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September 18, 2007 7:52 AM   Subscribe

Imagini Visual DNA. A ten-webpage survey supposed to profile your personality. [via Robot Wisdom]
posted by cgc373 (41 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Whoa, it totally nailed that I'm unwilling to invest more than 10 seconds in pseudo-scientific crap!
posted by DU at 7:58 AM on September 18, 2007 [4 favorites]


I see "Art is..." then a bunch of nothing!

How very zen.
posted by papakwanz at 8:02 AM on September 18, 2007


Yeah, DU, I'm not sure this thing is supposed to be "scientific," exactly. It's more hippy-dippy hey-man-it's-like-totally-art. You know.
posted by cgc373 at 8:04 AM on September 18, 2007


Broken (Opera 9.23 and IE 7) as in it displays nothing at all.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:06 AM on September 18, 2007


Whoa, it totally nailed that I'm unwilling to invest more than 10 seconds in pseudo-scientific crap!

Did it detect your willingness to invest hours a day commenting nearly ceaselessly on Metafilter?
posted by billysumday at 8:07 AM on September 18, 2007 [13 favorites]


I like the feeling I get when I pick the featureless gray box for all of the choices.
posted by demiurge at 8:11 AM on September 18, 2007


The last time I took a test like this the outcome was:

"You're a dalmatian!"
posted by Crusty at 8:15 AM on September 18, 2007


You're the best I've ever had. That's all I'm going to tell you.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:16 AM on September 18, 2007


It worked for me. And it was pretty boring. You get to the end and see some cosmo-style boilerplate that sounds like it was written by a soulless copywriter.
posted by delmoi at 8:22 AM on September 18, 2007


Wow! It's like they totally knew everything that I told them about myself! Amazing!
posted by rusty at 8:30 AM on September 18, 2007 [5 favorites]


It says "Flash personality profiler," so I got confused and typed in the answers that would be appropriate for Barry Allen.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:35 AM on September 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


If I like chocolate, don't make me select some crappy sugary milk-chocolate. If I like to listen to music at home, don't make me select some crappy Bose home-theater setup.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:37 AM on September 18, 2007


This is probably not the place to admit that I'm a touchy-feely dreamer.
posted by melissa may at 8:39 AM on September 18, 2007


Yes, and you can now use this information to... go shopping. Or maybe meet people. I've looked at this in the past. Imagini strikes me as an interesting idea in search of an application to justify its existence. And on preview, what StickyCarpet said, too.
posted by mumkin at 8:40 AM on September 18, 2007


I'm a sophisticated touchy-feely escape artist monkey?

Hmm!
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 8:41 AM on September 18, 2007


Take a Myers-Briggs test if you want some insight into your personality. This? This is no better than taking the "Which Disney princess are you?" quiz.

(Ariel, for those who are wondering)
posted by chrisamiller at 8:42 AM on September 18, 2007 [4 favorites]


This is probably not the place to admit that I'm a touchy-feely Metro rider.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:42 AM on September 18, 2007


>You get to the end and see some cosmo-style boilerplate that sounds like it was written by a soulless copywriter.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that copy *was* from Cosmo-- or rather, *will be* from Cosmo. Cosmo, circa 2219, will be just like this, except that it will be broadcast directly into our brains.

This is a gift from The Future.
posted by darth_tedious at 8:49 AM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


"You are a pathetic internet-junkie who thinks that your personality can be summed up by whatever you associate with random flickr images.

You like long walks on the beach and witty photoshopped pictures with poor grammar. The latest internet meme that you've clung to is quickly losing cachet, yet you hope against hope that it warrants at least a few youtube parody videos before puttering out to the lands of O RLY and 'All Your Bases'. "


It's like it has ESP!!
posted by eurasian at 8:57 AM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


> [via Robot Wisdom]

Ho, when did Jorn reappear? Robotwisdom went without an update for so long it just sort of faded out of the bookmarks.
posted by jfuller at 9:21 AM on September 18, 2007


"As for music, it's the soundtrack to your world. You've got to grips with downloading and your mp3 is at hand."

Eh?

"When you're a little tense you need to unwind."

No shit, sherlock.
posted by desjardins at 9:22 AM on September 18, 2007


You're pseudo-science lacks the appearance of rigor required for me to take it on faith! I demand my gullible yet valuable time back. I believe personality scientists can do this because they have, or ideally should have, clipboards and with clipboards anything is officiously possible.
posted by srboisvert at 9:24 AM on September 18, 2007


Take a Myers-Briggs test if you want some insight into your personality.

I just threw up in my brain.
posted by srboisvert at 9:25 AM on September 18, 2007 [3 favorites]


The interface was very nice, for the amorphous questions you were answering. Do I like that room because of the decor, the lack of clutter, or the light? The criteria for your answer is as vague as the question, which feels like it works here (I'm not saying that it does or doesn't work though, it just *feels* like a better fit). It would be great to see a boilerplate demographics grab survey presented in this style.

Thanks cgc!
posted by davemee at 9:35 AM on September 18, 2007


can't load it in ie, opera, or firefox. http://imagini.net/ works, but not the personality page
posted by spacediver at 9:46 AM on September 18, 2007


Mine just spat out "Christ, what an asshole".
posted by everichon at 10:44 AM on September 18, 2007


I just threw up in my brain.

Best comment ever. Google says it's original. Huzzah!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:09 AM on September 18, 2007


Hello, I don't know if you know this about me, but I am a "sofisticat conquerer touchy feely new wave puritan."
posted by rmless at 11:54 AM on September 18, 2007


I just threw up in my brain.

I'm on the scene.
posted by brain_drain at 12:30 PM on September 18, 2007 [3 favorites]


If I like chocolate, don't make me select some crappy sugary milk-chocolate. If I like to listen to music at home, don't make me select some crappy Bose home-theater setup.

I agree. The images themselves were among the biggest problems of the quiz. That, and no image of prescription drugs for "vice." :)

Seems made for a dating site.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:32 PM on September 18, 2007


Right off the top the first choice Art is... is ridiculous.
In my view they ALL are forms of art. How can I choose without compromising my views?
posted by Rashomon at 1:40 PM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: throwing up in your brain
posted by Hairy Lobster at 2:13 PM on September 18, 2007


Beans, anyone?

I dunno. Everything loaded fine for me, I picked the pic most conducive to my likes and interests, and got a cute little essay on who they think I am.

Then I did the Wishes thing, which was also kind of cute and let me look at lots of strategically cropped photos of many things I really do wish I could do, have, or be.

It was just a pleasant diversion with pretty pictures. I liked it.
posted by batmonkey at 2:37 PM on September 18, 2007


robotwisdom doesn't look like it has been updated in the past few months. Am I missing something or is this from searching past pages?
posted by the number 17 at 2:56 PM on September 18, 2007


Metafilter: I'm on the scene

I liked it its like those paper things you played with as a kid
posted by Rubbstone at 4:27 PM on September 18, 2007


Did that quiz just tell me that I'm a 'big softy'?

Because I will burn this mother-fucking internet to the ground if shit like that starts getting out.
posted by quin at 4:49 PM on September 18, 2007


Google says it's original.

I just threw up in my brain.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:44 PM on September 18, 2007


I liked it, and the results were surprisingly accurate, far as they went.
posted by Goofyy at 8:59 PM on September 18, 2007


the number 17, Robot Wisdom updates at a Blogger site now, I guess because it's free hosting?
posted by cgc373 at 10:15 PM on September 18, 2007


Worked for me in Firefox.

I just went through it twice, giving it all the same answers, and got two different results. In any case, there aren't enough questions for it to categorize in any meaningful way.
posted by rottytooth at 8:42 AM on September 19, 2007


3% of people, like me, find nothing in the pictures to be gross.

That's really the only thing I learned here. And that's assuming the percentages mean what I think they do.
posted by Tehanu at 10:30 AM on September 19, 2007


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