“Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve” ~ Eric Fromm

This is one of the strangest tests I have ever taken. It appeared on my tumblr dashboard. I won’t give you any clues. Click on the link below  if you want to take the test.

The Pierly/Redford Dissociative Affect Diagnostic

My diagnosis (?):

Your power comes from an ability to sense how things might be and to proclaim this possibility with a great force and willingness to act. You have a tendency to be romantic, and can be an idealist. This sense of how the world can be is often expressed with self-deprecatory humor. Because of your need to address the immediacy of the moment, you may not think things through to their logical end, relying instead on a feeling for how a situation SHOULD end.  You need to be liked and appreciated by others, although your attention often wanders. Sometimes you neglect old friends in favor of a new or exciting acquaintance. You have a real difficulty being alone.  Often you will seem to know how to handle a situation without exactly knowing HOW you know this. Your thoughts are often shallow. While in the excitement of the moment you can obsess about a task at hand. If it should become rote and unexciting, however, it can be dropped just as quickly.

6 thoughts on ““Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve” ~ Eric Fromm

    1. I knew that it was going to be a weird test when it asked me which shape was agrier. That really threw me. Then as the test progressed, I started playing with my answers because I thought that it was funny to anthropomorphize shapes. As a result, some of the diagnosis is spot on, and some of it is completely off base.

      1. Funny. My diagnosis was EXACTLY the same as yours… And what was the thing on the bottom about continuing the test at a time of their choosing???

      2. That’s to suck you into paying for a full battery of diagnostic testing so that they can give you general, vague ideas about your personality, but this time they get to charge you for it. Too funny.

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