Tuesday, 1 April 2008

At it like Rabbit



I promise this is relevant, so bear with me:

Your Score: Rabbit


You scored 21 Ego, 14 Anxiety and 18 Agency!



It was going to be one of Rabbit's busy days. As soon as he woke up he felt important, as if everything depended upon him. It was just the day for Organizing Something, or for Writing a Notice Signed Rabbit, or for Seeing What Everybody Else Thought About It. It was a perfect morning for hurrying round to Pooh, and saying, "Very well, then, I'll tell Piglet," and then going to Piglet, and saying, "Pooh thinks--but perhaps I'd better see Owl first." It was a Captainish sort of day, when everybody said, "Yes, Rabbit " and "No, Rabbit," and waited until he had told them.

You scored as Rabbit!

ABOUT RABBIT: Rabbit is generally considered Clever by his many friends and relations. He is actually a much better reader and writer than Owl, but he doesn't consider it worth mentioning. Instead, Rabbit's real talent lies in Organizing Plans. He organizes rescue parties, makes schemes to reduce Tigger's bounciness, and goes on missions to find out what Christopher Robin does when he's not at the Hundred Acre Woods. Sometimes, however, his Plans do not always go as Planned.

WHAT THIS SAYS ABOUT YOU: You are smart, practical and you plan ahead. People sometimes think that you don't stress or worry, but this is not the case. You are the kind of person who worries in a practical way. You think a) what are my anxieties about? and b) what can be done about them? No useless fretting for you. You don't see the point in sitting around and waiting for things to work out, when you could actually work them out today and save yourself a lot of time and worry. Your friends tend to rely on you, because they know that they can trust you help them work things out.

You sometimes tend to be impatient with people who are less practical in their ways. You don't have much patience for idiots who moan about things but never actually DO anything about them. You have high expectations of everyone, including yourself. When you don't succeed at something, or when something goes wrong despite your best efforts to prevent it, you can get quite hard on yourself. You need to cut yourself some slack and accept that everyone has their faults, even you, and THAT IS OKAY. Let yourself be faulty, every now and then, for the sake of your own sanity.
The Deep and Meaningful Winnie-The-Pooh Character Test


I really thought I was going to be Eeyore, what with me being a miserable bastard and all, but thinking about it logically (and Captainishly), I suppose that I lack the trait of apathy (or is it a non-trait?), which Eeyore has in spades. And I have to say, this analysis is, by and large, bang on target. But it occurs to me that the Rabbit personality (anally retentive, hyperactive, perfectionistic and slightly narcissistic) might well describe the average writer.

So what I'm asking you, fellow MNWers, is this: are we all Rabbits or not? If not, what other Winnie-the-Pooh personalities do we have in the fold?

14 comments:

Aliya Whiteley said...

Am Rabbit. Am so Rabbit. If you cut me open I'd have 'Rabbit' written through me like a stick of rock.

Brian McGilloway said...

Hi Faye

I'm not a proper writer then, cause I turned out to be Tigger - though I'm not wholly convinced which perhaps makes me Rabbit after all!

Brian

Faye L. said...

Aliya: I suspected I wouldn't be the only bunny.

Brian: hmm, well perhaps you should reduce your bounciness anyway, just to be sure.

Tim Stretton said...

It seems I am 'Owl' - which is pretty much spot-on.

"You scored 18 Ego, 9 Anxiety, and 9 Agency!"

Having done squillions of psychometric tests at work (usually dishonestly...), the Pooh Test seems better than most....

Anonymous said...

(Frances) Tigger, tho' I would have thought I'd be Pooh. I was reading the poohsticks story to a grandson at the weekend, and I laughed so much that he wanted me to read another so that he could watch me laughing. So since it was Tigger who pushed Eyore into the stream, maybe it's right...

Len Tyler said...

Surely I must have something more urgent to do than this?

Nevertheless:

"You scored 18 Ego, 14 Anxiety, and 16 Agency! Rabbit."

David Isaak said...

I assumed I'd be a Heffalump, but it turns out I'm a Tigger.

Though at the moment I feel more Eeyore.

Our score so far: Three Rabbits, Three Tiggers...

What's with the Owl, Tim?

Tim Stretton said...

Yeah, always different...

Owl essentially is introspective, detached and intelligent (but not quite as intelligent as he thinks he is). That's me alright...

Interesting to see no Eeyores at all--or Poohs for that matter.

Matt Curran said...

I could have been an Eeyore but the test crashed on me half-way through.

Pooh...

Frances said...

No longer anonymous - I've finally discovered what I was doing wrong! So I could never have been Rabbit (who is computer literate)or Owl (ditto). Can one be a Roo? Or a friend-and-relation of Rabbit?

Frances said...

No longer anonymous - I've finally discovered what I as doing wrong! So I could never have been Rabbit (who is computer literate)or Owl (ditto). Can one be a Roo? Or a friend-and-relation of Rabbit?

Frances said...

Perhaps I am Tigger (accidentally) published the same comment twice. Time to get back to the novel, I feel...

Neil said...

I am also an Owl, although not convinced. Probably only Owl by default, because there was no pigeon--or indeed rat--in Pooh.

Neil said...

We may both be Owls, but my score is very different to Tim's:

16 Ego, 13 Anxiety, and 13 Agency.

Maybe there should be a test based on a book with a few more characters.