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Dichotomies test

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Post by Lakigigar » December 5th, 2018, 1:46 pm

The test: http://dichotomytests.com/test.html?id=0

My result:

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Strongest score is for nihilism
Second strongest score for altruism
Third strongest for idealism!
I'm also a spiritualist, a romanticist, a skepticist and an asceticist

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Post by mightysparks » December 5th, 2018, 2:31 pm

Apparently I hit neutral too often...

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Post by sol » December 5th, 2018, 3:01 pm

mightysparks wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Apparently I hit neutral too often...
I got 12 questions in and realised that I had hit neutral for half of them, so I exited out of the survey. :/ Guess I'm too indecisive in life.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » December 5th, 2018, 3:05 pm

i hit neutral a lot too, i think its good to admit if you dont know some stuff or are neutral about it
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Post by RBG » December 5th, 2018, 4:30 pm

how did you make the results show up here :satstunned:

Materialism 41.0%
vs
Spiritualism 59.0%

Egoism 36.4%
vs
Altruism 63.6%

Idealism 60.9%
vs
Pragmatism 39.1%

Hedonism 46.4%
vs
Asceticism 53.6%

Nihilism 50.0%
vs
Moralism 50.0%

Rationalism 46.6%
vs
Romanticism 53.4%

Skepticism 58.3%
vs
Absolutism 41.7%

Dichotomy Tests - 2018

lakigagar i think you care far too much about things to be a true nihilist.

i strive to be pragmatic but it's obviously not working :/
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » December 5th, 2018, 4:54 pm

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Post by sortile9io » December 5th, 2018, 5:47 pm

Interesting test. So this is me:
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I wouldn't say I'm more romantic than rationalist, otherwise it seems more or less accurate. So, who took the fancy new car and left a child starving behind? :whistling:

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Post by sortile9io » December 5th, 2018, 5:50 pm

RBG wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 4:30 pm
how did you make the results show up here :satstunned:
Screenshot results, crop and upload to http://funkyimg.com (or similar).

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Post by Lakigigar » December 5th, 2018, 6:02 pm

RBG wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 4:30 pm

lakigagar i think you care far too much about things to be a true nihilist.

i strive to be pragmatic but it's obviously not working :/
That i care about stuff is reflected in my high scores for idealism and altruism. But the reason why i got high scores for nihilism because i don't believe that there is a universal agreement of what morally is good or bad. I care about stuff, but that is partly because of my personal set of values and morality, what i believe is good or bad. But from someone else's perspective, that will obviously differ from my perspective. That's part of the reason why i had so high scores for nihilism (and possibly also because of my hard skepticism towards religion and my existential depression). I thought i would score higher for skepticism, but i'm very supportive of science, so that will partly explain my points for absolutism (and there weren't questions about skepticism towards the media or politics or whatever).

I also thought i would score even higher for romanticism and spiritualism (because i'm very non-materialist).

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Post by mightysparks » December 5th, 2018, 11:49 pm

sol wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 3:01 pm
mightysparks wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Apparently I hit neutral too often...
I got 12 questions in and realised that I had hit neutral for half of them, so I exited out of the survey. :/ Guess I'm too indecisive in life.
Some questions really needed more info, as I could’ve gone one way or the other depending on other circumstances. Guess that’s why I’m 50/50 :shrug:
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Post by nimimerkillinen » December 6th, 2018, 6:25 am

mightysparks wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 11:49 pm
sol wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 3:01 pm
mightysparks wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Apparently I hit neutral too often...
I got 12 questions in and realised that I had hit neutral for half of them, so I exited out of the survey. :/ Guess I'm too indecisive in life.
Some questions really needed more info, as I could’ve gone one way or the other depending on other circumstances. Guess that’s why I’m 50/50 :shrug:
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » December 6th, 2018, 7:26 am

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Lakigigar wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 6:02 pm
RBG wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 4:30 pm

lakigagar i think you care far too much about things to be a true nihilist.

i strive to be pragmatic but it's obviously not working :/
That i care about stuff is reflected in my high scores for idealism and altruism. But the reason why i got high scores for nihilism because i don't believe that there is a universal agreement of what morally is good or bad. I care about stuff, but that is partly because of my personal set of values and morality, what i believe is good or bad. But from someone else's perspective, that will obviously differ from my perspective. That's part of the reason why i had so high scores for nihilism (and possibly also because of my hard skepticism towards religion and my existential depression). I thought i would score higher for skepticism, but i'm very supportive of science, so that will partly explain my points for absolutism (and there weren't questions about skepticism towards the media or politics or whatever).

I also thought i would score even higher for romanticism and spiritualism (because i'm very non-materialist).
Yeah nihilism doesn't mean nothing matters, it's a denial of objective morality. You can be a nihilist and still care a lot. Similarly, materialism, even though the person designing this put a little coin icon to define it, means something different in a philosophical context than its common use. It's not about wanting earthly possessions but about believing that earthly reality is the primary reality. Like all such tests it has issues with making questions that require nuance and then making it impossible to apply that nuance, and it also seems to at times confuse ideological beliefs with preference for action.

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Post by RBG » December 6th, 2018, 8:36 am

ok that explains why nihilists aren't total hedonists :lol: for questions about god and afterlife i simply marked 'i don't know'
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Post by peeptoad » December 6th, 2018, 1:45 pm

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Post by peeptoad » December 6th, 2018, 1:45 pm

mightysparks wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 11:49 pm
sol wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 3:01 pm
mightysparks wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Apparently I hit neutral too often...
I got 12 questions in and realised that I had hit neutral for half of them, so I exited out of the survey. :/ Guess I'm too indecisive in life.
Some questions really needed more info, as I could’ve gone one way or the other depending on other circumstances. Guess that’s why I’m 50/50 :shrug:
for some I agree, such as:

It is foolish to believe a claim if there is no evidence to back it up. (depends on the claim and the context or environment under which the belief is held)
It is foolish to let emotions influence your decisions. (again, it all depends... what decision, what emotion etc.)

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Post by sol » December 6th, 2018, 1:49 pm

Okay. Decided to have another crack at this.

Close to 50/50 in 5 of the 7 categories - which makes sense given how many Neutral answers I selected as well as how indecisive I generally am in life.

Still, some surprising results. I would never think to describe myself as a romantic and I would, without hesitation, call myself a skeptic. This deviation probably stems from the way I answered certain hypothetical questions.

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Post by sol » December 6th, 2018, 1:51 pm

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Post by peeptoad » December 6th, 2018, 1:56 pm

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Post by tobias » December 9th, 2018, 4:17 am

http://dichotomytests.com/results.html? ... -62.5&s=-5

Maybe I gave too weak answers for some of the morality questions. I do not believe in absolute morality. I thought the question: "It is not wise to let yourself guide by strong passions" was confusing. On one hand I agree, that's kind of a definition of wisdom but you only aquire wisdom by letting yourself guide by strong passions and by seeing what comes of it, so I had to click neutral.

Otherwise this seems relatively spot on, only that romanticism maybe should be even higher and also pragmatism. Don't know about Materialism, in the light of the questions it seems very high to me.

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Post by Cippenham » December 19th, 2018, 1:24 pm

I got high scores for moralism and absolutism, everything else near 50/50. http://dichotomytests.com/results.html? ... 12.5&s=-45

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Post by Cippenham » December 19th, 2018, 1:26 pm

tobias wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 4:17 am
http://dichotomytests.com/results.html? ... -62.5&s=-5

Maybe I gave too weak answers for some of the morality questions. I do not believe in absolute morality. I thought the question: "It is not wise to let yourself guide by strong passions" was confusing. On one hand I agree, that's kind of a definition of wisdom but you only aquire wisdom by letting yourself guide by strong passions and by seeing what comes of it, so I had to click neutral.

Otherwise this seems relatively spot on, only that romanticism maybe should be even higher and also pragmatism. Don't know about Materialism, in the light of the questions it seems very high to me.
I do believe in absolute morality

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Post by tourdesb » December 19th, 2018, 11:49 pm

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Post by Cippenham » December 20th, 2018, 9:15 am

Tour you are a saint. Lol😃

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Post by sortile9io » December 20th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Yeah, good to see that at least two of our moderators are predominantly altruistic.

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Post by Armoreska » June 6th, 2020, 3:13 pm

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I only easily voted neutral on the relationship and educating the heart, and primary goal of humanity, and true reality
Mostly with conviction elsewhere

The ends usually justify the means.
-I usually seem to vote neutral on the deontology vs consequentialism question. But since they used USUALLY, I clicked disagree.
But in reality, I would probably flipflop on this based on the situation.

I would rather live a life of personal pleasure than settle down and have children.
-I doubt they're taking my moral antinatalism into account, so agreeing to this might skew the results a bit.
I think adoption is a good idea, but not in my personal circumstances. Let's weak-agree.

Life is suffering and fundamentally meaningless.
-Yes.

When making a decision the underlying reasoning is always more important than the consequences.
-I agree without ALWAYS, but disagree with it. Weird.

No actions are inherently moral or immoral.
-I had to agree, but there may be objective good that I don't know of (not exact actions tho). Like do unto others.


There is an underlying morality in everything that we do.
-Am I supposed to speak for some group here? Pretty sure there be nihilists. But I can't disagree either. Neutral it is then.

Without music, life would be a mistake.
-What in the world? Anyway I think life as it is is probably a mistake anyway. Music can only make it more bearable. I have to disagree tho.

Our society defines us.
-Well I hope not. Depends on what society. Certainly some society, but now my immediate physical society.
I'll weak-disagree. Hope it won't make me less socialist.

Spirit and matter are two separate entities.
-Which is the materialist option? IDK.

I will usually put my family, my community or my people above my own personal goals.
-My community, I will have to, sometimes. Which is almost everytime. Yeah, let's go altruistic, but not all out.

Revolution is sometimes a benefit to society.
-I swear this is another Left Values poll.

Societal progression should be carried out slowly and in small, incremental steps.
-Disagreeing here but with which part? I'd be fine with a revolution. Baby steps are for babies. Other may disagree and be against progress.

Nothing can be proven to be true.
-Whoa that's profound. The matrix. Soft-agree.

Authority must always be ridiculed.
-What a strange statement. Legitimate authority no, illegitimate - yes.

I'm neither materialist nor spiritualist. Good. Is this a true dichotomy anyway?
Good score on altruism. Let's not go overboard though. I'm selfish enough.
Slightly idealist, good.
Good score on ascetism and skepticism.
Nihilism here means subjective morality.
Both art and logic are important, of course.
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Post by Armoreska » June 6th, 2020, 4:24 pm

The other, tougher test
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I'm probably less than 15% towards right wing. How disappointing. I should have answered with more conviction.
I'm about 0% Transcendental in reality, so it's weird to get 42%.
Progressive 60% is because it's on natural progress of societies. Otherwise I'm about 90% progressive.
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