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Took The “Eerily Accurate” NYT Personality Test

My Visual DNA: Pretty sure my entire personality profile came from my favorite type of movie (assuming that "banana suit kicks goat-cow suit" implies "comedy") and choice of ride (safe).

[LINK] Which helps you understand yourself, thereby “allowing The New York Times marketing department to make personalized product recommendations.” Hey, at least they’re open about their intent.

Turns out I’m a Tech Guru. Flattery is the best form of irritation. Let’s look at what the detailed personality assessment said and then, um, assess ourselves:

“You are the type of person who has the ability to see things from multiple TWO MAYBE THREE perspectives. Nothing is more satisfying than spotting patterns forming in life HUMAN MISTAKES and seeing the beauty in nature. You think everything in life is connected, and keeping in touch with nature ROCKS AND FOSSILS is just as important as keeping up with the latest gadgets. Your sense of humor is one of your best NERDIER qualities. You are naturally friendly and always have something to talk about.

“You have an inquisitive mind and possess an irresistible urge to experiment with TOUCH AND BREAK everything around you. You’re a real get-up-and-go OH WHAT NOW kind of person who likes to keep at least one finger on the pulse of everything that’s hot and happening from the latest movies CAT MACROS and sport FOOTBALL to the coolest technologies and gadgets. A true entertainment junkie, there’s no TOTALLY A chance of you ever getting bored and you’re always the first SECOND AFTER YOUR HUSBAND to get your hands on some shiny new gizmo that’s going to revolutionize TAKE OVER your life. You have a realistic outlook on what you can achieve and enjoy attention to detail in most SOME IDIOSYNCRATIC aspects of your life.”

Much better.

1 comment… add one
  • Blair October 24, 2011, 7:43 PM

    Tried to be accurate in my responses. Got a flattering summary, but I didn’t recognize myself.
    Interesting survey technique.

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