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Are You Romantic Or Rationalist? A Perspective Quiz

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In the late eighteenth century, Romanticism (a movement which valued creative expression, individualism, idealism, and the depth of human feelings) emerged as a reaction against Rationalism (the Enlightenment-sparked movement emphasizing reason, logic, classical beauty, and scientific advancement). Take this quiz to determine the philosophy with which you most agree.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      To better myself, I should express and celebrate my emotions. Reason can be misleading.

    • B. 

      To better myself, I should pursue reason through careful thought and logic. Emotions can be misleading.

  • 2. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      I can reach my potential through imagination and creativity.

    • B. 

      I can reach my potential through discovering absolute truth.

  • 3. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      I know what I know because I sense or feel that it is true.

    • B. 

      I know what I know because I have deduced or reasoned that it is true.

  • 4. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      We can make our lives better through spontaneity and creativity.

    • B. 

      I can reach my potential through discovering absolute truth.

  • 5. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      Words express our innermost being.

    • B. 

      Words describe or depict reality.

  • 6. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      Communication should be ambiguous and mysterious.

    • B. 

      Communication should be clear and precise.

  • 7. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      I feel, perceive, and create; therefore I am.

    • B. 

      I think, philosophize, and reason; therefore I am.

  • 8. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      As an artist, I am a prophetic voice, a visionary and seer of what our world could become.

    • B. 

      As an artist, I am a voice of reason, a communicator of science and wisdom.

  • 9. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      To create a better future, we should experiment, creating and following original and innovative ideas.

    • B. 

      B. To create a better future, we should look to our past traditions and conventions, seeking their truer and purer expression in society.

  • 10. 
    Click on the statement with which you most agree.
    • A. 

      Art should be sublime, transcending our world and connecting to the infinite.

    • B. 

      Art should be beautiful, reflecting the best parts of our world.