Meaningless Personality Quiz (pt. 10)

[Reposted from 5/25/05 – the original version messed up the blog and I didn’t have the connectivity to fix it while in Paris]

You scored as Existentialist. Existentialism
emphasizes human capability. There is no greater power interfering with
life and thus it is up to us to make things happen. Sometimes
considered a negative and depressing world view, your optimism towards
human accomplishment is immense. Mankind is condemned to be free and
must accept the responsibility.





Cultural Creative












What is Your
World View? (corrected…again)

created with

Only 19% idealist? There’s something wrong with this quiz.

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5 Responses to Meaningless Personality Quiz (pt. 10)

  1. jim says:

    Got me just right–cultural creative at the top, followed my postmodern, mix of existentialist with a dash (31% like you, Michael–scary, huh?) of fundamentalist, with 44% idealist. And the trick is I really couldn’t explain to you why it came out like that; that is, if you asked me, “What is your philisophy?” or something I couldn’t tell you.

    But hey, I’m only a Lit major Grad student.

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  3. Paul Gowder says:

    Good for you! Habermasian existentialists of the world, unite! (But you don’t get to write the existentialism-and-law article: I’m already workong in that. Seriously, I am!)

  4. Neal says:

    In the context of this quiz, I assume an “idealist” is one who “posits the primacy of spirit, mind, or language over matter,” rather than one who “has high ideals.” See So given your 69% materialist rating, I’m not surprised you didn’t score higher on the idealist scale. By the way, doesn’t your shockingly low 50% postmodernist score disqualify you from teaching at the college level?

  5. michael says:

    Remember, these are meaningless quizzes. A good part of the joke is how wrong they are. I am probably more like 5% post-modernist at most, I’d say. I still believe in stuff.


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