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Jul. 9th, 2010

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Web of life

Imagine you are a spider and have a web.

How many and what kinds of insects have you caught?

Suddenly one insect escapes and says something to you, what does it say?



After you've thought about the answers, go on to the...

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Aug. 18th, 2008

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Astrology #1

(Aries)

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(Gemini)

(Cancer)

(Leo)

(Scorpio)

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(Capricorn)

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Aug. 10th, 2008

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Planting the seeds

The human spirit loves a challenge, this desire to overcome may be the secret to our success as a species. Every human science was born through hard study and failed experiments; and every human personality is the product of an innate drive to create something unique from one’s raw individual experience. The need to be challenged is so strong in us that we sometimes make things more difficult than they need to be, just so we can rise to the occasion and overcome the obstacles we have ourselves created.

Imagine you are an eminent scientist who has been working to develop a new species of plant. You have spent years in your laboratory experimenting, and now your efforts have begun to show results. As the ultimate test of the hardiness of your creation, you plant 100 seeds of the new strain in an inhospitable desert location.

How many of those 100 seeds sprout? Give a number 0 to 100.

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Jun. 10th, 2008

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Skydiving

1. You have decided to try skydiving and are getting ready to make your first jump. You watch other skydivers free-falling through the air as you stand on the ground waiting your turn. What is going through your mind?

2. Your turn arrives and you ready yourself as the plane climbs to 10,000 feet. Without looking back, you stand at the open doorway and step out into space. What do you scream on your way down?

3. You've landed safely and are hauling in your chute when you see an instructor approaching and calling out to you. What is the instructor saying?

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May. 3rd, 2008

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In the Bag

You find a closed black briefcase on the street. There's nobody else around, and when you open it to find out the owner's name, a bundle of cash spills out -- and no ID. The money is almost certain to become yours.

What is your reaction?

1. "Hey, this must be my lucky day!"
29(16.0%)
2. "Oh no, what am I going to do now?"
101(55.8%)
3. "I'd better take a night to think this over."
39(21.5%)
4. "God must have wanted me to have this."
12(6.6%)


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Three Women

Imagine three women, each of whom is fond of the colour red and uses it to accentuate her appearance. The first of these women has her nails painted red, the second wears red lipstick, and the third has her hair colored this same shade.

Now imagine their personalities and describe in detail.


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Apr. 29th, 2008

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Kokology quiz: A day at the Beach

Perhaps it’s because we instinctively trace the roots of life back to the oceans, perhaps it’s something hardwired deep within our brains; whatever the reason may be, the sea holds a special power over us. The tang of the salt air, the fine spray of the surf, the soft crashing of the waves-the net effect is to stimulate and soothe. Sometimes a stroll along a sandy beach can transport you much further from your everyday reality than the actual distance you walk.
That may be why the sea holds a special place in lovers’ hearts. It provides them with the chance to journey together, if only for a brief time, into another world.

Poll #1179814 A day at the Beach

1. You are walking along a quiet beach. As you wander the dunes, you spot a surfboard washed up on the sand. Describe the surf-board and the impression it makes on you.

2. You climb onto the board and paddle out to try your luck on the waves. How are the conditions for surfing today?

3. You have managed to get to your feet and are experiencing the thrill of actually riding the wave, when suddenly you wipe out and tumble headfirst into the water. What do you think, feel, or try to scream as you struggle to find your way back to the surface.

4. You finally emerge from the water unscathed, and looking back toward the beach, you see that a person you know has been watching you. Who is that person?



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Apr. 26th, 2008

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Your Fortune at Birth ~ Chinese Astrology




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So what is your fortune at birth?

Apr. 25th, 2008

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A New Day

Poll #1176776 A New Day

When you go out the door and onto the new day, how do you walk out usually:

1. Quickly without looking back.
21(63.6%)
2. Stride moderately, but forget a few things and go back.
11(33.3%)
3. Forget things several times, and end up coming back each time.
1(3.0%)
4. Stay home and decide not to go out for the day.
0(0.0%)


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Apr. 24th, 2008

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In the Pages of a Magazine

Poll #1176211 In the Pages of a Magazine

You've just bought a copy of a popular weekly magazine and taken it home to read. How do you go through the features inside?

1. Read the whole magazine in order from first page to last.
30(25.6%)
2. Jump straight to the articles that you know will interest you and read only them.
16(13.7%)
3. Flip randomly through the pages and read anything that seems worthwhile.
62(53.0%)
4. As long as the format hasn't changed, you'd read the features in the same order you always do.
9(7.7%)


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Jan. 31st, 2008

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The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Gathering in the town square for the lighting of the Christmas tree gives people a chance to come together as a community and celebrate the end of another year. It's a time of nostalgia and a chance for new memories to be born. People are in the holiday spirit, strangers act like friends, and a sense of peace is all around.

The night is cold, and you have come with a group of friends and acquaintances to watch the lighting of the tree. In the group of people with you, one person is wearing a yellow coat and another person is in blue. Who are the people wearing the blue and yellow coats? (Give the names of people you know.)

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Abracadabra, Ala-Kazam!

Playing cards that dance through the air ... rabbits produced from a silk top hat ... a lovely assistant made to disappear in a puff of smoke. Stage magic is simple deception raised to the level of entertainment. As you watch the performance, you know you're being tricked, but no matter how hard you think about it or how closely you watch the hands, it seems you can never put your finger on the secret. But somehow the witty banter and the sleight of hand make it all fun, and you sit back and enjoy the display of baffling skill. Perhaps the most important part of the magician's act is not in the mastery of the actual techniques or the preparation of the props, but in the ability to make an audience willing to believe.

Wouldn't it be nice to have that same skill? Well, tonight is your big chance. Your audience is waiting, and the curtain is about to rise...

1. You are a stage magician, just setting off on another long tour. Tonight is opening night, and you are waiting in the wings of the stage for your act to be announced. How do you feel in the moments before your show begins?

2. Part of your act involves calling a member of the audience up on stage to help you with a trick. Whom do you call to assist you? Give the name of a person you know.

3. Despite all your years of training and experience, somehow the trick goes terribly wrong. What do you say to the person you called up to participate?

4. You're back in your dressing room after your act. How do you feel now that the show has ended?

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Jan. 1st, 2008

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Hung Out to Dry

It may seem a little old-fashioned now, but it wasn’t that long ago that hanging your clothes out on a line was the only way to get them dry. Now we’re blessed with automatic dryers and wash-and-wear shirts, but it used to be you had to keep an eye on the weather when you were doing your laundry or face spending a day walking around in damp jeans.

You are back in the era when everything was washed by hand and hung out to dry. The dirty clothes have started to pile up, and you really need to do the laundry today. But when you look at the sky, you see dark clouds threatening rain.

What goes through your mind?

1. “Oh no, you’ve got to be kidding! You mean I’ve got to wait till tomorrow? What am I going to wear?”
2(8.3%)
2. “Let’s wait for a little while and see if the weather clears up.”
12(50.0%)
3. “Well, I guess I won’t have to do laundry today after all.”
8(33.3%)
4. “I’m going to do this damn laundry whether it rains or not.”
2(8.3%)


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Nov. 28th, 2007

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A clear blue sky

Imagine a clear blue sky without a cloud in sight. Just thinking about it should give your spirits a little lift. Now turn your mind's eye down to survey the landscape.


Which of the following scenes feels most calming and relaxing to you?

1. A white snowy plain.
5(16.7%)
2. A blue seascape.
11(36.7%)
3. A green mountain.
9(30.0%)
4. A field of yellow flowers.
5(16.7%)


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Jul. 25th, 2007

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You're only Human

"I can't believe it! How could I do something so stupid!" We have all too many chances to say those words. Burned toast, coffee stains on paperwork, sleeping through the alarm, stubbed toes, missed exits - it's human nature to goof up once in awhile. Nobody's perfect, and each of us proves that every day. Keep that in mind the next time you're tempted to laugh at other people's careless mistakes. After all, you never know when it'll be your turn to wear mismatched socks to work.

Poll #1027660 You're only Human

You're walking down the street, thinking of other things when you stumble into a garbage can on the sidewalk and knock it over. What comes spilling out from under the lid?

1. Nothing comes out - the can was empty.
16(14.5%)
2. A pile of loose trash spills out onto the street.
56(50.9%)
3. Apple cores, chicken bones, and other raw garbage.
21(19.1%)
4. A well-tied black plastic garbage bag.
17(15.5%)




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Jul. 5th, 2007

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The Shirt You are Wearing

Poll #1015912 Kokology Quiz

How do you make your choices when shopping for clothes? Are you lured by certain colors or patterns? Do some brands have the power to make you reach for your credit card? Or are you an inveterate bargain hunter who can't resist the chance to save 40 percent, even if it's something you don't really want or need? Think of the clothes that are already in your closet. You may see patterns other than paisley, tartan, and flower print begin to emerge. Specifically, think of your favorite blouse or shirt. Now visualize the number of buttons on the front. How many buttons are there, and how do you keep them buttoned when you have the shirt on? (Choose the nearest answer from the choice below.)

1. It has more than five buttons down the front, and I button them all.
3(10.7%)
2. There are two or three buttons on the front, and I button them all.
0(0.0%)
3. There is a row of buttons on the shirt, and I leave one or two at the top unbuttoned.
8(28.6%)
4. There are no buttons on the shirt.
17(60.7%)



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Apr. 5th, 2007

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Sweet Memories



What is it about reminiscences of childhood that stir up the heart so deeply and make us long to turn back the clock? Is it that sense of returning to innocence or just the pleasure of feeling young again? Those were the days when every toy, doll, and game was a special kind of treasure. The collector’s mania for antiques and memorabilia has its roots in these childhood fascinations and the desire to relive the past, if only for a short while.

Our next encounter will take us back to that simpler time, to a little candy shop down the street. Perhaps you’ll find your younger self among the goods in stock.

1. Inside the candy store, you find rows and rows of the old familiar candies, chocolate bars, chewing gums, and sweets from your youth. Some are stacked in organized shelves, some are loose in baskets and jars. What candy do you pick first, and why did you choose it? (Give the full reason behind your choice.)

2. While you’re wandering the store making selections, you notice that outside a group of children look as though they’re getting ready to enter the store. How many children actually come in?

3. You make your purchase and go home with a bag of candy. But when you open the bag, you see that the shopkeeper has added some free extra candies as a special treat for you. How many extra did you get?

4. You’ve been thinking about giving the candy you bought as a gift to someone. To whom, if anyone, would you give it to?


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Mar. 27th, 2007

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A True Adventure


Have you ever had a true adventure, the kind you read about in novels or watch on the silver screen? An action-filled series of cliff-hanging scrapes and brushes with destiny, and of course a touch of romance to keep interesting levels high? Wouldn’t you like to?

1. You are a warrior in an ancient kingdom and have been chosen to accompany the most famous hero in the land on a mission to recover a stolen treasure. What does the hero say to you as you prepare to embark on your quest?

2. Before you set off, the king summons you and gives you a sword to see you through your adventure. What kind of sword is it? Describe it in detail.

3. Your travels take you over high mountains and through dense old forests, and you encounter many obstacles and crises along the way. Now you have finally arrived at the mouth of the cave where the stolen treasure lies waiting. How many enemies have you met thus far in the course of your adventure?

4. You enter the cavern and finally discover the treasure you have been seeking. At that moment, what expression crosses the face of the great hero you accompanied on this quest? Describe the expression in detail.

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Mar. 20th, 2007

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The Forgotten Wallet



It's a morning like any other: last minute preparations before you run out the door. Hair? Check. Clothes? Check. Everything's ready to go...
You get on your way at the usual time, but halfway to work you realize your wallet is not where you always keep it. A quick search confirms the worst: you left it at home. And there's no time to go back for it. You begin going through you pockets and bags to see how much spare cash you have to get you through the day.
How much money do you find?


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Feb. 25th, 2007

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House Hunting

You are house hunting in a new area that you are not familiar with because that's where your job took you.

You see a house, and on the outside it looks like your dream home. It is reasonably priced and the outside looks nice and the yard is pretty.

You enter the front door and it's the living room.

1.) How big is the room? Is it spacious? Is it small?
2.) What color are the walls?
3.) What is on the floor? Carpet? Wood?
4.) There is a mirror on the wall. What is it like? Big and ornate? Small and round? Modern and long? Antique with a crack?

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Feb. 20th, 2007

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Deep in the Mountains

The mountains and the sea—nature has a power that draws us to her. After all we are all nature’s children, born into her world and fed on her bounty. No matter what marvels technology may develop, getting back to nature lets us feel truly alive. Medical science may make advances, but the best medicine will always be nature’s own healing power.

Your next journey will take you back to that green world, and what better setting for you to rediscover your natural self?

1. You have set off to climb a mountain, in search of a fabulously rare stone. What is your impression of the mountain as you stand at its foot?

2. After a hard search, you still haven’t found the stone, and now the sun has fallen. What will you do next?

3. You have finally discovered the stone you were seeking. What kind of stone is it? Describe its size, weight, and value.

4. Now it is time to come down from the mountain and return home. What parting words do you have for the mountain, and what is its reply?

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Feb. 4th, 2007

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Caught in the Rain



You're walking outside when a hard rain suddenly begins to fall. Even if you run full speed, you're still about five minutes from your destination. Which of the following best describes your choice of action?

1. "I'd find an awning or tree to stand under and wait for the rain to stop."

2. "I don't know how long it's going to keep raining, so I'd run to where I'm going as fast as I could."

3. "I'd see if there was anybody around with an umbrella I could share or a store where I could buy one."

4. "I always have a folding umbrella in my bag when I go out, so I'd just use that."

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The Book of Life


There’s a book out there you have been searching for, but even you yourself don’t know what it is. No subject, title, or author. No Dewey decimal or ISBN. Just a sense of certainty that when you find it, things will fall into place, and one of your life’s great purposes will be fulfilled. Maybe you’ll find it in the library or see it listed in an e-mail from an online store. You might stumble across a worn copy in the bargain bin in a used-book seller’s basement. Or maybe you’ll never find it at all. The one thing is certain: That book is out there somewhere. You just know it.

You're idly browsing the stacks of a large bookstore – not looking for any one book in particular, just looking. You wander down one aisle and begin to search intently through a tall case of books. What is your impression of the books? When answering, describe your general impression of the books’ content rather than naming specific authors, genres, or subject matter.


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Feb. 3rd, 2007

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On your Birthday



It's your birthday today and when you check your mailbox you see you've gotten a card from someone you would have never suspected.
Who is the sender?
You have also received a number of gifts from family and friends.
Of that group, who sent you the biggest package?
(should be names of people in your life)


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Jan. 24th, 2007

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The Blue Bird



One day a blue bird suddenly flies through a window into your room and is trapped. Something about this lost bird attracts you, and you decide to keep it. But to your surprise, the next day the bird has changed colour from blue to yellow! This very special bird changes colour again overnight - on the morning of the third day it is bright red, and on the fourth it turns completely black.

What colour is the bird when you wake up on the fifth day?

1. The bird doesn't change colour; it stays black.

2. The bird turns back to its original blue.

3. The bird turns white.

4. The bird turns golden coloured.

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Jan. 18th, 2007

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The Ride of Your Life



Even for people with normally happy lives, there come times when the everyday seems just a little boring and, well, everyday. Although it’s certainly nice to be able to know that tomorrow will be a good day, too much predictability can leave you uninspired. But we know a way to escape that daily routine, if only for a short while. The answer lies in seeking out stimulation and the occasional thrill. This is the secret to being able to appreciate the vale of even our everyday lives.

How do we bring thrills into our lives? Watching movies, traveling, and playing sports and games of chance. Or maybe a trip to an amusement park, a world where thrills mingle with fantasies. Let’s take a trip back to that realm of childhood excitement and fun.

1. You enter the park gate, the roller coaster looms before you with a line of people waiting their turn. How long do you have to wait in line before getting to ride?

2. Your turn finally comes and now you’re racing and plunging around the course. What kinds of feelings does the speed bring out in you?

3. At the most exciting point in the course, the roller coaster dives into a pool of water and you’re drenched by the spray. What do you shout or scream at this instant?

4. Next you decide to try the merry-go-round. But during your ride, for some reason the horse you’re riding breaks down and stops moving. What do you say to the horse?

5. Your ride on the roller coaster was exciting, but it wasn’t all that it could have been. If you were going to design the perfect roller coaster, what would the course look like?

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Jan. 17th, 2007

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The Great Mystery




Nobody really likes to dwell on the subject, but take just a moment now to think about what happens to us after we die. Does the soul move on to another world, or is death the absolute and final extinction of the self? Do you believe in heaven and hell or that the soul is reborn in a new body on earth? People have been wondering about these same questions for thousands of years, but in the end we have to admit that we just don’t know. In this life, death remains the greatest mystery of all.

In this scenario imagine that the soul survives after death. What form do you imagine it takes once it is freed from the body?

1. The soul is the same size and shape as its body was in life.

2. The soul retains its human form but expands in size.

3. The soul is tiny and human shaped, like a fairy.

4. The soul is like a ball of flame or a cloud without definite form.

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Jan. 13th, 2007

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Whale Watching



You are standing on the deck of a small whale-watching boat. The great blue ocean surrounds you on all sides as far as the eye can see. The salt spray mists your face as you lean over the rail to try to catch sight of these mysterious creatures of the deep. And then there they are- a family of whales has surfaced just a short distance away!

Which of the following best describes the family?

1. A small baby whale swimming behind its gigantic mother.

2. A baby whale snuggling close to its mothers belly.

3. A father and mother whale swimming with their baby

4. A baby whale blowing a water spout as it swims off alone

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Jan. 11th, 2007

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Out Of Topic

Someone asked if he could repost a quiz in his own journal for his lj-friends to answer. Sure! Go ahead. After all, that's what kokology is all about. Knowing yourself better and getting to know your friends, too. And having a lot of fun along the way! :)

Just make sure you mention the community, e.g. "seen in quest_or_game" or something like that. That might bring a few more people here. The more the merrier :)

Have fun!

Jan. 10th, 2007

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Pictures at an Exhibition



You are standing in front of a painting at an art museum, hands clasped behind your back as you try to take it in, when a total stranger comes up alongside you and says something to you.

Which of the following does the stranger say?

1. "Isn't that a beautiful picture?"
2. "What do you think of this painting?"
3. "Excuse me, do you have the time?"
4. "You know, I happen to be a painter myself"

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Previously posted quizzes:
A Desert Journey
A Night at the Symphony

Jan. 8th, 2007

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A Desert Journey



Waiting can be a special form of torture, worse than any momentary pain. The combination of frustration and boredom can send even the bravest heart into a state of panic. Our first journey will bring us face to face with the infinite.
Take a moment to prepare yourself, and eternal desert...

1. You are riding a camel across the vast and empty expanse of a seemingly endless dessert. You have ridden until you are near exhaustion. What words would you say to the camel that has carried you all the way?

2. Just at the point you thought you’d die of thirst, a beautiful oasis appears. But someone has arrived before you. Who is this other traveller? (Use the name of a person you know.)

3. Time passes slowly in the desert, and it feels like an eternity before the lights of a town appear on the horizon. You have finally reached your destination. What are your feelings as you come to your journey’s end?

4. The time has come to part with the camel you have ridden for so long. Just as you dismount, a new rider climbs into the saddle to take your place. Who is the new rider? (Name another person in your life.)

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Jan. 4th, 2007

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Welcome to the Game of Self Discovery



A few rules:

  • Say the first thing that pops into your head. It works best when you don't hesitate or agonize over your choice of words. There are no right or wrong answers.


  • Don't try to predict the answers. It's natural to want to try to outsmart quizzes or guess what their hidden meanings may be. But what do you learn from that?


  • Be honest with yourself. It's just a game that might teach you something about yourself if you let it. Don't be afraid to accept the truth when a minor fault or shortcoming of yours is exposed.


  • Keep an open mind. As in life, it's important to keep things in perspective. There are no correct answers and more than one way of reading any situation.




  • And comment! It's fun and interesting to discuss what you got, what you think about the results, how accurate they might be... :)

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  • Dec. 31st, 2006

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    A Night at the Symphony



    There's something magical about a night at the symphony - a sense of expectation and pure pleasure. Imagine being able to take a place on that stage among the other musicians, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform at your very best.
    If you could join the orchestra, what instrument do you see yourself playing?

    1. Violin
    2. String bass
    3. Trumpet
    4. Flute

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