Tuesday, April 13, 2010
personality questionnaire which at the end of it led me to the conclusion that I wasn't severely abnormal - in other words, at the edges of any of the measured scales, and for the most part, pretty much in the middle of most of them. I did try to answer the questions objectively and with as little dissembling as I could manage, despite noticing that many questions were repeated or counter-presented to make me give the opposite answer, presumably to weed out inconsistency. Some questions offended me - again - perhaps they were supposed to. I have a distrust of data which seems trivial - how can one form an opinion on the basis of so little? I wonder whether had I done the test in the presence of a qualified head-shrinker whether or not my answers would have been the same. I suspect not.