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Three Questions

  1. Sep 15, 2005 #1
    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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  3. Sep 15, 2005 #2

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    1) Leopard. Solitary, elusive.
    2) Free (in a purified and unencumbered sense), inspired
    3) Mediterranean. Historic, inconstant.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2005 #3

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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 Maree. Tranquil, Peaceful.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2005 #4
    Dogs- playful, loving
    White room-clean-cold
    Lake Superior-bold-mysterious
     
  6. Sep 15, 2005 #5
    oh god, I remember this stupid thing from 7th grade.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2005 #6

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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.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2005 #7
    The zooby. Brush shelter-trained. Good with humans.

    Slightly squinty.

    Pacific Ocean. Big. Wobbly.
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2005 #8

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    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.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2005 #9
    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
     
  11. Sep 15, 2005 #10
    Well, since you know what it's about, I don't think you'll enjoy the "OH! Hmmmm...!" factor, then.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2005 #11

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    I looked it up. No wonder zooby thinks of the pacific ocean as hot!
     
  13. Sep 15, 2005 #12
    True but I only vaguely remember what they were supposed to mean.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2005 #13

    hypnagogue

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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.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2005 #14
    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.
     
  16. Sep 15, 2005 #15

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    Cats - scratchy, demanding
    too bright and otherwordly
    caribbean - colorful, clear
     
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  17. Sep 15, 2005 #16

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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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    1.) Horse, Strong, calm.

    2.) Empty, clean.

    3.) Yosemite Falls (I know, not a body of water.) Fast, powerful.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2005 #18
    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.
     
  20. Sep 15, 2005 #19

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    I don't know if I have a favorite! I like them all! Okay, I'll pick one for the game...
    Chinchilla: bouncy, adorable

    Cold, sterile

    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).
     
  21. Sep 15, 2005 #20

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    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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