Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I am the Boy Next Door

I followed the link from Mel's blog to OKCupid's Online Dating Persona Test. My cautious and repressed relationship history usually means that such tests yield upsetting or irrelevant results, but this outcome actually seems pretty accurate. It identifies me as the Boy Next Door.

But what I find interesting is not so much what my test results say about me, but the particular taxonomy of the test itself. Like MBTI, it's built on 4 dichotomies:

Random

Deliberate

Gentle

Brutal

Love

Sex

Dreamer

Master


I suspect this might just be a re-labeling of the Myers-Briggs dichotomies; maybe something like this?

Gentle/Brutal

Introversion/Extraversion

Dreamer/Master

iNtuition/Sensing

Sex/Love

Thinking/Feeling

Random/Deliberate

Perceiving/Judging


Which makes me an INFP when it comes to dating. I can see that. What do you think? Have I got these matched up right?

4 comments:

Mel said...

Well, it is clearly set up along the lines of MBTI, but I'm not sure if the categories correlate exactly. I'm consistently INTP, but by your breakdown I would be ISFJ. It would be interesting, though, to get the test designer(s)' take on it.

Cat said...

Could be right. I'll take the test and see if it hits me.

FiberQat said...

I'm The Sonnet, the Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer. It matched up with my being an INFJ.

Mary said...

hmmm.. I'm also a sonnet. I swear I could have dated and dumped three people in the time it took to do the test.