After sharing the post about the urban door, I decided to see if I could find something on the web about a similar test like that one that my teacher shared.
If you go to A Walk in the Woods, you’ll see a fun little personality test. I’m sure it’s not scientifically based but I took it myself when I found the website this morning.
I had to laugh at the results. It wasn’t exactly like the one my teacher told us, but it was close. The results, however, had me shaking my head in places.
I’m going to talk about my results below, but it’ll ruin the test for you if you read on. If you don’t care about taking the test, read on (and hopefully laugh at my expense), but if you think you might want to take it (it’s fun!) don’t read my results until you’ve taken it yourself.
The first question relates to who’s most important to you. I was a good little Cyndi and answered “my husband” for who I was walking in the woods with.
For the second question, the animal I saw was a deer. The results say that the size of the animal relates to how big you think your problems are. Good thing I didn’t see a sasquatch!
The third question asks about the interaction between the two. I smiled at the deer. Apparently, I smile at my problems, too. HAHAHA.
The fourth question asked about my dream house. Okay, my dream house is not a big house. For the record, I don’t want to clean it, and two, I’ve always felt that living in decadence, unless perhaps you can absolutely afford it, is…um…well…not simple-living (I’m all for living simply) and I feel too guilty taking so much when there are so many people in the world with so little. So my dream house is sort of like one of those cob houses with funky rooms and curvy crevices and brilliant blue stained glass windows and those cool-looking turrets.
Now, that 4th question is supposed to represent the size of my ambition to solve my problems. Well, dang. This would suggest I approach my problems using addition rather than algebra! 1+1 = 2, as opposed to the quadratic equation. It’s wrong. I’m ambitious. That test didn’t know I was valedictorian in high school…even if that was…a little longer ago than I want to admit.
Question five asks if I have a fence around my house. Okay, we’re in the freaking woods. Why would you have a fence unless you’re herding alpacas? No, I don’t have a fence. Apparently I have an open personality as a result of my aversion to fences. Go figure.
I do consider myself to be an open-minded person. Heck, I’d even join Elizabeth Gilbert to pray at a Buddhist monastery to see what it was like. Maybe I’d find some degree of enlightenment. In equal measure, I’d love to meet Jesus on the side of the road and check out his Birkenstocks and old corduroy pants, plaid shirt and unkempt hair. That’s what he looks in my mind anyways.
The next question, question 6 asks if I see anything in the dining area on or around the table. Okay, so if I have a house in the woods and we’re talking life philosophies, I’m sorry but I’m thinking a really cool slab of varnished wood with lots of burls would be cool, with maybe a bowl of pine cones on top. This answer indicates that I’m not happy. An amazing burled table with a really cool antiqued, brassed bowl would make me very happy. And yes, I’m assuming I’m sharing it with my Honey.
For number 7, I said that cup was made of clay. Thank god that’s a durable material because I do, in fact, think I have my lifetime love.
In number 8, I put the cup “down” in deference to it being an earthen vessel that wasn’t mine. The explanation for this question is “my disposition of the cup is representative of my attitude towards the person in question one.” I guess that means I respect him – at least I hope so. Otherwise, it suggests that I left my love hanging in the dirt. Aww…I need to go kiss him.
In question 9, I envisioned a small pond. That’s supposed to represent my desire for love. FLAWED. What about all the peace (and love) I want in the world? What about despising confrontation? Or are they talking about true love? Well, if it’s that then here’s the thing: I’ve always thought it’s better to be single and living life to the fullest with friends and family than to be attached to someone who brings you down and keeps you miserable. So, yes, if “love” means spending your time in a “quality” love situation, then I have that and I’m eternally grateful for it.
Question 10: I went around the pond. This is a similar question in that it’s supposed to represent the relative importance of love in my life and how “wet” I get is indicative of that importance. Well that’s crap. I didn’t go in the water at all. I don’t like water. I’ve always lived in the mountains. Even when I go to the beach I don’t swim. That’s not a fair question. Come on – I used to argue with my mom when she’d make me go swimming at the Y. I HATED swimming. I always will.
So there you have it. The baring of my personality through some whacked test about a Walk in the Woods. It was annoyingly fun.
To that end, I thought the picture at the top was fitting. I went for a walk in the woods and I happened upon this tree. It’s splitting bark startled me and I loved it.
Of course I’m going to ask: what did you think of when you saw it?
I thought of death and re-birth, of something that has the ability to stand tall – even if you’re struck down, and perseverance. I could go on, but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who’s still thinking about how that picture moves them.
Feel free to also report some of the results when/if you take the test. What did you do with the dang cup? What’s your dream house? I want to know!