Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Color Me Tickled

What can your affinity for certain colors say about you?

Absolutely nothing!

That's exactly what I thought until I took this quiz and read the results.  To a 'T' I tell you.  To a 'T'.  Read more [+/-]

Your Existing Situation
Orderly, methodical, and self-contained. Needs the respect, recognition, and understanding of those close to him.

Programmer? check. Blogger? check.

Your Stress Sources
The existing situation is disagreeable. Has an unsatisfied need to ally himself with others whose standards are as high as his own, and to stand out from the rank and file. His control of his sensual instincts restricts his ability to give himself, but the resulting isolation leads to the urge to surrender and allow himself to merge with another. This disturbs him, as such instincts are regarded as weaknesses to be overcome; he feels that only by continued self-restraint can he hope to maintain his attitude of individual superiority. Wants to be loved or admired for himself alone; needs attention, recognition, and the esteem of others.

So am I a contridiction or just bipolar?  I think I'll attribute that to the Gemini in me.  And yes, mundane people bore me.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Exacting in his emotional demands and very particular in his choice of partner. The desire for emotional independence prevents any depth of involvement. Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense. Sensitive and sentimental, but conceals this from all except those very close to him. Circumstances are such that he feels forced to compromise for the time being if he is to avoid being cut off from affection or from full participation.

Walls.. these god-damn emotional walls.  I definitely have a lot of love to share, and those around me have seen that - when I let them, that is.

Your Desired Objective
Intense, vital, and animated, taking a delight in action. Activity is directed towards success or conquest and there is a desire to live life to the fullest.

That's the only way to do it!  Right?  Sorry, can't hear you, I'm doing something new.

Your Actual Problem
Takes a delight in action and wants to be respected and esteemed for his personal accomplishments.

This is a problem?  Hmm.. maybe when I seek too much approval...

Your Actual Problem #2
The fear that he might be prevented from achieving the things he wants leads him to play his part with an urgent and hectic intensity.

Great, I have two problems.  Anyway, I know part of it is my need for instant gratification.  So normal people don't try to cram everything they (unrealistically) can into their day?

Take the quiz at http://www.colorquiz.com/.

So like a meme, I request the following people take this quiz too (but you don't have to post it): aaron, michael v, farb, riye, jon, glenn, hot toddy, mak, patch, steven, bokey, jess, crash, groove, dan, kvn, lee, edshepp, no milk, rcktman, slate, karen, pony, pua, wayne, robert, epicurist, alan, brechi, buzz, charlie, davis, michael, joe, jennir, chadfox, patrick, andy, nicole, jOjo, and YOU!

Now, is this my need for acceptance or just a little link love?  Can't think about that now.. gotta go volunteer!

12 comments:

Jon said...

That was interesting- usually, when I take quizzes linked on blogs, i'm prepared to get a result that just isn't me. But this was pretty accurate!

I didn't click and copy and the results, but to summarize, it said that I'm creative and sensitive, stubborn, want life experience, enjoy being different, and while I like the company of other people, I'm usually somewhat distant. I'm kind of creeped out by how accurate that was based on clicking colors!

no milk said...

Your Existing Situation

Exercises initiative in overcoming obstacles and difficulties. Either holds, or wishes to achieve, a position of authority in which control can be exerted over events.


Your Stress Sources

Supresses his innate enthusiasm and imaginative nature, for fear that he might be carried away by it only to find himself pursuing some will-o'-the-wisp. Feels he has been misled and abused and has withdrawn to hold himself cautiously aloof from others. Keeps a careful and critical watch to see whether motives towards him are sincere--a watchfulness which easily develops into suspicion and distrust.


Your Restrained Characteristics

Able to achieve satisfaction through sexual activity but is inclined to be emotionally withdrawn, which prevents him from becoming deeply involved.

Insists that his goals are realistic and sticks obstinately to them, even though circumstances are forcing him to compromise. Very exacting in the standards he applies to his choice of a partner.


Your Desired Objective

Has exaggerated demands on life which are concealed behind specious rationalization and cautious behavior. Wishes to impress others with his achievements, but camouflages this desire and is inclined to be covert.


Your Actual Problem

Needs to protect himself against his tendency to be too trusting, as he finds it is liable to be misunderstood or exploited by others. As a result, he adopts a critical and stand-offish attitude, being willing to participate only where he can be assured of sincerity and trustworthiness.


Your Actual Problem #2

Disappointment at the non-fulfillment of his hopes and the fear that to formulate fresh goals will only lead to further setbacks have resulted in considerable anxiety. He tries to escape from this by withdrawing and protecting himself with an attitude of cautious reserve. Moody and depressed.

GrooveTheory said...

I love it! It's pretty close. I don't believe in some, but then again, it might just be denial ;) Anyway, here are the results. Thanks!!

Your Existing Situation

Imaginative and sensitive; seeking an outlet for these qualities--especially in the company of someone equally sensitive. Interest and enthusiasm are readily aroused by the unusual or the adventurous.

Your Stress Sources

An existing situation or relationship is unsatisfactory, but he feels unable to improve it without willing cooperation. Unwilling to expose his vulnerability and therefore considers it inadvisable to display affection or to be over-demonstrative. He regards the relationship as a depressing tie but, although he wants to be independent and unhampered, he does not want to risk losing anything. All this leads him to react touchily and with impatience, while the urge to 'get away from it all' results in considerable restlessness. The ability to concentrate may suffer.

Your Restrained Characteristics

An unadmitted lack of confidence makes him careful to avoid open conflict and he feels he must make the best of things as they are.

Your Desired Objective

Has a powerful drive towards sensuousness.

Your Actual Problem

Seeks security and a position in which he will no longer be troubled by demands being made on him.

Your Actual Problem #2

Anxiety and a restless dissatisfaction, either with circumstances or with unfulfilled emotional needs, have produced considerable stress. He tries to escape from these into a conflict-free security in which he can relax and recover.

Jess said...

Yeah, but what did you get on the SAT? :)

jOjo said...

Ok, I hate blogger's comments system. As a fellow blogger, I recommend you try using haloscan or something like that.

With that said, I'm jOjo. The one and only.

Next, you are now wonderfully linked to my blog.

Finally,

Your Existing Situation

Needs peace and quiet. Desires a close and faithful partner from whom to demand special consideration and unquestioning affection. If these requirements are not met, is liable to turn away and withdraw altogether.


Your Stress Sources

The existing situation is disagreeable. Feels lonely and uncertain as he has an unsatisfied need to ally himself with others whose standards are as high as his own, and wants to stand out from the rank and file. This sense of isolation magnifies the need into a compelling urge, all the more upsetting to his self-sufficiency because of the restraint he normally imposes on himself. Since he wants to demonstrate the unique quality of his own character, he tries to suppress this need for others and affects an attitude of unconcerned self-reliance to conceal his fear of inadequacy, treating those who criticize his behavior with contempt. However, beneath this assumption of indifference he really longs for the approval and esteem of others.


Your Restrained Characteristics

Willing to participate and to allow himself to become involved, but tries to fend off conflict and disturbance in order to reduce tension.

Becomes distressed when his needs or desires are misunderstood and feels that he has no one to turn to or rely on. Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense.


Your Desired Objective

Seeks the determination and elasticity of will necessary to establish himself and to make himself independent despite the difficulties of his situation. Wants to overcome opposition and achieve recognition.


Your Actual Problem

Disappointment and the fear that there is no point in formulating fresh goals have led to anxiety. Desires recognition and position, but is worried about his prospects. Reacts to this by protecting at any criticism and resisting any attempt to influence him. Tries to assert himself by meticulous control of detail in an effort to strengthen his position.


Your Actual Problem #2

Needs to be valued and respected as an exceptional individual, in order to increase his self-esteem and his feeling of personal worth. Resists mediocrity and sets himself high standards.

Deviant said...

I REFUSE!!!!!!

Trinity said...

Ok, I gave the text a 3 at the end. It was close but not exact :-p

aaron said...

I could take the quiz. None of the colors made me feel comfortable. Well, they were all laughing at me.

Jase said...

jon: It's freaky isn't it?! Just colors!

no milk: I'll be sure to bring some ice cream when you get all moody. Not for you, for me!

groove: 'existing situation or relationship is unsatisfactory' - lol, they totally got you pegged! Did anyone say straight co-worker? ;)

jess: SAT's are flawed! 200 points for your name? Uhm.. hello?!

jojo: thanks jojo!

kvn: c'mon.. you know you want to... tease.

aaron: Just imagine the colors in their underwear. I wonder what color Brown wears.

joe said...

well, i did this quiz, and it's strangely close to the truth. I checked the other responses, thinking that maybe it's written in a way that relates to everyone, but I'm definitely not like groovetheory... so strange! oh, and I only got one problem, not 2, and the most accurate statement of all was: "Capable of achieving physical satisfaction through sexual activity." fun!

Tuna Girl said...

This quiz taught me that it takes me exactly 40 seconds to run to the bathroom, pee, and run back to my computer.

My results were pretty accurate considering how I'm feeling right now.

Except that I have a pretty deep involvement with the man I married.

Your Existing Situation
Impulsive and irritable. Her desires, and the actions involved, are paramount, with insufficient consideration being given to their consequences. This leads to, or arises from, stress and conflict.


Your Stress Sources
Wants freedom to follow her own convictions and principles, to achieve respect as an individual in her own right. Desires to avail herself of every possible opportunity without having to submit to limitations or restrictions.


Your Restrained Characteristics
Exacting in her emotional demands and very particular in her choice of partner. The desire for emotional independence prevents any depth of involvement.



Your Desired Objective
Wants to make a favorable impression and be rewarded as a special personality. Is therefore constantly on the watch to see whether she is succeeding in this and how others are reacting to her. this makes her feel that she is in control. Uses tactics cleverly in order to obtain influence and special recognition. Susceptible to the esthetic or original.


Your Actual Problem
Seeks to avoid criticism and to prevent restriction of her freedom to act, and to decide for herself by the exercise of great personal charm in her dealings with others.


Your Actual Problem #2
Greatly impressed by the unique, by originality, and by individuals of outstanding characteristics. Tries to emulate the characteristics she admires and to display originality in her own personality.

Chox said...

Wow...this test pretty much pegged me for what's going on in my life, and my head, right now.

Your Existing Situation
The situation is difficult and he is trying to persist in his objectives against resistance. Finds it necessary to conceal his intentions as an added precaution, in order to disarm the opposition.

Ugh, isn't that the truth.

Your Stress Sources
Suppresses his innate enthusiasm and imaginative nature, for fear that he might be carried away by it only to find himself pursuing some will-o'-the-wisp. Feels he has been misled and abused and has withdrawn to hold himself cautiously aloof from others. Keeps a careful and critical watch to see whether motives towards him are sincere--a watchfulness which easily develops into suspicion and distrust.

(swallows lump in throat)

Your Restrained Characteristics
Wants to broaden his fields of activity and insists that his hopes and ideas are realistic. Distressed by the fear that he may be prevented from doing what he wants; needs both peaceful conditions and quiet reassurance to restore his confidence.

A kind word goes a long way with me. Too bad I pick self-absorbed, opportunistic, heavy-drinking, emotionless people to date.

Feels trapped in a distressing or uncomfortable situation and seeking some way of gaining relief. Able to achieve satisfaction through sexual activity providing no turmoil or emotional agitation is involved.

No comment, that's my business. ;-)

Your Desired Objective
Urgently in need of rest, relaxation, peace, and affectionate understanding. Feels he has been treated with a lack of consideration and is upset and agitated as a result. Regards his situation as intolerable as long as his requirements are not complied with.

Sigh.

Your Actual Problem
Needs to protect himself against his tendency to be too trusting, as he finds it is liable to be misunderstood or exploited by others. Is therefore seeking a relationship providing peaceful and understanding intimacy, and in which each knows exactly where the other stands.

I now trust no-one, and nobody gets close to me anymore. NOBODY. They may try, but they won't get anywhere with me. My heart is sealed off for good, and the only person who gets to see it and be with it is ME. I'd never cheat on myself, verbally berate myself in public, or emotionally ignore myself. That's why I've decided I don't need anyone anymore, and I'm choosing to focus on myself exclusively.

Your Actual Problem #2
Disappointment at the non-fulfillment of his hopes and the fear that to formulate fresh goals will only lead to further setbacks have resulted in considerable anxiety. He is trying to escape from this into a peaceful and harmonious relationship, protecting him from dissatisfaction and lack of appreciation.

Ai yi yi. Isn't that the truth. I'm just trying to have a peaceful and harmonious relationship with myself, and so far, it's working out just fine.