Get to Know Me

Lately I’ve been wanting to get to know myself better, to really explore who I am, and there’s no better way to do that than by taking quizzes at Blogthings or some other such site. I took a lot of them so that I would know more about myself, and I thought I would share them with you, so you can get to know me, too. If you don’t want to know more about me, don’t read on.

I don’t think I’m the main demographic for these quizzes, because most of them seemed aimed at unmarried young women. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find out if I was a vain girl, or a fit girl, or an “it” girl. I’ll never find out if my boyfriend is cheating on me, or if I have him hooked, or if he loves me only for my body (probably not).

Still, I can find out the really important things about myself. For example, I’m a sexually powerful brainiac with a very high independence level who is incredibly logical and bold when it counts. How many librarians can say that, I ask you.

Those all sound pretty good to me, but sometimes one finds out unpleasant things about oneself. For example, I’m a little anal retentive and 32% gross. Oh, and I’m only an okay listener.

And then there are the things one never really thinks about. For example, I’m not prissy. In fact, I’m “the furthest thing from a princess.” It’s something I’ve never really thought about before, but it’s good to know. Also, it seems I make a good first impression. That’s nice to know as well.

Then there are the things I already suspected. My movie buff quotient is 84%. I’m “a movie buff of the most obsessive variety. If a movie exists, chances are that [I’ve] seen it.” Doesn’t surprise me at all.

There are also the little random things one can find out about oneself, such as from the shortest personality quiz, where choosing which picture you like most tells you a lot about your personality. That sounds pretty scientific to me. According to that quiz, I am “elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant. [My] mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle. [I am] also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.” Hmm. That could be.

And there are the things people can find out about me from, for example, my musical taste. My “musical tastes are reflective and complex. [I am] intellectual to the point of being cerebral. [I am] very open to new experiences, and even more open to new ideas and theories. Wisdom and personal accomplishment are important to [me]. [I am] naturally sophisticated. [I am} drawn to art, especially art by independent artists. [I am] likely to be financially well off… and not because [I was] born that way.” I was sure this was correct until that last sentence. So much for science.

Fortunately, I haven’t been ruined by American culture, whatever that is. The quizmasters think I may not be American at all. I feel pretty American, though, so I just don’t know what to believe. Maybe it’s because I “take a more global philosophy with [my] politics, taste, and life.” The problem is, when I start to unpack that sentence, I’m not exactly sure what it would mean to take a philosophy with my taste. Sometimes going through these quizzes I think it’s just possible not only that the makers don’t know what they’re talking about, but that they don’t express themselves very well.

To wrap things up, I’ll just let you know a couple of random things. I’m disturbingly profound rather than profoundly disturbing and my seduction style is the charmer. I just thought you should know.

4 thoughts on “Get to Know Me

  1. Thanks for these insights into you, Wayne. Often on a whim I’ll take some of these but they generally do not get posted as they are so inane. Frequently I don’t even finish them because the questions are incomprehensible or simply have no possibly relevant answer for my life.
    I do post them on occasion, though, when they are so uncannily “correct” or are simply so utterly wrong that it is hilarious. I love irony and wordplay and the truly bad ones can excel at both of those so effortlessly.

  2. I agree most of the quizzes are pretty silly. I was just doing this for fun, and trying to post ones that I thought might be at least a little amusing.

  3. I found your blog by googling “academic librarian.” I’m working towards my M.L.S., and I wondered what it’s like being an academic librarian. What are your duties? What is the pace like? Who do you work with? How much contact do you have with people?

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