I changed my political affiliation. Now it’s time to change my name and gender.

To procrastinate from grading ethics quizzes, I decided to waste time and take this online personality test. They supposedly guess your identity in twenty questions. Here is mine:

Female, Mid 50’s


Here is our best guess at who you are:
1. You are female.
2. You are currently in your mid fifties.
3. You have a wonderful big family and a deep loving connection with your lifelong partner.
4. You have Short hair, light colored eyes and stylish glasses.
5. You have long ago decided to live every minute to the fullest. Your life experiences taught you that no moment should be wasted on something or someone you don’t love.
Nailed it!

9 thoughts on “I changed my political affiliation. Now it’s time to change my name and gender.

  1. Well, google says you look like this: . So I think our computer technology is just dysfunctional. But I still think of you this way when I read your posts.


  2. Hmmmm, I must be a little more conventional than you. Here is my result:

    Male, Mid 50’s

    1. You are male.
    2. You are currently in your mid fifties, still working hard and enjoying every minute of it.
    3. You are starting to go bald, but you don’t care about it as much as you thought you would when you were younger. You still have your good looks, your gray eyes and your sense of humor.
    4. You have a beautiful loving family, great life-long friends, even the doctor is happy with your annual check up!
    5. Things are generally good, and you just wish they’ll stay that way for much, much longer.

    Some of those are roughly right, though I’m still a long way from 50. I’ll let readers guess what else is wildly false.

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    • They left out, “And you read Vogue,” which is what (I think) the photo depicts.

      I think they concluded that I was a woman simply because I said that I keep a sweater in my office and eat salads. The real news here is that that “test” is probably one of the dumbest things I’ve ever encountered online, and that’s saying something.


      • I figured it was because you wear nail polish. I bet you’ll disappoint me now and tell me that you never wear nail polish. I like the image of suave model Irfan wearing nail polish and teaching Machiavelli.


        • Wow, nailed it again. I wear black nail polish, on Wednesdays no less. Dude, you should be the one engineering the “guess your identity in 20 questions” surveys. You’re good. And if you think the image of me teaching in Sally Hansen Complete Manicure is impressive, imagine ascending the divided line to the reality.

          …together with the entire soul one must turn away from the world of transient things toward the world of perpetual being, until one finally learns to endure the sight of its most radiant manifestation. This is what we call goodness, is it not? –Yes. (Plato, Republic, 518d).


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  4. i am done with the 20 questions but how do i send the picture here. and by the way i do not think that picture will be me in 40 years cos she looks a little too old looking for me. i am 20 years and i look 15…


    • I don’t think it’s really necessary to send the picture here, since we can click on your profile pic and see what you actually look like. I’m more inclined to say that you are 20 but look 18 rather than 15, but I am quite old and have to wear glasses to see anything.


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