Back in the days when animals could speak, periodicals developed a crush for short personality-quizzes. Nothing was deemed better to fill up those last bits of pages. They were, so it seemed, the final touch to the glossy bliss characterizing periodicals back then.
What kind of friend are you? What is your perfect job? Which kind of boy/girl is best suited for you?
All of life’s riddles solved through 10 or so simple multiple answer questions. I loved it. It made life graspable. At least for the five minutes spend completing the quiz.
Over at Visual DNA they have now come up with a digital version of those quizzes. One better suited for our modern times. With all kinds of bells and whistles adding to their appeal.
So I thought it might be fun to have the Intersection Diaries- characters complete them. To check whether these internet psychology wizards fathom the lost souls of Pujerra.
First up: Timo takes the Who Am I-quiz.
A 42% score for openness is quiet unexpected for one who only seems to open up to steering wheels and gear shifters. But then the comments start with “Your low level of openness…”. 42%… low? Do they have the slightest clue of the effort required to reach a 42% openness-score?
From this “low” score, the quiz concludes that Timo draws strength from tradition and familiarity. Which is kind of strange for one who left everything behind. Still, it could explain his bad case of homesickness.
A 62% conscientiousness-score indicates that he does not act on impulses. Which is rather correct, I have to agree. Timo indeed has a tendency to not act at all.
That he is introvert… ok, a dead give away.
Then, Timo insisted that I clearly air his disagreement with the 10% Agreeableness-score. Certainly, he is not the funniest chap of the bunch. But he never means to do people wrong. Just do right by himself and not be bothered…
As to the neuroticism score: the future could hold some surprises…
If quizzes are to be believed, that is.