Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Five cents worth.

This has been a relational psychology test. The answers given to the questions have been shown to have a relevance to values and ideals that we hold in our personal lives.

The analysis is as follows:

1. The person who you are walking with is the most important person in your life.
2. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems.
3. The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems (passive, aggressive).
4. The size of your dream home is representative of the size of your ambition to resolve your problems.
5. No fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence is more indicative of a closed personality. You'd prefer people to not drop by unannounced.
6. If your answer did not include food, people, or flowers then your are generally unhappy.
7. The durability of the material with which the cup is made is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship with the person from number 1. For example, styrofoam, plastic, and paper are disposable; Styrofoam, paper, and glass (ceramics) are not durable; and metal and plastic are durable.
8. Your disposition of the cup is representative of your attitude toward the person in number 1.
9. The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire.
10. How wet you get in crossing the water is indicative of the relative importance of your sex life.

I should hop in immediately and say I don't believe a word of it. It flows from the Freudian school, psychoanalysis, that I strongly disagree with. They, of course, would say that I am in denial.

It is a fun thing to do but belongs beyond the recipe page of the Woman's Weekly.

A strange confounding factor was that a number of people in the class brought in images of Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel and Goldilocks. Showing how easy it is for cultural background issues to influence thoughts. Nothing more.

I promise I wont look up what people put down for their answers for questions 9 & 10.


  1. Does that mean I see myself as the most important person in my life..no one else can beat me? Hmm..I don't believe it too but I remember the number 9 and 10 give same indication when I did it the last time. The animal was said to be representing the type of partner you want in life! Fun anyway..

  2. Now you know that is one promise you're going to break, Lee...if you have not already! ;)

    Fun little exercise to do!

  3. So, what were your answers Lee?

    Obviously I couldn't care less if you look at my answers for 9 & 10, after all, I didn't get a drop on me.

  4. My dream house would not have bears wandering about nearby, that's for sure!

  5. Just for fun, my answers (at this point in time) after seeing the "analysis".

    1. boyfriend
    2. medium sized dog
    3. flee (fear of dogs)
    4. small-medium
    5. celebrity style maximum security fencing
    6. feast
    7. plastic
    8. embrace
    9. pond
    10. stepping stones

  6. Good old Freud. Perhaps he had only a dried up stream bed behind his tiny little fenced in dream house...

  7. I loved the birch photo, the rest feels like too much hard work, which probably makes me ego-centric.

  8. Hi Lee

    In the style of this post, excluding the analysis.
    I extend to you and fellow bloggers, a list of favourites.


    1/ favourite past time
    2/ favourite item of clothing
    3/ favourite jewellery piece
    4/ favourite month
    5/ favourite number
    6/ favourite year at school
    7/ favourite season
    8/ favourite hair length
    9/ favourite expression on self
    10/ favourite expression on others
    11/ favourite chips flavour
    12/ favourite ice-cream flavour
    13/ favourite time of day
    14/ favourite day of the week
    15/ favourite movie genre
    and just to be precise,

  9. Very similar to the one using:
    A field path
    a woodland path
    the wood
    a house
    a cup
    a wall (and the land beyond)
    This is often used in creative visualisation and I have been surprised at the amount of emotion it can stir. The cup (life quality) and the wall and land beyond (death and anything beyond) has to be interpreted and support given very carefully indeed.


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