Does Your Reading Style Match Your Reputation?

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Does Your Reading Style Match Your Reputation?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why do you read fiction?
    • A. 

      For excitement! It's the safest way to go on a dangerous adventure without taking any of the risks

    • B. 

      To relish the beauty of verbal expression

    • C. 

      To enjoy the truly original use of words that does not violate the classical cannons

    • D. 

      To discover innovative, artistic imagery

    • E. 

      To know if I can outsmart the hero and figure out the plot

    • F. 

      I can't help it. I guess I like it that much.

    • G. 

      To learn unusual things about the world and the people in it

  • 2. 
    What type of films do you enjoy the most?
    • A. 

      Festival films

    • B. 

      Films that have the highest critical ratings

    • C. 

      New films. I enjoy guessing and naming the next classic before the critics do.

    • D. 

      Gimme some action, baby! If my pulse is not up to 120 beats per minute by the middle of the first act, I want my money back.

    • E. 

      I just love movies! On the weekends I can watch 4 or 5, especially if the weather is bad. Do TV shows count?

    • F. 

      Plausible, logical mysteries

    • G. 

      3D films about nature and animals

  • 3. 
    Where do you usually eat?
    • A. 

      New ethnic restaurants

    • B. 

      New places. I like guessing the ingredients and cooking methods.

    • C. 

      What do you mean? Wherever I want!

    • D. 

      I love trying exotic foods. Ever had pickled alligator tongue in a spicy Cajun sauce?

    • E. 

      I shop for food in eco-friendly organic food markets

    • F. 

      Who wants to waste time on eating? Some popcorn will do it for me (especially if you throw in some ice dream for dessert)

    • G. 

      Tried and tested places that I know will not disappoint

  • 4. 
    What kind of guy/girl would you like to be with? (Do not mark the person you are with, but the one you would like to be with).  Your current partner does not have to know :)
    • A. 

      Those who are into personal growth and development

    • B. 

      One who loves "doing it!" Is it wrong to say that?

    • C. 

      A person who will keep me guessing

    • D. 

      Know shorter than 5' 9" (175 cm), athletic, with dark hair and green eyes. A college graduate. Other factors are important, too, of course.

    • E. 

      A creative, bohemian personality

    • F. 

      A sophisticated, refined educated person

    • G. 

      As keen on adventure as I am (inside and outside the bedroom :)

  • 5. 
    What is your fantasy holiday?
    • A. 

      A photo/safari where you get to track down wild animals and discover their lairs

    • B. 

      Long. Very long.

    • C. 

      Paris, London, Tokyo. Barcelona, Moscow, Rome. Istanbul, New York, Mumbai. Need I go on?

    • D. 

      Fresh but warm with a steady, not gusty breeze, and frequent rains, but only at nights

    • E. 

      Parachuting, surfing, hang-gliding, cave-digging, mountain climbing (without a safety line--WOW!)

    • F. 

      A Greek island cruise with a series of lectures on ancient Greek history, literature and philosophy by an Oxford professor

    • G. 

      I'm into "going native"--living like the locals, learning their language, ways and traditions

  • 6. 
    What kind of learner are you?
    • A. 

      Depends on the type of material, conditions, and my mental state

    • B. 

      Learning is a conscious process that forces my mind forward and out-of-the-box

    • C. 

      Negligent. But when I need to catch up I can easily pull an all-nighter or two, or even three. Just shoot me full of Red Bull.

    • D. 

      Learning as an independent discovery

    • E. 

      Slow, maybe, but thorough

    • F. 

      All learning is partly a game. The bigger the game part, the better for me!

    • G. 

      A day spent without a new fact learned is a day wasted

  • 7. 
    What do you do when you are rushed?
    • A. 

      Need to keep up with the times, baby! Wrap it up and go on.

    • B. 

      I tend to get stressed and annoyed

    • C. 

      I analyze who is doing this and try to find their hidden agenda

    • D. 

      I grab as much as I can in the time given

    • E. 

      I try to figure out why I didn't have enough time

    • F. 

      If someone wants to rush me, they need to catch up with me first!

    • G. 

      Everything it its good time. Rushed or not.

  • 8. 
    What kind of villain do you love to hate?
    • A. 

      I like intelligent villains who can rival intelligent heroes. Look at Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes. Unmatched!

    • B. 

      A little illegal gambling or bootlegging, maybe a little union corruption, and, yes, the irresistible fedora makes a great villain

    • C. 

      A villain needs to be unpredictable and dangerous. Really dangerous. Like Norman Bates in Psycho.

    • D. 

      Humbert Humbert. Eternally and quintessentially Nabokov. Pure art!

    • E. 

      I have always admired the Dickensonian depiction of Bill Sykes. Loathsome beyond words.

    • F. 

      I am afraid to even think her name in the broad daylight: Annie Wilkes, from Misery.

    • G. 

      I've always been partial to Dr. Hannibal Lector. Can you blame me?

  • 9. 
    If you could take any three items on an uninhabited island, what would be your choice?
    • A. 

      Forget packing! When do I leave?

    • B. 

      Aftersun body lotion, a lobster cracker, and a bottle of white wine to complement the shellfish

    • C. 

      IPhone, iPad, sunglasses

    • D. 

      Vitamin B, D, E complex, antibacterial ointment and a cooler to keep my supply of probiotic yogurts

    • E. 

      A six-pack, no, a case of light beer, a ton of salt to preserve game, plenty of trinkets to trade with the locals, and my collection of DVDs.

    • F. 

      Night vision googles, camouflaged fatigues, and a fingerprint kit

    • G. 

      A camera, binoculars, and a map of the area

  • 10. 
    What is your attitude toward fashion?
    • A. 

      A sense of fashion is a demonstration of superb taste

    • B. 

      Fashion is so much fun! There are so many textures and shape and colors. You can even do a Lady Gaga!

    • C. 

      Fashion was invented to be challenged

    • D. 

      Firm. Anything goes as long as it is Italian, in cashmere or silk.

    • E. 

      Fashion can serve many different purposes

    • F. 

      One day I will have a closet to rival Carrie Bradshaw's

    • G. 

      Fashion is a way for me to emphasize my personality

  • 11. 
    What is your dream automobile?
    • A. 

      A plain Buick, discreet and inconspicuous

    • B. 

      A Caddy!

    • C. 

      An elegant Austin Healey could be perfectly outfitted for me

    • D. 

      A tricked-out Austin Mini. Yeah, baby!

    • E. 

      OMG!!! A Porsche Targa. In fire engine red! Let's go!

    • F. 

      A Mercedes. With a chauffer, of course.

    • G. 

      A Volvo is good for even the most outrageous traffic

  • 12. 
    How do you behave at parties?
    • A. 

      The more, the merrier! And I want to talk to everybody

    • B. 

      It's a great opportunity for noticing and overhearing things (purely by accident, of course)

    • C. 

      I usually try to talk to new, interesting people

    • D. 

      I single out truly stylish individuals and see if there are people I don't yet know

    • E. 

      There is a group of acquaintances that I like and I tend to hang around with them

    • F. 

      The party is there for me to enjoy and I'm going to pull out all the stops, baby!

    • G. 

      I try to socialize with older, quieter colleagues

  • 13. 
    What do you do when you are upset?
    • A. 

      I analyze the situation and try to extract lessons from it

    • B. 

      I cry and shout and may even throw a few chairs around - this way you get it all out quicker

    • C. 

      I retire into a special place I enjoy and contemplate the situation

    • D. 

      I tend to become rather critical of the world and the people in it

    • E. 

      I clean the house and organize things

    • F. 

      I go back in time and piece together the events that led to the situation

    • G. 

      I make myself even more upset so that it will pass sooner

  • 14. 
    What is your attitude towards work?
    • A. 

      Work is a big part of our lives - you better enjoy what you do!

    • B. 

      If the rights and responsibilities could be renegotiated, I would be more satisfied

    • C. 

      Work can be fun, too! Even a the worst times, there are friends, and lunches and drinks.

    • D. 

      I prefer to experiment with creative, unusual occupations

    • E. 

      Sometimes I "live" at work day and night, and sometimes I can't scrape enough enthusiasm to even go there

    • F. 

      Work gives fantastic opportunities for professional growth

    • G. 

      You better understand company politics and who really is in charge

  • 15. 
    If you wanted a new pet, what kind would it be?
    • A. 

      I could see having a monkey. They're fascinating creatures.

    • B. 

      Definitely a well-trained Doberman Pinscher

    • C. 

      I would like to have a huge, fat, fluffy Persian cat

    • D. 

      I'm not sure I would want to have a pet. Certainly not in my apartment!

    • E. 

      A beautiful French poodle

    • F. 

      Chihuahuas are so hopelessly passé! Perhaps a Terrier.

    • G. 

      Could I adopt a dolphin? They're so smart and so much fun!

  • 16. 
    What do you dislike in the contemporary world?
    • A. 

      The deficit of emotional warmth

    • B. 

      Pseudo-intellectualism

    • C. 

      The computerization of youth

    • D. 

      Boredom

    • E. 

      "McDonaldsization"

    • F. 

      Lack of attention to the development of taste

    • G. 

      The lack of awareness that most people show

  • 17. 
    What musical instrument sounds do you find the most pleasing?
    • A. 

      A harp

    • B. 

      A jazz band with a contemporary edge

    • C. 

      A piano always sounds different

    • D. 

      A string quarter

    • E. 

      A really loud drum kit! Wow, wouldn't I like to have that at home!

    • F. 

      A full-blown symphony orchestra

    • G. 

      I like to guess the sounds produced by unusual instruments, like the dungchen, the long Tibetan horn

  • 18. 
    How do you celebrate your birthday?
    • A. 

      I retire into a library and have a "me" day with my true friends - books!

    • B. 

      Music, light, booze, strippers...I better not go on

    • C. 

      I invite all my friends on a treasure hunt. And no favorites, even on that day.

    • D. 

      If I could only find an adequate party organizer, but alas!

    • E. 

      Every year I meet with my friends in a new, trendy theme bar

    • F. 

      Fireworks, strobe lights, acrobats...I'd even have a live bear at my party, if I could swing it

    • G. 

      I invite close friends to an elegant cocktail party

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