Brief Reprise: If Wishes Were Fishes . .

. . my head would be an aquarium.

And this quiz'd quite likely be somewhat accurate.


I'm a Mandarin!

You're an intellectual, and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try.

Talent: 44%
Lifer: 38%
Mandarin: 49%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.

658184 people have taken the Are You a Talent, a Lifer, or a Mandarin? (Version 2.0) personality test

Here are the results so far:

Talents: 331993 (50%)
Lifers: 219760 (33%)
Mandarins: 106431 (16%)

Hhmmm... Well, aspirations tend to be revealed more than realities via such quizzes. Of the 3 choices I suppose this one still fits the former more than the latter, pour moi.

Tip o' m' cap to teh li'l red corvette herself, Sumo, for the incidental linkage.


  1. Turns out I'm a "talent," which, judging by the number of us, must be kind of like "peasant," or "nobody." I'm down with that.

  2. I was a Mandarin at 54%, with Lifer at 44%. A lot of that is because I have a day job that I tolerate, not love, because it's hard to make a living just writing.

  3. Not to put too whiny a point upon it, but I always wished I was a Talent. As is I've gotta practice and that is such a pain in the ass for some things. It's like the things I do well, I feel they're easy. Stuff that ain't easy, seems impossible to get started at.

    ...a day job that I tolerate, not love

    Yep. Uhuh... So, unless I practice, I'm gonna remain a no-talent Mandarin-wannabe for Life.

    Grrrreate... Well, at least I can't say I wasn't warned about it eventually.


  4. Got very similar results to yours:
    Talent: 49%
    Lifer: 38%
    Mandarin: 54%

    Intellectual? Moi?? Eh???

    Well, I do not have a job now, and I did not hear of any of these movies (nor do I know what them tests are either... it all has different terminology in my country!).

  5. You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

    Your scores:

    Talent: 56%
    Lifer: 46%
    Mandarin: 38%

    Well. Pretty close. I am a risk-taker, although I hate admitting it. If I'm a talent, I'm still trying to figure out what my talent is, and suspecting that there's probably not much market for it.


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