Web "Resource": Blogthings, or "Your Scholastic Strength is Developing Ideas"

As if I didn't have enough to distract me online, I just discovered BlogThings. It's all those mini-assessments of questionable validity we see everywhere. Questions like:
  • What flower are you? (Daisy. Whatever.)
  • What's your EQ, your Emotional Intelligence Quotient? (107. Disappointingly low.)
  • How abnormal are you? (28%. Whew!)
  • How cynical are you? (40%. Too low.)
  • How open-minded are you? (36%. That's more like it.)
  • What age will you die? (I don't want to know ...)
  • What animal were you in a past life? (Now this one is definitely invalid. No questions, just my birthdate!
  • How boyish or girlish are you? (50/50. BIG surprise!)
  • What's your dosha? (Kapha: "Calm and grounded, you are not prone to mood swings or anger. However, once you do get angry, it takes a lot to cool you down ..." It goes on. Except the part about being "not prone to anger", this one was pretty on the mark! Okay, I have no idea what a "dosha" is ...)
And so on. The list page has 280 entries and suggests that you still might not find what you're looking for. Here's my favorite, "What should you major in?" Right on the money:

Your Scholastic Strength Is Developing Ideas

You can take a spark of inspiration and turn it into a full fledged concept. You are talented at brainstorming, visualizing, organizing, and independent thinking.

You should major in:
  • Natural sciences
  • Computer science
  • Creative writing
  • Math
  • Architecture
  • Journalism

What Should You Major In?

1 comment:

JLB said...

Hi there! Thank you so much for identifying my flower - I truly appreciate it.

Have a lovely weekend,