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1.) What's your favorite animal? Give two adjectives that describe that animal.

2.) You walk into a room that is completely white: floors, walls, ceiling. Give two words that describe how this white room makes you feel.

3.) What's your favorite body of water? Give two adjectives that describe it.

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Here's mine:

1.) Cats. Warm, friendly.

2.) Peaceful, sedate.

3.) Pacific Ocean. Hot, powerful.
 

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1) Leopard. Solitary, elusive.
2) Free (in a purified and unencumbered sense), inspired
3) Mediterranean. Historic, inconstant.
 
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1- Guinea pig. Hyperactive, affectionate.
2- Uneasy.
3- Probably one of the Scottish lochs, but I don't know which. Perhaps http://www.theoldmillhighlandlodge.co.uk/slioch.jpg [Broken]. Tranquil, Peaceful.
 
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Dogs- playful, loving
White room-clean-cold
Lake Superior-bold-mysterious
 
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oh god, I remember this stupid thing from 7th grade.
 
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1) Never gave much thought to what my favorite animal is, but I guess I'll say elephants. Wise, strange.
2) Bare, disinterested.
3) Pacific ocean. Eternal, majestic.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
1.) What's your favorite animal? Give two adjectives that describe that animal.
The zooby. Brush shelter-trained. Good with humans.

zoobyshoe said:
2.) You walk into a room that is completely white: floors, walls, ceiling. Give two words that describe how this white room makes you feel.
Slightly squinty.

zoobyshoe said:
3.) What's your favorite body of water? Give two adjectives that describe it.
Pacific Ocean. Big. Wobbly.
 
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Smurf said:
oh god, I remember this stupid thing from 7th grade.
I'm curious/suspicious about what the purpose of this is supposed to be, but in any case if you know it you should keep it under wraps for a little longer so people can give unbiased answers.
 
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I've done this before with one of the questions being slightly differant.

1) Cats- independant, affectionate

2) Displaced, unnatural

This third question was differant in the one I did. I had it as what is your favorite type of water. I think I'll answer it this way since I don't really have a favourite body of water.
3) Fog- Cool(temprature wise), mysterious
 
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This third question was differant in the one I did.
Well, since you know what it's about, I don't think you'll enjoy the "OH! Hmmmm...!" factor, then.
 
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I looked it up. No wonder zooby thinks of the pacific ocean as hot!
 
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Well, since you know what it's about, I don't think you'll enjoy the "OH! Hmmmm...!" factor, then.
True but I only vaguely remember what they were supposed to mean.
 
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By the way, any ideas where this comes from/how it got started/who thought of it? It might be interesting or amusing as a kind of game to play, but all the same I'm about as certain as I can be that it's bunk.
 
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hypnagogue said:
By the way, any ideas where this comes from/how it got started/who thought of it? It might be interesting or amusing as a kind of game to play, but all the same I'm about as certain as I can be that it's bunk.
No, I don't know the origin of it, but I disagree it's pure bunk. I think it would give a psychologist a place to start, and these three questions are probably culled from a much longer questionaire. TSA said he heard a different version of the water question, so it could be that in being passed around as a parlor game it has gotten modified too much from the original wording. The animal-identification question makes alot of sense to me.
 
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Cats - scratchy, demanding
too bright and otherwordly
caribbean - colorful, clear
 
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It might have some value as a sort of free association kind of thing, but I very much doubt it can be interpreted in the specific ways I've read. In fact, in some ways it seems to me very much like a kind of Rorschach ink blot test, and the convential interpretations and ultimate utility of such tests have come under considerable scrutiny and criticism (see e.g. here).
 
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zoobyshoe said:
1.) What's your favorite animal? Give two adjectives that describe that animal.

2.) You walk into a room that is completely white: floors, walls, ceiling. Give two words that describe how this white room makes you feel.

3.) What's your favorite body of water? Give two adjectives that describe it.


1.) Horse, Strong, calm.

2.) Empty, clean.

3.) Yosemite Falls (I know, not a body of water.) Fast, powerful.
 
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hypnagogue said:
It might have some value as a sort of free association kind of thing, but I very much doubt it can be interpreted in the specific ways I've read.
Not sure what you've read. I think the three questions more pointed than the average ink-blot or free-association test, though.

I'm not aware that anyone does ink-blots anymore. Rohrschach tests are pretty much verbal now, and they are aimed at testing for a small range of specific symptoms, particularly concrete thinking.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
1.) What's your favorite animal? Give two adjectives that describe that animal.
I don't know if I have a favorite! I like them all! Okay, I'll pick one for the game...
Chinchilla: bouncy, adorable

2.) You walk into a room that is completely white: floors, walls, ceiling. Give two words that describe how this white room makes you feel.
Cold, sterile

3.) What's your favorite body of water? Give two adjectives that describe it.
Umm...err...ah...hmm...I never thought about favorite bodies of water, ever. Okay...
Bathtub: soothing, warm. :biggrin:
Alright, alright, alright, I'll pick a different one:
Atlantic ocean; unforgiving, pounding (I really want to use more words...just two adjectives isn't enough).
 
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hypnagogue said:
I looked it up. No wonder zooby thinks of the pacific ocean as hot!
Rut Roh! I didn't read past the first post before giving my answers...now I'm wondering what I've gotten myself into. :uhh:
 
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zoobyshoe said:
2.) You walk into a room that is completely white: floors, walls, ceiling. Give two words that describe how this white room makes you feel.
Conveys a matrix-esque feeling. Unboundedness, peace.

I'm surprised that no one has said racist yet :uhh:. At least it is a good thing that this forum isn't too ethnocentric in nature.

zoobyshoe said:
3.) What's your favorite body of water? Give two adjectives that describe it.
I haven't been there before, but this picture seems to show it off pretty well... Lake Mapourika, New Zealand
 
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zoobyshoe said:
1.) What's your favorite animal? Give two adjectives that describe that animal.

2.) You walk into a room that is completely white: floors, walls, ceiling. Give two words that describe how this white room makes you feel.

3.) What's your favorite body of water? Give two adjectives that describe it.
1) The smiley. expressive. moody

2) It makes me feel like this guy-> :bugeye:

3) The pacific ocean. big. oceanic.
 
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motai said:
Conveys a matrix-esque feeling. Unboundedness, peace.
You didn't reply to question #1.
I haven't been there before, but this picture seems to...
I don't want pictures. It's the adjectives you pick that matter.
 
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I think zoob's doind some sort of statistic. Working For the CIAZ (Central intelligence Agency of Zoobies)
 
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yomamma said:
I think zoob's doind some sort of statistic. Working For the CIAZ (Central intelligence Agency of Zoobies)
Looks like you've been found out Zoob.
 

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