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This online test stuff can get addictive, apparently. I wasn’t really going to post about this one, but the result was surprisingly accurate:

Update: here’s my wife’s result, also very accurate:

The always-interesting AccordionGuy pointed me at the Blogging Archetype test. (Thanks, Joey!) Here’s my result:

You are a David Weinberger.

You are smart, savvy, interested in why people do what they do, enjoy questioning yourself and are not balding.

Very flattering. I wonder how they figured out the “not balding” part…

Posted by Ronaldo Ferraz:
I got an EQ score of 7, and a SQ score of 64. I guess that makes me a sick person… icon_eek.gif

Back from the holidays, I found codepoetry‘s reference to the Guardian’s article:

How male or female is your brain?

The following tests were developed by Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

His theory is that the female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy, and that the male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems. He calls it the empathising-systemising (E-S) theory…

I took the tests, with the following results:

No surprise there… icon_wink.gif

Ronaldo of Superfície Reflexiva pointed me at the Schmies Vocabulary Test, which I of course had to take immediately.

This test consists of 200 obscure word pairs which are either (almost) the same or (almost) opposite in meaning. I got 184 right (16 errors), putting me at #15 in the site’s “Top 100”.

Here are the pairs I got wrong:

11. adminicular/corroborative

16. tempestuous/halcyon

18. busybody/quidnunc

42. weaken/enervate

46. truckle/withstand

65. hebetate/blunt

84. nimiety/paucity

96. precocial/altricial

109. Croesus/Dives

115. concave/gibbous

146. diaphoretic/sudorific

152. apopemptic/valedictory

153. prospective/quondam

161. litotes/meiosis

169. extended/compendious

174. telamones/atlantes

and I must say that 42, 46, 115 and 169 I should have gotten right, but I was in a hurry… icon_rolleyes.gif the other pairs comprise words I’d never heard before. On the other hand, I guessed 6 other such pairs right, where I could reason from cognates in other languages.

In my defense, I didn’t have a classical education (meaning, no Greek or Latin)…


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My rating on vnunet‘s Geek-o-meter is (tah-dah!) 97%.

Ooh, who’s a clever boy then? Or, increasingly (and eventually exclusively) who’s a clever girl then? You really are a geek, and you do know your stuff. You didn’t get fooled by those laughably easy questions. On the other hand, which did you get wrong? How very annoying. Now you’d better just go back and try it again (and again, and again), or you’ll never be able to rest easy. Obsessive idiot.

Yeah, right! What did I get wrong…?

Thanks to Simon Bruning’s Small Values of Cool for the link.

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