The Psychology of Me (According to Reliable Internet Sources)

Daily Foglifter:  The Capgras delusion is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that an acquaintance, usually a spouse or other close family member, has been replaced by an identical looking impostor.

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I started the day off doing a favor for a complete stranger.  I took a Brain Lateralization Test and then answered some questions about algebra.  Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?  Well, it was!  I LOVE taking tests about my brain, personality, or addictions.  As messed up as I feel, I find it comforting to know that there’s an actual name for what’s wrong with me.  It’s almost as good as finding out there’s nothing wrong with me.  So, after I completed this test and helped someone finish a research project and quite possibly graduate, I looked for more psychological tests to take.   I got some VERY interesting results.

Brain Lateralization Test (Took 2 different ones to make sure) Right Brain ( 42%, 44&)  Left Brain (54%, 56%)

“Left brainers” are orderly, articulate, and literal.  They can understand directions or anything logical or explicit.  They have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts.  They doubt anything that is not stated or proven.

Orderly?  Understanding directions?  Um, not so much.

“Right brainers” are visual and intuitive.  They lack attention to detail and directness.  They communicate poorly.  They are usually artistic.

My brain is fairly balanced.  I’d like to think I have the best of both sides.  I wonder which side of the brain is responsible for egotism?

The I.Q. Test Score: 145

As a “left brainer” I’m supposed to doubt anything not proven, but I’m going with the intuitive, “right brainer” side of me and running with this one.  I. Am. A. Genius.

The Eating Disorder Test Probable

Well, crap.  If I have an eating disorder, why couldn’t it be one that makes me skinny?

Schizophrenia Screening Test

The questions on this were really freaky and I thought I should skip it.  To make sure I wasn’t being ridiculous, I consulted the garden gnome who lives under the refrigerator.  She agreed, so no results for this one.

The Big Five Personality Test Dominant: Intellect/Openness.  Weakest Category: Conscientiousness

On one hand, I’m pleased.  I’m smart (genius, remember?) and I like to try new things.  On the other, it’s not a good thing for a mother of five to be described as someone who cannot be relied upon.  Suddenly I feel like being more left brained.  What a crock.  Anyone know which side of the brain is responsible for selective reasoning?

The Self-Esteem Test Strength:  “Shoulds”  Weakness: Rigidity

Apparently, I need to morally justify every single decision I make which, in turn, has put my life in a rut because I’m afraid of failing.  Does that make me a bad person?  Should I try something new?  What if I try something and I’m not any good at it?  What if I find the thing I like to do and I’m good at, and it’s something deplorable or harmful or goes against my religious values?  Help me!  Please!

"The Thinker"

The Enneagram Test Dominant Personality:  The Thinker

“Official definition”:  The intense, intellectual type, who often excels beyond all others, but can also recluse into anonymity.  O-kay.  That’s me, I guess.  I spend all day alone and I doubt my name is known in wide circles.  I spend all day INTENSELY doing laundry and watching Spongebob Squarepants, but I definitely do it in an intellectual way (i.e. while wearing glasses.)

The Pen Name Test

In keeping with the anonymity angle, I wanted to know what pen names would be suitable if and when I write my magnum opus.  I got the following, based on genre of work:

  • Michelle Erickson Romance Novel Pseudonym
  • Michelle Randall  Sci-Fi moniker
  • E.M. Rosemont  Children’s Book Author

There was no option for melodramatic hack “women’s fiction” author.  Any suggestions?

The Aura Color Test Brown

Figures.  I knew I couldn’t possibly have a light pink or blue one.  It had to be brown.  Here are the highlights of a brown aura:  practical, male energies, emphasizing body, denying spirit, and feeling worthless.  It seems that massive intelligence combined with a compulsion to overeat and morally justify everything I do, while being very practical, is also not very confidence boosting.  Hmmm.  I am such a loser.

Internet Addiction High Normal Range

One more point and I would have fallen in the “Need to reassess how you spend your time” category.  Thank goodness I have better things to do than, say, take arbitrary and highly dubious psychological tests and share results in a blog or something.

~A wonderful discovery, psychoanalysis. Makes quite simple people feel they’re complex.

S.N. Behrman


16 thoughts on “The Psychology of Me (According to Reliable Internet Sources)

  1. I needed a smile today and you certainly provided it! Sorry about your aura: brown isn’t the most sparkling colour one imagines twinkling around one, is it?

    I’m glad you and the gnome agreed. Sensible decision. Although perhaps living in such squashed quarters has an unhealthy affect (effect?) on a being that should be out in the fresh air.

    I’m avoiding all those tests!!! The would tip me into the “Need to reassess how you spend your time” category.

  2. Brown is not so bad, when you consider the spots on a fawn, the tans the various depth of Browns down to the color of eyes. Brown has many shades and hues

  3. Ha HA! Remind me what I need to do the next time I happen to have several hours to kill and absolutely nothing to fill them with…or am I being too rigid? Oh, dang…

  4. There’s nothing like a creative genius who won’t make decisions! I run into your fun, zany, playful and exhiliarating type frequently in our Theatre! Great post, Momfog.

  5. I loved this! I am addicted to tests. What does this say about me? I missed the testcafe link in the beginning and tried to click on each title so I could take the tests, too. I wonder if I would test out as intense. Hmmmmm. Ellen

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