Which book are you?

A friend, who I refer to as “the muse of my online life,” blogged about a personality test she recently discovered. By answering only six questions, it is possible to learn which book represents your personality. My attempt at the test identified me as Siddhartha. The precision of the personality description is uncanny… except for the “lonely” bit.

You’re Siddhartha!

by Hermann Hesse

You simply don’t know what to believe, but you’re willing to try anything once. Western values, Eastern values, hedonism and minimalism, you’ve spent some time in every camp. But you still don’t have any idea what camp you belong in. This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely. It’s time to chill out under a tree. And realize that at least you believe in ferries.

0 thoughts on “Which book are you?

  1. Ann Moorehead

    Well I took the book quiz……….Lolita??????

    by Vladimir Nabokov
    “Considered by most to be depraved and immoral, you are obsessed with sex. What really tantalizes you is that which deviates from societal standards in every way, though you admit that this probably isn’t the best and you’re not sure what causes this desire. Nonetheless, you’ve done some pretty nefarious things in your life, and probably gotten caught for them. The names have been changed, but the problems are real. Please stay away from children.”

    I really think there must of been a computer glitch ….or I am just a freak!!!!! I did like the book, however……

    Thats just strange……

  2. Dennis

    If any of that could be defined as “joie de vivre” or zest for life, I’d be inclined to agree. Maybe you should take the test again?

  3. Kevin Reilly

    Hmmm. The first time I took the test I was “Love in the Time of Cholera.” and have apparently been banging everything that moves and pining for true love my entire life. This didn’t quite ring true to me, so I rethought one answer. The first time I answered “no” to “do you like Oprah?” Which i retrospect wasn’t totally honest. I like Oprah just fine, respect her even. I just don’t always care for the Harpo Machine very much.

    So I went back and changed that answer, which generated a different final question and gave me a result of “100 Years of Solitude.”

    More accurate to be sure.

  4. Kevin Reilly

    The “Love in the Time of Cholera” quote:

    “Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the one hand, you’ve loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff could get you killed.”

    “100 Years of Solitude” quote:

    “Lonely and struggling, you’ve been around for a very long time. Conflict has filled most of your life and torn apart nearly everyone you know. Yet there is something majestic and even epic about your presence in the world. You love life all the more for having seen its decimation. After all, it takes a village.”