Friday, June 29, 2007

Dionysus

I saw this little online test on Mike's blog and I just couldn't resist taking it.

And ya'll, once again the internet is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!



Your Score: Dionysus


0% Extroversion, 13% Intuition, 100% Emotiveness, 76% Perceptiveness



Although deeply emotional, you are extremely lacking in self-knowledge. You are somewhat needy, and when bored, may become very hedonistic. Your life is a quest for meaning, above all else. You are most like Dionysus. You are primarily interested in serving others, but your efforts are almost always unappreciated. You aren't confrontational, you're often out of tune with your own needs and unaware of the consequences of your own actions.

You are, at heart, a good person. You are very affectionate, and you are very loyal to your friends and family. You are very reluctant to burden others with your own problems, to the point that this in itself can become a problem for the people who care about you. This is a particular of a more general problem. Dionysus sends wave of ruin throughout his personal life. He is the photographer who seduces his subjects. He is the teacher who seduces a student. He is the art student who paints nonrepresentational splashes of color, he is the poet who rejects meter and content. You seek sexual partners more than anything else (this is to exploit the nurturing side of others to help fill your own void). If not sexual partners, this desire to become the object of sympathy with other people can manifest itself in other destructive ways. Stinkfist by Tool explains your condition pretty well. It's very likely that you haven't had many experienced mentors. You don't want them either, because you're the sort of person who rejects criticism and boundaries, but they're also your only hope for reaching any kind of emotional maturity.

Famous People Like You: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner
I'd tell you to stay clear of Hermes, Icarus and Apollo, but you could probably learn something from them. You're least likely to hurt The Oracle, Atlas, Prometheus, and Daedalus, but Atlas and Daedalus won't like you very much.
Seek out: The Oracle, Prometheus

Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test


I know I should probably be offended by phrases like...

"extremely lacking in self-knowledge"

"somewhat needy"

"when bored, may become very hedonistic"

But when it says, "You are, at heart, a good person. You are very affectionate, and you are very loyal to your friends and family," who am I to say no to that description?

And let's face it, if I truly am "the photographer who seduces his subjects" and "the teacher who seduces a student," sure that's really decadent but isn't it friggin' HOT?!?!

5 comments:

Lance's friend said...

crazy. I did it and it totally hits it on the head. I was Orpheus, btw.

khbronson said...

Hmmm. I am also Dionysus. Shall we seduce some students together? LOL

Stephen Rader said...

Lance's Friend - Orpheus, huh? I have a lot of friends who are Orpheus. I think I like that! :)

Khbronson - I thought you'd never ask!!! LOL

Aaron said...

I was Orpheus, the one who went to Hades to free his wife and got trapped there. (HAH! I KNEW they didn't know what they were talking about--I'm GAY! HELLO! NO WIFE!)

It also made conjectures about my personality, like "your thin-skinned nature and innocence can cause you a lot of disenchantment and pain...if you try to lose those traits, you never will, and everyone will be able to tell that you're putting up an artificial shell to prevent yourself from being hurt." WRONG AGAIN!! People have no idea about an "artificial shell"--they just recognize me as an asshole. Life's good that way...

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Hmmmm.... Lots of Orpheus's and lots of Donysus's. I wonder what this says about our little crew. :)