Feels like a Friday Frivolity

There are many little quizzes and bits out there in the ether that are about as accurate as a Magic Eight Ball or astrology, but nonetheless fun. Here’s the result of one I indulged in this morning. Surely with tastes that favor Islamic art, I will be put on someone’s list of Enemies o’ the State.

Edited to add: Jim, as he so cavalierly manipulated the quiz to obtain different results, pointed out that such quizzes rarely yield negative results, e.g., from Jim

But the real question is, how come these descriptors are always positive? I’ll bet that I if used a random number generator to create the responses, it would never come back with: Irritating, Back-biting, Dullard.

So, have any Chimp Refuge readers (all 10 of you) stumbled across a quiz that will parse one’s assholishness?

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test…

Traditional, Vibrant, and Tasteful

21 Islamic, 19 Impressionist, 8 Ukiyo-e, -27 Cubist, -29 Abstract and 9 Renaissance!

Islamic art is developed from many sources: Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine styles were taken over in early Islamic architecture; the architecture and decorative art of pre-Islamic Persia was of paramount significance; Central Asian styles were brought in with various nomadic incursions; and  Chinese influences .  Islamic art uses many geometical floral or vegetable designs in a repetitive pattern known as arabesque.  It is used to symbolize the transcendent, indivisible and infinite nature of Allah.

People that like Islamic art tend to be more traditional people that appreciate keeping patterns that they learned and experienced from their past.  It is not to say that they are not innovative personalities, they just do not like to let go of their roots.  They like to put new ideas into details and make certain that they will work before sharing them with others.  Failure is not something they like to think about because they are more interested in being successful and appreciated for their intelligence.  These people can also be or like elaborate things in their life as long as they are tasteful.  They tend to prefer geometric patterns and vibrant colors.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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  1. #1 by jim on November 24, 2010 - 11:53 am

    I’m going to say “not particularly accurate”. I came out: Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

    14 Impressionist, -1 Islamic, -6 Ukiyo-e, -1 Cubist, -5 Abstract and -16 Renaissance

    I’m not particularly fond of Impressionism. So I retook the test, this time choosing my other choice when there was a toss-up:

    Extroverted, Progressive, and Intelligent

    20 Cubist, 2 Islamic, -13 Ukiyo-e, -7 Impressionist, 6 Abstract and -26 Renaissance

    And when I look at specific sets, I realize for example that I prefer a particular Impressionist painting over its two rivals simply because I like the colors and it strikes me as rather abstract.

    But the real question is, how come these descriptors are always positive? I’ll bet that I if used a random number generator to create the responses, it would never come back with: Irritating, Back-biting, Dullard.

    • #2 by docbushwell on November 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm

      But the real question is, how come these descriptors are always positive? I’ll bet that I if used a random number generator to create the responses, it would never come back with: Irritating, Back-biting, Dullard.

      Re: Irritating, Back-biting, Dullard: surely someone has come up with such a ‘Net quiz! Off to edit the post to solicit information on that!

  2. #3 by kemibe on November 24, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    http://www.helloquizzy.com/results/what-your-taste-in-art-says-about-you-test/?fromCGI=1&var_Abstract=-15&var_Impressionist=-13&var_Renaissance=-1&var_Islamic=4&var_Cubist=8&var_Ukiyo%252de=8

    Simple, Progressive and Sensual. Well, according to the Fudd Partiers I’m definitely progressive. “Simple” I’ve always viewed as a gentle euphemism for “differently challenged” or something, and “sensual” is one of the more abused weasel-words out there, about as meaningful as “spiritual.”

    Fuck these people and their quizzes; my SO works at an art gallery and today I shall have to pay it a visit and initiate vandalism.

    • #4 by docbushwell on November 24, 2010 - 7:03 pm

      So did you careen pell-mell into the art gallery and with simple yet sensual strikes and blows create chaos out of art?

  3. #5 by Warren on November 24, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    “So, have any Chimp Refuge readers (all 10 of you) stumbled across a quiz that will parse one’s assholishness?”

    Got yer back, Doc B.

    “Are You A Certified Asshole? Find Out With the Asshole Rating Self-Exam (ARSE) A 24-Question Self-Exam by Bob Sutton”

    http://electricpulp.com/guykawasaki/arse/

    This is actually more workplace related, but if you substitute terms like “fellow co-workers” for “other people” it might fit the bill.

    • #6 by docbushwell on November 24, 2010 - 7:01 pm

      WARREN! Long time, no see!

      *Ahem*

      God, that was one hootworthy self-exam. The questions themselves are a riot, and even better, they are such because they are work-related.

      I’m a borderline asshole!

      • #7 by Warren on November 29, 2010 - 8:22 pm

        Oh, I’ve been around. :)

        I didn’t have to take the test, though – I know I’m an asshole, but it has nothing to do with work-related reasons. It’s more a question of perspective. From my POV I’m invariably correct. Others see this as assholiness.

        It’s really their problem.

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