Thursday, April 27, 2006

Midday Quiz

Are you a talent, a lifer or a mandarin?

Don't be shy. Post results in comments. I was in painful tears on the Books, Music or Beer question.

griftdrift is a MANDARIN.

"You're an intellectual, and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try. "


Sara said...

Your scores:

Talent: 36%
Lifer: 41%
Mandarin: 59%

Does not surprise me, the description fits, but I have no idea what it really means.

Anonymous said...

I was insulted! But really, this description rings true. I work for money and benefits. My "real life" begins when I leave the office.

I'm a Lifer! To you, a job is what pays the bills. You put in your hours, follow the rules, and then go home. Occasionally, you consider quitting, but then you think of how bad the job market is and you reconsider. Whatever happiness you get, you get from your life outside the workplace. Relationships, family, hobbies, and outside creative pursuits are what really matter to you. You're probably taking this test at work because you don't have anything better to do.

Talent: 36%
Lifer: 49%
Mandarin: 46%

Richard Campbell said...

I am that rarest of breeds, the Lifer-Mandarin.

Talent: 28%
Lifer: 56%
Mandarin: 56%

Anonymous said...

Thought I'd be mandarin after that description above, but turns out I'm a lifer, just barely... but hey that description seems to fit too.

Talent: 33%
Lifer: 51%
Mandarin: 49%

Anonymous said...

Sherri is a Talent - Big surprize!
Talent: 56%
Lifer: 49%
Mandarin: 46%

Anonymous said...


Talent: 28%
Lifer: 38%
Mandarin: 64%

After reading the Time Mag article linked, my assessment absolutely makes sense.

jdale said...

Ok... I am a (embarrassed to have taken the test)


Talent: 59%
Lifer: 33%
Mandarin: 46%

Blackjackk said...

Talent: 41%
Lifer: 44%
Mandarin: 44%

No surprise for me. - I don't have jdale's ability to tell people to F*** off