Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Identity Crisis

Who am I? What are the characteristics that define me? In my quest to get to know and understand myself better, these are some questions I have explored. But how does one get to know oneself better? Self help books? Friends? Journaling? Spiritual pilgrimage? Well, I'm here to tell you that I have found a great way - online personality tests that tell me which character I am most like from any given T.V. show or movie.

And boy, have I learned a lot! For example, if you had asked me which Saved By the Bell character I most resemble, I would probably guess Jessie, maybe Kelly. Possibly even Ms. Bliss. But guess what? I'm actually most like A. C. Slater! Who knew!? The test results revealed stuff about myself that totally blew my mind! Such as: "you're a jock with a tough exterior, but you've got a soft side, too. You love the chicks and they love you too." Hmmm....weird. Not what I expected. It was right about the soft side, but the rest...umm...not so much.

On our breaks, Justin and Kathy and I take these quizzes from time to time. Oddly enough, Justin and I almost always get the same results. We're both Slater, we're both Samantha from 16 Candles (I don't think Justin was comfortable with that result) and in the Full House quiz, we both turned out to be Danny. It seemed fitting since I love to clean and wear cardigan sweaters. Kathy was Stephanie, which really disappointed her as she hates the catch phrase, "How rude!" Justin wished he was Stephanie since he used that catch phrase all through the fourth grade - no doubt making him the most popular kid in class.

Sometimes it's necessary to take a quiz more than once if you're uncomfortable with the results. In the Simpsons quiz, I first tested as Flanders but I couldn't really accept that. I took the test again and was Lisa. I figured I'd take the test again for a tie breaker. I was Lisa again. Phew. That's a relief.

The Princess Bride quiz offered us some of the biggest surprises! Well, except for me. I was Princess Buttercup which was no surprise for obvious reasons (high maintenance, long dark blond hair, beautiful, charming, etc...) But Justin was Vizzini and Kathy was Valerie. Neither was pleased.

Anyway, I would like to encourage you to take some of these quizzes yourself! Find out which Smurf you are! (I'm Papa Smurf.) Or maybe which Lost character you are (I'm Eko). You never know, you might learn something about yourself. You'll be on the path to some very insightful realizations before you know it. I'd love to hear what you find out!


Katherine said...

You already know this, but the rest of the world doesn't - I'm Papa Smurf, too! But with less beard. I DO love the color red! I think that these personality tests really tell SO much about yourself. I feel like I know myself so much better now!

Sarah said...

Ok, after missing almost 3 weeks of your blog, I'm all caught up! :) I even took time to quiz myself today, and was surprised with my answers! I'm Lisa Turtle (weird, since I have no fashion sense!), Lisa Simpson (I am a band geek, and a nature lover, so it makes sense), Wesley from Princess Bride (hmm, never considered myself the Prince Charming type, but whatever!), Brainy Smurf (yep, nerd, guilty as charged), and Michael from LOST (no idea what we share in common, but I guess it's better than being like Keamy!). :)

Anonymous said...

yay! i'm wesley, "Valiant, handsome and a great believer in the power of true love. You learn quickly, recover quickly and think quickly. Others marvel at your brilliance and wish they were you!"
It's true.
-Brian Egan

Liz said...

I got Michelle, Marge Simpson,Prince Humperdinck, and Charlie from lost.