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    Hey guys!

    Here's something interesting to mentally chew at (yes, brain can chew, there's nothing weird about that!). I'll explain about its uses later so you guys don't go all biased and self prophecy fulfilling. but it's interesting, i swear. It's about how people relate to the good and bad things that happens to them.

    Explanatory style test (Excel document)

    There may be a better test out there but I didn't find a good free one. It's basically an excel document, when you fill all answer just click on the 'result' bar at the bottom of the document and it will give you results

    I thought the 'optimism\pessimism\hope' was an interesting spin on it. I wanted a more value free test but havent found a free one

    enjoy

    ps: will post my results but right now must-eat-something-meaty

    Explanation of the results: (after the test):
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    SCORING KEY

    PmB: 1 PmG: 2
    PvB: 2 PvG: 3
    HoB: 3
    PsB: 4 PsG: 5
    Total B: 7
    Total G: 10
    G − B: 3

    1)
    PmB = Permanent Bad; How permanent/temporary you tend to think the causes of bad events are.

    Very optimistic
    PmG = Permanent Good; How permanent/temporary you tend to think the causes of good events are.
    Very pessimistic

    Permanence overall score:
    I strongly believe the bad is only a passing thing but I am also very pessimistic about the good being lasting.


    2)
    PvB = Pervasiveness Bad; People who make universal/specific explanations for their failures.
    Moderately Optimistic
    PvG = Pervasiveness Good; People who make universal/specific explanations for good events.
    Moderately Pessimistic

    Pervasiveness overall score:
    I tend to believe my failures just concern that one time and wouldn't apply to another try or other situations. I also tend to think that the good I do and my qualities are specific to my areas of expertize (so no universal ego boost for me)



    3)
    HoB = Hope (probably the single most important score from your test)

    Moderately hopeful (more optimistic than pessimistic for the future)
    4)
    PsB = Personalization Bad; Blame ourself (internalize) or other people or circumstances (externalize).

    average
    I find about equal fault in myself as in others in a failure
    PsG = Personalization Good; Good caused by ourself (internalize) or others (externalize).
    average
    I find about equal praise in myself as in others when I succeed/there is success.

    sadly i'm a freak so I can't explain that much about the way this psychometric test works based on my own example
    Last edited by EcK; 02-20-2012 at 08:12 AM.
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    Wow, no warning at all that you provided a direct download link. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    Hey guys!

    Here's something interesting to mentally chew at (yes, brain can chew, there's nothing weird about that!). I'll explain about its uses later so you guys don't go all biased and self prophecy fulfilling. but it's interesting, i swear. It's about how people relate to the good and bad things that happens to them.

    Explanatory style test

    There may be a better test out there but I didn't find a free one yet. It's basically a document, when you fill all answer just click on the 'result' bar at the bottom of the document and it will give you results

    enjoy

    ps: will post my results but right now must-eat-something-meaty
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    they usually charge for this test and the free ones were frankly super shitty.
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    Quote Originally Posted by mal12345 View Post
    Wow, no warning at all that you provided a direct download link. Thanks!
    It's basically a document, when you fill all answer just click on the 'result' bar at the bottom of the document and it will give you results

    Okey, maybe a bit ambiguous. 'll fix it. I'll find the test itself very interesting however even if it does not come in the usual 'prechewed' format
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    Looks like a rationalization-style test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mal12345 View Post
    Looks like a rationalization-style test.
    that's what it is
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    PmB = Permanent Bad; How permanent/temporary you tend to think the causes of bad events are.
    PmB: 3 Moderately optimistic

    PmG = Permanent Good; How permanent/temporary you tend to think the causes of good events are.
    PmG: 2 Very pessimistic

    PvB = Pervasiveness Bad; People who make universal/specific explanations for their failures.
    PvB: 3 Moderately Optimistic

    PvG = Pervasiveness Good; People who make universal/specific explanations for good events.
    PvG: 4 Average

    HoB = Hope (probably the single most important score from your test)
    HoB: 6 Moderately hopeful

    PsB = Personalization Bad; Blame ourself (internalize) or other people or circumstances (externalize).
    PsB = 2 Moderately self-esteem

    PsG = Personalization Good; Good caused by ourself (internalize) or others (externalize).
    PsG: 4 Average

    Total B = Total Bad
    TB: 8 Moderately optimistic

    Total G = Total Good
    G: 10 Great pessimism

    G-B = Overall score
    G-B: 2 Moderately Pessimistic
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    There seems to be a bug in it. I answered all the questions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    There seems to be a bug in it. I answered all the questions.

    you tend to believe in a stable structure underlying how events will and do unfold (without going to the point of believing in destiny\fatalism, it is however a tendency from your permanence score)

    Your pervasiveness scores imply you believe that the results will be different in different situations (failure or success in A doesn't mean (universality) success in other topics and situations)

    i don't know about your personalization score. as you lack one score result. if it's 'average' basically you don't assume that what happens to you is a balance of you and your environment.

    these preferences will lead to diverse outcomes whether one is optimistic or pessimistic. (it's rarely totally polarized of course)
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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