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i thought of a PINK screwdriver... i have an abnormal mind... but hey, what else is new?
Me too. Scary.
:-\ This test isn`t that good...
The first time I did it I thought of a red hammer though
guess im in the 2%
I can explain why I chose red though. It`s because the math equations frustrated me and there`s some anger, because basically I thought the quiz was being funny by posing math questions when it was quite obvious it has no relation to math. Frustration is the key. If they flashed something soothing and nice, I`m sure red wouldn`t be my choice.
As for spanner, i`m not sure why.
When it asked about the hammer, I thought "yes, I bought a red hammer". :-P
I have some weird type of ADD or something. I wasn`t paying attention to that part, which is why I said "yes".
I got blue garden hose...wtf?
I tested my mother, aloud, and she said "red hammer" right away barely thinking about it.
Coool... she was shocked.
I thought of a pink hammer.
But its just an average. Not 2%, and if you didn`t get red hammer, thats fine.
It should be noted though, that most people probably did get "red hammer," and those that did not get red hammer are more likely to speak up about it.
What the "red hammer" test proves is that "red" is the paradigmatic color for people (and not just for English speaking people) and "hammer" is the paradigmatic kind of tool. So, those who see the "red hammer" test as separating out two types of “minds” are being conned.
From the Article:
"Prototype Theory takes the position that in learning a word, we are taught (or discover for ourselves) a single or sometimes a couple of primary exemplars of the set of things the word refers to. When we learn the word "bird" we pick out robins, for instance, as exemplars of the set of birds with other birds deviating from it to varying degrees and in varying ways. Close to it would be cardinals and sparrows. Further away would be seagulls. At the remotest end would be penguins, perhaps. In my classes, when I would give the "red hammer" test, I might ask some students to name a type of bird and others to draw a bird. The word "robin" came up most frequently and drawings of a bird almost invariably showed a robin-like bird standing, rather than flying."
"The pen is blue. The pen is blue! THE GOD D*MN PEN IS BLUE!!!"
Honestly? It`s like this either way:
"Whoooo! I`m an individual. What now? poo! I can`t function in society because I do dumbass things like this on the internet and gain far too much pleasure from a program telling me I`m me."
"I`m in the regular 98 percent, and I believe it. This makes me happy because it means I`ll have many people like me around. But it also means I`m too stupid to see the true significance of this test."
FREAKY!!! so did I!!
I thought of a red screwdriver, so I`m half and half.
I wouldn`t be surprised if a few of the claimed 2% people failed in the instruction department or were simply distracted when they did this test. (Not that I say that`s necessarily what happened).
Whatever you do, don`t try to beat a test and think too long. It wouldn`t work and you`d be lying to yourself in the process.
Then again, maybe people in the 2% part of the population just tend to post comments more often...
Does this mean I`m broken in the brainpan
"Ummmm...I didn`t think of a hammer at all, just numbers." devilgirl999, it helps if you follow the instructions.