The Internet makes me do things

typed for your pleasure on 7 July 2013, at 9.40 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Man cannot flatter Fate’ by NON

It’s been a great while since I’ve 1) done one of those crazy online test things, and 2) shared the results with you. No time like the present! Here’s my results for a Jungian personality test:


ISTJ – “Trustee”. Decisiveness in practical affairs. Guardian of time- honored institutions. Dependable. 11.6% of total population.

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Only 11.6 per cent of the population? That’s an injustice; there should be more of us ISTJs larking about. Well, loping about.

While we’re here, why not gaze upon some portraits I’d made of the staff of Deafening silence Plus, in keeping with the whole Internet theme?

This was done via the Square Face Generator that was popular for a couple of months until the general public moved on to something else. That squarish thing over my right eye is a Google Glass, incidentally. Wishful thinking?
And this is nearly the same as above, but in an arguably more realistic style:

That was slapped together using imadeface Artoon, the Droid version of the infamous iMadeFace app that lets you create portraits that lie somewhere between Roy Lichtenstein and Julian Opie. Lenka came out the best, as she actually looks vacant and rubbery, Shi-chan has her glasses but is missing her beauty mark, and I look like Trent goddamned Reznor. Hrrm.

Here’s some fan art by a lass on Twitter who goes by the name ‘Potassium’. which means she’s an alkali metal with the atomic number of 19, and she oxidises rapidly in air. We all have our problems!



Modest to a fault, she dismisses it as a quick sketch. Talented much? It’s based off this photo, and I find it a wee bit funny that the way she drew Shi-chan, it kinda looks like she’s holding my head instead of Maidlee’s. Salome much?

And the other test would be a Dante’s Inferno-based affair, which is a sordid reminder that it’s been years since I read my copy:


The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell – The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful) High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Extreme
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) Extreme
Level 7 (Violent) High
Level 8 – The Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Very High
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) High

Take the Dante’s Inferno Hell Test

It’s important to remember that the city of Dis was built on rock ‘n’ roll. And yes; puns such as that are the true reason I’ll be banished to eternal hellfire

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11 have spoken to “The Internet makes me do things”

  1. Angel and Cathy writes:

    Love the Artwork, she did an amazing job ! I would love to see more of her sketches

  2. tchon writes:

    Uh, in the Dante test I came out in Limbo. Seems I cheated too much with the answers? After all I also scored high on “fraudulent”. Now I have to hang around with folks like Socrates and, duh, Aristoteles for an eternity, right what I deserve.
    Then I also scored high at “heretics”, I feel more confident at that.

    For the ISTJ folks, as I naturally fell in that range either, I guess that must be a large 11%, whatever the math says.

    Oh, and I did not know that you have head called Maidlee. Me confused! Living under a rock can be quite cozy, but it seems I missed a lot that way!

    Then please tell Potassium she did a very nice sketch. Sidore comes over a bit cross eyed, but I guess that is an artist conception to make her look more cute, right? (Not that she would need it, of course.) Happy oxidizing to the artist, anyway.

  3. Andy writes:

    Yay! I’m an ISTJ as well. :-)

    We will also meet us in the City of Dis, although my separate scores look a bit different. (No “extremes” and a few “moderates” – yeah well, I seem to be the boring one, don’t I?)

  4. Davecat writes:

    Cathy, Angel —
    As would I! I have to look Potassium up on Twitter again; perhaps she has a deviantArt account…

    tchon —
    If you’re cheating on a test which determines your eligibility of going to Hell, I think that means you’re going to Hell. ;-) Good to hear you scored high on being a heretic, though! Perhaps you and I can visit each other down there now and again!

    I don’t think I get to photograph my Maidlee head enough! Maybe I’ll have my ladies utilise it in their next photoshoot together… Wait, I meant Maid-Ling. Damnit, I got the names confused again.

    I’ll be sure to pass on your compliments to the artist! And remember, a little bit of strabisimus with a Synthetik lass can sometimes be cute! As long as it’s not really out of hand; then she might resemble Marty Feldman. Which would be appalling. :-P

    Andy —
    Us ISTJs need to stick together! Maintaining a comfortable amount of personal space, but sticking together nonetheless. :-)

    It’s curious, cos a couple of the qualities that they say an ISTJ is supposed to have — anti-tattoos and does not appreciate strangeness being the two standout ones — are not ones I have. And many of the jobs under ‘Disfavoured careers’ are ones I’d enjoy having. Jungian personality tests are guidelines, but not set in stone, of course. The fact that it’s a test on the Internet tends to whittle away at its accuracy as well.
    The Dante’s Inferno Test, however; that’s dead-on from start to finish. :-)

  5. Peter Synthetik & Miss July writes:

    We love the pictures !
    They could have been done by Andy Warhol ( the coulor full one`s = Pop Art ).
    This test thing, we don`t understand ( are brain`s to small ? ).

  6. bbbjjjttt writes:

    I, too, am an ISTJ! Fancy that.

    On the other test, I scored “extreme” on wrathful, gloomy, and treacherous. Run! Save yourselves!

    Love the sketch, and the imadeaface caricatures.

  7. PBShelley writes:

    Aw, I couldn’t take the Jungian test due to cataracts (font too small/light to make out). I’m sure it means something :-O

    But apparently I’m good enough for Hell, so I took the Dante one with no problems. Unless of course you consider the FIFTH CIRCLE OF HELL a problem.

    The River Styx flows beautifully this time of year :-D

    Also I spent too much time trying to find out what ISTJ is and now late o.O

    Have a pleasant weekend burning in eternal hellfires and damnation!

    ~PBS & Lily (who didn’t qualify)

  8. safetinspector writes:

    I came out as ENTP or “Inventor” Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.

    Y’know, there’s a fortune cookie taste to these results. They’re flattering, and most everyone can feel as if the result is tailored to them.
    That said, I kinda agree with everything except, perhaps, innovative.

  9. clairelenore writes:

    i am enfp, 8.1% of the population, apparently. msg is intj. 2.1%!!! i knew there was something unusual about that boy!

  10. Davecat writes:

    Herr Synthetik, Fräulein July —
    We think you should make pics of yourselves in those styles! But we would say that. :-) They’re definitely pop art; that’s what drew us to them! We’re suckers for that style, really…
    And maybe you’re having difficulty with the language for those tests, perhaps? Shi-chan, Lenka, and I still think you guys are cool, though. :-)

    bbbjjjjttttt —
    An Extreme on the Wrathful, Gloomy, and Treacherous ends, eh? Remind me to make sure you’re always working on the side of Good, then! Depending on the viewer, you could possibly be seen as a bitch, but I prefer to view you as ‘not taking any shit’. A better assessment. :-)

    That sketch is awesome. The Missus kinda wants a hard copy to frame, but we’re running out of wallspace round here…

    PBS —
    Cataracts?? Holy shit, sir; that’s awful to hear. :-( Hope your financial situation turns around immediately, if not sooner…

    I think the problem is that most Organiks, at their base state, are good enough for Hell, but hopefully that’s not where the clever of us will remain. Actually, I think it’s because of our cleverness that we’ll probably stay. But then, as Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote, Hell is other people. So I guess that brings us back to Square One. :-)

    And of course Lily didn’t qualify! That’s like accusing a kitten of genocide! Although it could conceivably happen; kittens are awfully clever…

    SafeT
    I’d say your test results are correct, and your assessment of the test itself is also correct. You possess a definite enthusiasm for a great many things, and if it weren’t for your openness to possibilities, you wouldn’t be working in the field that you’ve been in for years. Nor would your lovelife be as interesting as it is, certainly! But you’re right; many of these ‘personality profiles’ hit a lot of targets, but the targets are vast and enormous.
    ‘You have two arms, two legs and a head, and you have been known to breathe quite often.’
    ‘HOLY CRAPS, THAT’S TOTALLY TRUE!!1!!!1!1!1ONE’

    Still, nothing against the positive non-tactile stroke…

    Claire —
    You two are a match made in Heaven, and you know it. Err, one half of the match was made at Phoenix Studios, but Heaven by any other name, etc etc. :-)

    8.1% and 2.1%?? Personally, I find it crazy that there are more ISTJs, relatively speaking! But then, how many of us would’ve taken the test in the first place?…

  11. clairelenore writes:

    ha, good point about self-selection, there!

    i told msg that i put the “f” in enfp! he just laughed.

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