Mark A. Foster, Ph.D.
Dr Mark Foster

Other Measures of Autistic Subtext

Left Authoritarian, Socialist, Communist, Christian Socialist, & Green Party
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Reform Judaism, Sikhism, Bahá'í Faith, Orthodox Judaism, Islám, & Liberal Quakers
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Somewhat Cynical, a Five, Mastermind, INTP, & Occasional Narcissist

Welcome! Based on taking various online tests, Dr. Foster is:

  1. a socialist (test taken July, 2000). It is defined on that site as those who "are driven by the idea that economic equality is the key to a just society");

  2. he scored a 10 (July, 2000), where 0 represents the furthest to the left and 100 the furthest to the right;

  3. he is most compatible with the Green Party (July, 2000). The other possibilities were Natural Law, Republican, Democrat, Reform, U.S. Taxpayers, and Libertarian;

  4. on a scale of 0-200, with 0 completely to the left and 200 to the right, he scored a 6 (July, 2000);

  5. his political positions (July, 2000) most clearly approximate those of candidates in the Socialist Party and the Green Party (both at 82%);

  6. his political philosophy (January, 2001) is Christian socialist. (The next highest choices are Soviet communist, Marxist, anarcho-communist, and American liberal.);

  7. his political party, according to the political party selector (January, 2001), is socialist. (The next highest choices are Democrat, centrist, Republican, and Libertarian.);

  8. he scored a perfect 5 on the One Minute Ethics Test (March, 2003), indicating, "You, my friend, are a Boy Scout. You always do the right thing, no matter how much fun it would be to be bad. You're probably too uptight to have fun. But that's not what you're looking for anyhow, is it?";

  9. he scored in the top half of one percent on the Miller Analogies Test;

  10. his political and economic philosophy (January, 2001) is communist (Lenin, Castro, Mao, etc.), defined as "the belief in a state that controls all aspects of economic life, even at the expense of political liberty. Arguably 'state capitalism,' as compared to anarcho-socialism." (The next highest choices are liberal, social democrat, socialist, conservative, and anarcho-socialist.);

  11. According to the Judaism Sect Selector quiz, taken on 11/28/09:
    Judaism Sect Selector

  12. According to the Political Spectrum Quiz, taken on 2/6/2018, I am a far–left moderate social libertarian.

  13. his religious preferences (January, 2006), according to the SelectSmart Belief System Selector, are (ranked by compatibility points):
    Belief System Quiz
    Belief System Quiz

    his religious preferences (September, 2013), according to the SelectSmart Belief System Selector, are (ranked by compatibility points):
    Belief System Quiz

  14. his religious preferences (January, 2005), according to the Beliefnet Belief-O-Matic, are:
    1. Sikhism (100%)
    2. Reform Judaism (98%)
    3. Bahá'í Faith (92%)
    4. Orthodox Judaism (91%)
    5. Islám (85%)
    6. Liberal Quakers (75%)
    7. Jainism (72%)
    8. Unitarian Universalism (69%)
    9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (64%)
    10. Neo-Pagan (63%)
    11. Hinduism (60%)
    12. Mahayana Buddhism (57%)
    13. Orthodox Quaker (56%)
    14. New Age (56%)
    15. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (45%)
    16. Eastern Orthodox (44%)
    17. Roman Catholic (44%)
    18. Theravada Buddhism (44%)
    19. Seventh Day Adventist (43%)
    20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (41%)
    21. New Thought (38%)
    22. Scientology (38%)
    23. Jehovah's Witness (37%)
    24. Secular Humanism (35%)
    25. Taoism (29%)
    26. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (27%)
    27. Nontheist (22%)

  15. Then in September 2007:
    1. Reform Judaism (100%)
    2. Sikhism (90%)
    3. Bahá'í Faith (84%)
    4. Orthodox Judaism (79%)
    5. Islam (74%)
    6. Liberal Quakers (74%)
    7. Unitarian Universalism (67%)
    8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
    9. Neo-Pagan (58%)
    10. Jainism (52%)
    11. New Age (49%)
    12. Hinduism (46%)
    13. Orthodox Quaker (45%)
    14. Mahayana Buddhism (43%)
    15. New Thought (43%)
    16. Scientology (41%)
    17. Eastern Orthodox (38%)
    18. Roman Catholic (38%)
    19. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (37%)
    20. Secular Humanism (36%)
    21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
    22. Seventh Day Adventist (33%)
    23. Taoism (30%)
    24. Theravada Buddhism (28%)
    25. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (27%)
    26. Nontheist (19%)
    27. Jehovah's Witness (18%)

  16. According to the SelectSmart Ideology Selector my personal ideology is
    Ideology Selector

  17. According to the How Swedenborgian Are You? test,
    1. The Swedenborgian religion might be for you.
    2. The Swedenborgian religion is too 'Christian' for you.
    3. The Swedenborgian religion is too 'heretical' for you.
    4. The Swedenborgian religion is NOT for you.

  18. his fundamentalism score (February, 2006) is tolerant. ("You are inclined to recognize and respect the beliefs, practices, or traits of others. If only everyone did.");

  19. his most compatible Islámic sect is Shí'ih;

  20. his afterlife belief is conventional

  21. his political philosophy is Christian socialist. Subsequent options, in order, are Marxist, American liberal, liberal socialist, anarcho-communist, Christian democrat, national socialist, fascist, social democrat, and social-liberal;

  22. According to the American Judaism -- Movements/Affiliations test, taken on June 22, 2010, these are my results:

  23. According to the Pew Research Center Political Typology Quiz, taken on 2/6/2018, I am a Solid Liberal.

  24. According to the Political Compass™ test, taken on February 3, 2018, I am a left libertarian.

  25. According to Spekr, taken on May 1, 2018, I am a libertarian socialist.

  26. According to The Definitive Political Orientation Test, taken on 2/24/2018, I am a left libertarian.

  27. According to the Straw Poll: What is your political ideology, fellow /his/torian?, taken on 3/5/2018, I am an extreme left libertarian.

  28. According to The Theology Quiz, taken on 11/27/09:
  29. the philosopher most compatible with him is Hegel, followed by Marx, Plato, Aristotle, and Descartes;

  30. his pagan path score (May, 2005), in order of results, is Wiccan, Orisha, Egyptian, Shaman, Thelema, Asatru, Druid, and Greek.);

  31. his political economy philosophy is Social Democratic. It is described as, " (British Labour, modern day Scandanavia, Ralph Nader, - The belief that social justice is best facilitated by democratic control of most, if not all, social institutions. Some Democrats and most Greens.

  32. his philotype is Baconian, which is described as, "You have a fascination with machinery and mechanism, and suspect that the whole universe is a vast organic machine. You sometimes wonder where the "off" switch is, and what would happen if you flipped it. Your commitment to empiricism sometimes leads you to get lost in the wonder of the details, and your tendency to lapse into mathematical discourse and inappropriate uses of the word "orthogonal" make other people look at you funny. You write thick books at a moment's notice full of ingenious ideas that are widely reviled by the intellectual leaders of your day. Adjectives: Clever, insatiable, thorough, mathematical"

  33. According to the Daily Mayan Tzolkin Calendar Calculator, I was born on Akbal (Sacred Mayan Day Sign) of the 9th Mayan Tone.

  34. According to the Multiple Intelligence Test, taken 2/18/2008, the scores on my "Seven Intelligence Areas" are (and descriptions of my top two scores which can be considered in combination):
    Linguistic: 9
    Logical-Mathematical: 5
    Spatial: 0
    Bodily-Kinesthetic: 2
    Musical: 7
    Interpersonal: 2
    Intrapersonal: 11
    "A Short Definition of your Highest Score
    "Intrapersonal - the ability to assess one's own strengths, weaknesses, talents, and interests and use them to set goals, to understand oneself to be of service to others, to form and develop concepts and theories based on an examination of oneself, and to reflect on one's inner moods, intuitions, and temperament and to use them to create or express a personal view. Possible vocations that use the intrapersonal intelligence include planner, small business owner, psychologist, artist, religious leader, and writer.
    Linguistic - the ability to use language to describe events, to build trust and rapport, to develop logical arguments and use rhetoric, or to be expressive and metaphoric. Possible vocations that use linguistic intelligence include journalism, administrator, contractor, salesperson, clergy, counselors, lawyers, professor, philosopher, playwright, poet, advertising copywriter and novelist.

    Similarly, on another test of multiple intelligences (eight in this test), taken on 2/19/2008 - this one closer to Howard Gardner in Frames of Mind - my two highest scores (tied) were intrapersonal and verbal.

  35. According to the Are You an Individualist or a Communitarian? quiz, taken on July 12, 2015:

    Individualist or Communitarian

  36. According to The Enhanced-Precision Political Quiz, taken on July 12, 2015, I am an economic liberal (more accurately, an economic progressive). I favor greater economic regulations. “You want government out of your personal life, at least to some degree. But you want more government intervention in the economy. Politically, you appear to be a solid Democrat, and quite happy with our current president [Pres. Obama].”

    Political Quiz

  37. According to the Political Survey, taken on 2/6/2018, I am a left idealist.

  38. his spiritual type (January, 2001) is that of a questioning believer. ("You have doubts about the particulars but not the Big Stuff") and (September, 2007), perhaps indicative of a tendency to less orthodoxy, of an old-fashioned seeker ("Happy with my religion but searching for the right expression of it");

  39. his spiritual intelligence score (January, 2001) is that of a holistic seeker. ("You are striving to become balanced in body, mind, and spirit.");

  40. his spiritual path (January, 2001) is that of a serene sightseer. ("You like to check out a lot of different faiths and aren't scared to ask questions. You'd most likely enjoy religions and spiritualities that stress individual practice.");

  41. The Judaism Sect Selector (February, 2006) ranks, in order:
    1. Reconstructionist
    2. Messianic
    3. Conservative
    4. Reform
    5. Jewish Humanist
    6. Traditional
    7. Hasidic
    8. Modern Orthodox

  42. According to the Which famous philosopher do you most agree with? test (July 2007), designed by Bryan W. Van Norden, professor of philosophy (Vassar College), the philosophers with whom I have most in common are, in order:
    1. Nietzsche
    2. Augustine
    3. Kant
    4. Sextus Empiricus
    5. Aquinas
    6. Hume
    7. Protagoras
    8. Plato
    9. Aristotle

  43. According to the Philo-sonality test (July, 2007), I am, in order:
    1. Nietzschean
    2. Cartesian
    3. Baconian
    4. Aristotelian
    5. Ockhamist
    6. Platonic
    7. Kantian
    8. Humean
    9. Socratic
    10. Thomist
    11. Augustinian
    12. Epicurean
    13. Hegelian
    14. Sartrean

  44. My American Judaism -- Movements/Affiliations scale (February, 2006) is:
    1. Reform Judaism
    2. Renewal Judaism
    3. Reconstructionist Judaism
    4. Conservative Judaism
    5. Humanistic Judaism
    6. Hasidic Judaism
    7. Orthodox Judaism

  45. his Jewish identity (February, 2001) conforms to that of a Tzimmes Jew. ("Like this Sabbath-evening fruit and sweet-potato side dish, your Jewish identity is highly traditional, even as it adapts with changing times. A basic recipe is supplemented with various individualistic flourishes. Judaism plays an integral role in your life, though your identity is not defined solely by it.");

  46. According to the Signal Patterns personality quiz (a "big-five test"), taken on 11/27/09, I am "Introspective, Creative, and Competent." More specifically:


    You like your own company; you're a very interesting person. Tracking your own mental processes, knowing what you're thinking and why you do what you do, is important to you. Often, what's going on in your mind is more compelling than what's going on outside. For the most part, those with a high score on the "introspective" trait enjoy reading, taking long walks, learning new things, and other solitary activities.

    You are not someone who is constantly looking to be among a group of friends; you never feel bored when you are by yourself.


    You are good at solving problems, coming up with original ideas, and seeing connections between things, connections that most other people miss. People with a high score on the "creative" trait often are employed in such fields as finance and scientific research, and enjoy avant garde and classical music as well as literary fiction and scholarly non-fiction.

    You do not shun abstractions and concepts in favor of the concrete and tangible.


    You strive to master everything you undertake. You tend to learn quickly and do not shy away from challenges.

    You are not a "que sera sera" type of person, nor do you go easy on yourself when attempting to master a new skill or get a job done.


    You are a quick study. You generally don't need to have things explained to you more than once. When presented with a problem, you will often have an instant understanding of where to look for the solution.

    You do not take your sweet time when presented with a new task to complete or problem to solve. You don't avoid assignments that require you to learn new skills.


    You are thoughtful, rational, and comfortable in the world of ideas. People find you interesting to talk to. You're the living embodiment of the saying "You learn something new every day." In general, those with a high score on the "intellectual" trait are employed in such fields as teaching and research, and are enthusiastic about reading, foreign films, and classical music.

    You do not avoid abstract conversation, experimenting with new ideas, or studying new things. It bores you to stick to the straight and narrow of what you already know.


    You are constantly coming up with new ideas. For you, the world as it exists is just a jumping-off place; what's going on inside your mind is often more interesting than what's going on outside.

    You don't feel that the road to success is to be a realist and stick to the program; you never stop yourself from coming up with new ideas or telling the world what you're thinking about.


    You like to get to the bottom of things. You're not content knowing what someone did; you want to know why they did it.

    You don't simply take things as they are and move on; you're not content skimming along on the surface; you don't feel you're wasting time by digging for the meaning of things.


    You look before you leap, think before you act, consider what you're about to say before you open your mouth to speak; that's why you rarely have to eat your words.

    You usually don't get excited easily or blurt out the first thing that comes to mind without considering the consequences.


    You are not a slave to your emotions. It takes a lot to upset or unnerve you. That's why you're a good person to have around in a crisis.

    You don't let it all hang out, which means that those around you often don't know the pressures you're under or what you're going through. You're not the kind of person people run from in a crisis.


    You come up with a lot of ideas; if one doesn't work out, there's always another waiting in the wings. You often have interesting solutions to difficult problems. You're practically a one-person brainstorming session.

    You are less interested changing the world than in dealing with things as they are. Unlike those who spend all their time trying to solve problems, you prefer to zero in on things that work and stick with them.

  47. According to the quiz Which kind of Buddhist practice might fit you?, taken on 11/27/09:

    "You are likely to appreciate Zen Buddhism. You enjoy direct and rigorous mental effort. Zen originated in early Buddhist monasteries in China and is most widely practiced today in Japan and Korea. Zen is a simple, unadorned practice. It avoids most kinds of detailed guidance and instead aims directly at realization in order to perceive the reality of each situation and act to reduce suffering in the world. Similar practices include Tibetan practice and Mindfulness meditation. Zen does not claim to be the only correct Buddhist school; all are fundamentally the same in their teachings while various outward forms are helpful for different people. If you appreciate direct, formal, rigorous practice, then Zen may be a good fit for you."

  48. According to the Political Coordinates Test, I am 88.9% Left, 55.6% Liberal.

  49. According to If you were ruler, which ideology should you follow, taken on 2/23/2018, I am an anarchist.

  50. According to the quiz, Discover your inner stream of Judaism!, taken on 11/27/09:

    Reform / Reconstructionist Judaism

    For you the Holy Scriptures aren’t necessarily a binding Divine revelation but rather a historical source where you can find inspiration in order to live as a Jew in the modern world. Complete gender–egalitarianism rocks.

  51. According to the quiz, Are you a Buddhist?, taken on 11/27/09:

    "You are very close to buddhism!

    Congratulations! This is the best you could make from this quiz, because if you were a true buddhist, you would never take this quiz. You probably wouldn't even have a PC or be registered on FB. Anyway ... you probably have a nice, peaceful life and whatever you do, you do for the peace of the world and the peace in your soul. You prefer the midlle ways without taking any extream decisions, which is an essential idea of buddhism."

  52. After taking the quiz, Are you a True Sikh?, on 11/27/09, the result was: "Mark took the Are you a True Sikh? quiz and the result is Nearly a True Sikh. You do most things a True Sikh would, however are not totally a True Sikh."

  53. According to the quiz, "What economist are you?," taken on 11/27/09:

  54. According to the 8values political quiz, taken on 1/11/2018, I am a libertarian communist.

  55. These are my results on the PolitiScales test, an intentionally left–centric (not Leftist) modification of 8 values. I took the test on 2/23/2018.

  56. Although I am not a Christian, on 5/24/2016, I took the Fivefold Ministry Test. These were my results:
    Fivefold Ministry Test

  57. According to the quiz, Which Social Science academic are you, taken on 11/27/09:
    Karl Marx

  58. If he were a Christian, according to the Jesus Quiz, he would be a "left-leaning traditionalist" (a "Hillary Rodham Clinton Christian").

    "You think the Bible is divinely inspired, and you say Jesus was the Son of God (but secretly aren't so sure). You go to church when you can squeeze it in between soccer games, brunch, and the "Sam and Cokie" show. You admire Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, Bill Moyers, and the Dalai Lama; and have read Kathleen Norris' 'Cloister Walk' and 'Conversations With God.' You watch 'Touched by an Angel,' dab away your tears, then analyze your emotions. You eat boneless chicken breasts, organic produce, and designer ice cream. You talk a lot about the value of community but can't quite remember the name of the guy two houses down. You ardently support gay rights even though you don't really want to think about what those people do. You believe the surrounding culture is polluted and blame it on big corporations. You give to charity but are more likely to help the Sierra Club than your church. The power of Christianity for you is the sense of community and the emphasis on love, forgiveness, and helping the less-fortunate."

  59. On the Authoritarianism/libertarianism test, taken on 2/24/2018, I am a libertarian.

  60. On the How Authoritarian/Libertarian Are You? test, taken on 2/24/2018, I am a libertarian.

  61. On the Are you a libertarian or an authoritarian? test, taken on 2/24/2018, I am a libertarian.

  62. On the Are you a libertarian or authoritarian? test, taken on 2/24/2018, I am a libertarian.

  63. On the What revolutionary icon are you? test, taken on 8/27/2018, I am a Ernesto Che Guevera.

  64. According to the 5 Minute Personality Test Demonstration, taken on 2/10/2008:
    NAE style people have many of the attributes of successful research scientists, capable of producing original ideas, committed to their projects and creative in their thinking. Essentially they are "experts" who do not relate readily and easily to others and they strive to achieve their personal goals, using their own capabilities rather than utilising team synergy. They thoroughly enjoy working on their creative projects and, at times, can become so immersed in the process that the actual goal becomes clouded.
    They will strive for idealistic perfection and, when another person (in authority) seeks to impose pragmatic limitations on them, they do not willingly or easily accept the constraints. They possess a degree of self-management that helps to damp down automatic reactions to pressure, so they don't immediately reject the suggestion, especially if it is put in a rational and factual manner. However, it will be apparent that they do not invite critical contributions, and, in fact, open and easy communication with others is difficult. They are by no means rigid in their own thinking and, where they have free rein, they can readily visualise new approaches. It is only when they feel these changes are being externally imposed that stubborn, passive resistance will result.
    It will be apparent from the above comment that their preferred work situation is one where they have a completely unambiguous project in front of them, where their freedom and/or constraints have been clearly identified, where methods have been agreed upon, and they now feel free to go on ahead in search of their results. They don't "need" other people around them for social contact or support and will, in fact, have difficulty in delegating activities. Ideally, therefore, they should have the opportunity to achieve their goals utilising personal resources rather than having to control or co-ordinate the activities of others.
    Their particular style sees them self-contained, happy to work in isolation, not rejecting social contact out of hand but, "putting up with it" rather than enjoying it. They will communicate with competent people who know what they are doing, but explaining matters to the uninitiated is a chore. They will generally fulfil social obligations, but out of a sense of duty, rather than expected pleasure. It is typical that, having successfully completed their project, they would prefer to generate an academic submission or a detailed documentation of the results than communicate their findings in face-to-face situations and they would particularly dislike having to be the public presenter.

  65. his political compass score is, like Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama, left libertarian;

  66. his narcissism score (February, 2001) is that of an occasional narcissist. ("You occasionally think too highly of yourself; catch yourself whenever it seems like the world revolves around you.");

  67. According to the I Side With quiz (9/25/2017), I am off the chart on the left wing.

  68. According to the Advanced Multidimensional Personality Matrix (AMPM), taken on 12/30/2007:
    You are fairly introverted [30 on a 100-point scale], generally preferring to interact with a few close friends rather than a large group. Introverts tend to be reserved and quiet, and less involved in social interaction than the more outgoing extroverts. While extroverts tend to feel lonely and withdrawn when denied the company of others, introverts relish time alone. They tend to deal with problems on their own rather than seeking out advice from others. Introverts also tend to have a more active imagination and complex inner world.

  69. "Visionary, revolutionary, vigilante - these descriptions all fit you well. You are thoroughly disgusted with society and humanity as a whole, and you have several rather diabolical plans to reshape it to fit your designs. You're probably a loner, and most people think you're crazy. That's just because they don't understand, though, and you'll show them someday anyway. Heh heh heh. You are known to become very passionate about many causes, have torrid love affairs, and be seen as a either a demagogue or a hero to the proletariat masses." (June, 2002)


    "Take the What Do You Want Out Of Life? Quiz"

  70. According to the alt–right How Redpilled Are You? quiz, taken on 2/24/2018, I am, according to this monstrosity (which appears to be biased in favor of the alt–right, neonazism, and neofascism), a blue–pilled snowflake (or a normie). See this description.

  71. his Keirsey Temperment Sorter score (February, 2001) is INTP (Introverted-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceptive) - the Architect. Here are the details (confirmed by two other Keirsey tests):

    All Rationals (NTs) share the following core characteristics:

    • Rationals tend to be pragmatic, skeptical, self-contained, and focused on problem-solving and systems analysis.
    • Rationals pride themselves on being ingenious, independent, and strong willed.
    • Rationals make reasonable mates, individualizing parents, and strategic leaders.
    • Rationals are even-tempered, they trust logic, yearn for achievement, seek knowledge, prize technology, and dream of understanding how the world works.
    • Architects need not be thought of as only interested in drawing blueprints for buildings or roads or bridges. They are the master designers of all kinds of theoretical systems, including school curricula, corporate strategies, and new technologies. For Architects, the world exists primarily to be analyzed, understood, explained—and re-designed. External reality in itself is unimportant, little more than raw material to be organized into structural models. What is important for Architects is that they grasp fundamental principles and natural laws, and that their designs are elegant, that is, efficient and coherent.

    Architects are rare—maybe one percent of the population—and show the greatest precision in thought and speech of all the types. They tend to see distinctions and inconsistencies instantaneously, and can detect contradictions no matter when or where they were made. It is difficult for an Architect to listen to nonsense, even in a casual conversation, without pointing out the speaker’s error. And in any serious discussion or debate Architects are devastating, their skill in framing arguments giving them an enormous advantage. Architects regard all discussions as a search for understanding, and believe their function is to eliminate inconsistencies, which can make communication with them an uncomfortable experience for many. Ruthless pragmatists about ideas, and insatiably curious, Architects are driven to find the most efficient means to their ends, and they will learn in any manner and degree they can. They will listen to amateurs if their ideas are useful, and will ignore the experts if theirs are not. Authority derived from office, credential, or celebrity does not impress them. Architects are interested only in what make sense, and thus only statements that are consistent and coherent carry any weight with them.

    Architects often seem difficult to know. They are inclined to be shy except with close friends, and their reserve is difficult to penetrate. Able to concentrate better than any other type, they prefer to work quietly at their computers or drafting tables, and often alone. Architects also become obsessed with analysis, and this can seem to shut others out. Once caught up in a thought process, Architects close off and persevere until they comprehend the issue in all its complexity. Architects prize intelligence, and with their grand desire to grasp the structure of the universe, they can seem arrogant and may show impatience with others who have less ability, or who are less driven.;

  72. According to the Personality Type Test, taken on 6/1/2018, I am an INFP.

  73. According to the What type of communist are you? quiz (taken on February 14, 2018), I am a left communist. See also this PDF file.
    What type of communist are you?

  74. According to the What Kind of Anarchist are You? quiz (2/13/2008), I am an anarcho–communist:
    What Kind of Anarchist are You?

  75. According to the European Political Ideologies test, taken on 8/11/2017, I am an ecologist or green.

  76. According to The Political Sextant Quiz, taken on 4/18/2018, I scored 100% on Classical Marxism, Anarcha–feminism, Luxemburgism, Marxism–Leninism, Fourierism, and Marxist feminism.

  77. According to the Should You Join a Third Party quiz (1/10/2016):
    Should You Join a Third Party

  78. According to the quiz, “Which Protestant denomination should you join,” taken on 11/28/2009:
    Disciples of Christ

  79. According to the quiz, Which Type of Socialist are You?, taken on 8/26/2018, I am a De Leonist.

  80. These are my scores on A proper three-dimensional political compass (9/25/2017): PDF file

  81. According to the Theological Outlook Selector quiz, taken on 11/27/2009:
    Theological Outlook Selector

  82. According to the Nolan Chart (taken on 8/6/2017), I am a liberal:
    Nolan Chart

  83. According to the Facebook quiz, Which hip new American Christian trend do you fit into?, taken on 11/27/2009:
    Emergent Christian

  84. The Jung Typology Test, from Human Metrics, also found me to be an INTP (on 11/16/07). I am a:
    • moderately expressed introvert
    • moderately expressed intuitive personality
    • slightly expressed thinking personality
    • moderately expressed perceiving personality
    Diagram 5: Personality Cluster

  85. According to the Political Ideology Quiz, on Facebook, "You are very liberal. You are about as far left as you can be before heading into Stalin's backyard." (5/28/2009)

  86. According to the Spiritual Gifts Test (May, 2006), my strongest gifts, in order, are:
    ScoreSpiritual Gift Statement/Response
    21 Celibacy 3 = 5 31 = 5 59 = 5 87 = 1 115 = 5
    21 Writing 28 = 3 56 = 5 84 = 5 112 = 5 140 = 3
    19 Exhortation 8 = 3 36 = 5 64 = 3 92 = 3 120 = 5
    19 Teaching 24 = 5 52 = 3 80 = 5 108 = 3 136 = 3
    19 Pastoring 21 = 3 49 = 5 77 = 1 105 = 5 133 = 5
    17 Apostle 2 = 3 30 = 3 58 = 3 86 = 5 114 = 3
    17 Knowledge 15 = 5 43 = 5 71 = 3 99 = 3 127 = 1
    17 Faith 9 = 5 37 = 3 65 = 3 93 = 3 121 = 3
    17 Encouragement 6 = 5 34 = 5 62 = 1 90 = 3 118 = 3
    17 Missionary 19 = 5 47 = 1 75 = 5 103 = 3 131 = 3
    15 Discernment 5 = 3 33 = 3 61 = 3 89 = 3 117 = 3
    15 Prophesy 23 = 3 51 = 3 79 = 5 107 = 3 135 = 1
    15 Healing 11 = 3 39 = 5 67 = 3 95 = 3 123 = 1
    13 Wisdom 27 = 3 55 = 3 83 = 3 111 = 3 139 = 1
    13 Poverty 22 = 1 50 = 3 78 = 5 106 = 3 134 = 1
    12 Administration 1 = 0 29 = 3 57 = 3 85 = 3 113 = 3
    11 Craftsmanship 4 = 3 32 = 3 60 = 3 88 = 1 116 = 1
    11 TonguesInterpreting 25 = 1 53 = 3 81 = 3 109 = 3 137 = 1
    11 Leadership 16 = 3 44 = 3 72 = 1 100 = 3 128 = 1
    10 TonguesSpeaking 26 = 1 54 = 5 82 = 3 110 = 0 138 = 1
    10 Music 20 = 3 48 = 5 76 = 0 104 = 1 132 = 1
    9 Evangelism 7 = 3 35 = 1 63 = 3 91 = 1 119 = 1
    9 Helps 12 = 3 40 = 3 68 = 1 96 = 1 124 = 1
    8 Mercy 17 = 3 45 = 3 73 = 0 101 = 1 129 = 1
    8 Intercession 14 = 1 42 = 3 70 = 3 98 = 1 126 = 0
    7 Hospitality 13 = 1 41 = 1 69 = 0 97 = 5 125 = 0
    6 Miracles 18 = 3 46 = 1 74 = 0 102 = 1 130 = 1
    4 Giving 10 = 1 38 = 1 66 = 0 94 = 1 122 = 1

  87. According to What is Your Political Ideology, taken on 2/15/2018, I am a liberal

  88. According to the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS), taken in October of 2007, I scored 16 (fear) + 11 (avoidance) = 27

    The scoring scale:
    55-65 Moderate social phobia
    65-80 Marked social phobia
    80-95 Severe social phobia
    Greater than 95 - Very severe social phobia

  89. According to the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (another one), taken in October of 2007, I scored 37 out of 144. "You don't have social phobia"

  90. According to the Christian Denomination Selector, my preferences (February, 2006), in order, are:
    1. liberal Quakerism
    2. Unity Church
    3. Unitarian Universalism
    4. Seventh-Day Adventist
    5. Jehovah's Witness
    6. Assemblies of God
    7. Episcopal/Anglican Church
    8. Methodist/Wesleyan Church
    9. Free Will Baptist
    10. United Pentecostal Church
    11. Church of Christ
    12. Mennonite Brethren
    13. Orthodox Quakerism
    14. Southern Baptist
    15. Evangelical Lutheran Church
    16. Presbyterian Church USA
    17. Reformed Baptist
    18. International Church of Christ
    19. Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
    20. Presbyterian Church in America/Orthodox Presbyterian Church
    21. Reformed Churches
    22. Mormonism
    23. Eastern Orthodox Church
    24. Roman Catholic Church

  91. According to The Codependency Test (taken on October 11, 2007):
    You scored 23% Enabling, 12% Dependent, and 95% Stable!
    Congratulations!! You are a well-adjusted person. Chances are you have a lot of friends because they recognize that you are interested in being a 'real' friend and don't just look at them as someone to rescue or be rescued by. You will have much success with relationships if you keep up this healthy trend away from codependency. Thanks for taking my test, please rate it honestly! (If you skipped a significant number of questions, you may have gotten this category in error.)
    My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
    You scored higher than 99% on Enabling
    You scored higher than 99% on Dependency
    You scored higher than 99% on Stability

  92. According to Codependence Self-Test (taken on October 26, 2007), "you have relatively healthy boundaries, confidence and wisdom in relationships. You can care about people without feeling responsible for their choices." My affirmative responses to only 4 out of 25 statements placed me in this least codependent category (0-5 out of 25).

  93. According to the Are You A Victim Of Codependency? test (taken on October 11, 2007), "You scored between 26 and 30 points: Taking Self Responsibility.
    You place your own needs above the needs of others. You understand completely that people are responsible for their own actions and feelings. It is important to you to have your own life in control before even considering offering to help someone get his or her life and situation under control.

  94. According to the Relationship Attachment Test - Abridged, my score is 0 out of 100. Here is their description of relationships and codependency:

    "When it comes to relationships, one would think that there could never be too much of selflessness and giving. However, for people with dependent personalities, selflessness is very problematic because it's driven by fear. Dependent individuals operate to avoid rejection, to keep their relationship intact, and to earn love. They often seek approval and validation from their significant others to the point of abandoning their own opinions, feelings, and values. Because the idea of abandonment generates trepidation and the feeling that they won't survive, dependent persons' desire to please their partner overrides their own individuality.

    "People with dependency problems usually team up with those who like to be in control. In the beginning, such relationships might seem just right because the two people involved complement one another and fulfill each other's needs. However, in a codependent relationship, the pleasure is sucked out of giving, and both partners end up unhappy, frustrated, and distressed. The controlling person often starts feeling suffocated and annoyed at the neediness of the other and the dependent person often end ups feeling taken advantage of and bitter. When the codependent relationship does finally crumble, the dependent person is worse off than s/he was at the beginning. S/he is left with no sense of self, and no one to take care of him/her."

  95. According to the Cult Selector (February, 2006), my preferences, in order, are:
    1. Church of Christ
    2. The People’s Temple
    3. Aetherius Society
    4. Cult of Lord Jesus Christ
    5. Moonies (Unification Church)
    6. International Raelian Movement
    7. Friends of Osho
    8. Order of the Solar Temple
    9. Falun Gong
    10. Unarius Society
    11. Blavatsky Foundation
    12. ISKCON (Hare Krishna)
    13. Eckankar
    14. Thelema/OTO
    15. Scientology
    16. The Discordians
    17. Church of the Subgenius
  96. And on May 27, 2012:

    1. Church of Christ (100%)
    2. Cult of Lord Jesus Christ (90%)
    3. ISKCON (Hare Krishna) (80%)
    4. Moonies (Unification Church) (80%)
    5. The People’s Temple (80%)
    6. Falun Gong (70%)
    7. Friends of Osho (60%)
    8. Scientology (60%)
    9. Unarius Society (60%)
    10. Aetherius Society (50%)
    11. Blavatsky Foundation (50%)
    12. The Discordians (50%)
    13. Thelema/Ordo Templi Orientis (50%)
    14. Thelema/OTO
    15. Scientology
    16. Eckankar (40%)
    17. Order of the Solar Temple (40%)
    18. International Raelian Movement (30%)
    19. Church of the Subgenius (0%)

  97. According to the The Ultimate Personality Test (November, 2005):
    You're complex, thoughtful and never content to skate on the surface. Chances are you veer towards being so analytical and introspective that even positive qualities can seem like faults. The truth is that you have a very perceptive, gentle spirit.
    You hate chaos at work and prefer a structured environment and sometimes you feel undervalued by your boss. There's a part deep inside you that's aching to make more money.

  98. his cynicism score (February, 2001) is somewhat cynical. ("Your cynicism level is probably high enough to be of some concern.");

  99. According to the Tickle's Original Inkblot Test (November, 2005):
    Mark, your subconscious mind is driven most by Curiosity
    You are full of questions about life, people, and your own potential. You spend more time than others imagining the possibilities for your life — and you're open to things others are too afraid to consider.
    You have an almost physical need to know and do more. It's only through new experiences that you feel a greater understanding of yourself and the world. You also have a rebellious streak that shows up when you feel unable to truly influence the world or circumstances around you. Your appetite for novel experiences also shows an openness others don't have, but wish they did.
    Your psyche is very rich; the more you learn about it, the more you will understand who you really are.

  100. According to the American Judaism – Movements/Affiliations quiz (6/11/2006):

  101. his astrological chart (obtained February, 2001) can be accessed here.;

  102. his enneagram score (more recent testing further down), according to the Triadic Enneagram Test, the Riso-Hudson Type Indicator (taken on November 16, 2007), and the New Enneagram Test, indicates that he is a five. (Four comes in as a close second or, sometimes, first.) A five is Here is a useful summary from described as (11/17/07):

    Seeking control over their lives, Fives seek to increase their competency by withdrawing into their minds to gain knowledge. Fives tend to live in the mental world of ideas rather than in the outside world. They are good at creating systems, but their need to be in control makes it difficult for them to work within systems. They tend to work better outside the system than within it. At their best, Fives understand things more deeply than other people and advance science and human knowledge by sharing their insights. Stephen Hawking is an excellent example of a Five at his best. Although wheelchair-bound and almost completely paralyzed, Hawking lives in his mind, exploring the secrets of the universe.

    A four is described as:

    Fours tend to live in a private world of their own personal ideals. They are strongly emotional people who react strongly to even little things. In the course of a day, a Four's emotions can jump between extremes. Fours are often concerned with ideal love, longing after a kind of love that they've never experienced outside of the imagination. They also have strong ideals about themselves, which, combined with highly reactive emotions, can lead them to think terribly of themselves. This makes Fours excessively prone to envy, as they see something good in others and berate themselves for not having the same qualities. The strength of Fours is that they can see the best in others. Fours often become artists.

    Based on the Enneagram Personality Test (taken 11/17/07), "Your main type is which ever behavior you utilize most and/or prefer. Your variant reflects your scoring profile on all nine types: so = social variant (compliant, friendly), sx = sexual variant (assertive, intense), sp = self preservation variant (withdrawn, security seeking)."

    Diagram 5: Enneagram
    Main Type

    Overall Self
    Enneagram Test Results
    Type 1 Perfectionism |||||||||| 34%
    Type 2 Helpfulness |||||| 30%
    Type 3 Image Focus |||||||||||||| 58%
    Type 4 Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||| 54%
    Type 5 Detachment |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
    Type 6 Anxiety |||||||||||||||| 66%
    Type 7 Adventurousness |||| 18%
    Type 8 Aggressiveness |||||||||||||||| 62%
    Type 9 Calmness |||||||||| 38%
    Your main type is 5
    Your variant is self pres

    According to The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test (taken on 11/17/07), my type is five (the Observer and Thinker).

    "I need to understand the world"

    Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

    How to Get Along with Me

    • Be independent, not clingy.
    • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
    • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
    • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
    • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
    • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place. don't come on like a bulldozer.
    • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.

    What I Like About Being a FIVE

    • standing back and viewing life objectively
    • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
    • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
    • not being caught up in material possessions and status
    • being calm in a crisis

    What's Hard About Being a FIVE

    • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
    • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
    • being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be
    • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally

    FIVEs as Children Often

    • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
    • have a few special friends rather than many
    • are very bright and curious and do well in school
    • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
    • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
    • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
    • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
    • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected

    FIVEs as Parents

    • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
    • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
    • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
    • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions

    According to the Enneagram Test, taken on May 27, 2012:

    According to, Enneagram Test with Instinctual Variant (taken on 11/23/07):

    "You are most likely a type 5 (the Investigator) with 4 wing [and are a] Sexual variant"

    "People of this personality type essentially fear that they don't have enough inner strength to face life, so they tend to withdraw, to retreat into the safety and security of the mind where they can mentally prepare for their emergence into the world. Fives feel comfortable and at home in the realm of thought. They are generally intelligent, well read and thoughtful and they frequently become experts in the areas that capture their interest.... Fives are often a bit eccentric; they feel little need to alter their beliefs to accommodate majority opinion, and they refuse to compromise their freedom to think just as they please....

    "... Fives fear being overwhelmed, either by the demands of others or by the strength of their own emotions. They sometimes deal with this by developing a minimalistic lifestyle in which they make few demands on others in exchange for few demands being made on them....

    "Fives, especially with the Four wing, sometimes mistype themselves as Fours. Such Fives recognize that they have strong emotions and don't identify with the often extremely cerebral portrait of type Five. But, Fives, unlike Fours, always retain some degree of discomfort when it comes to the expression of their emotional states. However much facility they may gain with it, the language of emotion is not their native tongue."

    And, on this page of the site:

    "People of the sexual variant are very much interested in one to one contacts. They are looking for intimacy and this may show in sexuality, though not necessarily. Being in a relationship is very important to them. They are the most passionate of the subtypes, being temperamental and having more energy. They have less of a problem with getting into a fight and care less about rules and responsibility.";

  103. in the words of a Very Small Political Quiz (July, 2000), on a libertarian site, "You are a statist drone of the worst kind! You are happy letting the others govern you instead of governing yourself. However, we understand that this is because you have been brainwashed into the collectivist doctrine for all your life, and there is still hope even though your socialist New World Order masters would rather keep you ignorant about this.";

  104. taken on 7/4/2009
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  105. taken on 7/4/2009

    SelectSmart.comMy top result for the® selector quiz
    Sociological Theories/Philosophies
    is: Marxist

    By Meist

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  106. taken on 2/3/2009

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    What Leftist Organization is best for you
    is: Anarchist

    By Caleb T. Maupin

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    Then, retaken on 7/4/2009:
    Then, retaken on 7/12/2018:

  107. taken on 7/4/2009

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    Communist Type Selector
    is: Analytical Marxist / Anarcho-communist

    By Edward

  108. taken on 2/3/2018

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    what type of marxist are you
    is: trotskyist

    By comy
    What Type of Marxist are You?

  109. taken on 7/4/2009

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    Marxist selector
    is: True marxist

    By Edward McDougal

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  110. According to the What Type of Marxist are you? quiz, taken on July, 11, 2018, I am a Luxemburgist.

  111. You scored as Emergent/Postmodern.

    You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don't think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this.

    Emergent/Postmodern 82%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 71%
    Modern Liberal 64%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 54%
    Neo orthodox 50%
    Roman Catholic 46%
    Classical Liberal 43%
    Reformed Evangelical 21%
    Fundamentalist 4%

    -- "What's your theological worldview?", from

  112. On the communitarian IDEAlog self-test, where liberal represents freedom over order and equality over freedom, communitarian represents order over freedom and equality over freedom, libertarian represents freedom over order and freedom over equality, and conservative represents order over freedom, and freedom over equality, I scored liberal. With its communitarian slant, I scored two points on order and nine on equality (September 3, 2006). (I guess I am not too big on order. ;-)

  113. You scored as Islam.

    Your beliefs are most similar to those of Islam. Do more research on Islam and possibly consider taking the shahadah and officially becoming a Muslim, if you aren't already. Despite the actions of some - who go against the teachings of Islam - Islam is a religion of peace; the word "islam" means "peace through submission to God." "Muslim" means "one who submits to God." Islam is the third of the three Abrahamic faiths, and it shares much with Judaism in Christianity; its differences are the acceptance of Muhammad as the last and final prophet, and the oneness of God - in other words, that Jesus, though he was a revered prophet, was not in fact God, and only one God exists. Apparently the Taliban could not read (though their name means "students"), because the Qur'an states that men and women are equal as believers, and that all believers should be educated and seek knowledge. Modesty in dress and behavior is required in Islam for both men and women to preserve the values of society and move the emphasis from superificial appearance to intelligence, knowledge, and God.

    Islam 92%
    agnosticism 75%
    Christianity 63%
    atheism 42%
    Judaism 42%
    Hinduism 38%
    Paganism 38%
    Buddhism 33%
    Satanism 25%

    -- "Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)", from

  114. Animal Spirit Totem: According to (March, 2005), my soul is bound to the Third Totem, Grandfather Thunder: The Raven. Grandfather Thunder appears as a flock of ultramarine ravens. He embodies reverence, leadership, honor, and inspiration. He is associated with the color ultramarine, the season of winter, and the element of water. His downfall is egocentrism. You are most compatible with Wolves and Owls.

  115. According to the What type of Marxist are you? quiz (2/10/2018):

  116. According to Are You Highly Sensitive?: A Self-Test (10/28/07): "You have indicated that 19 of the items are true of you....
    "If you answered more than fourteen of the questions as true of yourself, you are probably highly sensitive. But no psychological test is so accurate that an individual should base his or her life on it. We psychologists try to develop good questions, then decide on the cut off based on the average response."

  117. According to the Worldview Test (6/17/2015), taken on an evangelical Christian website, my scores are here. I am a socialist/communist/Marxist.

  118. taken on 7/4/2009
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  119. According to the IDEAlog13, taken on April 16, 2016, I am a “liberal” (but close to a communitarian).

  120. taken on 7/4/2009

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    is: Your beliefs reflect the exact beliefs of the Bahá’í Faith. (80%-100%)

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  121. According to Family Wonder's Personality Test (February, 2001), he is a Submissive Introvert Abstract Thinker. ("Like just 7% of the population you are a MASTERMIND (SIAT). You can be silent and withdrawn, but behind your reserved exterior lies an active mind that allows you to analyze situations and come up with creative, unexpected solutions. Your sense of style and originality are your strengths, and people will respect your judgment once they get to know you. Learn to be a little more personable and you could be a great leader--you've definitely got the 'vision' thing down. Just make sure all the plotting behind those eyes of yours is healthy.");

  122. According to The Personality Test, taken on 11/25/2015, I am an analytical thinker.

  123. Click for my July, 2013, scores on the D&D Online Alignment Test.

  124. according to Foster's answers on the online World’s Smallest Political Quiz (May, 2018), his political philosophy is Left (Liberal). Details are below:
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According to the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (February, 2006), my enneagram score is a 5 (with 3 and 4 tied for second).

Types followed by score:

  1. 8
  2. 0
  3. 5
  4. 5
  5. 6
  6. 4
  7. 5
  8. 2
  9. 1

Type 1: The Reformer. The rational, idealistic type.
Type 2: The Helper. The caring, nurturing type.
Type 3: The Motivator. The adaptable, success-oriented type.
Type 4: The Artist. The intuitive, reserved type.
Type 5: The Thinker. The perceptive, cerebral type.
Type 6: The Skeptic. The committed, security-oriented type.
Type 7: The Generalist. The enthusiastic, productive type.
Type 8: The Leader. The powerful, aggressive type.
Type 9: The Peacemaker. The easygoing, accommodating type.

Healthy loop controlled by Basic Desire:

Need to understand the world -> observe -> analyze -> understand the world -> Need to understand the world

In the healthy state, the need to understand the world induces Type Fives to observe and analyze the world, which help them to better understand the world. When Fives reach a good understanding of the world around them, their need is satisfied and a balance is reached.

In the average state, when Fives' do less of observing and analyzing the world, they start to not understand the world. This increases their need to understand the world, which helps Fives to return to more observation and analysis. Thus the balancing loop can help Fives to recover.

Unhealthy loop controlled by Basic Fear:

Fear of being overwhelmed by the world -> detach from the world -> understand the world -> Fear of being overwhelmed by the world

In the unhealthy state, the basic fear of being overwhelmed by the world can cause Type Fives to become detached from the people around them and the world around them as a defense. This unfortunately causes them to understand the world even less, which further increases Fives' basic fear. The cycle continues to build up.


We can see from the diagram that a way to help break the control of the basic fear is to weaken the unhealthy loop. Fives can stop their detachment from the world, and start to observe and analyze the real world more. This will increase their understanding of the world, and reduce their fear of being overwhelmed by the world.

Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and insightful.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Be independent, not clingy.
  • Speak in a straightforward and brief manner.
  • I need time alone to process my feelings and thoughts.
  • Remember that If I seem aloof, distant, or arrogant, it may be that I am feeling uncomfortable.
  • Make me feel welcome, but not too intensely, or I might doubt your sincerity.
  • If I become irritated when I have to repeat things, it may be because it was such an effort to get my thoughts out in the first place.
  • don't come on like a bulldozer.
  • Help me to avoid my pet peeves: big parties, other people's loud music, overdone emotions, and intrusions on my privacy.

What I Like About Being a Five

  • standing back and viewing life objectively
  • coming to a thorough understanding; perceiving causes and effects
  • my sense of integrity: doing what I think is right and not being influenced by social pressure
  • not being caught up in material possessions and status
  • being calm in a crisis

What's Hard About Being a Five

  • being slow to put my knowledge and insights out in the world
  • feeling bad when I act defensive or like a know-it-all
  • being pressured to be with people when I don't want to be
  • watching others with better social skills, but less intelligence or technical skill, do better professionally

Fives as Children Often

  • spend a lot of time alone reading, making collections, and so on
  • have a few special friends rather than many
  • are very bright and curious and do well in school
  • have independent minds and often question their parents and teachers
  • watch events from a detached point of view, gathering information
  • assume a poker face in order not to look afraid
  • are sensitive; avoid interpersonal conflict
  • feel intruded upon and controlled and/or ignored and neglected

Fives as Parents

  • are often kind, perceptive, and devoted
  • are sometimes authoritarian and demanding
  • may expect more intellectual achievement than is developmentally appropriate
  • may be intolerant of their children expressing strong emotions

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Your Score: Siddhartha Gautama
(June 29, 2007)

You two would probably really get along!

Founder of Buddhism

You scored higher than 69% on Intuitive
You scored higher than 52% on Structured
You scored higher than 41% on Mildness
You scored higher than 28% on Traditional

Link: The Religion Founder You Resemble Test written by Stinkbot on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

On 2/7/09, I took the Internet Geek Test with a score of 100%. "You are a true geek."

From 5/21/05, here is my score on the online worldview test (on an evangelical Christian website).

FIRE OF AIR. Serious and intellectual, you live in the world of thoughts and ideas. You grasp things quicker than most and are a master debater. Your verbal skills are unparalleled; your conversations are stimulating. You are concerned with issues of justice. Your standards are high, so there is danger of becoming too moralistic. While truth is generally an honorable thing, chew on this: "Why Yes Herr Strudel, my neighbor IS hiding Jews in his basement!" You're Christopher Walken in Suicide Kings.
Quiz created by Polly Snodgrass.

My favorite 2016 presidential candidates (10/28/2015) are here.

According to the BBC Thinker Quiz, taken on August 19, 2012:

Thinker Quiz

According to the MACH-IV test, taken on September 16, 2012:



According to the What Kind of Socialist or Communist Are You? test (taken on February 13, 2018):

What Kind of Socialist or Communist Are You?

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