Monday, December 10, 2012

The Artsy Libertarian Spade

So I took a few online quizzes recently just for the heck of it.

I read about the New York Times personality quiz from another blog. This is the first time I answered this quiz, and I got tagged as Culture Curious (whatever that means and entails).

The description goes:

People often comment on your sense of calm and refined nature. Your love of all things arty often shines through in your bright, intelligent conversation and your traditionalist nature is often reflected in your tastes and style. You live life on the edge of your seat. The more thrills the better, that's your motto.

You're sophisticated and inquisitive with a real passion for art and culture. You pride yourself on being an early adopter of the latest music and films and always like to have a good book on the go. Your ability to bring together very diverse and even dissenting opinions is rooted in your appreciation for all points of view. You believe in immersing yourself in interesting experiences that make you look at people, places and opportunities from new angles. Being sensitive and creative you want to feel connected to the world around you and actively seek out opportunities to explore it. It's all about broadening your horizons and living life to the full. Anything else would not fulfill your curious nature. You'll love the list of The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made, the Critics' Picks and Arts Beat.

Next up is the alignment test. This is based on the older Dungeons and Dragons character alignments which dungeon masters used to determine player party dynamics - or at least that's how I understand it. It's not too accurate (which was why it got revamped so many times), but it has always been a good read. I got Neutral Good for some reason which, according to this site,  reads:

Creatures of neutral good alignment believe that there must be some regulation in combination with freedoms if the best is to be brought to the world--the most beneficial conditions for living things in general and intelligent creatures in particular. Creatures of this alignments see the cosmos as a place where law and chaos are merely tools to use in bringing life, happiness, and prosperity to all deserving creatures. Order is not good unless it brings this to all; neither is randomness and total freedom desirable if it does not bring such good.

Neutral goods value both personal freedom and adherence to laws. They feel that too many laws may unnecessarily restrict the freedom of good beings. They also believe that too much freedom may not protect society as a whole and encourage counterproductive divisions and in-fighting. They promote governments which hold broad powers, but do not interfere in the day-to-day lives of their citizens.

These characters value life and freedom above all else, and despise those who would deprive others of them. Neutral good characters sometimes find themselves forced to work beyond the law, yet for the law, and the greater good of the people. They are not vicious or vindictive, but are people driven to right injustice. Neutral good characters always attempt to work within the law whenever possible, however.

Last up is the BarKoL test. Basically, this is the the Bartle Test in KoL format. Anyway, I wasn't too surprised to get the spade (Explorer) archetype. What was odd is that the secondary type is heart, and I was sort of expecting it to be diamond.

Oddly enough, those weren't the results I got the last time I took those last two quizzes. I know these are horrible examples of the 'people change' trope but still, it makes me wonder.

1 comment:

  1. HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH yes it is a HORRIBLE example, I hope you don't mind me agreeing on that one.