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: A Meme Worth Spreading.

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 form: "Linked title - URL - optional GUID". ("GUID" stands for global unique identifier - it should be a short string that currently yields no results in a Google search.)
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: 30
Gender: Male
Location: Virginia, USA
Religion: United Methodist
Occupation: InfoSec, Network Architecture
Began blogging (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/07/2004

Political Compass Results:
Economic Left/Right: 5.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 3.44

IPIP-NEO results
Friendliness : .47
Gregariousness : .29
Assertiveness : 25
Activity Level : .49
Cheerfulness : .84
(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 : : 79
Morality : .50
Altruism : .57
Cooperation : 35
Modesty : 35
Sympathy : .31
(Your level of Agreeableness is average, indicating some concern with others' Needs, but, generally, unwillingness to sacrifice yourself for others.)

Self-Efficacy : 67
Orderliness : 80
Dutifulness : 88
Self-Discipline : 77
Cautiousness : .9
(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.)

Anxiety : 2
Anger : : 14
Depression : .9
Immoderation : .6
Vulnerability : 28
(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.)

Imagination : 11
Artistic Interests.0
Emotionality : .22
Adventurousness : 38
Intellect : 48
Liberalism : .0
(Your score on Openness to Experience is low, indicating you like to think in plain and simple terms. Others describe you as down-to-earth, practical, and conservative.)

Track List
  • Philosophy, et cetera - pixnaps.blogspot.com - pixnaps97a2
  • Majikthise - 6ea37d10-e9b9-11d9-8cd6-0800200c9a66
  • Ezra Klein - http://ezraklein.typepad.com
  • Rox Populi - http://roxanne.typepad.com
  • Verbatim - http://verbatim.blogs.com
  • Black Currant Jam - http://blackcurrantjam.blogspot.com/ - black7currant7jam5
  • TypeBlogs - http://typeblogs.com (offshoot of marlaswoffer.com)
  • Ramble Strip - http://www.ramblestrip.com/blog/ - kal97ramblestrip
  • basil's blog - http://www.basilsblog.net/ - basilandhisblog
  • NIF - http://blog.tjevans.net/ - TJatNIF!

  • ... who to tag? I know, I'll tag everyone who visits NIF today :P

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