To No One's Surprise

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I'm a Mandarin!

You're an intellectual, and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try.

Talent: 56%
Lifer: 13%
Mandarin: 69%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

9 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

I'm a Talent:

Talent: 67%
Lifer: 21%
Mandarin: 46%

For what, I'm not quite sure.

I didn't take the What Sports Car Are You quiz. Can you be a Ferrari 330GTC? I wish.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Ouch, I'm a lifer. Probably explains the excessive time spent on blogging.

Talent: 36%
Lifer: 49%
Mandarin: 46%

"To you, a job is what pays the bills. You put in your hours, follow the rules, and then go home. Occasionally, you consider quitting, but then you think of how bad the job market is and you reconsider. Whatever happiness you get, you get from your life outside the workplace. Relationships, family, hobbies, and outside creative pursuits are what really matter to you. You're probably taking this test at work because you don't have anything better to do."

Syl said...

Skook, me too.

Talent: 62%
Lifer: 36%
Mandarin: 44%

"You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms."

[Just because it hasn't worked over the past 62 years, doesn't mean it won't work for me tomorrow. ;)]

"Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world."

[well, me and everyone else in the Western world.]

"You're not afraid of a fight,"

[damned straight]

"and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities."

I already did. I think I lost though.

"If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume."

[That's me! LOL]

"You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life."

True. And my life certainly hasn't been mainstream, er, ordinary, in many respects. Not all that exciting though.

terrye said...

I am a Lifer

56% Lifer

I don't remember the rest.

The thing I always notice about these kind of tests is that often as not the questions do not apply to me. I really am not sure how to answer.

I think sometimes that urban/rural divide complicates things.

brylun said...

Seneca, I'm like you:

You're an intellectual, and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try.


Your scores:


Talent: 49%
Lifer: 15%
Mandarin: 67%

Eric Blair said...

Lifer,

although my lifer and mandarin scores were the same--51%.

Definitely not Talent.

Rick Ballard said...

That's odd, mine comes back:

"Scipio Africanus, we surrender."

I wonder what I'm doing wrong.

Barry Dauphin said...

Me Mandarin, me must likey education.

Talent: 54%
Lifer: 23%
Mandarin: 62%

Seneca the Younger said...

"Scipio Africanus, we surrender."

I wonder what I'm doing wrong.


You fell back too quickly when the infantry advanced, and you didn't have sufficient reserves of cavalry.