Thursday, December 4, 2014

Games people play

I think I am suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. How can one person be the Macbeth of Shakespeare, Arjun of the Mahabharata and Ron Weasley of the Potter series, simultaneously, without also being insane?

I really doubt that I could be Macbeth. I have never yet manage to murder any of my bosses in his bed, while he was a guest at my home (or anywhere else, thank you very much! I appreciate your generous efforts to stretch my favorite neck). Primarily because I never yet managed to get any of them to be my guest, I suppose. They, though, have different ideas (like Dhoni? Perhaps!) - "Why would you run the risk of hanging, by murdering us, when you know that it is only a matter of time before you either drive us insane or drive us to suicide?"

As for Arjun, I really hope he does not hear of this comparison. Even the people who reveled in comparing him to Karna, to his (Arjun's) detriment, would have drawn the line at making an comparisons with me. I think, though, that this comparison must be about the level of concentration that he is supposed to have shown and which I possess too. So what if his concentration was when he was indulging in archery and mine was in sleeping?

And Ron Weasley? I would not wish myself on any Hermione Granger. Though, as a matter of fact, this comparison comes close to the truth. Like Ron, I would have married a woman who was more intelligent than me - if I had married, that is. After all, it is very difficult for any woman to be less intelligent than me and still be called human.

Though, to go by the quick estimates of my IQ, it is 134. I must remind myself to send this information to everyone who knows me - especially those who had the misfortune to teach me. I am sure they must all be in need of a good laugh. As for my being 70% an analytic thinker and 30% a creative thinker, that is probably all right. It does not matter how you slice and dice zero, it all comes to the same thing anyway.

There is one thing, though, that restores my faith in all these online tests. I have a very high Emotional Quotient, as I always knew. So, I DO understand people and am a great people person. Anybody, who has met me once, avoids me like the plague from then on and I always knew that the problem was only with the rest of the world and not with me. And, see, I was right!

But, tell me, what is this about 'What color am I?" Basically, I am brown shading off to black but I can turn green, when I see other people's writing praised; red, when someone pans my writing; and other colors of the rainbow as appropriate to the situation. So, what is with fixing me up with one color?

AND - what number am I? Ye Gods!

I think it is about time I stopped playing these games.

I, hereby, resolve to stop taking these online quizzes.

What was that?

"How likely are you to keep resolutions? Click to play"

Click!

30 comments:

  1. Hah! Well, I, too, will have to sheepishly admit that even I have been recently quoting a lot of data about myself based on these online quizzes!

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  2. Hahaha :) Online tests do an important social service of making people feel good about themselves. I for one need them occasionally. Why let facts come in the way of feeling good about oneself?

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  3. hahaha this tests have confused my understanding about myself :P What color am I!! now that'ssomething I haven't tried yet. :D

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  4. See, how easy it is to know yourself nowadays? Just play one of these games and let the whole world and yourself know who you are!

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    1. I'd like it too if only I got a coherent idea from all of this :) As it is, all I have got is Schizophrenia :)

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  5. I played the game 5 times to get Karna, but the damned bugger always eluded me

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  6. Ha ha ha.... That's crazy. You got Arjuna? Lucky. I got Bheem, over and over again. Still wondering how it knew my weight problems.

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  7. Haha...resist as we much they do appear on our Fb pages and we click!! ;)

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  8. Damn, you are good! You had me in splits... Awesome piece of writing :)

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  9. I once worked out the aura quiz-the result was FLATTERING.Not tried any other game yet--only a standard IQ test at AIIMS.

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    1. Aha! I seem to have taken a lot of them so I thought I might as well get a post out of it :)

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  10. Haha This was fun. I sometimes take the quiz only for fun's sake. I find them quite inane and even more inane the people who actually quote from them. Sheesh... I need to hide somewhere. :)

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    1. So, did I - take them for fun's sake, I mean! It helped me get a blog post out of it :)

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    2. The aura quiz gave me such a high grade that i suspect it is giving the same ranking to all.

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  11. Hmm...I too was Arjun, if I remember correctly :) The other ones I never tried. What will psychologists do for living if this self analysis trend catches on? But I do want to know what colour is my soul... Tried that one yet? :)

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  12. Ha ha ! Online tests are a complete time pass. They are generic enough to apply to anybody just like the newspaper horoscopes :) I tried recently 'How observant are you' and was rather feeling proud at having been judged 'incredibly observant' only to know that my entire clan and friends, some of whom wouldn't know something is wrong even if it hit them on the face.. well they all got 'incredibly observant' !!! so my faith in the system nosedived :)

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