Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Smile for the camera

So far lacking anything interesting or original to say or do today, I pirate from minutiae again and offer the results of my own Personality Disorder Test:

Very High: Avoidant

High: Paranoid, Antisocial, Histrionic, Narcissistic

Moderate: Schizoid, Schizotypal, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

And for giggles, we'll grab the definition for the winner...

Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by extreme social anxiety. People with this disorder often feel inadequate, avoid social situations, and seek out jobs with little contact with others. They are fearful of being rejected and worry about embarassing themselves in front of others. They exaggerate the potential difficulties of new situations to rationalize avoiding them. Often, they will create fantasy worlds to substitute for the real one. Unlike schizoid personality disorder, avoidant people yearn for social relations yet feel they are unable to obtain them. They are frequently depressed and have low self-confidence.


One telling thing about this test is that at the end they offer several cut'n'paste means of getting results onto web pages, and mention weblogs in particular.

"You are all individuals!"
"I'm not!"

I feel like Tom Selleck's character at the end of Her Alibi, after his editor's told him (along with everyone else who's read his stuff) that his stories are predictable, but that that's a good thing.


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