http://secretlifeofpronouns.com/exercise/Bottle/ This is an interesting exercise, although I felt like I didn’t have much to write after 4 minutes and ended it before time. And voila my scores:
||The average response
|Words on the label: Verbal thinking
|Colors and text: Visual sensitivity
|Bottle contents: Functional thinking
|The bottle itself: Tactile sensitivity
|Light and shadow: Contextual thinking
Overall, you wrote 98 words in the 5 minutes.
Generally, the more you write, the better. In this exercise, anything less than about 50 words is not too reliable.
So uh yea, I should have written for a little bit longer. However, even with that said I think I would have only seen a slight increase in visual sensitivity and maybe the tactile sensitivity since I was running out of things to say visually. On the other side, I’ve scored tremendously for functional thinking and contextual thinking (double and triple the average score in less than 5 minutes!) Wished I had scored higher on tactical and visual, good thing I’m in ITP for it.
Below are the results they’ve given me.
Words on the label: Verbal thinking. People who score high on this dimension tend to focus on the label and what the words actually say. They often report that the letters Oza and Ka referred to Ozarka and that “Thirst Quencher” could be seen on the blue background. Your score is about average. You probably mentioned a couple of the broad features of the words on the label but didn’t dwell on them.
Colors and text: Visual sensitivity. Some people are particularly sensitive to colors and styles associated with writing. People who score high on the visual sensitivity dimension tend to write about colors of the text as well as the backgrounds. Your score on this dimension is close to the average. You are drawn to colors and have a passing interest in layout and design.
Bottle contents: Functional thinking. The purpose of a water bottle is to hold water. Duh. People who score high on this dimension focus on the bottle as a container of something. In other words, they are thinking about the function of the bottle. Your language use in describing the bottle suggests that you are someone who thinks about the functions of objects. When you looked at the picture, your eyes probably wandered to the contents of the bottle. Most people didn’t do this. Perhaps you have deep philosophical thoughts. Perhaps you are an aspiring engineer. Perhaps you are thirsty.
The bottle itself: Tactile sensitivity. Someone who is high in tactile sensitivity likes to touch things. They appreciate the surface, texture, and contours of objects and people. They have an appreciation of the dimensionality of objects. In describing the bottle, high scorers paid attention to the surface and contour of the bottle itself, perhaps thinking of it like a sculpture. Your writing suggests a distinct lack of interest in the form of the bottle itself. Extending this reasoning a bit, you don’t automatically imagine how an object feels. Touch may not be your dominant sense. I just can’t see you as a postmodern architect.
Light and shadow: Contextual thinking. If you look closely at the picture of the bottle, you will see that the lighting casts a shadow on the table through the bottle. People who wrote about this tended to score highly on this dimension. As you can see in the table, your score indicates that you are significantly more appreciative of context than most people. You are able to sense the role of light, depth, and perspective in viewing the bottle. Your artistic sensibilities and broad perspective hints that you could become an artist, a diplomat, or one of those fake vegetarians who eat fish.
I think there are some interesting points about myself that the program has figured out in less than 5 minutes. Most of these characteristics are hard to know about even on a deeper level of social interaction. For the average folks it is almost hard to deduce such traits of someone within 5 minutes or less. So yes kudos to you Mr. Bottle Test!
Can’t think for homework, makerfaire is my excuse. Although now that I think about it, it be interesting to save words of projects and create a text-base description of the project as it gains feedback words. A transforming description adaptive to live comments of the people.