My sister is unhealthily addicted to personality tests, and I thought this might be a good answer to the various tests she sends me (because hers are all, like, sixty to two-hundred questions and suck up half my day).

http://www.blogthings.com/worldsshortestpersonalitytest/

My results (with my reflections italicized, ’cause, you know, it’s my blog and I’ll comment if I want to):

You are sexy, powerful, and bold ( 1) not as far as I’m aware, 2) hahano, and 3) perhaps a day or two out of the week month)
You’re full of passion and energy…  (actually, I’m decidedly clinical and lazy)
Sometimes this passion has a dark side. (sometimes, the laziness has a dark side, I guess)

You feel most alive when you’re seducing someone. (Um, maybe? I’ll find out and get back to you?)
You never fail to get someone’s attention. (….this one is just wrong in a kind of flat-out, “that’s kind of more sad than funny” way)
Quick minded, you’re also quick to lose your temper! (yeah, ok, whatever. I do have issues with RAGE).

All in all, I’m calling this test a failure. Like, on every level possible. But that didn’t stop me from picking different answers until I found the one I like.

You are happy, driven, and status conscious. (Just happy and driven enough that I’ll tolerate the descripters’ presence there, and yeah, definitely status-conscious. So far so accurate).
You want everyone to know how successful you are. (Well, that’s a pretty loaded statement. Or, wait, no, it’s just that I personally a little linen closet of issues regarding my success or lack thereof. If we change that to, ‘you want people to know that you’re successful, but not how successful you really are, because you view your current position in life a failure and don’t want to talk about it.’ But that’s kind of long for the world’s shortest quiz).
Very logical, you see life as a game of strategy. (Well. Someone’s been reading my critique of a certain previous results summary.)

A bit of a loner, you prefer to depend on yourself. (To quote Xander: ”  ‘Are you a people person, or do you prefer keeping your own company?’ Well, what if I’m a people person who keeps his own company by default?)
You always keep your cool and your composure. (I agree. Except for the occasional…RAGE)
You are a born leader and business person. (Oh, no. No. Why do quizzes throw that in there? Don’t they realize how very few people are born leaders? Argh.)

This one was clearly a little better, but it didn’t satisfy my it’s-a-slow-night need for MORE.

You are pure, moral, and adaptable. (Adaptable, yes. I don’t know what you mean by pure, and I suspect you have no clue either so I’m just going to pretend I didn’t see it. Moral? By my own standards, I guess. But that’s pretty easy, since I get to set those myself [ with readjustments every Wednesday morning!])
You tend to blend into your surroundings. (yes, I do. Like woodwork, which isn’t a word I use often because I think it sounds dirty, but there you go.)
Shy on the outside, you’re outspoken to your friends. (That was surprisingly insightful of you, personality quiz. Only because one of the big failings of online personality tests in general is they refuse to acknowledge that you can be shy/passionate in certain situations and outspoken/dispassionate in others. Or maybe it’s just me, and that where most people split 80-20 I go 45-55).

You believe that you live a virtuous life…  (yes, I do!)
And you tend to judge others with a harsh eye. (Others, inanimate objects, online quizzes…)
As a result, people tend to crave your approval. (What? That happens?? I wish. Maybe when I have kids I’ll start seeing that particular benefit [ah, my future, screwed-up offspring. They’ll resent and need me at the same time!])

At this point I wasn’t fully satisfied yet, so tried for one more (which was, you know, how much time I had before dinner). This time I picked the little picture I liked the least:

You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant. (Wow. Do people with terrible taste get complimented a lot? Uh, thanks)
Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle. (Yes, apparently, they do. But I hate puzzles, so.)
You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs. ( I want to say “yes” without being arrogant. Actually, it’s possible people give in to my arguments because they want me to please be quiet why won’t you shut up)

For you, comfort and calm are very important. (Oh my god, it’s all true!)
You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection. (I don’t thrive on my own, but I do shrug off most affection. And no, that isn’t working so much)
You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong. (This personality test sucks) .

Good stuff.

*Buffy episode 2×09, “What’s My Line prt 1”

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