- Ever wondered which fictional characters you’re most like? Now you can find out – but the results may be a sharp dose of reality.
- NPR “Pop Culture Happy Hour” podcast co-host Margaret Willison tweeted out a link to a personality quiz that gives you hundreds of matches.
- The quiz is hosted on a site for an “Open-Source Psychometrics Project,” and gauges your personality based on 28 questions.
- The results can include characters like Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City,” Timon from “The Lion King,” or even Varys and Theon Greyjoy from “Game of Thrones.”
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Personality quizzes are nothing new. Most people love to indulge themselves by taking five minutes out of their day to scroll through a BuzzFeed quiz telling them which “Game of Thrones” or “Friends” character they’re most like.
But now a much more precise version of this quiz is taking Twitter by storm.
On Thursday morning, librarian and NPR “Pop Culture Happy Hour” member Margaret Willison tweeted out a link to a personality quiz that gives you hundreds of matches and says it’s based on more scientific statistical data.
Hello and welcome to the only thing I will be thinking about today: https://t.co/T1g0xS9l8w
— Margaret H. Willison (@MrsFridayNext) April 2, 2020
“Hello and welcome to the only thing I will be thinking about today,” Willison wrote.
You can take this “Statistical ‘Which Character’ Personality Quiz” here. (Note: Due to a high volume of interest, the site may be intermittently down for some people.)
The “assessment” works by presenting you with 28 pairs of adjectives, and a slider that you control between them.
With each pair of adjectives, you adjust the slider to a percentage based on what you believe describes you best. For example, would you describe yourself as more “loyal” or more “traitorous,” and what is the percentage breakdown? Or what about more “blue-collar” or “ivory-tower”?
Once you finish the quiz (which should take only about five minutes or less), the results come up with one main character and then a “full match list” with hundreds of other characters that you match at a lower percentage.
Based on results we’ve looked at from various people, the characters seem to primarily pull from TV shows. “Game of Thrones,” “Friends,” “Sex and the City,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Downton Abbey,” and “The Office” are just some of the popular shows.
But there are also movie and book characters in the mix, like those from “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Harry Potter.”
Because the potential character options are diverse and varied, be prepared to see some names appear that you might initially feel defensive about (especially if its a character you didn’t like) but that actually reveals some brutal truths about yourself.
Again, you can take this “Statistical ‘Which Character’ Personality Quiz” here. If you want to see how the quiz works, you can read the development method here.
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