X-Files Personality Type Inventory (test) by Kipler@aol.com

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Your "X-Files" Personality Type Inventory
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by Kip...@aol.com
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This is a test which will rate you on your X-Files personality.
Proper testing environment is essential. Please do not read past the
question section until after you have completed items 1 - 20. You
may take as much time as you need on this test.

Answer each question either "A" or "B."

_____ 1. The essential hospital scene in "Talitha Cumi" occurs
when:

a. Mulder thanks Scully for being there for him.
b. Mulder confronts Cancerman in the hallway.

_____ 2. Would you rather watch:

a. "Erlenmeyer Flask"
b. "Jose Chung's from Outer Space"

_____ 3. In the past week, have you more likely:

a. Laughed out loud.
b. Typed "ROFLMAO"

_____ 4. When Chris Carter says "There'll be no romantic
relationship
between Mulder and Scully:"

a. He's yanking our chains.
b. He means it, gosh darn it, and why don't all those
relationshippers step out of their dreamworld?

_____ 5. "Firewalker" is about:

a. A life form that thrives in volcanic heat.
b. Mulder's compulsion to overprotect Scully.

_____ 6. The more interesting villain is:

a. Eugene Victor Tooms
b. Cancerman

_____ 7. When you attend X-Files conventions, do you more
likely:

a. Walk around safe in the knowledge that you've never offended
anyone in the room.
b. Hope that you don't run into Chris Carter, because you know
he's read your relationshipper posts and might admit that he finds
you annoying.

_____ 8. Which is more likely to happen?

a. Melissa will return.
b. Hell will freeze over.

_____ 9. In the elevator:

a. Mulder and Scully discussed the plot to eliminate them.
b. Scully struggled to keep tears of joy from flowing down her
cheeks.

_____10. Was your blood pressure higher during:

a. "Grotesque"
b. "End Game"

_____11. When you take a vacation, do you:

a. Stay only with friends who have internet access.
b. Relax and enjoy your time away.

_____12. In "Darkness Falls," Scully and Mulder didn't build a
fire
because:

a. The light from the fire does not have the same wavelength as
electrical light and therefore would not interfere with the
swarming of the bugs.
b. There was a hole in the plot the size of Philadelphia.

_____13. When Chris Carter promises "exciting new plot twists"
in upcoming episodes, he means:

a. Krycek will turn up again with information regarding the DAT.
b. One of our agents will be involved in a near-drowning which
necessitates CPR.

_____14. Which show had better creepy creatures?

a. "War of the Coprophages"
b. "Quagmire"

_____15. How many stories do you have stored on the Gossamer
archive?

a. 0 - 4
b. 5 or more

_____16. Roswell, New Mexico is:

a. The site of a UFO crash-landing on which the docu-drama "X-
Files" is based.
b. A little town in the desert trying to make a name for itself.

_____17. When Scully says "I've made a terrible mistake," she
means:

a. I've lost the only man I'll ever love.
b. I've lost my job with the bureau and now I'll never know the
truth.

_____18. Would you rather be stuck on a desert island with:

a. William B. Davis
b. Peter Boyle

_____19. How many times in the past three months have you
either corrected someone's on-line spelling or had your own on-
line spelling corrected by someone?

a. 0 or 1
b. 2 or more

_____20. It's entirely likely that:

a. The government is injecting alien DNA into American children.
b. The government is injecting polio vaccines into American
children.

Scoring: You will receive either 0 or 1 point for each question.
Give yourself one point if you match the letter listed below. Give
yourself zero points if you do not match the letter below.


1. a

2. a

3. b

4. a

5. b

6. b

7. b

8. b

9. b

10. b

11. a

12. a

13. b

14. a

15. b

16. b

17. a

18. a

19. b

20. b

Scoring for Parameter A:

Add the total number of points you got on numbers 1, 5, 9, 13,
and 17: _________

Scoring for Parameter B:

Add the total number of points you got on numbers 2, 6, 10, 14,
and 18: _________

Scoring for Parameter C:

Add the total number of points you got on numbers 3, 7, 11, 15
and 19: __________

Scoring for Parameter D:

Add the total number of points you got on numbers 4 ,8, 12, 16
and 20: ___________

USING YOUR SCORES

Parameter A: What is your viewpoint - Relationshipper or Plotter?

If you scored 0, 1, or 2 on these questions, you are a PLOTTER
(P). This means that you are interested in the storyline of the show
- overarching conspiracy revelations, mutant microbes, psychotic
killers and all! You probably enjoyed "Kolchak: The Night
Stalker" in the 70's, and likely logged countless hours watching
"Twilight Zone" and "Night Gallery."

If you scored 3, 4 or 5 on these questions, you are a
RELATIONSHIPPER (R). You are interested in the character
interaction on the show - Mulder/Scully, Mulder/Skinner,
Scully/Frohike, Mulder/Mrs. Scully, Mrs. Scully/Skinner, Mrs.
Mulder/Skinner, Scully/Pendrell... the list goes on and on! One of
your favorite movies of '96 was probably "Sense and Sensibility."

Parameter B: What is your storyform - Mythology or Weirdness?

If you scored 0, 1 or 2 on these questions, you enjoy WEIRDNESS
(W). You probably got a big kick out of the sploogy boils of "F.
Emasculata," and found Tooms' strange life cycle intriguing.

If you scored 3, 4 or 5 on these questions, you enjoy
MYTHOLOGY (M). This means that you get most involved in
episodes relating to Mulder's quest for the truth - the shadow
government, secret informants, and cover-ups included. It's a good
bet that you miss Deep Throat, and find X a bit disconcerting.

Parameter C: What is your communing form - Yakker or Lurker?

If you scored 0, 1 or 2 on these questions, you are a LURKER (L).
This means that you like to read about the show and even enjoy
occasional arguments, but often choose not to participate in on-line
debate yourself. You enjoy watching the activity from a safe
vantage point.

If you scored 3, 4 or 5 on these questions, you are a YAKKER (Y).
You like to be actively involved in on-line discussions of the show,
even if it means you occasionally become involved in heavy
debate. You are likely to write fanfic and consider it essential that
the writers of the show know how you feel about their work.

(Please note: It is quite common for L's to turn quickly into Y's. Y
behavior is contagious and can turn into an addiction if not
carefully monitored.)

Parameter D: What is your belief system - Dana or Fox?

If you scored 0, 1 or 2 on these questions, you are a FOX (F). You
have faith in the impractical, the untested, the radical. You are
likely to post long, intriguing discussions which explain how
Scully could, via time travel, be Samantha's real *mother.*

If you scored 3, 4 or 5 on these questions, you are a DANA (D).
You generally believe that authority figures are telling you the
truth, and you don't need to go far outside Chris Carter's world-
view to find satisfaction. You believe that Deep Throat is dead
and that there is no such thing as UST, except in the minds of the
experiencers.

Important Note:

If you find yourself with a score of 2 or 3 in any particular
parameter, you may be a borderline personality. It is common for
Darin Morgan fans, for example, to move easily from "Weirdness"
to "Mythology." How you score on a particular parameter may
depend on the time of year, or on your mood at the time of test
taking.

Your OVERALL XF PERSONALITY TYPE consists of all four
parameters listed together. Here are the sixteen possibilities:

RMYD PMYD
RMYF PMYF
RMLD PMLD
RMLF PMLF
RWYD PWYD
RWYF PWYF
RWLD PWLD
RWLF PWLF


Clinical Findings:

Interpersonal difficulties are largely expressed between the R/P
and D/F parameters. Researchers now believe that it is nearly
impossible for R and P personality types to peacefully share chat
rooms together, unless one or the other is willing to "set aside" his
belief system for the duration of the chat. There have been rare
instances of R/P friendships developing (See Knapp and Anderson,
1991), but documentation is spotty at best. Further
experimentation may yield conclusive evidence.

There has been some noted subdivision within the R viewpoint
parameter. Past studies have revealed polarized groups known as
the "Romantics" and the "Status Quotettes" within the
Relationshipper classification (see Nathan and Vitaris, 1996).
These sub-groups were formerly believed to belong to separate
parameters (Sq and Ro), but further research has shown that both
subdivisions fall into the R parameter, since members of neither
group can rightly be classified as Plotters.

While common, D/F difficulties do not seem to be as severe or
persistent as R/P problems. In fact, there have been many notable
cases of D/F intermarriage, with seemingly little strife. The
general presentation in such cases is early, sporadic verbal
sparring, followed by lengthening periods of mutual respect. The
final stage in a D/F relationship appears to be one of near-
telepathic intimacy.
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Note to the irony-deficient: This test has absolutely no validity as
a predictor of life success or viewing pleasure. Whatever results
you get have no statistical significance whatsoever. Parameters
were selected at random and questions have never been subjected
to any sort of objective scrutiny. I suspect that personal bias is
evident throughout the test. Do not write to me as if you have
taken this test seriously. Go and take the Meyers-Briggs
Personality Inventory and write to Mr. Meyers or Mr. Briggs.
Their test is probably just as invalid as this one, as a predictor of
behavior, but they wish to be taken seriously.
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(And don't write to me if you're now an angry Meyers-Briggs
devotee!)
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The "X-Files Personality Type Inventory Fund" is a non-profit
organization committed to fostering better understanding among
members of the X-Files community. The fund has supported such
worthy activities as the "Please Spell 'Krycek' Correctly" festival
and the "UDGs are People, Too" telethon.

If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, please contact
Kip...@aol.com.
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what...@ix.netcom.com

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Kipler wrote:
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> Your "X-Files" Personality Type Inventory
> <test snipped>

> Note to the irony-deficient: This test has absolutely no validity as
> a predictor of life success or viewing pleasure. Whatever results
> you get have no statistical significance whatsoever. Parameters
> were selected at random and questions have never been subjected
> to any sort of objective scrutiny. I suspect that personal bias is
> evident throughout the test. Do not write to me as if you have
> taken this test seriously. Go and take the Meyers-Briggs
> Personality Inventory and write to Mr. Meyers or Mr. Briggs.


This was great! (Is this where I insert ROTFLMAO?)
Just one small thing from a former psych major...Katharine Briggs and her
daughter Isabell Briggs Myers are not usually addressed as "Mr."!!

Elizabeth

Linda M Rosland

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Aug 1, 1996, 3:00:00 AM8/1/96
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Very good, but I take exception to the choices on #17. She meant neither of
the two choices given. When she said "Oh Mom, I've just made a big
mistake." she meant that she felt respnsible for Mulder's "death" because
she left him to get ready to go back to D.C. because she had a meeting w/
Skinner. And yeah, she probably was not to thrilled at being out of a job,
but I doubt if she regretted her actions regarding Mulder in that she went
back to look for him when their phones were cut off, or that she lied to
Skinner in the first place. She has lied several times and it doesn't seem
to bother her if its "for a good cause"

LindaR

P.S. Do you think this test could be used for evil purposes by the T.V.
people?

Phenex Tiffany

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Aug 3, 1996, 3:00:00 AM8/3/96
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HA HA HA! That was great. Wonderfull idea to do something like that..i loved
it. Weird....i am a borderline Fox and Dana..mmm odd..it was great..i loved
taking the test..it was X-cellent!

Virginia L. Mattson

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Aug 4, 1996, 3:00:00 AM8/4/96
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don't know how, but I missed this one... have read fabulous
things about it... anyone got this saved and could send me?
thankx.... 2 months to go! va


In <pVNy44U...@delphi.com> Phenex Tiffany <phe...@delphi.com>
writes:

whatever

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Aug 4, 1996, 3:00:00 AM8/4/96
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Virginia L. Mattson wrote:
>
> don't know how, but I missed this one... have read fabulous
> things about it... anyone got this saved and could send me?
> thankx.... 2 months to go! va
> ************
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Hate to waste space, but me, too!
(If I knew somebody who had it, I'd E-mail them myself.)
I have a horrible suspicion that I'm a Dana Scully with a
Mulderesque-humor...
REMEMBER: Big Brother is watching...
...and he's wearing a garter belt & stockings!
.deb.

NeonKatt

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Aug 14, 1996, 3:00:00 AM8/14/96
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I missed this too, someone please tell me where I can find it? Thanks...
Katie

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