September 07, 2005

Personality Meme

Ogre! Curse him! I got tagged with one helluva long meme. But... it's been ineresting. I could have put it off, but I wanted to post it as it's the last day I can post at age 39. So I scurried. My results are in the extended entry, as Ogre did, as it's long. And... who am I cursing with this? My blogdaughter VW of One Happy Dog Speaks, who will be blogging again shortly, Marie of Practigal, and blog daughter Sissy of And What Next... who shold be blogging again shortly!

That said, should they not want to do this, no biggy to me. It's a long Meme to put together. I think Memes need to be shorter to be the most effective. This one takes some work... although it was interesting.

And on the personality test, I took the short one and it definitely depends on the mood you are in when you take it. And it doesn't take certain things into account. For instance, it says I am disorganized. Not so. My desk is a mess, but I keep a notebook of exactly what I'm doing... where I've been... where I'm going... in sequential order. I'm a big list maker. It's the only way to survive with the schedule I keep. So, it doesn't take things into account like that.

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 format: “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!


Age: 39
Gender: Female
Location: Palm Beach County
Religion: Yes
Occupation: Mom and sometimes Logistics Engineer
Began blogging (dd/mm/yy): 06/04

Political Compass results:

Left/Right: -2.1
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.2

IPIP-NEO results:

Friendliness 39
Gregariousness 18
Assertiveness 83
Activity Level 99
Excitement-Seeking 14
Cheerfulness 50

Your score on Extraversion is average, indicating you are neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone.

Trust 21
Morality 83
Altruism 52
Cooperation 34
Modesty 60
Sympathy 31

Your level of Agreeableness is average, indicating some concern with others' Needs, but, generally, unwillingness to sacrifice yourself for others.


Your score on Conscientiousness is high. This means you set clear goals and pursue them with determination. People regard you as reliable and hard-working.


Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful.

..Artistic Interests.......50

Your score on Openness to Experience is average, indicating you enjoy tradition but are willing to try new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual.

Track List:

1. Philosophy, et cetera - - pixnaps97a2
2. Majikthise - 6ea37d10-e9b9-11d9-8cd6-0800200c9a66
3. Ezra Klein -
4. Rox Populi -
5. Verbatim -
6. Black Currant Jam - - black7currant7jam5
7. TypeBlogs - (offshoot of
8. Ramble Strip - - kal97ramblestrip
9. basil’s blog - - basilandhisblog
10. My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - - ctide12x1
11. Smoke Signals Blog -
12. Ogre's Politics and Views -
13. Boudicca's Voice-
14. Optional - Your Information Here

Posted by Boudicca at September 7, 2005 10:08 PM | TrackBack

"Your score on Neuroticism is low, indicating that you are exceptionally calm, composed and unflappable. You do not react with intense emotions, even to situations that most people would describe as stressful." this MY sister we're talking about? The one who shakes me in the middle of a grocery store over hamburgers? The one who yells profanities at everyone else on the road? The one who can chew off your head and sh*t down your neck in a moment's time? Me thinks not. ;-)

Posted by: Morrigan at September 7, 2005 10:46 PM

Heheheh... Mo! This is the first time I've heard of this Bou, also. ;)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 8, 2005 12:13 AM

Happy Birthday, Bou! :-)

Posted by: Jim at September 8, 2005 06:13 AM

That's not what happened, Morrigan, and you know it!!! Sheesh!

Yeah, but did you notice that I think my anger quotient was kinda high. It's right in the fact I never get any kind of stress paralysis. I see a bad situation and I don't freak. I just take care of it.

It's just kind of wrong in the fact I'm kind of high strung and will freak on idiots.

I must've been in a mellow mood when I took it.

Jim- Thanks!

Posted by: Bou at September 8, 2005 06:36 AM

Wow! Interesting... I'll be back later for this...

Happy birthday, Bou!

Posted by: Marie at September 8, 2005 07:11 AM

I must remember NOT to read your blog after only 2 hours sleep. Ugh. Tagged. If Morrigan hadn't put out that comment I think I might have called you some bad names today. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at September 8, 2005 07:14 AM

Hey, is that test broken? You got almost identical readings as me, except for that last one (openness).

Posted by: Ogre at September 8, 2005 07:44 AM

Happy Birthday Bou!

Many happy returns. : D

Posted by: amelie at September 8, 2005 03:15 PM

Happy Birthday!! :)

Posted by: pam at September 8, 2005 06:23 PM

I'm finally getting around to doing this thing... interesting. I'll post my results shortly!

Posted by: Marie at September 13, 2005 08:37 AM