personality tests seem to ...

31 October 2001

personality tests seem to be the thing of the moment. today in what animal are you? i’m either a fox

largely misunderstood to be a shy, retreating individual, … it cannot succeed in the world using brute force alone, it must rely on its sharp mind and engaging personality to garner resources, and it consequently spends a lot of time in its head — giving the impression that it’s trying to outsmart its friends. so the fox is often surprised to learn that its intellectual pursuits are intimidating. or a bat

often appears clumsy in social situations. Hence the term acting batty. but i may be an owl

a penchant for remaining above the fray and can be quite eccentric in maintaining their individuality. with a tendency to lose themselves in the pursuit of knowledge, owls are prone to disconnect with the relationships that are so important to them. the bits that i’ve picked out probably say more about me than the test.

the collective noun for foxes is a skulk. the collective noun for bats is a cauldron. the collective noun for owls is a parliament. i fancy being part of a skulk.