The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale caught my eye. Earlier this week, you see, I was informed that--along with numerous other flaws in my personality--I am perceived by my coworkers to be unapproachable, and that I "talk down" to them. Reflection on that subject has brought me to the conclusion that...they're wrong. Well, mostly. I do try to maintain an air of unapproachability, but only in the sense that I'm at work to get work done and not to sit around talking about Cr0ssf!t and Sh@ke0logy. Does that mean I have an excess of self esteem, and ought to be brought down a few pegs? I took the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale, to find out. (Read more about self esteem research here.)
The Vocabulary IQ Test was fascinating--some of you probably bailed on this post midstream just to get to it, and I can't blame you at all. (Read some commentary on the study of intelligence testing with relation to vocabulary here, and particularly here.)
How did you do? Or, more globally--how are you answering "who the Hell are you?"
[the title quotation is by Antonio Porchia, from Voces, trans. from the Spanish by W.S. Merwin]