toastyglow:

toastyglow:

are you: right-handed, left-handed, or ambidextrous

and: which finger do you use to hit the spacebar when you type?  left thumb?  right thumb?  both at once?  alternating?  some other godforsaken finger?

e595d009478da4d4aa767aa6a547cb0acbe3d7ea

among other possible reasons, when you’re taught touch-typing (in my case by the timon and pumbaa lion king typing game), your fingers sit naturally on the home row and your thumbs are perfectly positioned over the spacebar hope this helps


Tags:

#right-handed #right thumb #(though I had to check the muscle memory empirically) #surveys #touchtyping #is the blue I see the same as the blue you see

quiet-doll:

recently saw ppl discuss whether they put their medicines in a kitchen cabinet or a bathroom cabinet and i was shocked by the fact that many ppl said kitchen cabinet. so now i need you to reblog this and say where you keep yours


Tags:

#stuff I take routinely is on the lower shelf of my coffee table for easy access from my laptop area #stuff I take occasionally-as-needed is in the cupboard in the hallway outside of the bathroom #the cabinet above the bathroom sink is for grooming supplies‚ not medicine #surveys #domesticity #is the blue I see the same as the blue you see #medical cw?

chainchomping:

what’s your ‘thing’ as a friend. i don’t mean like ‘oh im the mom friend’ i mean like what’s the Thing where if one of your friends was looking for a specific interaction they’d message you first. personally i can always be relied upon to get hyped about bugs, literature, and cursed internet images.


Tags:

#financial intricacies #archiving #”mask lore”‚ as one friend of mine put it

kkujo:

genuine question for those of you who are comfortable answering: how old were you when you started using the internet & do you regret using it that young


Tags:

#like six maybe? #I read a lot of Nethack guides #had an email address but only emailed family members #at nine I hung out on the official Chalkzone fan forum and enjoyed my time there #I don’t regret *my* childhood Internet usage but also I wasn’t wandering through the wilds of TikTok as a toddler #like OP describes being horrified by #I think probably by the standards implied in OP’s tags I started Using the Internet [lurking] at 13 and Using the Internet [posting] at 17 #everything before that was pretty small-pond and/or child-friendly stuff #(I mean I did run into some pornographic pop-up ads once as a kid) #(I just calmly closed them and moved on) #(admittedly my parents were surprised I took that so well) #…I think there *are* still‚ like‚ child-friendly games and stuff out there? #obviously I don’t seek them out anymore‚ so I don’t know about stuff *specifically* for children #but like I meet quite a few people on Flight Rising who are openly children (and probably more who are less open) #and that’s a pretty chill environment too? #we trade pixel dragon money and I politely warn them if they’re offering me a deal too strongly slanted in my favour #(I politely warn adults and unspecifieds too) #tag rambles #surveys

brightmouth:

My spouse and I just had one of those “wait your brain works HOW?” exchanges, and now I am BURNING TO KNOW HOW IT WORKS FOR OTHER PEOPLE:

Fellow speakers of this feral bastard language (English), rb and tell me in the tags: what is the delineation for you, if any, between evening and night?


Tags:

#”evening” runs from sunset to when you start thinking about maybe going to bed soon #”night” is when it’s dark out #they overlap‚ but are not the same #language #surveys

allthepresidentsmen1976:

hey guys do u swear in front of/at your parents?


Tags:

#occasionally but much less often than around friends #or maybe I swear more often in text? #or both #I don’t know I almost never communicate in voice with people whom it’s entirely and unambiguously okay to swear around #surveys #that excuse for communication called speech

Finally, A Personality Quiz Backed By Science

{{previous post in sequence}}


{{Title link: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/personality-quiz/?group=-MLnw84-zDddzbQsP6ta }}

brin-bellway:

rustingbridges:

voxette-vk:

TIL 538 has a personality test

Follow the link above to be in the “group” I made so that you can compare your score against the average. (Hopefully. It seems not to want to load the results when I refresh the page…)

c7f813ba153e5b17bb4cf97bd1a2bcff06a6571a

we’re doin big 5 I guess:

9687af0eccb13aa6f1d4cd1764ad61a4ca562d69
30ccfc5eb49856a1b965b3797179e9514352f62e

My first thought was that it was attempting to tell me what I want to hear: most of these are rather “better” figures than I was getting on Open Psychometrics a couple years back.

Then I looked at the more detailed breakdown, and a lot of my supposed middle-of-the-road-ness is from having very high scores in some subcategories and very low scores in others, which “averages out” when seen at lower resolutions. Are you very anxious but not depressed? Congratulations, your negative emotionality is “moderate”.

(Except conscientiousness, which is a nice symmetric equilateral triangle with every vertex at ~75.)

((…wait, how does the *average* American have *75th* percentile conscientiousness))

This version seems to place somewhat more emphasis on *treating* people well when it comes to agreeableness, as opposed to Open Psychometrics’ questions which were pretty much purely about how you felt about them on the inside, and that difference is most of what dragged me from 12 up to 38. I am a proverbial kitten who thinks of nothing but murder.

You might also have a low opinion of your own looks.” I look plain in a vaguely pleasant manner, which is *exactly how I like it*, thank you very much

Some scientists think low extraversion has protected humans from disease — you can’t pick up a bug from people if you avoid people.” saaame

@voxette-vk​ replied: “These aren’t percentile scores

 

Hmm, I suppose I read too much into this bit:

A lot of the outcomes that correlate with low agreeableness, like being chronically bullied (or bullying) or having a criminal record, don’t kick in until someone’s score is down in the 10th percentile.

I guess that makes the two sets of numbers not directly comparable, then.

I just went and took the Open Psychometrics one again to see how they portray their results, and it looks like this:

c31f342c50cfecbaa18afb1f16b267ce561ef5c3

And yeah, you can really see the difference grading on a curve makes, huh. Like, if you hear “your score is 7 out of 100″ you would not intuitively expect so much of the agreeableness bar to be filled, but I guess their other test-takers are so agreeable that moderately low agreeableness is enough to make you way below average.


Tags:

#is the blue I see the same as the blue you see #memes #surveys #anger management #replies

Finally, A Personality Quiz Backed By Science

{{Title link: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/personality-quiz/?group=-MLnw84-zDddzbQsP6ta }}

rustingbridges:

voxette-vk:

TIL 538 has a personality test

Follow the link above to be in the “group” I made so that you can compare your score against the average. (Hopefully. It seems not to want to load the results when I refresh the page…)

c7f813ba153e5b17bb4cf97bd1a2bcff06a6571a

we’re doin big 5 I guess:

9687af0eccb13aa6f1d4cd1764ad61a4ca562d69
30ccfc5eb49856a1b965b3797179e9514352f62e

My first thought was that it was attempting to tell me what I want to hear: most of these are rather “better” figures than I was getting on Open Psychometrics a couple years back.

Then I looked at the more detailed breakdown, and a lot of my supposed middle-of-the-road-ness is from having very high scores in some subcategories and very low scores in others, which “averages out” when seen at lower resolutions. Are you very anxious but not depressed? Congratulations, your negative emotionality is “moderate”.

(Except conscientiousness, which is a nice symmetric equilateral triangle with every vertex at ~75.)

((…wait, how does the *average* American have *75th* percentile conscientiousness))

This version seems to place somewhat more emphasis on *treating* people well when it comes to agreeableness, as opposed to Open Psychometrics’ questions which were pretty much purely about how you felt about them on the inside, and that difference is most of what dragged me from 12 up to 38. I am a proverbial kitten who thinks of nothing but murder.

You might also have a low opinion of your own looks.” I look plain in a vaguely pleasant manner, which is *exactly how I like it*, thank you very much

Some scientists think low extraversion has protected humans from disease — you can’t pick up a bug from people if you avoid people.” saaame


Tags:

#reply via reblog #memes #surveys #is the blue I see the same as the blue you see #anxiety #anger management


{{next post in sequence}}

izupie:

Okay everyone, how long have you had your AO3 account, and how many pages do you have in your History???


Tags:

#huh #I didn’t know the History section was a thing #the more you know #(maybe I should go through and see if anything stands out as ”oh yeah‚ I haven’t saved a copy of that one yet‚ I’m gonna go do that”) #anyway I joined on 2016-05-02 and I have 27 pages of history #(some of which are still to-be-read) #(but OTOH when I get logged out it often takes me a while to notice so there’s also *under*counting) #AO3 #surveys

invertedporcupine:

Quick poll:

What numerical range can legitimately be described by the word “several”?

@squareallworthy yes, in my usage.

 

squareallworthy:

5 to somewhere in the high teens.

 

invertedporcupine:

You are an outlier.  Consensus is 3-6, with some people including 2 or 7 (but not both).

I’m 3-7.

 

eightyonekilograms:

Related poll: what time period is covered by “the other day”? (If you wouldn’t mind, please add your approximate or exact age as well; I have a working hypothesis that “the other day” spans greater stretches of time as one gets older)

 

invertedporcupine:

42.  At least two days ago, but not long enough ago that I could say “last week”.

 

counter-example:

several = 4-9

the other day = within the last year-ish but sometimes longer

 

invertedporcupine:

Good lord, that is almost as bad as how Mrs. Porcupine uses “it’s been a minute”.

 

eightyonekilograms:

Heh, my dad and I would drive you crazy.

My dad uses “the other day” to mean basically any point in the past. He has used it to refer to events more than 8 years ago. It used to drive me up the wall when I was young, but now I find myself doing exactly the same thing.

Hypothesis falsified; I guess my dad is just weird and it rubbed off on me.

Several = definitely 4 – 8, maybe 9 or 10

The other day = if I knew how long ago it was I probably wouldn’t be calling it that; likely not more than a couple weeks or so though, after that it defaults back to “a while ago” which could be any temporal distance

Age = 26


Tags:

#reply via reblog #surveys #time #language #is the blue I see the same as the blue you see