bit full of yourself. ouch!! Your near future is a lot like the present, and as far as you're concerned, that's a very good thing. *now that depends on what area of my life we are talking about!!! :) For you, love is all about caring and comfort.. *that's right on!!. Your couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

I should be a Manager. *was for a time in my life....would much rather "manage" to be an artist!!!

I am a little anal!

I'm a ROCK!! Powerful and overbearing *sorry bout that! You intimidate people with your presence. *What? People know they can't push you around, and they respect that. Deep down, you are calm, confident, and unmovable. You take everything pretty seriously. *For sure! and you think deeply about all aspects of your life. You tend to feel smothered by paper people. You don't mind crushing the spirit of a sissors person. *Damn I sound hateful! When you fight, you: Use all of your strength... *Darn Tootin!! If someone makes you mad: You're likely to throw something at them.... *Nope...never done that!!!

Hey I am only 4% Sociopath!! You're empathetic, loyal, and introspective.

Get this: I am 28% Weirdo!! *I love it!! I am just strange enough to know it, but nobody else seems to notice my weirdness!!!

Thanks Kim I feel much better now!!!

Kathi said...

ok...I decided I had to take the quizzes....here I am in all my "glory".

***You Are a Red Crayon***
Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.
You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.
Red???? Where the hell did *that* color come from?? At least it wasn't orange *g*

***You Need Some Purple in Your Life*** Have y'all seen my motorcycle? Ame' is ALL purple!

***Your Celebrity Boob Twin:***
Angelina Jolie.....like this is a problem?? I don't think so :)

***You Should Be an Artist***
You are incredibly creative, spontaneous, and unique.
No one can guess what you're going to do next, but it's usually something amazing.
You can't deal with routine, rules, or structure. You're easily bored.
As long as you are able to innovate and break the rules, you are extremely successful.

***You Are a Little Anal Retentive***
Okay, so you're occasionally uptight, but it's not like you fill your day with little OCD rituals.

***You Are Paper***
Crafty and creative, you are able to adapt freely to almost any situation.


***You Are 8% Sociopath***

***You Are 32% Weirdo***
Wooooo Hoooooo!! um...like this is a news flash to anyone who knows me?? I think not! ROFL

Kim Cavender said...

Kathi, I don't know how to tell you this but apparently, you are the weirdest person reading this blog! Or maybe you're just the only one with enough balls to post your results! LOL!

Kim Cavender said...

"I am just strange enough to know it, but nobody else seems to notice my weirdness!!!"

Melanie, I think that's just exactly what we all strive for! You're perfect!

Kathi said...

Gotta tell you Kim...I glorify my weirdness!! Most folks don't notices I am weird...at least not too often :) I suppose thats why my muse seems to want to create B-ogres....bobble head ogres.

Anonymous said...

WOW, Kim! You must be pretty tall if your feet are on the ground and your head is in the clouds!!!!

Ilene