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#23583 - 03/19/01 12:43 PM Re: values verification excercise
wow Offline
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On the positive side my choices indicated I am truthfull, so rather than lie about my order of choices I will leave now.

I came back to edit this post because I discovered there was more to paragraph one than showed up on my screen ... ooops. Off again to re-take the test. (To anyone who cares : stand by.)

#23584 - 03/19/01 01:13 PM Re: values verification excercise
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Did anyone else see this???

----------- TEST ------------
"The Sheriff of Nottingham captured Little John and Robin Hood and imprisoned them in his maximum-security dungeon. Maid

Marion confessed the truth, and was bewildered when Robin abused her, calling her a slut, and saying that he never wanted to see her again. At this, Little John defended her, inviting her to leave Sherwood with him and promising long devotion. She accepted and they rode away together.

I was ready to post a scathing reply that y'all were assuming a reason for their release.

Something wrong with my download... but when I copied it to quote it, the rest of your "assumptions" were proven

#23585 - 03/19/01 01:27 PM Re: values verification excercise

yes... i saw even less of it; mine ended in "maximum sec" and i had to copy it to wordpad to read it at all. glad to know i wasn't alone.

for another interesting personality test, check out http://passionup.com/fun/fun430.htm

#23586 - 03/19/01 01:55 PM Re: values verification excercise
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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I scored Little John first, Robin and Marion equal second, and the Sherriff fourth.

I was rather flummoxed by the lack of data given upon which to make any judgment. What did she confess? That aside, shanks' ranking is basically mine own. The one thing I did learn from the exercise is the extent to which shrinks hate the idea that someone might be reasonably well-adjusted.

#23587 - 03/19/01 02:10 PM Re: values excercise re-taken
wow Offline
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With the full first graph of the anecdote in hand, I re-took the test.
The test maintains I am :
happy, well-balanced ..like people .. question if many conventional views on morality are valid under all circumstances.
(Women) You will expect high standards form the men to whom you give your love.

You betcha' boots ... and not just the form, the substance and application as well!

#23588 - 03/19/01 02:37 PM Re: values verification excercise
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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I tried editing my post, but got an "internal server error." Here is what I wanted to add:

I ranked them only on the snippet that tsuwm posted. After reading the whole test, I was more confused than ever. If personal morality is important, it seems that only Little John followed Shakespeare's advice, "to thine own self be true." Robin comes across as an unforgiving, overly judgmental B'stard, while Marion's behaviour suggests morality is subordinate to expediency, and so I would score them LJ 1st, all others last equal.

#23589 - 03/19/01 02:43 PM Re: values verification excercise
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is there something missing or malformatted in the "test" as pasted? if so, I can go back and try to fix....

#23590 - 03/19/01 02:50 PM Test paste
Sparteye Offline

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1773
Tsuwm, what I believe to be the entire text of the story appears in your first post about it, and has since you first posted it. The problem is somewhere along network lines, and seems to be limited to certain users.

#23591 - 03/19/01 03:04 PM Re: values verification excercise
of troy Offline
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Max, can you explain to me how your view of Marion's behavior is different than Robin's?

Would you "forgive her?" (but not forget?) Or do you agree with Robin-- only you wouldn't have called her a slut to her face (just behind her back?)

Marion had a chance to make a difference-- at personal cost--she put her companions comfort and freedom above herself-- she didn't sleep with the sheriff to get herself out -- but to get Robin and John out too.

If i could save the world by lieing down with the devil-- what would be the right thing to do? Value myself more than the world? -- Is that moral?

my other obsession

#23592 - 03/19/01 03:21 PM Re: values verification excercise
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Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 428
Loc: Cape Cod, MA, US
Personally, I think that Marion's lack of morality lies (lays) in the fact that she was willing to sleep with the Sheriff despite her love for Robin. To my way of thinking, she has violated their trust, even if she has no feelings for the Sheriff. It's like the argument posed in that movie with Demi Moore and Robert Redford for a few years back: is it OK to sleep with someone for a million dollars as long as you don't "mean it"? Of course Robin's reaction makes him even less "morally correct" than Marion in the end.


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