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Author Topic: Are you an Arse?  (Read 6046 times)

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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #50 on: 21 Feb 2009, 16:33 »

In every test of that kind I've seen, even supposedly sophisticated ones, many of the answers can only be the unavailable: "it depends".  One tester told me to answer quickly, without thinking, and that it was all allowed for - I merely commented that I can't avoid thinking, but kept the "and stuff you" to myself because I am not an arsehole!

IME psychometric testing is all phooey.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #51 on: 21 Feb 2009, 16:36 »

WHy do I know I've read this entire thread before?
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #52 on: 21 Feb 2009, 16:38 »

Deja vu?

Or possibly the fact that its just exceedingly short comments saying a single number that quickly gets a bit dull.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #53 on: 21 Feb 2009, 16:41 »

the fact that the answers were only in "true" and "false" format throws it off a bit too. i do a few of the things on that test, but only very occasionally (is it really possible to absolutely never be jealous of other people when they do better than you?) and i assumed the test was looking for whether or not these were things you did often so i just said no to all of them.

i don't want to be an asshole and for the last 6 months or so i have deliberately been trying very very hard to be anything but one so on tests like this i will just assume i am not one right from the get go and answer the questions accordingly. so basically tests like this are kind of biased and probably don't tell most people anything they don't already think or know. oh well, i got the answer i wanted.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #54 on: 21 Feb 2009, 17:00 »

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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #55 on: 21 Feb 2009, 17:02 »

I got an 11, but whatever. If you're a friend of mine I'm a really nice guy, I swear. the problem is the people I don't like, obviously. they're skewing my results.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #56 on: 21 Feb 2009, 17:18 »

Hannah and I did this the other night and we both got a 0. I can see my self getting a score of 1 because of the mean teasing question but the scale for this was not that great and it was a pretty badly written survey. I probably would have used a 7-point Likert scale instead because at least those things give you a better idea of where someone sits on an arbitrary line than deliberately narrow questions with inaccurate answer systems.

Who can tell I don't like psychometrics?
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #57 on: 21 Feb 2009, 17:22 »

I got a 4. I can get irritated by stupidity and I can get pretty harsh on people I don't really like.

But I did not like this test either. Not nearly enough options for answering.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #58 on: 21 Feb 2009, 17:27 »

WHy do I know I've read this entire thread before?

I know I had a "how Machiavellian are you?" thread at least over half a year ago.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #59 on: 21 Feb 2009, 18:11 »

Ah, yeah. That's right.

Feels like the same thread.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #60 on: 21 Feb 2009, 19:49 »

0, I am genuinely like this. Guido, some people are actually just kind and reasonable.

Thank god. You help make up for the rest of us :laugh:
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #61 on: 22 Feb 2009, 11:30 »

i get irritated by unintelligent people sometimes as well, but deep down i really love people so i will almost always try to simply distance myself from them when i find myself getting annoyed rather than go out of my way to make them feel lousy. i think a 7 point scale for the questions would have been better too.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #62 on: 22 Feb 2009, 11:34 »

0, I am genuinely like this. Guido, some people are actually just kind and reasonable.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #63 on: 22 Feb 2009, 11:38 »

some people are actually just kind and reasonable.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #64 on: 22 Feb 2009, 12:15 »

3. I guess I'm pretty much basically not an asshole. I can, however, be pretty contemptuous of people (especially in my classes) if I think they often make stupid or inane comments.

This is the same for me. I do not make mean comments to people when they do something stupid just to be an ass, but people who routinely do/say stupid things make me want to bang my head against a wall, namely right now one of my coworkers.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #65 on: 22 Feb 2009, 12:39 »

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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #66 on: 22 Feb 2009, 12:46 »

A little disappointed to only get a 14.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #67 on: 22 Feb 2009, 15:38 »

Ah, yeah. That's right.

Feels like the same thread.

you din't actually take the test I see. But by your comment I'm sure we can guess your score :laugh:
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #68 on: 22 Feb 2009, 15:48 »

Oh, no, don't get me wrong.

It's completely rad to have a thread where people just post an arbitrary evaluation of their behavior based on a very unscientific metric, as filtered through their own biases.

I'm just saying it looked familiar.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #69 on: 22 Feb 2009, 17:17 »

I got a 1 because sometimes I tell people they are wrong.  (like, when they are wrong).

I didn't really like the binary nature of the answers, or most of the questions, really.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #70 on: 22 Feb 2009, 17:47 »

That's exactly the sort of thing an arse would dislike.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #71 on: 22 Feb 2009, 18:08 »

I have a nice respectable arseholery level of 9. The questions were retarded though.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #72 on: 23 Feb 2009, 17:47 »

I think a badge that said certified ARSE would be a good prize for this quiz. It would also give other people fair warning to run in the other direction.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #73 on: 23 Feb 2009, 18:27 »

If I take this I'll just get a blank page with YES written in 24pt font.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #74 on: 24 Feb 2009, 09:14 »

I got a five and honestly, I think the thing kind of sucked.

It suffered terribly from Hedberg syndrome, the aforementioned two part dependent questions along the lines of "do you like sugar...or pcp?" The quiz basically penalizes you for being an honest person. Then again, it's hard to take a quiz seriously when the "borderline" area accounts for around 50% of the scoring window.

In the interest of this not being just another bullshit list thread, I'll say that I find the entire thing suspect at best. I can attest that at least one person I've seen get a zero is, by my definition, a certifiable ass. I'm getting the impression that others are either failing to be honest with themselves (Seriously, how anyone short of maybe Tania could get a zero on this with some of the snark that shows up on this forum is proof of that on its own) or are only applying these questions to certain aspects of their life, rather than a whole as some of the higher scorers probably did (I kind of had to, being unemployed right now and all).
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #75 on: 24 Feb 2009, 09:41 »

I got a one. The questions were kind of poorly phrased, though. I'm honestly not sure whether I would have scored higher or lower if they'd been different.

Not that other people haven't made that observation already.
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Re: Are you an Arse?
« Reply #76 on: 24 Feb 2009, 12:05 »

I am amazed that this test is being taken so seriously.I doubt the writer intended it to be taken seriously.
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