Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I seriously thought this was sponsored by a drug company

My gingersnapping friend posted results of an online personality test, which clearly indicate she is in need of some serious therapy. Since I'm extremely well-adjusted and my psychiatrist husband hasn't pointed out any of my defects (lately), I decided to take it, as well.

Personality Disorder Test Results
Paranoid |||| 18%
Schizoid |||||||||||||| 58%
Schizotypal |||||| 30%
Antisocial |||||| 26%
Borderline |||||| 30%
Histrionic |||||||||| 34%
Narcissistic |||||||||| 34%
Avoidant |||||| 26%
Dependent |||| 18%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||| 30%
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Personality Test by SimilarMinds.com

Whew! At least I'm not paranoid. I was really worried about that. Heh.

Similar tests on the internets are sponsored by drug companies. (This one apparently isn't.) They want you to be sick so you'll ask your doctor for their drugs. There are quizzes for disorders that you can physically test – blood pressure, diabetes – and for symptomatic conditions – pain, depression. Since I'm not a drug pusher, you're on your own finding those links.

In other news, did you hear about the earthquake that affected the east coast of the United States yesterday? And if not, what rock have you been hiding under? I live slightly more than 200 miles from the epicenter and didn't feel a thing. Friends felt it just 40 miles north of me. I feel cheated. All the cool kids – from Toronto to Columbus to New York to Washington, DC to Charlottesville to Raleigh to Charlotte – got all shook up and I didn't feel a thing.

Looks like we'll miss the hurricane, too. To be fair though, not many hurricanes hit southern West Virginia. Heh.

The only weather news I can report is the same thing I said yesterday: The temperature and humidity have both come down in the last week or so and it's pure pleasure to spend time outside. I can ditch the AC and open all the windows.

Dusting Needing to dust more often is a small price to pay for all that fresh air.

5 comments:

  1. That's funny, it never occurred to me it might be sponsored by a drug company. I took it just for fun, right after I also did "What Classic Movie Are You?" (The Grapes of Wrath).

    I notice that although I am MORE crazy than you, I'm a much more balanced crazy; I have a good slice of everything. You, though, you're all over the chart! I suggest you ask your physician for some drugs.

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  2. Oh, too appropriate! After I posted my comment, the next Word Verification was

    "reefr"

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  3. reefr? what's that? heh.

    Reefer would probably do more good than the psychotropic drug-du-jour for some of these disorders.

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  4. Personally I feel that these so-called disorders are a chief part of my not-insignificant charm :)

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  5. We definitely felt the quake up here in CT. Since our building had a bomb right after 9/11. Many people here know of or lost friends on 9/11 (including me) and shaking buildings don't automatically mean "quake" - they mean "get out before the building collapses."

    Now Irene is going to come right over my house :) Too bad it will be on a weekend; I have a feeling we would have been given time off.

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