My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.

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the 20 questions day

If you have a weakness, it is your inability to say “no.” While your peers respect you, they find it difficult to resist taking advantage of your positive attitude and eagerness to take on work. You depend on a good manager to keep you from sinking under the weight and burning out.

This is from 20 Questions to a Better Personality. I took it while procrastinating the additional paper that i took on earlier this evening. Hrmpft.

Of course, this was the second time that the concept of 20 questions passed my desk today. The first was a social software site called twenty questions.

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6 comments to the 20 questions day

  • This is, of course, just the rebular MBTI with renamed categories and a nice graphic illustration. Google for MBTI, and find much more detailed tests and analyses using the same schema (with slightly different category names – “mastermind” instead of “mob boss”, and INTJ instead of SRDL and so on).

  • Jonas Luster ist ein Mobster

    Jonas Luster ist ein Mobster und 20 questions for a better personality ist ein ganz normaler MBTI mit umbenannten Typkategorien und lustig-anschaulichen Beschreibungen.
    Update: Auch bei Danah Boyd zu finden.

  • I am a “White House staffer”

    Below is my result from the test “20 questions for a better personality”, found via apophenia. Apparently I have the same major weakness as danah boyd, which is probably indicative of the human tendency to read/listen to those who are like ourselves….

  • who am I?

    Took this test I read about on Dana’s blog. It said I was “an SECL–Sober Emotional Constructive Leader. This makes you a politician. You cut deals, you change minds, you make things happen. You would prefer to be liked than…

  • i am a golden god

    So I was passing by danah’s blog and saw a link to yet another personality test. So I took it and this is what I got… file it under hubris. You are a WRCL–Wacky Rational Constructive Leader. This makes you…

  • tony

    As an “evil genius”-god help us, I can’t say i have an answer that fits my need for world domination;)

    We’re all suckers for definitions. See horoscopes,tarot cards,etc.