My Convertible Life

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

And what random object are you, sir?

I predict that all the millions of random Facebook quizzes are going to become the new Myers-Briggs test. Never mind that most of them don't make any sense and seem to be written by people for whom English is a second (or maybe third) language. Clearly these quizzes must provide the answers to questions about ourselves that we always wondered, but never knew how to ask.

I can see it now -- at your next staff development retreat, instead of finding out whether you're an ENFJ or an ISTP, the consultant will ask which famous painting, Muppet, Spice Girl and color you are. Maybe Facebook could even merge with match.com and begin connecting people with their quiz match for dates.

In case you're wondering, I am (among other things)...
  • Mona Lisa
  • Marilyn Monroe (in a past life)
  • Miss Piggy
  • Posh Spice
  • Yellow aura
  • Shelby (from Steel Magnolias)
  • American cheese
  • Rachel (from Friends)
  • Say Anything
  • Gold (which fits nicely for Posh and Piggy)
Now the real questions is: why can't we stop ourselves from taking all these quizzes?

5 comments:

  1. love this post. keep them coming, posh.

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  2. Yeah, I've wondered about those quizzes too. And I'm guilty of taking some of them. If I don't like the answer, I don't publish the results.

    For the record.....
    Both sides of my brain are equally used
    Hufflepuff
    Meadow Lotus Song
    Air
    Disney Prince- The Beast
    It's a Small World
    American
    Teacher
    San Jose
    etc., etc., etc.

    I think we take these tests for several reasons. One, of course, is major procrastination. But I also think we take these tests when we see that a friend has taken the test. We use these results as a way to "belong" to a group or clan. (Can you tell I'm reading the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon?) It gives us something to talk about and helps us recognized similarities and differences among our friends. Could this be a topic for a doctoral thesis? Hmmmm........

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  3. Sharyn -- this is TOTALLY your PhD dissertation. Can't wait to read it ;)

    Oh, and I'm Harry Potter, but strangely got selected for Slytherin. Hmmm...

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  4. I can't stop either. It's so addictive. However, now you can find out if you are an INFJ on Facebook.

    For the record, I am:
    Helvetica
    INFJ
    very Liberal
    Chuck Taylors
    Not a Mennonite (though I married one)
    and only 3 years old

    -Abby

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  5. I don't take quizzes. I prefer to remain an enigma.

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