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What is your medieval vocational personality?
January 22, 2002 5:41 PM   Subscribe

What is your medieval vocational personality? CMI's "Kingdomality" Personal Preference Profile is a fun way to gain a broader understanding of the basic complementary personality styles and types that help determine each individual's vocational interests. Mine was benevolent ruler.... just as I thought.
posted by Tarrama (45 comments total)

 
White Knight! Now, time to slaughter the peasants...I mean, share my time and skills with them, expecting nothing in return. Impaled on my sword is its own reward!
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:52 PM on January 22, 2002


Prime Minister
posted by David Dark at 5:57 PM on January 22, 2002


This is the only interesting 'What (x) are you?' test I've taken.

I was the Prime Minister.
posted by catatonic at 6:02 PM on January 22, 2002


I'm a Dreamer Minstrel. Unfortunately, I don't think they're hiring those at the moment...
posted by jonmc at 6:02 PM on January 22, 2002


baaaaaaaa.

alas I am a shepard.
posted by epersonae at 6:13 PM on January 22, 2002


what's up with that 'tutorial'? i wonder what their audience is that they have to teach them how a drop-down field works.
posted by o2b at 6:14 PM on January 22, 2002


I'm JJ from Good Times!
posted by Doug at 6:15 PM on January 22, 2002


i'm also a minstrel, and not nearly as positive as it makes me out to be. i aspire, in truth, to be a poopular bard.
posted by moz at 6:22 PM on January 22, 2002


Dreamer Minstrel sounds like a nice occupation to me jonmc.

Nine dancers I know took the test and eight of them were Dreamer Minstrels.
posted by Tarrama at 6:24 PM on January 22, 2002


Your distinct personality, The Bishop is to impose your own order upon the chaos that you find. Your most valuable talent is in giving ideas a reality base and in making the unreal seem real. On the positive side, you can be imaginative, realistic and idealistically pragmatic. On the negative side, Bishops may be devious, short-sighted and rigidly impractical. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.
posted by Neale at 6:25 PM on January 22, 2002


hey moz...we're both minstrels, lets form a band...we'll play smiths songs but in the style of Twisted Sister! I'll bring the beer...
posted by jonmc at 6:26 PM on January 22, 2002


Dancers, huh? Well, Tarrama, I'm a PC salesman by trade. So not much call for minstrelsry there, I'm sad to say...
posted by jonmc at 6:27 PM on January 22, 2002


Your distinct personality, The Merchant, might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. Your overriding goal is to always be competitive, for Merchants are the deal makers. Every situation is realistically analyzed for its profit potential. A well executed deal, even one that is profitable for all participants, can be its own reward for many Merchants. On the positive side you can be logically practical, rational and realistic. On the negative side you may be rigidly dogmatic as well as unmerciful and precipitous. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.

Hmmm interesting.
posted by bjgeiger at 6:30 PM on January 22, 2002


Your distinct personality, The Benevolent Ruler might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. You are the idealistic social dreamer. Your overriding goal is to solve the people problems of your world. You are a social reformer who wants everyone to be happy in a world that you can visualize. You are exceptionally perceptive about the woes and needs of humankind. You often have the understanding and skill to readily conceive and implement the solutions to your perceptions. On the positive side, you are creatively persuasive, charismatic and ideologically concerned. On the negative side, you may be unrealistically sentimental, scattered and impulsive, as well as deviously manipulative. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.

So there.
posted by JakeEXTREME at 6:32 PM on January 22, 2002


I'm a Discoverer. I just discovered my job sucks! Oh wait, no I didn't. Already knew that.
posted by hellinskira at 6:35 PM on January 22, 2002


another dreamer minstrel here.
the 5 billion farthing question though is what do you have to answer to get to be a dragon?
posted by juv3nal at 6:35 PM on January 22, 2002


It's not as much fun without the 'your type constitute only x% of the population' bit to make you feel all superior.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:42 PM on January 22, 2002


Jake - as minstrel, shall I deign to entertain thee with a song m'lord...yes so be it

*picks up lute and begins to play "Keep Away" by Godsmack*
posted by jonmc at 6:44 PM on January 22, 2002


It got me exactly wrong.
posted by fleener at 6:46 PM on January 22, 2002


let us, jonmc! can anyone play bass?
posted by moz at 6:48 PM on January 22, 2002


I've got a bass.
posted by JakeEXTREME at 6:50 PM on January 22, 2002


the 5 billion farthing question though is what do you have to answer to get to be a dragon?

Erm...you can't. The types are Benevolent Ruler, Black Knight, Discoverer, Doctor, Dreamer Minstrel, Merchant, Prime Minister, Scientist, Shepherd and White Knight.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:54 PM on January 22, 2002


"Your distinct personality, The Engineer-Builder might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. Your overriding goal is to stick with the plan and get the job done. "If it ain't broken don't fix it." is your motto. You provide structure and stability to your world." Geez, I never thought of myself as an engineer....
posted by Lynsey at 6:57 PM on January 22, 2002


Funny. I came out Ye Olde Pancake Cheffe.

But I moonlight as an amiable rogue.
posted by Kafkaesque at 6:57 PM on January 22, 2002


Just so you guys know, this White Knight thing I'm doing is just a front to get damsels.
posted by whatnotever at 7:00 PM on January 22, 2002


the 5 billion farthing question though is what do you have to answer to get to be a dragon?
That would be the Furry Personality Test. (Which doesn't seem to exist yet.)
posted by darukaru at 7:03 PM on January 22, 2002


The benevolent ruler!
I guess I should feel happy about it even though it also called me scatterbrained!
posted by justlooking at 7:04 PM on January 22, 2002


Wow, 1st I'm Silent Bob... Now I'm a White Knight
posted by Nauip at 7:11 PM on January 22, 2002


I, too, am the Benevolent Ruler.

Where are all the serfs? We have too many rulers.

This explains a lot.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:25 PM on January 22, 2002


Dry-Witted Court Jester...
posted by ParisParamus at 7:37 PM on January 22, 2002


Your distinct personality, The Black Knight, might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. Your overriding goal is to win. You approach each task or situation as a contest to be won strategically and efficiently. Because you can control your feelings, it is not unusual for you to charm, as well as successfully delegate tasks and responsibilities to the more emotional types. You are often concerned with what's in it for you. You seldom involve yourself in activities where you can not foresee a reward for your investment or effort. On the positive side, you can be analytically empathic and logically persuasive. On the negative side, you may be unemotionally manipulative as well as arrogant, selfish and impulsive. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.
posted by Bezuhin at 7:42 PM on January 22, 2002


whie knight.

I think that when I took this a couple of years ago I was a minstrel....
posted by rebeccablood at 7:46 PM on January 22, 2002


Another discoverer...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:14 PM on January 22, 2002


I got Benevolent Ruler. And yet, I'm obviously not charming or devious enough to wrangle my own country yet...ah, that's where the scattered part comes in...well, the millennium is young...cloning a distinct possibility...I'll take over the world yet...but really, it's only for it's own good. :) And then, dagnabbit, people will be happy or I will give them SUCH a pinch! :)
posted by dejah420 at 9:22 PM on January 22, 2002


Ever worked inside a Castle?
Thought about wearing a costume to work?
Or are you looking for an exciting employment opportunity
in a fun and unique environment?
Great, now all of you can find work here.
posted by skallas at 9:27 PM on January 22, 2002


Benevolent Ruler. Ahhh... I have fooled even the machine, for I am only as benevolent as my deviousness will allow to show.

Charisma is for those with no real power.
posted by dopamine at 9:37 PM on January 22, 2002


Career Management International.

Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms.

Every distinct personality ends with this sentence. How interesting.
posted by David Dark at 11:55 PM on January 22, 2002


Yet another Benevolent Ruler. Bah. No Bloodthirsty Tyrants or Insane Dictators, I guess :

"Your distinct personality, The Bloodthirsty Tyrant might be found in most of the doomed kingdoms of the time. You are the psychotic baby killer. Your overriding goal is to destroy the people of your world. You are a twisted maniac who wants everyone to be miserable in a world that you can visualize. You are exceptionally immune to the woes and needs of humankind. You often have the cruelty and hatred to readily conceive and implement the final solutions to your perceptions. On the positive side, you are creatively violent, charismatic and ideologically unconcerned. On the negative side, you may be unrealistically sentimental, scattered and impulsive, as well as deviously manipulative. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today's corporate kingdoms."

The last two sentences needed no alteration. Heh.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:03 AM on January 23, 2002


This has been around forever, at least since 1997. I'd forgotten all about it, good link.

I got the Discoverer this time, as opposed to the Ruler. A step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned.
posted by Nothing at 3:01 AM on January 23, 2002


this sucks. i ranked anything about 'feeling good' and 'helping others' as the least appealing and i still came out as a white knight.
posted by tolkhan at 6:24 AM on January 23, 2002


Hmmm...I was a Black Knight when i took this a few years ago, but now I'm a Prime Minister.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:15 AM on January 23, 2002


I'm a dreamer-minstrel, though I don't think I'm that optimistic...
posted by dagnyscott at 7:25 AM on January 23, 2002


I'm a Cynical Dreamer-Minstrel (well, okay, I added the cynical part).

Minstrels are a type of chocolate candy in the UK. That's all I can think of.
posted by witchstone at 8:29 AM on January 23, 2002


I too am a shepherd.
posted by terrapin at 9:54 AM on January 23, 2002


Am I the only Doctor in the house ??
posted by johnny7 at 1:13 AM on January 24, 2002


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